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Mack DM600 roll-off truck 11-08-15 update

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I wanted to do something different with my DM600, so I decided on this project. It's a fill-in project to give me a break from my D11 build.

This is what’s been done so far:

Frame lengthened by 80 scale inches…

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Camelback suspension…

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Engine almost done…

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The roll-off frame will have a single reeving cylinder similar to this…

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I was just sitting here wondering what you were up to?? lol Now I know. That looks like a really cool project. And having seen how you approach things. I am sure it will be a really well built and detailed model.

Be Well


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This will be really neat and original. Look forward to your fab'ing the dumpster. That will be no small project in itself. Far beyond my pay grade.

Definitely one to follow and a guy surely could have a lot of fun with garbage, graffiti, dents, drippings, rust, and all that on the dumpster (if so inclined).

Hmmmmmm.....don't know if that is a migraine or an idea coming on.


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Thanks everyone for the encouragement and kind words. I ordered tires and wheels from AITM and they should be here tomorrow. Getting the rears installed will provide me with how much frame space (sides of the frame) I have to work with.

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The basic components of the main frame are complete. Hinges for it have been installed along with the rear roller:

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This picture shows the lift cylinder frame temporarily mounted to the truck chassis:

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Pulleys are needed for the reeving assembly. I found these online and purchased a package of each size…medium and large:

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I’m hoping these can be used

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Dennis,i don't know if you saw them or not,but Dave also has a nice set of diamond plate rear fenders that would be perfect for this build? just a thought,and nice progress by the way,coming along nicely!......................Mark

Thank you Mark. You're right about the fenders. I'll be ordering more parts from Dave and this is the set I plan on purchasing:

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