A 1925 Mack AC Bull Dog tractor trailer
Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:39 PM
After all was done on the frame I set it saide to let the glue dry , then went to work on the cab it is box stock except I carefully removed the molded in screen and the IM emblem and replaced the screen with fine screen from 3 old aerators I also used the same screen on the fan shroud. then next modifaction was to remove the molded in gas tank so the cab would fit correctly on the frame then used evergreen tubing to make a new gas tank . then after all was done I primered the frame then painted it gloss black, set it aside to dry then painted and detailed the motor. whille the frame and cab was drying I went to work on makeing the fifth wheel from pics and measurements provided by Vince Putt that consists of 30 pieces .
the finished truck
Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:01 PM
Haveingonly two pics to work from this build was all guess work . The trailer was made from sheet stock and evergreen strip stock other then the sub frame , springs , axle , tires and wheels. It measures 6 inches long with no landing legs as they were supported by heavy jacks when disconnected. I am thinking this trailer was a Fruehauf trailer , Mack also made trailers at the time and the fifth wheel is copied from pics of a Fruehauf fifth wheel .The trailer is made from 73 pieces the sub frame is from Mack AC also the tires and , axle and wheels .The rear door hinges are ho scals hinges I bouth years ago and almost the right scale for the doors .Again thanks to Vince Putt for the pics and measure ments of the fifth wheel .
The completed rig
Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:42 PM
Insane scratch building.
Richard you must have a crazy stash of Evergreen styrene.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:29 PM
It sure would make it easier if we could get a photo etched Mack name plate to apply to the screen.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:08 AM
- thanks Ace I have a dump trailer and anouther AC tractor build in mind right now concentratingon a coupleof Mack DM builds