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TAT Brockway 361 "Mountaineer" FINISHED !!!

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My entry for the 2017 Truck a thon is a Brockway 361 based off the " Mountaineer" . Living just over the hill from the actual assembly plant where these trucks were built, yet being too young to have seen them during the glory years.. I felt this was my way to bring another Husky back home.  The exciting stories and appreciation for these trucks is so evident after wandering the seemingly endless street during the annual Brockway show held in Cortland NY.

The build stats will be AITM resin 361 resin cab,  Detroit 8V71  traded recently from Terry ( thanks a ton ) , and spoke wheels ! I'm using the Mack R685st for the chassis after a great friend was willing to trade Macks..Thanks Tom ! I'm also adding the 50 Ton Tulsa winch to the back.  The color I Finally decided is yellow cab w black fenders..classic combo

Heres the box of goodness

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I'll start this up in the next couple weeks !! hopefully everyone stops by     !!

 

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Looks like this is going to be another great build!!

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Jeff glad to see you join in and with a Brockway! I know the colors will look good on it. I'll be checking in on your progress 

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Great build choice and I look forward to your progress!

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Looking forward to this.. don't see to many Brockways on here

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Alright! Now this is something Im REALLY looking forward to. Lets go!

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How similar were Brockways to Macks? Curious as we didn't have them in Australia. We had Leader trucks that had some Mack looking components on them. Cheers.

Ben

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should be a cool build JeffB) glad to help out with the kit swap:D

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How similar were Brockways to Macks? Curious as we didn't have them in Australia. We had Leader trucks that had some Mack looking components on them. Cheers.

Ben

The Brockway 700 series, and 400 series Coe's had the same cabs that Mack used,  but thats as far as it went is my understanding. There are some interesting photos out there of a prototype Brockway "Superliner" that never went into production. Theres a whole conspiracy theory out there about Mack not having any good new designs, they see the new Brockway prototype, Brockway workers go on strike, Mack sees an opportunity, Mack shuts down Brockway, Mack produces their new "Superliner"!

 

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Thanks everyone ! ! I'm dying to start this build ,  but one project is finishing up...and I get distracted easy..whoa squirrel !! lol

Terry- I gotta get a few of the resin emblems from you if you still cast em..pm sent

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Thanks everyone ! ! I'm dying to start this build ,  but one project is finishing up...and I get distracted easy..whoa squirrel !! lol

Terry- I gotta get a few of the resin emblems from you if you still cast em..pm sent

Gotcha covered!

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great choice , like these brockway,s

planning of build one my self , but now i can see how you do it

follow your,s build

jacobus

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What a great looking Truck, too bad that this was never produced.

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Wait till ya see this truck sitting on its wheels...my bright idea to use a certain frame caused a few minI setbacks, but nothing a dremel couldn't  handle ! I'll add the pics tonite..it's a beast

Now to find the post about making the curved wind shield glass

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Your killin me!

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ok..without further ado ! Our favorite hosting site was being a PITA .

The 361 on its  wheels for a photo op !

Yes the rear tires are sticking WAY out right now..I'm setting the axle width and just stuck em on for a quick pic !  I used the metal kit axle inside a plastic tube to fit the hole in wheel backer. The tube was extra long for tweaking ! The rear suspension is none other than the Rockwells from the Autocar , and the front also sourced from that kit.

I sawed the outed hanger plate from the spring using a PE saw, so the spring will line up straight on the Mack frame. OH I m swapped to the spare DM800 tractor rails since the R Mack rails looked puny on this truck !!

After guessing at the wheel opening, the springs and axle were glued in. I ended up cutting the front motor mount/ x member till the autocar axle fit proper. here's the frame currently with its Detroit 8V nestled in the frame.

The battery box/ air tanks looked too far apart to me so the PE saw separated the Siamese twins and after judicious sanding, I had em looking better.

Thanks for dropping in!  Any comments welcome

 

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Looks Killer! A man after my own heart with that Detroit!

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Looks Killer! A man after my own heart with that Detroit!

What Sam said!!

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Jeff great progress this is going to be one tuff looking truck. 

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Thanks for the positive comments,. I really appreciate them ! working on this project is so much fun 

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!!!!!! Sensory overload!!! That is looking great! The construction so far is right on point. Too bad its got a detroit😂. The chassis looks great, and the Rockwells looks right at home under that chassis.Im anxious to see where this goes.

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The big rubber looks right at home on this baby.............love it! Are you going to open the hood? The appearance of this looks perfect!

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The big rubber looks right at home on this baby.............love it! Are you going to open the hood? The appearance of this looks perfect!

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What's not to like about this? Keep the updates coming!

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     Great choice of subject matter. And a classic color combination. I like it thus far!

 

 

 

   Be Well

    Gator

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