More parts printed:
If there's interest, I can custom print emblems
The blue parts are plastic (PLA) and as-printed without any cleaning.
I spent about 10 minutes cleaning the blue parts and then sprayed them with primer.
Another 20 minutes detailing can make a big difference
Plastic can be chrome plated, but it requires a lot of prep work as every flaw will show
The Horn Button
Still tweaking the pieces
Three pieces Super-glued together
Will need detailing to look smooth like the original
I'm not sure the hardware for my horn button is correct - the button is too far above the steering wheel
Not sure how the plastic will hold up.
It wouldn't pass today's requirements of:
500lb Gorilla tugging on the handle
But, they're better than what's on my truck
If there's interest, I could make a mold and cast them in brass or bronze (or alum or...)
I Dedicate This Album To The Only Mack Truck Model Considered An Outcast. Let's Give It Up For The Mack Savage FDM Series Front Discharge Mixer. The World's Most Hated And Unwanted Mack Concrete Mixer Trucks.
Found a one owner 1917 Mack AB near Baltimore MD. Was stored in a house garage since 1988. Prior to that it was stored in a barn on the eastern side of Baltimore since the 1940's. Truck is in excellent condition but will need some TLC
Right on man very well put and with all the modern trucks these days slope nose plastic... that old stuff really stands out sounds like a fabulous idea you got frankly I wish I was rich and didn’t have to work anymore except for messing with these old trucks staring with the DM I’ve heard for 25 years and hardly looks any different Ha ha ha ... bob
Just figured I’d add the few times we’ve had dump trucks and semis and even a little pickup one time, escort us almost when we took one of the firetrucks onto a highway. Really makes me want to replace the old fire radios that don’t work anymore anyways with a CB radio cuz those guys have tried to talk to us that way before. Point being, everyone seems to eventually bow down to the kings of the road, old Macks. Most people are scared and drive cautiously around them, the rest will ensure a safe journey. The smiles and rubbernecking of some little kid in his mom’s minivan as they pass us, or the beaming blue collar worker on his commute slowing down to admire the truck... words can’t give justice to how that feels.
Me and my significant other have said when we don’t work anymore we’re taking as many trucks as we can on a tour of the country one summer, a bunch of different shows, we just need to collect those trucks... she really wants a blue H model to cruise around in one day... really makes me wish I had a ton of money just lying around to be able to accumulate as many as guys like Superdog.
Don’t know if you knew this but I actually owned one 1962 F600 first truck as an owner operator back in 1983 but yes I have a lot of fun memories especially our trip from Massachusetts to Florida when I was only 15 there was thousands of them running down 95... bob