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I’m adding another dump truck to my Super Bee Trucking fleet. I’m using the Mack DM 600 and Montone dump body from the Autocar kit. Started painting the yellow and aluminum plate on the dump body. I’m going to have to lengthen the frame some. 
 

 

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14 hours ago, Zippi said:

Never thought about bulding one of these big rigs but man does it look pretty kewl.  Nice work so far. 

Thanks Bob, I like to change my builds between cars and trucks. 

9 hours ago, Jim B said:

Nice progress.

Thanks Jim

8 hours ago, Pete68 said:

Looking good like the bed 

Thanks Lee

7 hours ago, dodgefever said:

That's come on quickly.   You might inspire me to finish my stalled BRBO entry - http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/139459-brbo-mack-dm600-dump/

Thanks Stu I would like to see yours finished to you have it looking good. I didn’t realize that the spacing is incorrect on the rear wheels until I checked out your build. I’ve corrected mine also today and more work on the dump body. 
 

 

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Awesome looking kitbash !  Colors will definitely make this old dog stand out ! 

You going with a beaten up dump box or day 2 build 

Correcting the wheel spacing sure does make a difference 

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Thanks Jeff. I’m going for the day 2 look to match the rest of the fleet. I read Stu’s WIP and picked up that the wheel spacing was off so yea it was a quick change to make. 

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Built the frame today and added 22” scale inches to it to allow the dump body to fit. Here’s the mock up checking to make sure I added enough to the frame. I’ve got one of the modified exhaust stacks from the DM 800 kit that will route it out from under the dump body. I’m also going to have to raise the dump body a little bit to it’s resting on the top of the cab now. Here’s what it looks like. 

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On 7/26/2021 at 12:28 AM, slusher said:

Going to do some black on the hood Dan ?

Check it out Carl. 

On 7/26/2021 at 7:05 AM, Jim B said:

Coming along really nicely.

Thanks Jim

1 hour ago, Warren D said:

Looks good.  A local contractor had a bunch of Macks like this but they were all yellow, cab, chassis and dump box.

Thanks Warren. I started my fleet of dump trucks several years ago and came up with the black and yellow and so now I come up with different styles for each truck. 
 

I was able to get the black paint on finally the first attempt the black reacted with the yellow paint so I had to strip it. Here’s my latest test fit up. 
 

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