Ironhide TopKick C4500


Serioga
01-03-2019, 11:22 AM
Well, let's open new project in new year!

I wanted to start it 10 years ago.

https://www.4shared.com/img/ZSAg1wLkfi/s25/1681456c368/1_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/ZSAg1wLkfi/1_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/W8JdiPuVgm/s25/1681456cf20/2_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/W8JdiPuVgm/2_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/gfV057GBee/s25/1681456cf20/3_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/gfV057GBee/3_online.html)

I recently bought front bumper and 6,6 Duramax engine at Trailertrash Kustoms. Here is the bumper set. It has 2 variants of fog light lenses.

https://www.4shared.com/img/PGpBaGADee/s25/1681456d308/4_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/PGpBaGADee/4_online.html)

With white fog lights

https://www.4shared.com/img/_Syrtgicfi/s25/1681456d6f0/5_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/_Syrtgicfi/5_online.html)

Reverse side has some cavities, but nothing, that can't be fixed.

https://www.4shared.com/img/zY2z0nA6da/s25/1681456d6f0/6_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/zY2z0nA6da/6_online.html)

Unfortunatelly bumper is too narrow, even for 1/25. It should be 96 mm, but it is only 89 mm.

https://www.4shared.com/img/3v7RNTo3da/s25/168145a1ae0/7_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/3v7RNTo3da/7_online.html)

I will build 1/24. Here is the engine set. It has two variant of valve heads and 3 small cilindrical pieces in front. One is alternator (but I can't identify - which) and two others - I don't know.

https://www.4shared.com/img/h5r2oxXqee/s25/168145a2698/11_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/h5r2oxXqee/11_online.html)

Two part pulley/belt set is tied by masking tape, so you don't mistake they relative position

https://www.4shared.com/img/KV5ql9hWda/s25/168145a2a80/12_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/KV5ql9hWda/12_online.html)

And here are billets for the frame

https://www.4shared.com/img/woqUZwpkgm/s25/168145a2e68/13_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/woqUZwpkgm/13_online.html)

It unused frame from Revell's Peterbilt Can Do wrecker. Now I'm not sure: if I use this frame and cut & fill all the brackets or use stright KFS or brass tube frame...

Serioga
02-15-2019, 02:31 PM
I decided to ask here: I need brake set like this:
https://www.4shared.com/img/5gjRIKwGfi/s25/168f2787880/7__1_ (https://www.4shared.com/photo/5gjRIKwGfi/7__1_.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/Tq_BeYY4gm/s25/168f2788438/9__1_ (https://www.4shared.com/photo/Tq_BeYY4gm/9__1_.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/VraXHfiWee/s25/168f27b1c48/chassis1 (https://www.4shared.com/photo/VraXHfiWee/chassis1.html)
which brake set (from Hiroboy range) should I use to reflect this?
I've choose some:
1. https://www.hiroboy.com/124_CSD_Ultimate_Brake_System_PE_and_Resin--product--10793.html
2. https://www.hiroboy.com/124_Ferrari_F12_Berlinetta_Brake_System_Suspension _Setup_Kit_Low--product--5685.html
3. https://www.hiroboy.com/124_AP_Racing_CP9660_Brake_System_ResinPEDecals--product--12762.html
4. https://www.hiroboy.com/124_AP_Racing_CP9440_Brake_System_ResinPEDecals--product--12761.html
5. https://www.hiroboy.com/125_Corvette_C6_ZR1Z28_Brake_Discs_and_Calipers_Se t_Revell--product--11106.html

Serioga
02-17-2019, 04:16 AM
Can anyone tell me the diametr of brakes in links: 1, 3, 4?

360spider
02-20-2019, 06:33 PM
I would email Steve, see if he could tell you.

Serioga
03-14-2019, 04:43 AM
For now - some progres. A little work with frame spars.
https://www.4shared.com/img/92d0Kk59da/s25/16978b961e8/14_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/92d0Kk59da/14_online.html)
I've lived small rear spring bracket rudiments and made a plate from brass. Front bracket of rear spring is made of Evergreen profile.
https://www.4shared.com/img/jGCXVCOGda/s25/16978b965d0/15_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/jGCXVCOGda/15_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/RXL7ddRffi/s25/16978b969b8/16_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/RXL7ddRffi/16_online.html)
Later I've complicated brass part.

https://www.4shared.com/img/elihP7npfi/s25/16978b96da0/17_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/elihP7npfi/17_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/RxtXBEO7ee/s25/16978b97570/18_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/RxtXBEO7ee/18_online.html)
Now I've got brake discs.
https://www.4shared.com/img/rB1x8gYdfi/s25/16978b97958/19_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/rB1x8gYdfi/19_online.html)
If someone need dimensios - here are they:
https://www.4shared.com/img/jO9o_0VKgm/s25/16978b98128/20_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/jO9o_0VKgm/20_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/cOJcFYS8da/s25/16978b98510/21_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/cOJcFYS8da/21_online.html)
Here I started to make crossmembers and second of rear springs.
https://www.4shared.com/img/v55ldeVvfi/s25/16978b98510/22_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/v55ldeVvfi/22_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/9vYkw2E6da/s25/16978b8cd78/23_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/9vYkw2E6da/23_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/T48x-esKgm/s25/16978b8d548/24_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/T48x-esKgm/24_online.html)
All I left to do are - rest of springs, suit some differentials and I ready for cab...

Serioga
07-31-2019, 03:30 PM
Let's continue!
Rear springs
https://www.4shared.com/img/MQ17zOhngm/s25/16c494bff08/25_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/MQ17zOhngm/25_online.html)
Front springs and brackets
https://www.4shared.com/img/yNJl3NRefi/s25/16c494c06d8/26_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/yNJl3NRefi/26_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/DNUdNMPWee/s25/16c494c0ac0/27_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/DNUdNMPWee/27_online.html)
Dry fit. Suspension parts are waiting for further work and some more parts.
https://www.4shared.com/img/j4IeS35bee/s25/16c494c0ea8/28_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/j4IeS35bee/28_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/xYxD6aqvgm/s25/16c494c0ea8/29_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/xYxD6aqvgm/29_online.html)
Searching for axles in my boxes, gave me this.
https://www.4shared.com/img/Tio7GE3Ufi/s25/16c494c1290/30_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/Tio7GE3Ufi/30_online.html)
Black parts are from Meng's Ford 1/24, red - are from GMC Sonoma 1/20. As you can see on photos above - rear axle should be square & rear part of reduction gear should be like Sonoma has.
Front axle reduction gear looks similar to GMC, but shifted wrong side. I shoul turn it 180 degrees.
https://www.4shared.com/img/VRNC40_uee/s25/16c494c1678/31_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/VRNC40_uee/31_online.html)

Serioga
11-02-2019, 04:42 PM
Let's continue:
https://www.4shared.com/img/1i42w77Yea/s25/16e2dc284a8/32_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/1i42w77Yea/32_online.html)
Sonoma's rear axle back part was horrible. New one was made of acril bead & styrol.
https://www.4shared.com/img/_f5LKRx2ea/s25/16e2dc28c78/33_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/_f5LKRx2ea/33_online.html)
I've casted Ford's rear axle, cut off the excess and added semi axles of profiles + steal spike.
https://www.4shared.com/img/O03eqBFXiq/s25/16e2dc28c78/34_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/O03eqBFXiq/34_online.html)
Let's glue it togethher...
https://www.4shared.com/img/uj0fvQVIea/s25/16e2dc29060/35_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/uj0fvQVIea/35_online.html)
...add epoxy putty...
https://www.4shared.com/img/248ZHiRfiq/s25/16e2dc29448/36_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/248ZHiRfiq/36_online.html)
... and get TopKick rear axle.
https://www.4shared.com/img/aLyQCZy0ea/s25/16e2dc29448/37_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/aLyQCZy0ea/37_online.html)

It slightly longer, then must, but I will cut it after fit brakes and wheels.
https://www.4shared.com/img/n_Q3beS9iq/s25/16e2dc29c18/38_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/n_Q3beS9iq/38_online.html)

GvEman
11-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Great Build! It’s Hard with that type of scratch building! And you are doing a great Jobb! Keep it up! It’s cool that you are replicating that truck!

360spider
11-28-2019, 11:11 PM
No worries for the reigning AFMOTY champion!
Terrific update Sergei.

Serioga
04-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Thank you, guys!
Let's renew this dusty topic.

I understood why I haven't pick up the Truck for a long time. It was time to make fasteners for axles to springs, and this is a tedious job.

https://www.4shared.com/img/tw36q3GIea/s25/171c6d5fd48/39_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/tw36q3GIea/39_online.html)
I worked on the front of the frame. It tapers to the bumper

https://www.4shared.com/img/GMdYpQEsiq/s25/171c6d65720/48_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/GMdYpQEsiq/48_online.html)
Cut off the excess plastic, made the front crossbar and added styrene on top

https://www.4shared.com/img/iM9RZeD7ea/s25/171c6d610d0/40_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/iM9RZeD7ea/40_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/ATp8ujHdea/s25/171c6d618a0/41_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/ATp8ujHdea/41_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/343wx3xKiq/s25/171c6d62070/42_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/343wx3xKiq/42_online.html)
The gearbox of the front axle was not quite correct, if you look at the photo from updates abowe. I cut it up and reversed the parts

https://www.4shared.com/img/CrGRCbTfiq/s25/171c6d63010/44_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/CrGRCbTfiq/44_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/gNCIHS62ea/s25/171c6d62840/43_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/gNCIHS62ea/43_online.html)
however the front and rear of the gearbox did not quite match.

https://www.4shared.com/img/f5-mgvfaea/s25/171c6d637e0/45_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/f5-mgvfaea/45_online.html)
Made a spacer

https://www.4shared.com/img/8q3xlhyHiq/s25/171c6d64780/46_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/8q3xlhyHiq/46_online.html)
I couldn't resist trying it all on

https://www.4shared.com/img/VmXUP19iiq/s25/171c6d64f50/47_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/VmXUP19iiq/47_online.html)
Now it's ready to attach the wheels and I can make up the cab. But while we're quarantined, I'll get another Pickup.

360spider
05-16-2020, 11:05 AM
Lots of work done here! Is shaping up real nice.
Your attention to detail is terrific!

stratos75
05-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Now it's ready to attach the wheels
You didn't say, where will you get the wheels.

https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1587542831/c846b3f0/30293093.jpg


https://images.vfl.ru/ii/1587519526/f8fd63f7/30291222.jpg

Scale-Master
05-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Nice work!

Serioga
07-06-2020, 05:48 PM
You didn't say, where will you get the wheels.



Sorry! My mistake.
Michael aka stratos75 is kindly helping me to create and print first class wheels for this project!

Now I have copied the steering wheel, wheel column, side mirrors and passenger handle from Silverado kit
https://www.4shared.com/img/XA79xbUaea/s25/172b90a6248/53_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/XA79xbUaea/53_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/gKourU7miq/s25/17326018e58/54_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/gKourU7miq/54_online.html)
https://www.4shared.com/img/mKTzagTiiq/s25/17326019628/55_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/mKTzagTiiq/55_online.html)
The first casting brings me some air bubbles So I will try again. I copied Silverado's tail lights too, with little change.
https://www.4shared.com/img/ASAImj39ea/s25/172b90a5e60/52_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/ASAImj39ea/52_online.html)
That's all for now. Thank you for attention!

Serioga
07-16-2020, 01:21 PM

Hi, fellows!
Still walking around the model. It's time to make a body. ��http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==
Have worked couple evenings in Corel Draw. Here are future decals for the project.

https://www.4shared.com/img/ySFPaAIhiq/s25/17358907140/56_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/ySFPaAIhiq/56_online.html)

Serioga
08-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Hi Gents!

I have a holiday today. PETERSON have made wheels for this project!

https://www.4shared.com/img/qgLVjD03iq/s25/173eed98e70/58_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/qgLVjD03iq/58_online.html)

Many thanks to Michael Petrenko! Enjoy the pictures!

https://www.4shared.com/img/KgFCNJDFiq/s25/173f1c21418/59__1_ (https://www.4shared.com/photo/KgFCNJDFiq/59__1_.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/w9yLeYVgiq/s25/173f1c223b8/62_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/w9yLeYVgiq/62_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/uX8ybR8vea/s25/173f1c227a0/63_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/uX8ybR8vea/63_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/6N0L_4F1iq/s25/173f1c21800/60_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/6N0L_4F1iq/60_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/skib3Twdiq/s25/173f1c21fd0/61_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/skib3Twdiq/61_online.html)

https://www.4shared.com/img/GRgUF9r9ea/s25/173f1c22b88/64_online (https://www.4shared.com/photo/GRgUF9r9ea/64_online.html)

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