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I am taking a break on my white freightliner build and starting the MPC dm600 kit, but I really don't have any inspiration yet. Post some pics of your builds or pics of the real truck. I'd like to build it a rig but the only pics I can find are dump trucks and flat beds, thanks! 

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Yes a tandem axle ten wheel truck with a fifth wheel. most search results only show trucks with beds.

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I drag mine out today,think it may end up as a mixer.

I got the kit around 80,it has a number of parts missing.

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Not to sound stupid but what was the reason for the offset cab?

Edited by yellowsportwagon
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36 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

Not to sound stupid but what was the reason for the offset cab?

So the engine doghouse didn’t get in the way of the drivers feet. This cab was more of a dump, or cement mixer type, and not so much a semi.

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49 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

Not to sound stupid but what was the reason for the offset cab?

According to the Mack brochure the cab was offset to improve driver visibility. Mack says; "The cab is offset 11 1/2" to the left, putting the driver directly behind the left front wheel--a position that provides unexcelled visibility for maneuvering in tight places." I have also read that this improved vision for sharp curves such as mountains. The U model is very similar and had the offset cab. The U was very common around here as a road tractor. I talked to a man two weeks ago who once worked for Overnight Freight. He said in 1985 that he had purchased 100 U models used for city delivery. Several other companies ran U models as well.

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