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    • Vlad m80 the calendar is free to all Mack men all u gotta do is save off n print out on A4 paper .... Portrait ...... fit to page etc n dun 4 get to turn the page page upside down to print the rear pic I pirated the pix from the internet any pic U want mouse over pic Right clik SEARCH GOOGLE FOR IMAGE Left clik cya §wishy    
    • The NuuZeelund one haz the mirrors Not mounted to the door That'z one way to stop the rattlin n bouncin mirror on the door cya §wishy
    • Since I bought my Willy’s I have not had a lot of time or somewhere out of the weather to work on it. I get nervous really tearing into something in my yard because I know that simple jobs are always more time consuming than you think. Little gremlins like rusted bolts that break down off and fight you tooth and nail to extract the piece of the parts store sends me home with the right part and only when I tear the rig apart and pull out the broken or worn piece do I find I have the wrong replacement. Keep in mind the closest parts store to me is 42 miles away. There is a parts store here in town but between not honoring lifetime warranties parts and price gouging I swore never to set foot in there again especially after the second time I was refused warranty on a lifetime warranties part. Now to get back on topic last winter I traded some work for the use of some shop space to put new wheel bearings, slave cylinders and a master cylinder on my truck. Figured since it runs the temptation to drive it is great so brakes were on the top of the list. This weekend I got my generic fuse block and wiring harness and I’ve been trading work to use the shop again and am about half way or more through the tedious job of rewiring a vehicle. The cloth wrapped original stuff was brittle and turned to dust when I touched it so it was time for a new wiring harness.  Heres the new harness   Couple shots of roughing it in I also saw a dinosaur last night     
    • Hi everybody, In the early 1980's we upgraded an R Model Cab from the short back to the long back and fitted the air bag to the back and the trunnion mounts under the front. This also involved remounting the bonnet hinges from the Radiator mounts to a direct Chassis mount and rollers were mounted on the front of the firewall to allow the cab to move in relation to the bonnet. The original tank mounting crossmembers were 2 inch square, which apparently went back to the B models. In the conversion to the Air suspension Cab the crossmember was changed to a 3inch high by 2inch RHS. If you hit a really big bump, the bottom corners could hit this crossmember, so a rubber buffer was fitted beside the air bag to limit this. The cutout in the Fibreglass cab gave plenty of clearance to stop this happening. To modify the cab for the deep back you needed a new roof and headlining, a new outer back panel and a new inner back panel and lining, possibly a new rear glass and the longer grabrails. Back then the Aircon was mounted on the roof so you had to put new reinforcing bars in the roof to support the unit. I still have the truck and use it occasionally.  Just some memories. - Kav.
    • That post is 9 Years Old, So It is anybodies guess if It Got Restored or Not??
    • Mine you need to  manually shift each gear, unless loaded or I have a person in a rush behind me, I start in 3 or 4 and skip every other gear to the top.
    • So guys-how do you drive these Cats?  Put it in a slot-say 5, and it sequentially upshifts from 1 thru 5 or is each "gear" selected with the stick i.e. put it in "1" and it stays in "1" until you move selector up??
    • http://truckmadpeople.smfforfree3.com/index.php/topic,174.0.html     Being restored in New Zealand.
  • Recent Status Updates

    • Graham Elliott  »  chiphauler244

      I read in a thread that you may know where to find some F-model windshields 
      · 1 reply
    • 41chevy  »  1958 F.W.D.

      My wife sent the story to Fox news about the Marine. Interesting conversation with them. I gave them your name as a contact on the story. 
      As a veteran I could not let this crap go unknown by all.    Paul
      · 1 reply
    • BillyT  »  Dreamer

      Dreamer, that's a solid looking bulldog,!Decide on a color yet?
      · 1 reply
    • Little big mack  »  Mackpro

      Hopefully you can help me out. 
      Boost pressure wont build over 30lbs on aset 460. Do see the green wire has some wear through but i wrapped in electrical tape for time being. 
      But the reason im asking is i have a 3-2 code with if you push mode and reset at same time on dash is 5022-02 m128. Code means engine speed sensor but which one. I just replace both 2months ago and i only have one spare and hoping its not the bellhousing bc its a bitch. Also can it feel like truck is in limp mode.
      Still kinda new at understanding mack.but im some mechanically inclined
      · 0 replies
    • superliner500  »  hqplz

      Send me your email. Can give you some options.
      · 1 reply
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