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Tom - that's definitely gonna be its future having to paint all my stalled projects lol

 

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9 hours ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Color Looks Awesome!!

Thanks ! I hadn't sprayed the clear yet, now it's much richer and surprisingly for my paint jobs..shiny and run free lol

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Tossed a few parts into paint, getting closer to wrapping up here.  Wheels got a coat of alclad steel then mist coated w chrome..sorta look I was after 

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The Maxidyne was painted w a eye ball mix of engine gray /gold to give effect of used engine..very happy how it turned out after drying the trans is alclad steel..

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The interior was sprayed w a custom mix of rust shades for a baseball glove color, but the pics wont load..I'll try again after dash is detailed. 

Thanks for following 

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On 2/7/2019 at 11:55 AM, Oldmopars said:

I don't know if this will help any as its from the DM600, not the R, but this is how the rear trunion looks on it.

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Same for all Mack trunion and stands.

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That doesn't look anything like the trunnion offered in the R model I'm working on.  Springs sorta but the stands and cross bar barely fit where the " drawing" shows..but were past that stage thankfully 

The dm one did assemble better and slightly more surface area to glue the suspension together.  Guess it's my lack of building these kits that cause me to struggle 

 

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In your defense, you don’t often use kit parts....

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The R model is looking good! The mica red is a great color choice. I haven't built this kit for about 25 years but I remember having fit issues, especially getting the cab to sit level while still lining up with the hood. I'll definitely be watching to see how you do the blower/vacuum canisters for the bulk tanker. The weather here has been miserable so I haven't made it over to the A&R terminal to try and get some reference pics.

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14 hours ago, tbill said:

In your defense, you don’t often use kit parts....

Yeah I even tried foul language...still didnt fall together.  When I was 15 or so..these would've qualified for wall bangers..thrown against the wall then vacuum up the pieces..but I'm paying for them now lol

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As far as the vacuum/ blower canisters go..I'm playing around w few ideas..I'll let everyone in on soon..

Heres what the Tuthill style I'm modeling looks like..the actual blower unit driven off a pto on the trucks trans then the air cleaner canister lastly the blower /vacuum canister..both look vaguely  like kit parts huh..? Wink

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A sneak peek on the parts..you may recognize the ancestry of a couple ..

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And the scratchbuilt Tuthill  blower assembly 

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I'm still looking for those cool rubber elbow connectors,  likely just make some from heat shrink

That's it for today back to the bench

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Thanks   I robbed the red air cleaner body from the dm 800 parts truck..and the vacuum canister from another r mack I stolen several pieces from that were much cleaner than the new reissue 

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Looking good Jeff, stay away from the possums, lol.

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I am building the Mack R with the round fuel tanks as well. The air tank mounts seem to be in the way. I made the mistake of gluing the air tank first and had to cut it off to fit the fuel tank on . I would like to see photos of how you do the mounts. Thanks

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Rick Hoffman- I left off the mounts for the main air tank, and the tank itself . I only have the small ones mounted more aft on either side . 

I'll snap a pic tonite , but its mostly a sea of boring black..fleet truck style 

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12 hours ago, tbill said:

Looking good Jeff, stay away from the possums, lol.

I'll try Tom..ya know me all its takes is a pic and

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9 hours ago, SpreadAxle said:

I have the same tanker. I'll be following this build.

Thanks for following along I'll be getting back to the tanker this wknd, the 2nd  primer coat is dry. I wanted a very smooth finish..you've seen the tank so its required a few coats to smooth 

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Small update ..I have a roller !  The body parts are only mocked up checking alignment.. just visable behind the fuel tank is the blower drive sticking thru its mount.

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