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"Rubber Duck Mack"(updated finished 7/19/12 ) "Bulldog Mack with a can on the back""


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#1 pete3522

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

I always wanted build the r model mack amt kit.I recently purchased 2 kits off evil bay so i was trying to decide what to with them. One i am going to make into the convoy rubber duck mack! I believe they are amt r-685 not sure if thats correct?? When i was a teen i built the ertl version which is so incorrect even the decals are wrong the sleepers is incorrect its a u-600 with the cab favoring the left the hoods way to short spoke wheels etc !! Cant belive what people pay for these on evil bay??lol But anyway i am going to build this correctly alot of fab work etc.The other mack i might make it into a lowboy tractor or i might stretch it put a condo on it dunno??

Edited by pete3522, 18 July 2012 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:37 PM

The RD truck was a RS700L. The hood is longer than the R600 that's in the AMT kit. The only way to make a true RD truck is to go with resin, and don't know of anyone making one right now.
Would have to scratch the sleeper to. It's a 60" able body stand up sleeper. You can get the demensions for it here.


http://www.stlouisdu...ck/Sleeper.html

Edited by caboverkw, 10 March 2012 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

cool kw i actually had those specs on my old comp but i lost the info when i bought the new on :) e ty

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

I have another pic somewhere of a actual b-61 mack restored with a 110" condo on it looks awesome

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

justin heres the actual pictures of this kit not sure if you ever saw this or built it it actually uses the sleeper of the ertl international 4300 eagle hard to believe people pay over $200.00 plus for this on evil bay NOW LOOK AT THE REAL MACK IS THIS EVEN CLOSE?? :rolleyes: ?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:18 PM

even as a teen i was upset with this build its off by a mile the only thing close is the bumper and the grill and hood ornament lol It looks like someone put it in the crusher and shrunk it compared to the real deal

Edited by pete3522, 10 March 2012 - 06:19 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

I know someone that sold his sealed Rubber Duck kit on ebay and got an unbelievable $800.00 + for it.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

you have to be kidding me??? by the way we are going to do some business soon i need some decals :wacko: I need the "Movin ON " i need the correct version for the 60"bunk not the amt one And the bj and the bear truck and trailer decals and the smokey and bandit trailer decals any chance of a bulk purchase discount?????

Edited by pete3522, 10 March 2012 - 06:31 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Drop me an email to the store when you sign up--forum members get a discount. Once you sign up, I will add the discount to your account--but wait before you order.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

Justin have you built this ertl version of the rd mack??

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

K jerry ty i can do that

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

I know someone that sold his sealed Rubber Duck kit on ebay and got an unbelievable $800.00 + for it.


You're right! these people are sick! i guess that's why round 2 caught on and said, "we could do these for 1/4 the price." I hope they keep reproducing these models. I want to pick up a transtar cabover next, but I don't want to second mortgage my house. My local hobby shop has an original 359 California hauler for $70, man I guess that's a steal?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

i always wondered what motor the real duck actually had in it. in one scene when its comming down the road through the desert. it sounds like it has a detroit. then another scene is at nite. when he's in that park or rest area. he starts the truck and it sounds like a cummins. does anybody know what motor was in it?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:32 AM

There were 4 diffrent trucks used during filming, most had cummins in them. I think there was one that had a mack engine. Hollywood liked the way the detroit sounded and replaced the sound.

you can find all kinds of info at this site.

http://www.stlouisdu...ruck/index.html

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:14 AM

Craig, there's a mob in the States that sells the R700 bonnet for the Mack later on this morning I'll hunt down my old catalog from them and put the name up here for ya unless someone beats me to it.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 05:47 AM

Dave at AITM has a R700 kit, but it's out of stock, been that way for a while.
I'd like to find just the hood myself. I've got a donor for the rest of it.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:23 AM

Sourkraut has one posted on his site, but it show's out of stock

http://sourkrautsmod...&product_id=267

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:44 AM

Check with Gary Wallace of GW Trucks (gwtrucks@yahoo.com). I'm pretty sure he has a R700 hood.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:12 PM

Spaulding Trading and Shipping of West Salem WI can help ya out with a RL700 bonnet even though my catalogue is a few years old it's in there at $20us part number ss40, hope this helps all of you who R after it. OH yea their website address is stsmodeltrucks.com

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:48 AM

Dave at AITM has/is releasing the Rubber Duck.
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