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Instead of picking up where I left off with my Conforti Mack, I've decided to start a new project. My inspiration for this project is Dave Natale's RS700 early coast version...My original plan was to use the RS685ST as a donor kit.

After assembling the frame and bogie I decided against it. The DM600 chassis and bogie are much more suited for heavy hauling.

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Basic frame assembly is complete (frame will need to be lengthened for steerable lift axle and possible winch) Lift axle not complete

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54 minutes ago, Warren D said:

Looks interesting, I'll be following along.

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Dennis ,

            Glad to see your are feeling well enough to get back to the bench ! 

You know I will be following this one closely ! Any chance you will breakout that big dozer and finish it ?

 

Be Well

 Gator

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On 7/1/2019 at 11:09 PM, gatorincebu said:

Dennis ,

            Glad to see your are feeling well enough to get back to the bench ! 

You know I will be following this one closely ! Any chance you will breakout that big dozer and finish it ?

 

Be Well

 Gator

Maybe someday...I have all the parts. Right now I''m in the mood to crank out a few Macks :D

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7 hours ago, PacificEd said:

Is that an AITM cab and hood casting?

It certainly is! It's a great casting.

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1 hour ago, dodgefever said:

Interesting project.   Did you make those lift axle mounts? 

The steerable lift axle is from Jamie.

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:):):)

Sharp job on the Mack so far!!!  Have a few of the units from Dave, he really turns out SUPERIOR stuff!!!!  Will be following this one for sure....

DJ

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I've been pecking away at this project...here's some updated photos:

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The winch is from Jamie. It's a 100,000 lb. Tulsa.IMG_20190715_130442202.thumb.jpg.b557ee7714e8bff313604c9e779998f5.jpgIMG_20190715_130615222.thumb.jpg.3f9150420c51be8d9928ce08ce36d120.jpg

My favorite Mack engine...the E9 V8!

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Wow, that's a beast!   I wish Jamie would make some 24" Mack rims and tyres...  those AITM ones are a bit rudimentary in comparison.

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Very stout looking truck, properly running big rubber and engine ! 

 

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On 7/15/2019 at 3:14 PM, dodgefever said:

Wow, that's a beast!   I wish Jamie would make some 24" Mack rims and tyres...  those AITM ones are a bit rudimentary in comparison.

 

1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Very stout looking truck, properly running big rubber and engine ! 

 

Thank you! :)

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Man, it’s great to see you at the bench again! Looking terrific so far!

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6 hours ago, tbill said:

Man, it’s great to see you at the bench again! Looking terrific so far!

Thank you Bill...it's great to be back in the saddle again :D

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 Dennis,

          I really like what you have going on here . That is going to be one impressive truck .

 

Be Well

 Gator

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18 hours ago, gatorincebu said:

 Dennis,

          I really like what you have going on here . That is going to be one impressive truck .

 

Be Well

 Gator

Thanks Gator! :)

 

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Now this is looking great!!! Will be watching!

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Thanks to the both of you! Your builds serve as an inspiration :)

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