Been an interesting past few days.
For the 1st time ever, I am sharing a project with a friend. A friend new to trucks.
Although his dad drove a Selden years ago delivering coal.
It is surprising to me how many people are interested in these old trucks.
And people from all walks of life. Kind of cool actually.
I've got a top notch hot rod builder doing sheet metal work for my B-67. He's more excited
about this truck than any rod in his shop!
Those people who think these trucks are reserved for those of us with "background" or experience
are very small-minded and will actually hurt the the hobby in the long run.
Hopefully we have covered the bases well enough to avoid the pitfalls
that can come from misunderstandings in a partnership.
We bought Kevin All's H-63 with the intent of doing a complete restoration.
Keep your eyes open on the BMT forums for Dennis "Cherry Picker" Christiano.
I know he has tried to join, and may have had some difficulty getting in.
Anyway, he'll be here soon.
As I said before, we are looking for any information about originality,
particularly with the interior detail.
The exterior is complete with all moldings and emblems, so that should be pretty easy.
There probably will be some concessions to usability; like maxi brakes and plastic air lines,
but we would like to keep the original power train, wheels and exterior details,
and keep the inside as it was new. (OK, maybe an air seat, but one that could be
changed out quickly)
Next on my list of "Mack wants" is something with an "L" cab and a small sleeper.
Ideally an LT series truck. But a B series with the bigger L cab would do fine.
I've seen a couple of possibilities, but the time is not quite right. Need to finish at least
one before I bring home another one.