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Huge Milestone!! 83 Mack Dump Truck update 99% completed


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#1 Turbo590

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:03 PM

Well Guys,

After almost 1 year at the dining room table..this project is almost completed..which is a huge deal, here at our house. After paint, this piece has just "fought" with me in everyway. Just a few items to complete..some additional decaling, pinning of the hood (some final allignment(s) and she'll be ready for the glass cabinet. The model has a fully operational dump body (working taligate) full opening of the hood over the (grille guard) to expose the 300 Maxidyne engine, decals glore..Again this model with some modifications was made after one I actually owned several years ago.


To, Tim, and everyone else thank you for all your imput/suggestions...Jamie (Mo Aluminum) for the cast resin tires..they are just awesome..and rare Ebay finds. Once fully completed..I'll forward some additional pictures to Truckmodeler.com for Tim to hopefully post. Happy modeling to all...

Here are a few pictures.....Kurt McLucas

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 02:38 PM

That's pretty sweet! Looks like a year of labor was well worth it.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:30 PM

Nice!

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:18 AM

Indeed! The Mack looks great!
Tim
PS: Did you send me photos at photos@plasticcowboy.com ?

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 10:06 AM

WOW, very nice looking as a single axel dump.. you should be proud of that. :lol: :D

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:49 AM

10-29-2006

Well,

"She" is 100% completed as of today. Just need to add the PA inspection stickers..and that is it. This was definately an "experience" I'll never forget. What "trying" moments through the entire project/build. I'll post a few more pictures for time being..BUT all will need to tune into the next version/release of Tim's (TRUCK MODELER.COM) website update for even more detailed pictures (if Tim will post them)

Tim, several more pictures are on the way over to you. Thank you all for the kind comments...and we'll see you after next February with the BIG Pete triaxle dump build.

Happy Holidays to all.......Kurt McLucas
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:48 AM

Thats a mighty fine lookin' Mack....where did the fender mounted rookie mirrors come from Kurt ? They look real good.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:11 AM

Ken,

They were hand fabricated (each) at least 2 days went into both fender mirrors. Here is a list I put together while building the Mack of all the custom fabrication and parts that were made...for everyone's curiosity.

Thank you, Kurt McLucas

Custom Parts Fabricated

Engine heater receptacle
Hydraulic oil tank
Bumper poles
Front grille
Grille guard
Fender mirrors
Side Mirrors/w-round spot mirrors
Dump box (modified/shortened)
Dog box
Pintle hook plate w/ā€Dā€ rings
Exhaust rain cap
Stack guide
Tailgate hardware (chains)
Hood hinges
Mud flaps (front and rear)
Exhaust (sections)
Window vent shades
Bug deflector w/Bulldog mount
Sun visor
Air horns w/Mack logo
Bullet lights
PTO system/Hydraulic RAM (dump box)
Air and hydraulic lines
AM/FM radio antenna.......And I am sure I forgot some.

I am GLAD it is just over !!!!

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:14 AM

I over looked the bumper mouted fender guides with the amber lights...very nice touch

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:12 PM

You have some serious talent!!!!!! Good job!

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 07:27 PM

Hi There,

Been watching your progress and your model has turned out well.
Credit to the builder.

Cheers

John Wilson