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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. I just wanted to thank everyone on this site that helped me along the way. And also show off my new playtoy. I found this truck about 4 months ago. It ran real well and had a real solid cab. It needed all of the front body pieces except the grill shell. I think the PO sent them out to be sandblasted and never got them back. I spent some time doing bodywork which I hate doing and probably could've done a better job but I wanted a driver. Something I dont have to be worried about parking at a show. And something my kids can climb in and not worry about a scratch. I was able to take it for a ride
    14 points
  3. We- meaning me, Zina from Florida, and Ollie from Florida- went to the Tri-State ATHS Show in Clearbrook, Va. today. Ollie was thrilled- I can't resize the pictures with my phone, so they might be too big. I saw a V8 Mack there. Nice B model- I thought this was a great paint job, but it's actually a wrap. I saw a few dignitaries too. Like farmer52 Fuzzy Buzzard Underdog, talking to Ollie. Here's a fine looking Dodge, and the nicest D860 GMC I've ever seen, this restoration is just fantastic.
    13 points
  4. What more do I need to say? Gerhart’s 2020!
    13 points
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  6. 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?
    11 points
  7. Local place has a realistic train layout close to 8x16 feet. The layout mimics real scenes.
    11 points
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  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. 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.
    8 points
  13. I think this was at redbubble, or something like that. Love it!
    8 points
  14. Evidence of spinning parts! Last night's pictures are now in the gallery: https://sjcreativevt.pixieset.com/skippymack/
    7 points
  15. Wet sanding away!! Got about 1/2 done yesterday and planning on finishing today. A couple of nice days to do it.
    7 points
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. RE: FUNNY T SHIRT Sorry my mind musta wonderd LOL OK ..... ok nuff 4 now LOL cya
    7 points
  20. 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
  21. https://d33wjekvz3zs1a.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Trump-2020-ad.mp4?_=1
    6 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. We got her off the trailer, and towed her up our hill and into the driveway last night.
    6 points
  26. I’ve got a few more individual and other manufacturer pics... I might get this whole album uploaded some day 😂
    6 points
  27. 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
  28. Well folks, I almost can’t believe I’m saying this, but the truck has truly been found! I hope to speak more on it in the future but right now I’m so thankful it’s still around!
    6 points
  29. According to the "official" Tail of the Dragon website, this display appeared in about 2000 and lasted for about 2 years before somebody started removing pieces from it. I love the poem that was written for it: Here he lies with pistons and crank Buried up to his ass In the face of this bank He challenged the Dragon To have some fun As you can see, the Dragon won!! Photo & Poem by Carl Cooper
    6 points
  30. I frequently eat lunch at a restaurant next-door to one of the local truck stops. Watching the drivers come in and out of that place is scary. There are a few who know their truck and are careful to square the corner off nicely. Those guys are pros, and you can tell. But, too many of the drivers just appear lazy or careless, cutting the corner off with no regard for vehicles sitting at the light. Watch their eyes and you can see that they don't even glance in the mirror to see where their trailer is. Lots of accidents there. The road leading to our plant is curvier than I would hav
    6 points
  31. I liked Tapatalk too but it is owned by China and they use it to steal content and other data from forums to use as click bait or god knows what on other websites. We pulled the plug because it is a security risk.
    6 points
  32. No pay. We did it because WE LIKE our president and our country.
    6 points
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    6 points
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. I got all my pictures from Winchester put on Flickr today. https://www.flickr.com/photos/28526133@N04/albums/72157716150541671/with/50391034671/?fbclid=IwAR0lbhWYjVudbgNB7pwcELkiKyWbX6P9mW-hWdQ8Xkm0CKtXBw43cUkh3sg
    5 points
  37. 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
  38. The CF-600 Hauler off the leash today at the dog park.
    5 points
  39. It WOULD be nice if politics could stay out of our discussions. It's Supposed to be about the Dogs.
    5 points
  40. Yup me too especially when it comes to politics My opinion is my opinion and I choose not to voice that here!The politics of our countries are Just That ( Politics and BS!) again just an opinion!
    5 points
  41. Politics and the internet can be a cruel thing. I've learned to keep my mouth shut because it doesn't really matter.
    5 points
  42. Not a lot more that I can add here Some times quality is more important than quantity Paul and some photos that are freshly flogged from the interweb for alex g
    5 points
  43. Some random pics of some of the awesome Macks at this year's show. The trucks from Florida were amazing, especially the RD800! The brown R700 was a real sweet truck too. The weather was fantastic.
    4 points
  44. No problemo..... I had to learn it myself as I had no clue. Of course it was easy on an engine sitting on the floor in the garage. I did have to replace the transfer pump the following summer due to low pressure on a hard pull, it would run out of guts about 1/2 way up a long grade. The hand pump was fine. I put a small fuel pressure gauge strapped to the air cleaner so I could watch it on the hills. That is where I found out what was going wrong. Put a reman pump on it and she was like a new puppy again. Photo from google. Going from faded memory there is a disc on top and bot
    4 points
  45. It was the natural progression of things. Why did they replace the 1940's Dodge, Ford, Chevy cars with the newer ones? Why did every product from that era and every era change and get restyled? Everything gets updated, Mack's styling was not any different. They updated the cabs to make them more modern and probably cheaper to produce. Designs keep changing, even if they don't look as good as the old ones. Modern cars don't look as good as the 64 Chevy in the picture either.
    4 points
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