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About PaLawman

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  • Birthday 10/30/1974

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    Sweet Valley Pa. USA
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    Macks, Brockways, Hays, K100's W900's, Trans Am's, Chevelles, Camaro's, Corvettes, 1/32 and 1/25 scale model trucks and police cars. Correcting / Reporting political corruption and municipal government abuse of powers.

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    RS747LST Western
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    Only scale models.

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  1. Mik Mak of Canada still makes custom sleepers for dual and single stack configurations. I reached out to them to see what a 60'' mid-rise flat roof would cost. Needless to say they would have been able to replicate something comparable for a brand new Mack. Maybe Mack just wasn't on board with the concept of what Dan was trying to accomplish. Dan, if your out there WE WANT ANSWERS!!!!! LOL..
  2. Thank You Jammer!! I sometimes have a hard time getting my pics or attachments to link in on this site. God I love that pic of that ole Gal!!!
  3. Hope the link loads. Here is Dan's YouTube post. Published on Jun 4, 2019 Convoy’s Rubber Duck Reimagined for 2019. Although we had fun finding, saving and restoring the 1970 Mack RS700L and 1960 Trailmobile Tank Trailer, along with finding and saving the purpose-built 1977 Mack RS700L used in the movie Convoy......we couldn't help but wonder what a modern version of the Rubber Duck's truck would look like. For a moment, we had to delve into fantasy land and assume that Martin Penwald (the Rubber Duck) was real and that the events of the movie Convoy were a reality. We started by assuming the look of the truck was chosen by Martin Penwald for whatever reason.....all black truck with some limited bright accents, single right exhaust, large modular sleeper, cab mounted old-school air deflector, long hood conventional, black interior and a long wheelbase 250" or more. Given the nature of trucking now, we also didn't believe that the real Martin Penwald would be interested in dealing with SCR, DPF or e-Logs. This narrowed our choices. Mack wouldn't talk to us about a single side mounted exhaust and wouldn't build gliders. Peterbilt things grey is the only color for interiors, and KW dropped the modular sleeper. Western Star and their local dealer Truck Centers, Inc. was eager to work with us and was willing to build exactly what we wanted. Securing one of the last glider slots available, we ordered in in July 2018 for June 2019 delivery. Please check back to follow along with the completion of the build and its debut around the country at key events.
  4. Just found this nugget on the internetowebogram... Glad to see Dan Bruno is back on the grid. I just feel uneasy about his new concept. Although, it is completely logical and makes sense... I just love this CLASSIC movie and the truck. But, I REALLY hate to see it be anything else... But, GREAT JOB Dan!!!! Your Western Truck looks amazing!!! https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rubber+duck+truck&sp=SBSYAQHqAwA%3D
  5. LOVE that truck! GREAT JOB!!!!!! It looks absolutely amazing!! Cannot wait to see the interior cab pics. Were you able to sort out the air condition wiring issue?? Like I said mine is going to be a project tracing it correctly. So I decided to basically just remove the complete dash assy retrace the wires and eliminate the shotty electrical patch job and restore the dash while it is out. The 3M DI-NOC (textured) wood grain vinyl works PERFECTLY to reproduce the wood grain. Hope to see more pics soon!!!! Amos
  6. I really wish someone would make this truck in a 1/25th or a 1/32nd scale model kit or a resin conversion. Really is an awesome truck!!!
  7. Thanks!!!! Yeah I am not super techno savvy. I usually need my 15 year old son to help.. LOL.. I was at the Macungie show here in Pa looking at several RS700L's and each seemed to be different in some way or form. Not sure why the change was needed year to year other than the steering box changes. But, for the most part, most clear the steering box and a change would not be needed that bad or a spacer. Just knowing mine are aluminum makes me weary.. I asked Dave at Strickland's about one and he is checking for a match.
  8. A guy locally here in Sweet Valley has a Mack identical to yours.. I wonder if it was a surplus unit. I will try and grab a pic and add it..
  9. Sorry this picture is sideways but I am having problems loading pics onto the site anymore. But, This is the driver side front spring/bumper bracket for my RS700L. As you can see it is cracked. I have not removed it yet to see if I can have welded. But, once I remove it I may see about having it recast in steel not aluminum. So, if ANYONE has one please let me know or PM me. THANKS!!!!! Amos.
  10. I think it is VERY restorable and an average price. It would be a perfect match to a restored single axle truck. LOVE it! I am STILL after a tandem axle Trailmobile tanker too if you hear or see one in your travels.
  11. Highly Restorable!!! Price appears reasonable.
  12. Anyone know if these are these hard to get? I have the cardboard panel to match too for behind the seats. Value/Trade??
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