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I know that during the Bicentennial there were a few trucks with some very patriotic paint jobs. Did Mack ever offer one for the R model?Or did anyone ever custom paint one? Thinking about building my R model and want to do something a little unusual and patriotic.

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Mack had the patriotic All-American with Stars And Stripes paint scheme, but I don't know if it was for the bicentennial celebration...could be earlier.
Here are links to pictures of the R series and F series.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_dick/mack_r_series_ss.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_dick/mack_f_series_ss.jpg

Also the old MPC/ERTL Mack DM800 kits had this paint scheme on the box.

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Mack had the patriotic All-American with Stars And Stripes paint scheme, but I don't know if it was for the bicentennial celebration...could be earlier.

Here are links to pictures of the R series and F series.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_dick/mack_r_series_ss.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/robert_dick/mack_f_series_ss.jpg

Also the old MPC/ERTL Mack DM800 kits had this paint scheme on the box.

Thank you very much for the pictures. I think I know what I'm going to do with my Mack now. Is there a place with more pictures of the truck, I can't seem to find any.

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lapazleo:

Yes I thought it was earlier, I have a picture of a Mach R700 in the stars and stripes livery in Rod Adams book Big Rigs Of The 70's, I have now found out that the Stars & Stripes paint scheme was for Mack's 70th anniversary 1970.

Austin:

Here is one picture I found.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/granitefan713/10584671733/in/photostream/

Another, same truck I believe.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad252/RichReinhart/DSCN1571.jpg

The old MPC/ERTL Mack DM 800 Heavy Duty Truck and DM 800 with Rex Cement Mixer kits has the stars & stripes paint scheme on the boxart, so google ERTL DM 800 and you'll get some pics of those kits.

I have seen a pic also in the Ron Adams book of a Mack Cruiseliner for the 1976 US Bicentennial celebration with a red, white and blue paint scheme, red up top down to the bottom of the windows, a dividing white stripe and a red stripe right under it, the moddle part of the cab is white with 76 on both sides of the grille, further down a blue stripe divided with a white one and blue under that to the bottom of the cab.
I cant find any pictures of that scheme on the internet though.

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I built the DM 800 in that scheme

MPC first offered these kits Before selling the tooling to MPC in 72

I have the Catalog showing them.

The cab was molded in red for the scheme.

So on those, it Was Pre-Bicentennial

I do hope more of those get re-issued.

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yea

I goofed and did not read what I typed

MPC original tooled the MACK DM's & Gravel Trailer

The Sold the tooling to Ertl.

Ertl continued to issue them placing their Loge in p-lace of the MPC logo.

No other box art change

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Yes I noticed that in another thread and looked if I could get the picture bigger...but no. :unsure:

Peterbilt also had a bicentennial paint scheme called "Patriot" and as with Kenworth only 200 was built, I suspect 100 of the 352 model and 100 of the 359 model.

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