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The Chassis Number is 3-QH-312 (not positive if it's the original but we were told it was). We've been searching pics online for days and can't seem to find any that really look like ours. All of them have something that just doesn't match. Seems closest to late 30's/early 40's E series - but it looks like the E series start with E-OH-####. If any of you can help us ID this we would really appreciate it! If you know where any other identifying marks are that would help let us know. Here's a link to a few pics of the truck:

http://picasaweb.google.com/krsmith124/Pics?authkey=Gv1sRgCI3U2Pqw0rf-2gE#5414824744304938146

http://picasaweb.google.com/krsmith124/Pics?authkey=Gv1sRgCI3U2Pqw0rf-2gE#5414824752071608162

We really want to restore this back to original - so any help or pics of what it use to look like would be very appreciated!

Thanks!

Mitch

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Are you sure the 3 is not an E there is an EHQ model in the E sreies. terry

Positive - I've quadruple checked it. There is also a mark stamped not far from it that is a W with a line across the top of the middle. Don't know if that means anything.

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Thank you all for your help! I've checked again, and it definitely looks like a 3, not a backwards E. I've posted pics of the numbers/symbols on the frame - don't know if that will help. The "Q" in the pic looks like an "O", but is for sure a "Q". I have also emailed the Mack Museum, hope to hear from them soon.

PS - This came with the original engine, which we got running to drive it into our shop - can't wait to finish restoring this! We're going to leave that engine in it - still runs like a charm. I'll add pics as we progress too :-)

Thanks again!

Kim

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Here is a grill pic of an 'EH'built in 1948.

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This looks very much like it! The guy we bought ours from swears it's a '32 - but I don't see anything from '32 that matches ours. Closer to '42, I think he got his years mixed up. He just called today and said he found the paperwork (original pink slip!) and is going to bring it by later this week when he's in the area. Hoping that may clear up some of these questions too :-)

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Looks to be an "EH"-"EQ" series to me being single drive axle. Appears to be an EN-354 Mack built engine. Lots of parts still available for those trucks but it will take some looking, and prepare to part with the funds over the duration.

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That looks more like a parts # stamping too me.The serial # on a E model is stamped on the right frame rail back by the rear spring hanger.

Thanks - we'll check that. It looks like it has aftermarket springs though, hoping the numbers are still there!

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Looks to be an "EH"-"EQ" series to me being single drive axle. Appears to be an EN-354 Mack built engine. Lots of parts still available for those trucks but it will take some looking, and prepare to part with the funds over the duration.

Rob

Thanks Rob! The engine in it amazingly is in great shape, runs without a problem. This site has been great - people are already contacting us with parts they have for it. Much of the metal we will fabricate ourselves, that's what we do. Hoping to get it done in time for the GoodGuys show next year :-)

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Thanks Rob! The engine in it amazingly is in great shape, runs without a problem. This site has been great - people are already contacting us with parts they have for it. Much of the metal we will fabricate ourselves, that's what we do. Hoping to get it done in time for the GoodGuys show next year :-)

Kim:

My guess would be 1945-1947 EG, EH or most likely an EM model. I'll wait for the Mack Museum to weigh in on this. By the way, the Mack Museum is moving to the Allentown Test Center and the test center will become a customer service and test center where customers can test Mack trucks on the oval and various test tracks. Completion date estimated to be October 2010.

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Thank you all for your help! I've checked again, and it definitely looks like a 3, not a backwards E. I've posted pics of the numbers/symbols on the frame - don't know if that will help. The "Q" in the pic looks like an "O", but is for sure a "Q". I have also emailed the Mack Museum, hope to hear from them soon.

PS - This came with the original engine, which we got running to drive it into our shop - can't wait to finish restoring this! We're going to leave that engine in it - still runs like a charm. I'll add pics as we progress too :-)

Thanks again!

Kim

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Hi Calfabz, that is a parts #, probably front axle. The chassis # that tells you what model and serial # your truck is. It is stamped on the chassis rail at the back of the truck not exactly sure of its exact location. These trucks were built from about 1936 up. My guess is EH. Regards jeffro
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Hi Calfabz, that is a parts #, probably front axle. The chassis # that tells you what model and serial # your truck is. It is stamped on the chassis rail at the back of the truck not exactly sure of its exact location. These trucks were built from about 1936 up. My guess is EH. Regards jeffro

We've checked for numbers on the chassis rail all front, rear, sides tops & bottom - no luck. Nearly all of the parts on the truck seem to include a "Q" in their part numbers - could this mean that they were made for an "EQ" series - or are they pretty standard part #'s? Found a few EQ's that look pretty close to this - but also quite a few EH's. Still haven't heard back from the Mack Museum. If anyone has a contact there I could talk to that would be great! Hoping to get all the papers on the truck later this week too - we really hope that will shed some light.

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Just a quick thanks to all of you - this a very friendly and helpful little community! We'll definitely continue to be a part, and will post pics of the restoration as we go. Hoping to get those papers from the seller this week - should clear up once and for all what this truck is. We've stripped it now - ready to start some fabricating! Looking forward to getting this ready for the GoodGuys show next year. Quite a tight schedule but we're determined :-)

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It appears to be the same as this one, unfortunately I didn't focus on the model, I was too busy drooling over the B-67 and the H-67 there. (Click on it to make it large)

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It does! Where was this at? Maybe I can find another pic of it somewhere to see the year/model

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That looks more like a parts # stamping too me.The serial # on a E model is stamped on the right frame rail back by the rear spring hanger.

Yep, try the passenger side rail just behind the spring hanger. It may be buried under layers of crud. Is the tag still on the seat base?

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