Meet “Large Marge.” Finally fed-up with the nepotism, cronyism, and downright incompetence in academia, I finally resigned my post, hung up my professor hat, scraped together all my life savings, and bought a 2015 Mack Pinnacle — just in time for the coronavirus outbreak. So while everyone else has been getting laid off, quarantined, and locked down, I have been quite busy hammering the highways, moving medical supplies, hand sanitizer, and even toilet paper!
Some shots of my 77 RD 600 SX. 300 Maxi, 5x2 Maxitorque 55,000 Mack rears. The one with the Black bed are as he was when he was a pup. I sold him to my cousin and it was a terrible mistake. Got what was left of him back last year and now hoping to win the lottery so I can put him back to his glory years.
The old Poloroid is a model I built when I was 15 and it actually went to the dealer so they could see how I wanted the paint. Luckily they screwed it up and I liked the Red better on the front.
I probably have 50,000 hours of labor in doing one thing or another to this old boy. If it wasn’t rolling I was modifying something. Everything from building brackets to install the overhead console, building a floor console from aluminum and plywood that sat level with the seats when the air was dumped so you could attempt to lay down and nap while waiting on a load of coal or waiting to dump a load of coal. Installing a Burgundy Western interior, painting the interior metal and smoothing out all the weld seams, drilling holes in the interior of the cab and shooting it full of “Great Stuff” foam and installing several layers of foam and a sheet of plywood under the floor to insulate and deaden sound, (it was so sealed up I had to open the kick vent to shut the door all the way closed and locked. Anyways I love this old truck and I regretted selling it as soon as it went out of sight but there was no work and I needed the money.
God is good and he’s home now and he will either get restored to his former glory or rust whichever God has in store for me to be able to do.
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 used a Early Farmall red ( when I removed the fuel tank there was some places that had never seen the light of day, and that bright red matched up good , it’s DuPont Nason , the trans is Rustouem dark machine gray , engine is old Cummins gold
Thats a amazing tractor, there must of been huge shortage of big tractors around that time as even in Australia people made similar looking tractors on that scale, even some professional looking articulated tractors up around the 300 HP mark
NICE WORK I am trying to find a 1/50 scale Mack Pinnacle tractor w/ a white cab Could you help me I do have a collection of 1/25 scale models that I have built over the past years Keep up the good work Dreamer