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  1. Finally working the hood halves for the top, the two bottom panels are cut and now at a shop getting louvers pressed. Used the original front and rear hood bows and hand forming the three center ones for each side. The two pieces for each side will have 29-3/16 huck rivets running the length holding the panels together.
    15 points
  2. What more do I need to say? Gerhart’s 2020!
    13 points
  3. Do I think Trump is a jerk? Yes - Do I value results? Yes. This makes the case for him IMO and why I'm forced to vote for him again. A little long, but well written I could not have said it better myself !!!! Whose fault is it anyway?
    12 points
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  5. Local place has a realistic train layout close to 8x16 feet. The layout mimics real scenes.
    11 points
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  7. Paint on the interior, today!! Floor, jambs and doors. Took longer to tape it all off then to paint it. Just finished up and time for a well deserved beer.
    10 points
  8. Well, not quite that kind, but I'll say on a positive note! The season started late, like everything this year. Had motor issues over the winter but got them straightened out. Didn't really race until the end of June? With little racing, I started running the car on off weekends, just playing and trying to do some testing on things to handle the increased power. In doing so, I dropped it on the oil pan one day, breaking the fan off the radiator and cutting it open, crunching the bottom of the oil pan enough I was concerned about the pickup tube so out it came. With a new pan a
    10 points
  9. Almost there. Upper cab is seam sealed. Roof is done, some high build primer took care of the pitted areas on the donor. Upper molding sealed and installed. Doors are done and mounted. Some more sealing, epoxy priming and wet sanding before....paint!! Very close now. The curtains are proving their usefulness and value. Keeping them drawn, while doing all this dusty sanding, is keeping 95% of that mess out of the shop. Just what I track in on my shoes when I need to go to that side.
    9 points
  10. Well friend of mine bought a '96 RD 690P from a local town fleet. Unlike a lot of municipals, these guys washed their equipment after each snow. Truck is a EM7, 275HP, Mack 7 speed , 14,200 Front, 23,000 rears . 11:00R-24.5. Body is new Hardox. He did all the work himself except for mounting new body. I think this was a popular spec that a few area towns bought back during that timeframe. Better than anything new you could buy today IMO.
    8 points
  11. 56 Nomad complete but apart, 55 ex gasser, a 572 big block in the container and a wife that wants an old station wagon. . .BWWWWAHAHAHA
    8 points
  12. And I didn't mess up the interior paint!! spent six hours yesterday cleaning and taping off the interior. Mostly taping!! Just a few spots to clean up. WOW is all I can say!!!!!!!
    8 points
  13. I did it!! It's now "Fleet Red". Still curing up and wet, but really getting glossy as it does. That new curtain is a life saver!!!
    8 points
  14. Call us crazy, but I think we're going to proceed with a homemade header! Stay tuned. Good news is: my husband was able to successfully repair the intake, so we're only dealing with the exhaust. We're getting creative, as this is not a restoration to "original". I'm going to do a custom wood bed, so have been able to remove brake systems that won't be necessary. Removed the driver's side fuel tank this week, it can't be saved, realistically. The passenger tank was missing when I got it. I think we'll do a custom step and/or tool box on that side. Still debating about the driver's side a
    7 points
  15. Evidence of spinning parts! Last night's pictures are now in the gallery: https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    7 points
  16. Wet sanding away!! Got about 1/2 done yesterday and planning on finishing today. A couple of nice days to do it.
    7 points
  17. Another step closer. Sanded the whole cab and applied epoxy primer to it. Once it cures, I’ll wet sand the whole cab and start applying color. This week is looking good!!
    7 points
  18. The new curtain earned it's keep today. Sprayed about a 1/2 gallon of primer on the exterior. Huge mess in the work bay, NOTHING on the shop side!! It was so worth the investment. Some Lizard Skin to spray tomorrow and then interior paint. Then, followed by the exterior. Sooo close now!!
    7 points
  19. Hello everyone, You didn't scare me off 🤣. I wasn't getting notifications of responses to my post. Thank you for responding! I think we're going to try to go and bring the truck home tomorrow. We treated her to some Marvel Mystery Oil a few weeks back and brought the carb home. Carb is now clean, free, and happy. Looks like the truck was originally Mack green exterior. The interior was also green. We believe (based on accessories loaded with the body) that she originally had a dump body. Yes, she has a Thermodyne gasoline engine and a 10 speed duplex transmission
    7 points
  20. Thanks for all the insight. My husband, Dan, is an experienced welder/fabricator with lots of time logged on fuel tanks, specifically. Love seeing all the suggestions! My new exhaust manifold is being machined as we speak...check it out!
    6 points
  21. Guys, Heard from Kevin. As suspected he has been involved in a couple of projects that have him out straight. Got the feeling he was in one of those situations where it is feast or famine. Hopefully we will get some of his observations on the bigger global picture soon. And with the Traton/Navistar news that may involve the US more than some of us would like-or maybe I should say-more than I would like. Hate to see another IUS Icon lose its identity.
    6 points
  22. https://d33wjekvz3zs1a.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Trump-2020-ad.mp4?_=1
    6 points
  23. Spent the day cleaning up after the paint job. So much easier with those new curtains installed. NO mess on the shop side. Worth every penny to get. Then I actually started installing a few items permanently on the cab, clearance lights, the new air horns and door items. It feels good to be able to start putting things back together again, after such a long time. Walking around it and seeing how straight it is and how good the paint came out, I’m totally amazed!! Especially, the cab back, considering how bent up and poorly repaired it was. I gotta admit, I’m very happy about it!!!
    6 points
  24. As I work "scrunched Up" in my B cab putting floor panels back after replacing steering box, the thought crossed my mind. What was Mack's motivation to replace the L cab with the B. Could it have been : --Driver comfort? Doubtful. Nice tall seating position in L vs B. --Visibility? Doubtful. Lot of glass area in L vs B -forward as well as looking out rear window. --Aerodynamics? Granted B must have been better but given 50's fuel prices hardly-and the only wind tunnel probably started with your mother in law. So what was the driving force-just something "new"
    6 points
  25. Enjoyed reading the comments guys. Correct as the L model (CA-31) cab did become an option from 58-66. The B73/B75 came out in 55 with only the B cab at first. As the one gentlemen posted, it became known as the Studebaker cab. My dad sold his 1950 LJ in 1957. It order for a lighter GVWR, he purchased a B61 with 170 hp Mack motor. He immediately disliked the smaller cab and less power. He later that year saw a B73 L cab pass thru the Syracuse area from Florida and inquired about it at a local Mack Dealership who was unaware of the option and said it must be homemade. He checked with t
    6 points
  26. This rare AWD Mack MH was discussed here before. It was a pleasant surprise to see it at the Gerhart’ show. Not sure what driving condition it is in.
    6 points
  27. That reminds me of something I saw in town when I was a teenager. My buddy's dad ran an auto parts store in town. We frequently used the alley behind the store to come and go through the back door. Across the alley, there was a small textile plant. In the middle of that alley, the textile plant had a loading dock, coming off the alley in a "tee". There was a wide spot there, but nowhere near enough to back a trailer into...or even pull it out. Occasionally, we would see a "pup" trailer at that dock. But, we could never figure out how the driver got the trailer in there, as there was
    6 points
  28. We got her off the trailer, and towed her up our hill and into the driveway last night.
    6 points
  29. I’ve got a few more individual and other manufacturer pics... I might get this whole album uploaded some day 😂
    6 points
  30. I put a coat of primer on today, then top coated with red. The color is wrong in the photos, it's Mack 400 red. I sure do like it now!! It was a hassle to reach all the nooks and crannies, especially around the rear suspension--very hard to get the gun in and around things. I used Nason single stage urethane, it was easy to work with and covered well.
    6 points
  31. I’ve started the process of getting my Superliner ready to start and drive for the first time in over a decade. (See my first post in the introduction forum). The treadle valve and accelerator were all corroded so I’m getting that fixed before I crank it over. A couple of questions. I need a whole accelerator pedal assembly, mounting hinge as well. The part number on the back is 40B34. Anyone have a source of where to look? Second is the hardware that mounts the brake and accelerator to the floor, the holes in the floor are square and I could see remnants of clips or some sort of ins
    5 points
  32. Well that's kinda embarrassing, thought I would see if I could find the link to the end result of the weld repairs Now if you read Swishmans link the fella with buggered cast iron cylinders handle on the forum is Mammoth Now he was calling these old cylinders jugs So I tried googling "hcvc mammoth jugs" and got a unexpected result Just as well the Princess isn't watching over my shoulder as I might get a bloody good clip under the ear 😉 Turns out all the information is in Swishmans link and a word from the wise, just be careful what you punch into Googl
    5 points
  33. BH- Here is the other end of the spectrum. One of my son's pals is very active in EB community and he got a call from an ad agency that they were doing a shoot and wanted an EB with the right "patina". this guy has a beauty but he thought of my son and hooked him up with this guy. Long story short, my son said sure as long as his friend did the driving. His pal is a big guy which was fitting as you will see. I think they did 4 or 5 sessions to come up with final add. Here it is. Amazing how ad guys love using EB's- I guess they really get attention. https://www.f
    5 points
  34. Put the grillemblem on today
    5 points
  35. Here is the Buffalo crash truck in later years.
    5 points
  36. This guy has some awesome stuff on his website. Check him out, if you don't already know about him. https://mackmacktruck.com/mack-truck-restoration-by-mickey-delia.html I love the yellow/black R-600 he did for Stavola Brothers. That's the paint job I always loved.
    5 points
  37. My cousin and I were setting on the bed of my truck at Gerhart's on sat. and a young fellow walks up and says this truck use to belong to his dad and says he's going to get his dad to talk with us. Joe had the truck almost 40 years ago he used it as a gas dump truck then he put the red cab and 673 and trans and the rear on the old frame and used it for a yard truck then the father and son started to restore the truck and named the truck after Joes wife May. He sold it to a friend and later it ended up at Jerry Peters truck company were I purchased said truck. What are the odds of that connecti
    5 points
  38. They did bring it back and offer it again as an option. I would agree with Redhorse, it is a roomier cab with larger windows. There’s a few extra inches here and there, but it’s the larger, more square upper area that makes a difference in not feeling as “cramped”. Both cabs are just as wide at the bottom and the L a little deeper fore and aft. I will say the B cab is more durable and better built than the L. The lengths I’ve gone to bring my L cab back lead me to believe this and all the B survivors. The B series with the L cab option are my favorites.
    5 points
  39. The CF-600 Hauler off the leash today at the dog park.
    5 points
  40. I never did understand why labor disputes rose to the level of killing or maiming people. That's someone who's got their priorities completely out of whack.
    4 points
  41. There were quite a few Cat powered Superliners here in northern Ontario. And Cat powered CL's also. Main reasons were there being a big network of Cat dealers and many of these companies also had Cat equipment, so they liked to standardize parts. I also drove one. It was pretty sweet looking. 425 Cat, 15 speed overdrive, double frame, heavy axles with spring over walking beams, flat top bunk, dual breathers and exhaust. Wish I had pics of it. Pulled a 5 axle Raglan Hydra-Glide dump trailer with it.
    4 points
  42. This truck has been sold.
    4 points
  43. The climate IS changing and the planet IS getting warmer (here anyway). However, "mankind" has absolutely nothing to do with it and can do absolutely nothing about it.
    4 points
  44. A successful recovery mission! All the body panels fit nicely in the back of my Chevy van. Let the fun begin! I'm excited about the prospect of having an older truck than I originally speculated. After looking at these pictures, if anyone has further insight into her age, let me know. I'm still trying to locate a chassis serial number.
    4 points
  45. Fitted with a Mack 300 Coolpower Engine, 10 Speed Mack Transmission and Camelback Diffs. As far as I am aware the 4 Headlight set up was on the Australian Manufactured Trucks and I believe only 270 Cruiseliners were built here. Unsure of how many still remain today, obtaining small parts today is the challenge but managing to obtain some things. The interior of this truck is still in very good condition for its age and the truck is pretty much complete also which is a big help.
    4 points
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