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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:25 AM

I would like to see a GMC conversion for this truck. There was a local furniture mfg (Kroehler Mfg) that used them for local delivery back when my grandpa worked there.
I would occasionally drive one(illegally:rolleyes: ) while working nights after school for a company that made foam cushions for them! They left a truck and an old 30 foot single axle round nose drop floor trailer for us to make emergency deliveries to them!
That was my start in trucking!:angry:

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:59 AM

Oh- forgot one thing. Look at the '59 and '85 front ends, and you'll notice the '85 has external access panels for the wiper motors, which the '59 does not. '57-'60 models lacked these panels, all the other years have them.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 04:25 AM

I've driven a few of these. One of my fondest memories was sitting in the driver's seat at a traffic light and straightening out one of my legs in front of me. I then leaned forward to look down through the windshield and see if I could see my leg sticking out in front of the truck. :D :lol:

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:36 AM

Building a Mack N from the AMT kit has been on my to do list for some time, but it just got easier. I was just over at the AITM site and he has added a Mack N conversion. This should be an easy swap with any of the Ford C cab kit.

http://www.aitruckmo...macknmodel.html

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 03:54 PM

GREAT post. I was all over the place trying to figure out what year the model kit represented. I got the answer and much more here. Thanks!

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:46 AM

I like these things too.Never knew why till a few years ago,when I was 3 I went on my first trip with my dad from Toronto to Ottawa in one.I don't remember,but subconsciously it must be the reason I love these.
I found that Edsel headlights are a good match for a 4 light set-up,I'm using them on my slow going mack n conversion.
A tandem is a CT800,900
900's had the larger wipers like on a mack cruiseliner or gmc general standard,these were optional on the smaller series
On the one I built I found louisville wheels swap right on for those wanting alcoa wheels

have a couple more in stock,one to back-date,and one for an FWD.

Here's a page from a 1971 ford truck owners manual showing the dash
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I have a some mack n detal pic also

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My local hobby shop has a couple of the tractors on sale,thinking about getting at least one of them for a late model conversion

Arron I'd be interested in those decals.how about the early super duty or jet plane shaped ones for the doors?

Edited by mistermodel, 02 December 2010 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:42 PM

By simply foil-copying the nameplate and relocating it above the character line, you have a '68-'70 model.


At the risk of sounding ignorant, what is foil copying?

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:43 PM

At the risk of sounding ignorant, what is foil copying?

That's burnishing some foil over the emblem, just as if you were applying bare metal foil, but using the pattern you pressed into the foil to move the emblem.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 07:20 AM

Kevin, I'll let you know if decals work out. I took some good close up photos of the various style badges a few years ago with the idea of drawing them up for decals or photo etch. I bought an ALPS printer a few years ago so at a minimum I think I could do bright chrome like decals, I also bought one of those Micro Mark photo etch kits but haven't played with it yet to see what kind of detail is possible with it.

Does your Mack brochure list available engines? It looks like an inline 6 and has diesel badges on the side. I had read somewhere that they only came with gas engines, the likely candidate being a Mack rebadged Chrysler 413 V-8. Obviously with your photos diesels were available. I'm also interested in seeing more info on the FWD trucks.


For those of you with multiple years worth of brochures I am particularly interested in some of the year to year details, like when the C500-550 and 950+ were dropped (late 60s I believe), and which Cummins diesel was offered and which years. I've seen conflicting information as to whether or not a Cummins was even available in the C series or only in the H, and if one was, I've seen both V (Vine, Vim, Val) and inline engines mentioned, but nothing I would consider solid like a manufacturer listing.

Edited by Aaronw, 04 December 2010 - 07:21 AM.


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:17 PM

I would love to see you make those decals ,Aaron
I can't find the folder that I have that mack info in,to show what I have about the thermodyne.I requested it from the mack museum.They can send you photos on just about anything.Mack had there own gas engines back then,here's a pic
http://public.fotki....n408.html#media

Edited by mistermodel, 04 December 2010 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:48 PM

here's some macks and a real neat FWD 8x6
http://87thscale.pro...int&thread=1665

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:19 PM

Cool post guys... I don't have any personal experience with these trucks, but I do like the style of them alot...A friend of mine bestowed me with one of these kits gratis so i've got some ideas for a custom one....kinda like the international project truck on Gearz

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

Hey guys anyone has some close up pics of ford c-900.engine,frame,cab etc.?


Cheers,Sven

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:29 AM

Hi Sven,

Check out my link here http://public.fotki....-coe/?view=roll
I've collected many photos of the C cabs over the years from the internet. I still have many more to upload when I have the time.

Edited by RyanSilva, 05 March 2011 - 02:29 AM.


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:48 AM

Hi Sven,

Check out my link here http://public.fotki....-coe/?view=roll
I've collected many photos of the C cabs over the years from the internet. I still have many more to upload when I have the time.


this is exactly what is was in search for.
Thank you alot Mr.Ryan!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:49 AM

Heres a few more.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:41 PM

Sorry if it's two years late, but I did get around to snapping some engine and underhood (under-cab?) pics.

The large springs just in front of the rad, where the cab pivots.
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A few engine shots-
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The accelerator linkage is visible in this photo-
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And a few detail shots- the rust on the back wall of the cab-
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Roof patina-
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The panel behind the seat-
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Some under-dash detail-
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

The Mack motor shown on the previous page is an END-673, its a non turbo version of the ENDT-675 found in the R685 and DM600 kits.

Edited by Fat Brian, 20 September 2012 - 02:19 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

One more reference pic:

 

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:15 AM

How's this for reference?

 

 

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Edited by mk11, 29 March 2013 - 08:20 AM.