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  1. Since Covid19 has killed all the truck shows for most of the year it was time to give the old dog a bath and groom before going to sleep for the summer. As with any old dog she was dirty and dusty from just laying around, just waiting to go to a few shows. So had to take the dog to the detailer, sign on building, and get polished and waxed because things are starting to open up again cause of Covid19. Wanted to give my neighbor some much needed work. It took four days to detail, bugs actually etched into the paint, glass water etched, polish aluminum parts and wheels. Turned out a lot better t
    29 points
  2. Not everyday you pull up to the gas station and see a b model.
    17 points
  3. 1970 Autocar Cummins 335 Roadranger 13 and Hendrickson suspension Holmes 750 extended boom Just bought it today only pulled out of service in January of 2019 because owner retired. The owner who is 81 was forced to retire because he has extreme difficulty getting in and out of the truck since he broke his neck at age 79.He's a tough old dude and a pleasant man to converse with.
    17 points
  4. Newest addition to collection 1964 Mack C615 . Mack made only 1589 C models during 1963-1965 the C615 was limited to 208 made. This truck is in original condition always garage kept only one driver (the original owners son). This truck has a Mack END864 V-8, Quadraplex, looks to be a 44k camelback, double frame, power steering. 11.00x20 tires, the filler panels for the fenders are there just not currently installed.
    17 points
  5. My single axle donor truck is an H67LT so it's got aluminum suspension brackets and air tanks. I cleaned the tanks thoroughly (inside and out) and pressure tested them. I used a jitterbug with 320 paper and then wet sanded with 600, 800, and 1000; then polished with Mothers. They're still scarred from decades of hanging under a truck but I like them anyway. I'm not going for a showroom new look, I like a truck that has some character to it.
    16 points
  6. I always thought it would be cool to own a C-model and it happened today. A friend of mine decided to sell his dad's old truck. They used it to haul grain to Duluth, MN back in the day, then it was converted into a motorhome. It now has a 237 with a triplex. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but the price was right.
    16 points
  7. So we have been trapped in the house for the past 45+ days. The kids have been doing home study, and get outside when they can as the weather here in eastern Pennsylvania has been for the birds lately. Half a day of sun and then six days of rain. Wash, rinse, repeat. Large (now 16) and Medium (now 15) are pissed off they can't go hang out with their buddies and are suffering because of it. Large (10th grade) also began Welding at the Votech school this year (one of the hardest programs to get into.....) and he grew to LOVE his classes between September and March when they locked down the schoo
    16 points
  8. I came back to post the end results of my work on the B75 I've been thrashing on. Mainly because some on here really wanted to see the finished product.
    15 points
  9. I actually started putting my chassis together...this will be interesting. It was tough to get it all leveled up because the right rail is slightly sway-backed.
    15 points
  10. DONE, DONE, DONE!!!! Final patches on the lower windshield pillars installed and cleaned up the gutters. Test fit the doors and all is well with no rubbing. Obviously, I need to tweak a lot of little stuff. Looking at my last couple of posts, it doesn’t look like a lot of progress. But, there was, as it was all the hard stuff that shows. I am amazed I brought this cab back and now my big headache is behind me!!
    15 points
  11. I've been in the sign business for 35 years and just got around to make up something for a shop decoration
    15 points
  12. 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
  13. Four wheel driving here is a bit different than in the states. You can pretty much go where ever you want, anytime you want. Mountains, beach, bush. No worries! Also different types of vehicles. My son Maxim loves his Nissan safari and l was more the Land Rover defender type. We spent a lot of time driving around this amazing country.
    14 points
  14. Evening Folks, I am happy to report the B arrived safely this morning, and with a couple fresh batteries, fired right up with no issues. It is a 237 Mack w/jakes, and looks to be a really low time engine, I drove it off the trailer and the last mile home with no problem. Pic of it sitting in the driveway next to my F250 service truck.
    13 points
  15. What about boobage? Everybody loves boobage, cake, and ice cream. That's why there's "Odds and Ends", so you can sit in a Peterbilt truck eating an ice cream 🍦 and think about boobage🤣
    13 points
  16. Friend of mine sent me this pic taken in 1985. His truck with his Dad's and brothers. Just thought it was a cool pic that has survived 35 years.
    13 points
  17. 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
  18. What more do I need to say? Gerhart’s 2020!
    13 points
  19. Well after 22 years dragged the 68 out of its corner of the barn. My son had been bugging me to get it going again and volunteered to do it in his barn-with my unskilled help of course. Stock 289, 3 on tree. Only thing I did to it was add two shocks to front axle and 2A" lift when I bought it in 95, for 4500 bucks!
    13 points
  20. I helped the gravedigger exhume this last weekend.
    13 points
  21. Details!! Lots of small things happening, brackets going back on, holes being refilled and progress!! Spent $130 on hardware, yesterday, nothing bigger than a handful of 5/16 bolts. Cowl vent doors are adjusted and finished. Chrome shop called, my lot should be back in about 8-10 weeks. So, finishing the doors will be a while. I have a tentative date around the beginning of April at an upholsterer to cut, sew and install the headliner and back wall. He did sew me up 22’ of matching windlace to go around the inside door jambs.
    12 points
  22. Well I retired from trucking and couldn't be happier. The whole state of the union sickens me nowadays. Got a job in a gold mine running equipment above ground and when on overtime my coffee mug makes me the same money $240,000 dump trucks make around here, LOL Anyway, been loading these. There is a Superliner and two CL Elites still working in here. All E9 V8's and I assume 65,000 Mack rears. The Superliner is on Camelback and the CL is on solid trunion. They also have Stars with big rears and solid walking beams and one with planetary rears. The other reason I q
    12 points
  23. 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
  24. That same day we catched the final destination, met the owner and I finally saw the aim of the trip myself. Can't say I was really excited but the truck more looked alive than dead. The next day we installed the rear crank seal housing since the owner removed it planning to change the seal but didn't, flywheel, clutch set and the tranny. I brang a chain winch along the other things but the point to attach it was the body's front board which was not a perfect location to hang the tranny up. As a follow we put plenty of labour getting it in place. Having experience of installing clutch on my R-m
    12 points
  25. I haven't posted on here in a while. I've been fortunate to see a lot of work come through and have stayed busy. After getting the new tie rod ends (required putting the knuckles on a CNC and hogging out the taper about 1/16") the 56 B-42 is running strong! Here are a couple of pictures of it rigged up. It's a bit hard to see but the second picture is a couple of 1800lb white jade foo dogs I transported to a local botanical garden.
    12 points
  26. The Champion collection of Special Edition RW and MH Mack Trucks: From left to right: RW 613 - the 114th of 186 built, component record date 3/6/1985 MH 613 - the 20th of 64 built, component record date 5/3/1985 RW 613 - the 127th of 138 built, placement date 10/29/1986 MH 613 - the 9th of 22 built, placement date 11/21/1986 Photo taken by Bernie Champion, April, 2020 Data from the Archives of the Mack Truck Historical Museum, Allentown, PA
    12 points
  27. Action shot from the mid 50s of highway 64 construction in St. Louis. They still have one left.
    12 points
  28. Son and Snowflake daughter inlaw came over to show me their $200 Nano anti plague masks, Princess snowflake saw what I was doing and nearly puked in her new mask. 1st good event. Village Mayor and new town constable came over and the constable threw up on the mayor shoes. 2nd good event. All I was doing was prepping a dozen pigs for their diner dates. Need OD to smoke some up for me. Ended up with a bit over 400 pounds of meat so far. Here is my bacon and sausage pics. Won't show the pigs hanging around in the cold room being quiet.
    12 points
  29. Bob lived in California and was a lifelong environmentalist and was defeated in the House of Representatives election. He was sick of the world; of Covid-19, Brexit, Russian belligerence, global warming, racial tensions, and the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy media headlines. Bob drove his car into his garage and then sealed every doorway and window as best he could. He got back into his car and wound down all the windows, selected his favorite radio station, started the car and revved it to a slow idle. Four days later, a worried neighbor peered through his garage window and sa
    11 points
  30. Popped the seat frames and original seats in tonight so I could sit in my truck for the first time on something other than a milk crate! Don't mind me...I'll be here making "vroom-vroom" noises and grinning from ear to ear!!
    11 points
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  32. Local place has a realistic train layout close to 8x16 feet. The layout mimics real scenes.
    11 points
  33. WotCanEyeSay WotSezU? cya
    11 points
  34. As i said many times in the past there're just a few Mack trucks in Russia and only a finger count of old ones so I keep the track on the most of them. A few years back a friend of mine sent me a picture from the net with orange Cruiseliner with Russian plates. Those indicated registration of the city of Ekaterinburg which is a kind of a capital of the Ural mountains region. A bit later another friend met the owner on some local truck forum and supplied me with contact info. I made a phone call, learned the specifications and the chassis # and was also told that the truck was selling. But the
    11 points
  35. Friend of ours stopped on his way home from Michigan with his new purchase. '88 MH613 - E6 4v 350 w/Jake - Mack 9 spd - 44,000 New Way air ride on 11R 24.5 rubber. .....Hippy
    11 points
  36. Hi everyone, Haven’t been on in a dogs age and still in New Zealand. Not milling any more and shifted to portable crushing. Loving Central Otago and this beautiful area. We are in week four of lock down here. Hope everyone is staying safe and well. Cheers, Tim
    11 points
  37. 1987 Working Superliner in Wyoming
    11 points
  38. I traded a B30 for this B81SX last summer, finally got it arranged to get it home and the B30 delivered. Sold a CH recently to a young man in the same area and he volunteered to transport the other trucks for fuel costs.
    11 points
  39. Handsome heavy spec B61 with big rubber and rear wheel sanders pictured at Macungie.
    11 points
  40. Tractor based in central Mass last I knew.
    11 points
  41. This bright red "R model" started life as a 1964 B model. Now, a 1964 BCR utilizing a factory Mack kit with all the parts needed for conversion.
    11 points
  42. Again it is important to have facts. You are only 50% correct. The republican Trump administration IS in power. However they are the least bureaucratic administration since Reagan or before. Hence the fact that the man is hellbent on the deregulation of businesses. If he were bureaucratic than he would be pressing for the typical oppressive regulation that stifled businesses for the 8 years that Obama was in office. Why is it that during Obama's tenure, that the economy failed to reach 3% GDP growth during any year of his administration? You realize that no President has had that pro
    10 points
  43. Was at the now disbanded Golden Age of Trucking Museum and is currently at the Iowa 80 Truck Museum. It is beautiful! The Diamond T used a variation of the Comfo-Vision cab.
    10 points
  44. "It's got eight cylinders and uses them all" A line from a cover of "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Commander Cody.
    10 points
  45. Kind of a weird time let’s try to make the best of it .. Remember God decides who goes home and when..... bob
    10 points
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