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Mack Frames

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Back in the 50's and 60's I believe Mack frames were made by a company called parrish. Who made them after that and who makes them now. Also who made the L B H G and R cabs. I believe mayflower makes the CH. Not really important in the grand scheme of things but one of those nice to know historical things. :thumb:

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Back in the 50's and 60's I believe Mack frames were made by a company called parrish. Who made them after that and who makes them now. Also who made the L B H G and R cabs. I believe mayflower makes the CH. Not really important in the grand scheme of things but one of those nice to know historical things. :thumb:

I've heard in the past that Dana made frame rails for Mack but I don't know if that is true. I think there are a few different vendors that manufacture the frames currently, or that made them for the CV chassis. Some of the CV chassis had an incorrectly cut relief area, others didn't, and the fix for the frame rails was dependent upon the manufacturer, at least as I understood it.

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I think Dana builds the rears and the frame rails and then ships them to Mack per order complete

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It's been 15 years or so, so my memory of facts isn't perfect, but when I worked at DTF (Dana Truck Fleet) we had dedicated trailers that took partially completed Mack frames off the assembly line at, I believe Lancaster, PA and perhaps Lugoff, SC and delivered them to Mack in, I believe Allentown, PA and possibly Winnsboro, SC. I worked at the corporate HQ outside of Columbia City, IN and was the only dispatcher in the system on 2nd shift Sunday each week so I had some contact with everyone in the system, but now all the names just kinda run together in my old memory banks....

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I thought when v@@@@ bought Mack they cut ties with Dana. maybee it was just the rear ends :rolleyes:

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I thought when v@@@@ bought Mack they cut ties with Dana. maybee it was just the rear ends :rolleyes:

I'm pretty sure the rear ends aare coming from Arvin Meritor now

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I heard from a reliable source today that the frame rails are made by Metalsa. Their website is http://www.metalsa.com.mx.. The following link is to a brief synopsis on the company and their relationship with Dana: http://www.prnewswir...s-86977692.html

That was my understanding also.

Rob

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Sort of off topic, but has anyone ever started a wiki entry relating to suppliers for some of the "Mack" parts that aren't actually built by Mack? What I'm thinking about is things like frame rails, cabs, and the like that are Mack specific but that aren't actually built by Mack, kind of a rolling database that would be updated as the information became available. The modern trucks of today are the antique trucks of tomorrow (maybe).

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