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
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...)
LOL.. Yes!! I Love it.. It is a Family project. I found it on Ebay about a year ago where the guy was selling the hood and going to part it out. I begged, borrowed and stole to get the money and bout her. It is an early factory air conditioned truck too!! Build sheet from Mack says Kysor but it looks to be a RedDot unit. All original and I am the 3rd owner. We have been gathering parts and still need a few things. These Western trucks are very different and parts are weird.. The 1/32 trucks are a LOT cheaper to maintain and repair and I have a lot to catch up on.. LOL.. We have to decide if we should keep the original 290 Cummins in it or swap for an 8V71T Detroit. I am not sure what is involved, available, or needed as far as mounting, brackets etc. to convert it over. I will be looking for advice on here if we do decide.
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