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1978 Mack U-Model "Overnight"

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At the truck show at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer N.C. I saw an old U-Model Mack that had formerly been operated by Overnight Transport. The new owner has plans to restore it. This build is meant to represent what this truck might look like restored. It began with the MPC DM 600 kit. Many parts were used from the AMT Mack R-Model kit as well. The Engine and Transmission are from the R-Model kit, the font wheels and air drier are from Clint Freeman, the rear wheels, tires, differential, and rear springs are from A.I.T.M., mudflaps are from Plastic Dreams, and the decals are from Modeltruckin.com.

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I just said it once, so I will say it again...

Super clean build Brian! 

I also want to thank everyone for being so educational on this site. Both with the models and the 1:1. I used to see one of these run around town all the time with a little dump box on it and wondered what model Mack it was. Now I know. 

Oh, and if ever a Mac could be considered "cute", that little dump truck was just the cutest little thing.  :D

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Excellent job, Brian.  Very well done.

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That turned out terrific, beautiful build as always.

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Very nice copy of the real one , only the front tires need also a little wash, just like the rear tires. ;)

The small details in the cab are also awesome.

Great build!

 

Hermann.

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:):):)

Fantastic job!!!!   If they get the real one to look half as good as the model, they will have done a show-worthy job!!!

DJ

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20 hours ago, TECHMAN said:

:):):)

Fantastic job!!!!   If they get the real one to look half as good as the model, they will have done a show-worthy job!!!

DJ

x 2: excellent build !!!

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On 3/8/2019 at 2:37 PM, Sam I Am said:

I just said it once, so I will say it again...

Super clean build Brian! 

I also want to thank everyone for being so educational on this site. Both with the models and the 1:1. I used to see one of these run around town all the time with a little dump box on it and wondered what model Mack it was. Now I know. 

Oh, and if ever a Mac could be considered "cute", that little dump truck was just the cutest little thing.  :D

Thanks Sam!!

On 3/8/2019 at 3:13 PM, Jim B said:

Excellent job, Brian.  Very well done.

Thanks Jim!!

On 3/9/2019 at 2:31 AM, ChrisR said:

Awesome!

 

Thanks Chis!

On 3/9/2019 at 6:41 AM, drinkone2 said:

Awesome build Brian! You have a great eye for details.

Thanks Jim!!

On 3/9/2019 at 7:45 AM, Ken Gilkeson said:

great job and pics

Thanks Ken!

On 3/9/2019 at 7:45 AM, towman1271 said:

beautiful job.

Thanks Dave!

On 3/9/2019 at 7:59 AM, tbill said:

That turned out terrific, beautiful build as always.

Thanks Tom!!

On 3/9/2019 at 11:19 AM, Hermann Kersten said:

Very nice copy of the real one , only the front tires need also a little wash, just like the rear tires. ;)

The small details in the cab are also awesome.

Great build!

 

Hermann.

Thanks Hermann, You are right, that is something that I missed.

On 3/9/2019 at 2:45 PM, TECHMAN said:

:):):)

Fantastic job!!!!   If they get the real one to look half as good as the model, they will have done a show-worthy job!!!

DJ

Thanks for the compliment!

3 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

x 2: excellent build !!!

Thanks again for the compliment!

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On 3/10/2019 at 4:49 PM, SpreadAxle said:

That looks great!

Thanks Ray!!

 

On 3/12/2019 at 10:22 PM, Pete68 said:

Spot on Brian! Great work turned out beautiful. 

Thanks Lee!!

On 3/13/2019 at 1:50 AM, slusher said:

Great build, Brain!

Thanks Carl!!

On 3/13/2019 at 2:50 AM, martinfan5 said:

Excellent work.

Thanks Jonathan!!

On 3/13/2019 at 9:45 AM, Ben said:

Very cool! Love it!!

Thanks Ben!!

On 3/13/2019 at 7:19 PM, BIGTRUCK said:

Very cool, it looks like the real deal.

Thanks Ken!!

14 hours ago, Warren D said:

Excellent work.  Did you do the mirror brackets from scratch?

Thanks Warren!!! The mirror brackets are made with music wire. I made them from scratch, that's why they're a little off.:D

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