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Pete68

Mack LMSW Quarry Truck

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I bought this late summer of this year from AITM been working on it a little this winter enjoy the pics 

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Wow!  That's a beast!  I have a question about the tires: I know they are probably just "posed" for the camera, but which way are they supposed to go?  Are they directional?  I don't know much about off road tires.

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Yes they are, the rear tires the "point" goes forward and the fronts were optional. I have mine fronts reversed like a motor grader for better steering and control 

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Very cool project. Where'd the tipper body come from? Looking forward to seeing how this goes together.

Ben

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Great project, will be following the progress.

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Thanks for the info, Lee.  I didn't know that.

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Thanks guys  anytime Jim 

The bed is from the italeri freightliner I got it with some parts about 15 years ago. 

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Looks like you've got a real monster on your hands. Do you have sources for the rest of your running/dump gear or is that all going to get scratched?

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Yes it is a monster. I think I'm going to use the DM800 frame with the hard bar suspension. Although they never had it back then I don't think but it plays the part. The resin frame keeps bowing on me and I'm not a fan of resin frames. I did get some paint on the cab and hood also. Enjoy the pics   

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Awesome build..a real monster 

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That is one heck of a truck!

Nice work so far!

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Here's a short update. Got the wheels painted and some tires painted this evening.  

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Awesome looking project !

 

 

  Be Well

   Gator

 

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Hi Lee,

This truck's got a really impressive look, also because of the big massive dump bowl. I really like it. From what I can see you performed a very clean paint job. I also like this fresh-looking orange. You mentioned that you bought the truck from Dave of AITM. Did you also buy the tires and wheels there? I'm asking this because I couldn't find the those tires with this sturdy tread in his shop. Can you either give me the number of the tires or tell me where else you bought them, please? Can you give me their dimensions, diameter, width etc. please?

Thanks very much for your help. For sure I'll be following this project. Thanks so far.

Juergen

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Juergen

thanks for complements. Drop Dave a line and he can help you with the tires and wheels 

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Lee, thanks for the info. Juergen

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Great project !.... the Italeri dump body is a perfect match for this big quarry hauler 

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  Lee,

        you have this project looking good . I like your choice of color. And that dump body is da bomb on that truck !

 

 

be Well

  Gator

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Thanks guys 

got a lot done to the frame today and it's ready for paint. Enjoy the pics 

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Got some more painting done. Here's a quick mock up 

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