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#61 M0par Jim

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:55 PM

WOW Jim thats some great metal work . Am i right in sayin that you will be cutting the steel box in two to get you chassis rails?

 

Hi Doobie, thanks for the kind comment. You are 100% right on about the steel box being cut in half for the chassis rails. Probably this weekend. 



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:04 PM

Are you going to re-fabricate the hood and cab out of sheet metal also ?

 

Hi Sean, you know to be honest, the thought about the hood cross my mind but after talking to my friend that is a big Mack fan of the old school rigs. He told me the hoods back then was fiberglass. I figure if they was fibderglass the plastic hood would fit right then. Now when you also mention the re-fabrication of the cab out of steel. You know that thought have indeed cross my mind quite a few times aready and to be honest I would be up to it as well. The plastic one right now is being use for mock ups and lineament deals on the chassis pieces locations. So a decision for on re-fabricating a metal is still open yet and been crossing my mind. 

 

What would you all thoughts be on a metal cab for this project? reason is because even my friend is like me. He not sure. We are planning to run interior lights by using LEDs and also cab lights.  



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

I would vote for a metal cab B) It would be a lot of work but its a fairly easy cab to copy . The roof may be a bit tricky though . But from what I have seen so far I think you have the skills for it .I say go for it ;)



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:08 PM

Hi you all, well I been a little under the weather this week. But anyways I started out by looking at the hood and cab. Getting or trying to figure out where the front rear leaf mounts would be located at. 

 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:14 PM

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Cab & hood back on or well hold in place by hand to see 

 

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The front rear leaf temp being rough drawn in

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:19 PM

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Rought mock up and test fit as well.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

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I notch the frame a little so that the weld can have something to melt/grab into

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Okay, so I tried at first with high temp #3.. I think it was the wrong setting

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The other side..

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:30 PM

Okay, after I cleaned up the weld. I got to the leaf mounting block 

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That area that is notch out will have the frame rest into it. 

 

Okay later on (4 hours later) 

 

I'm still shaping it up yet 

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Okay I got more shaping done 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

Okay, here is one more photo

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I still have to add more weld to the driver side, and shape that side a little more yet. 

 

I hope some of you enjoyed this update. 



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:38 PM

I would vote for a metal cab B) It would be a lot of work but its a fairly easy cab to copy . The roof may be a bit tricky though . But from what I have seen so far I think you have the skills for it .I say go for it ;)

Hi Dave, I'm thinking metal cab as well right now too, lot of work? in this hobby it's fun work I guess LOL. The cab does have sone contours in it, but I think I could pond them into the metal probably. Your right about the roof. I was looking at the kit cab the other day when I was doing the leaf mount location spot find. The roof is like a bow shape that folds down on the sides with a rise in the center.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:59 AM

Hi you all, been under the weather a little here. Tinkering on the project. Waiting for a new camera to arrive.. old one kinda started to go out on me last week. Been doing alot of searching online for the right photos with the leaf shackle mount that what the real rig photos I have of shows only part of. I search and searched online while waiting for the camera to see if I could find a photo on another rig from  a different view. Findley found two last night. 

 

 

Anyways on with some photos.. 

 

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Started to tack weld the pieces on now

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

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Started to line up the pass side mount 

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The rear front mounts in rough stage

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The front mounting brackets 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:10 AM

Making sure things ar lining up right now, using a t-square as well. 

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My make shift out side work bench 

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Making things are square

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:16 AM

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Here you can see that I started to grind down the front top area of the mount 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:21 AM

Here you can see I got more gridded out 

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I have some clean up to do here and there but it's worth it 

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I hope you all enjoyed this update.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:44 AM

Cheers for sharing. A lot of work has gone into this. Do you brake it up by doing other projects? I'm having a break from a difficult truck at the moment, that's why I ask. Cheers.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:04 PM

Cheers for sharing. A lot of work has gone into this. Do you brake it up by doing other projects? I'm having a break from a difficult truck at the moment, that's why I ask. Cheers.

Ben

 

Hi Ben, Your welcome for me sharing the build progress on here. Yea a lot of work has wsent into this so far but the thing is I am enjoying myself though with the project. Your question is a good one also and to answer it, yes I do have a few other projects all the time on the bench to break things up. I always like to keep at least two projects on the bench. I can relate to having difficult issues with a project at times, by jumping to another project for even a short time can help figure things out on other parts of a project.