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I know that the Mack D trucks had the offset cab for visibility, the DM trucks had the metal front ends, not the fiberglass hoods. The R had the regular centered cab and fiberglass frontends. Other than the offset the D and the R cab look about the same styling. 

Did Mack ever off an R Cab with the DM style metal fronts? Speaking in 1/25 scale, would the DM-800 front fit an R cab even if the factory never did it?

Sometimes I think crazy things while alone in a hotel room. 

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I went back and did a deeper Google search and found that they did in fact make a steel hood R truck. So, the question still remains, can a hood from the AMT DM-800 fit a R685ST truck to make a R Steel hood like in the picture? In other words, kit bash without the need for a resin body.

I see AITM sells a R-800 RSX resin kit. 

Mack letter designators confuse me a little, makes it hard to look up what I want. 

 

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Here’s one of Dave’s (AITM) he used his flat back cab. The flat Back was made from late 1965-73. They add 3” to the back of the cab in 73. I’m not sure what your asking are you building a Mack DM600 short steel hood? If so I would buy one from Gary Wallace. He sells the hood only and use the new AMT/ MPC Mack DM600 or DM800. Yes you can take a MPC Mack DM800 and Married it up with a AMT Mack R model cab.  You will have to Re-Fab the top of the hood and make the back of the fenders If you want I can take some pics of the one I got from Dave. Hope this helps 

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Well, at this point I’m not sure what I want to do. I have an R kit, but somehow it is just not inspiring me. I was just trying to think a bit outside the box. 
It’s not like I have a lack of kits to do, I have a few years worth. (Like 10 years) I may go with my original thought and get the newer style RD hood from Gary and put a dump box on it. 

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49 minutes ago, Oldmopars said:

Well, at this point I’m not sure what I want to do. I have an R kit, but somehow it is just not inspiring me. I was just trying to think a bit outside the box. 
It’s not like I have a lack of kits to do, I have a few years worth. (Like 10 years) I may go with my original thought and get the newer style RD hood from Gary and put a dump box on it. 

That RD with a dump bed would look good especially the Autocar bed very east coast look 

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The DM-800 kit hood seems really long. It seems to have a strange axle possition also. 

I may have to get a DM-800 kit and see if I can shorten the frenders. Making a new hood to fit would be easy as it is just flat. Could be bent out of some brass or aluminum.

Wile I want to support our aftermrket venders, I think this route would be cheaper and allow me to avoid using resin and have a lot of leftover parts. 

The more I think about this, the more I want to do it. 

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OK, so here are some pictures of I think where I want to go with this. Shortened DM-800 Hood, DM-800 chassis, R685ST cab, Autocar dump box. Possible larger heavy resin wheel/tire combo. 

Pictures are mostly more my inspiration. 

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