Monogram Mack Bulldog
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:16 PM
Thanks in advance
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:40 PM
Modelhaus has a 5 hand-hole, 5 lug dually wheel and tire set that comes from their '65 Chevy 2-ton conversion kit, which they'll sell separately. Missing Link has a 6 hand-hole, 6 lug wheel set, but no tires to go with them (hint hint, guys! ). Ma's Resin has an old style Budd wheel set with non-pneumatic tires, but they're stouter than the Mack kits tires. I've also run across several reference pics of Bulldogs with Dayton style wheels and larger pneumatic tires like what come in the AMT Ford C600 kits. The Dodge L700 also has this style wheel, but are a touch larger, making the Ford rolling stock more suitable.
Both the Modelhaus and Missing Link wheels are the same size as the AMT Ford wheels. Both wheel sets require we supply our own outboard rim for the fronts, just to save you the surprise. The Modelhaus tires are a bit smaller in both width and diameter than the AMT tires, and are very nice.
I think that the Missing Link 6 hole wheels with the Modelhaus tires are the way I'll go with mine. Both sets are very reasonably priced, and the extra 5 hole wheels will certainly not go unused since they fit the AMT tires. I'm not positive when the Daytons came into play (early 50's? someone help me out here), or if it'd be kosher to narrow them for use with the Modelhaus tires, but it'd sure be sharp. Actually, the Modelhaus tires are cast in halves, which makes it easy to add a little width to them...so I'm going say that's certainly a viable option.
Hope this helps, and I look forward to seeing the build.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:12 AM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
Another item that would make this great kit even better is a photo etched emblem and screen on the hood. Has anyone seen that as an available add on?
Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:20 AM
Iam also lookinginto the new parts for one from AITM Dave does have some great stuff and Ihave bought from him before.
Edited by Madd Trucker, 09 December 2012 - 05:22 AM.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:47 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:44 AM
I can't wait until Christmas! When I got the mail the other day, there was a small package from AITM! I just gave it to my wife with a wink! I know at least one thing that will be under the Christmas tree...