R Model Cab Cure
Those of you who have seen the pictures of my 1966 R-600
know that the rocker panels and the rear cab corners are shot.
Not too unusual with this cab style. The rest of the truck is pretty nice.
I have brand new inner and outer rocker panels from Mack by way
of Kevin All for the truck. But the cab corners have eluded me. And
all of the parts trucks I have looked at have a little ridge in the cab corner that
is not in the early trucks.
So I needed a fix. And - low and behold, two fixes fell in my lap.
I found a parts man at our local dealer who was willing to actually spend
some time with the old books and microfiche, and found out that Mack still
shows new sheet metal parts, including cab corners, for the early R cabs in stock.
Then - to cap it all off - Kevin Heidrich found a parts R model in Texas that he
wants the engine and transmission out of. I agreed to buy the adjustable fifth wheel,
and he is going to cut the corners out of the cab and send them along on the pallet.
How nice is that?
Gotta love this truck stuff.
BTW: Freight from Dallas, Tx. area to Rochester, NY area from Yellow Freight
for one non-haz pallet of about 400# was just over $340.00. Not bad at all.
You can't ride your bicycle from Dallas to Rochester for 340 dollars.
Let's not forget about the common carriers for bringing home our parts.