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#21 Arnd

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:19 PM

Hallo all
I had some time and worked again on the Mack. The brake system is ready and plumbed. The air tanks, the valves, air dryer and brake chambers are on the right place. The air brake valves were reworked and cast in resin. Like this it is easier to use them on different trucks. The electrical wires are on the right place. I worked out the hydraulic system with the tank and switch unit for the fifth wheel cylinder. On the right side the battery boxes are placed instead of the fuel tank. The front shock absorber, the rear lights, the brackets for the rear mud flaps and many many more little details were added.
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#22 Arnd

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:21 PM

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The self made parts.
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I hope to get some more time this week and start painting the frame.
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#23 mackinac359

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

Excellent work!

Since your Mack is for lighter duty, it would be a U-600 instead of a DM-600.  The DM stood for Dump/Mixer.  The U series (U-600 and U-400) were lighter weight springs, axles and frame rails for highway duty.  The U used the same cab/hood/grille/ etc as the DM's.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

Very nice!... Where did you get those tires that were on the back from the first photos???....I need some like them for a project build.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 12:55 PM

nice work so far! looks like a plumbing nightmare :)  keep up the great work B)



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:30 PM

find it unfortunate that thou hast placed these tires the,they do not ressembent has the true .Its broken the look of the model

#27 Arnd

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:30 AM

Hallo all

Hey Tim thanks a lot for this advice, now I understand a bit more about Mack trucks and how the different types were used.
Hey Alain because of which reason do you think that this tires are not right for the truck? I decided to use them because they fit on 20 inch rims and they are bigger then the one from AMT. The tires from AMT look too small to me.
I started with the paint. First coat is revels rust brown and then blue for the frame and hood. And orange for the cab and the rims. After some days of drying I will start with the work fo a used look for this truck with rust, oil and dirt.
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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:44 PM

Arnd - you do some of the most fine detail work I have ever seen !

Worthy of a tip of my hat :)



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:20 AM

Arnd - you do some of the most fine detail work I have ever seen !

Worthy of a tip of my hat :)

Ditto Sean Is right this is great work .Im sure I will be looking at this Mack again for reference B)  



#30 Doobie

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:07 AM

Arnd - you do some of the most fine detail work I have ever seen !

Worthy of a tip of my hat :)

Ditto Sean Is right this is great work .Im sure I will be looking at this Mack again for reference B)  



#31 Arnd

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:15 AM

Hallo all

I went on this weekend with the paint. Everything is ready expecting the cab and all the parts need some days for drying before I start with the weathering and “oldering”.
Just some impressions form the painted parts
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The lifting fifth wheel came to the shop.
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That’s all for now. I hope to have some time next week to work on the cab and engine.
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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:04 AM

Arnd great project looking real nice.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:51 PM

Excellent work on this project. Amazing detail..



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:52 PM

Great build. Looking forward to seeing it done.

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:18 AM

Hi all
Here some more shots of my Mack. I changed the tires with some from AMT for a test, I am not really happy with them but let see how it come together.
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Here some shots from the cab being painted:
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I wait some hours for drying and then came the last paint part: some spots all over with flat clear varnish and on both doors I have to make some spots with light gray to simulate the repainted or covered ex company name.
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:16 AM

And the rest. The paintjob is finished. Now one week of drying and then I can start with the weathering and “oldering”.
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:12 AM

Kinda lookin like an old roadway truck

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

Kinda lookin like an old roadway truck

Exactly!



#39 RoadbossJammer

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:53 AM

looks cool! nice work! I love them old Macks.  



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:39 AM

There is no way all the tires would match on a yard dog. It would have the worst of the worst tires, those that would barely hold air. Likely some taken off a trailer that had locked up an axle and flat-spotted. Recaps that had started to delaminate. Bent and damaged wheels. No mud flaps. Broken or cracked windows with BB gun damage. Maybe a dented cab from a jacknife accident, which is why it got demoted to yard dog.