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...)
this is a 1948 mack ej formerly rockport eng 3, became a forest fire truck for a short time. sold from the town in the mid 1980s, bought by a local welder who removed the continental 6 cylender and installed the 453 detroit diesel, 2600 pound double reduction rears, air brakes, 8 speed road ranger trans.,converted to 12 volts and was used as a welders truck for about 25 years, i got it about 16 years ago, rebuilt the motor head, and radiator, and did some body work and painted it, had to sel it about 15 years ago and have not seen it until today on line[09-13-19] would like to hear from the owner of the truck, and would like to see it again please contact me . it is great the truck is still around and running. feel free to call my cell phone at 978-767-0218