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Few Americans realize the massive global presence that Mack Trucks once had. Mack established a name for itself from Western Europe to Iran with the indestructible Mack NR series military 6x4s that we

Nice shots of the WHDX-1000. And so of us are nuts enough to scratch build one of the 4 units in 1/24 scale. Namely one of the smaller units with the DDC 16V-71 & Clark BD-91000 rear axles......

A few more. Mack's ran from the UK and European mainland to countries throughout the Middle East and Western Asia including Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

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On 3/11/2020 at 8:47 PM, Svin said:

The one with the red bumper is the high roof an after market product? 

That is the top part of a Kenworth Aerodyne COE grafted to the roof of the F model.

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3 hours ago, kscarbel2 said:

Factory-built.

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Obviously from your picture and knowledge there are factory built condo or tall sleepers. Were there different variations? I ask because the one with the red bumper has a V shape to the front of it but the one you shared is flat. I would be surprised to find out that they made variations like that to a sleeper from the factory but hey there’s a good chance I’m wrong. Thanks again for sharing all of your excellent knowledge with us Ks. 

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1 hour ago, HeavyGunner said:

Obviously from your picture and knowledge there are factory built condo or tall sleepers. Were there different variations? I ask because the one with the red bumper has a V shape to the front of it but the one you shared is flat. I would be surprised to find out that they made variations like that to a sleeper from the factory but hey there’s a good chance I’m wrong. Thanks again for sharing all of your excellent knowledge with us Ks. 

The red truck appears to have a locally installed high roof, I assume installed in the UK. The blue one is a factory unit. I saw many FM's in Allentown on their way to Europe. American market F-model parts books showed the high sleeper in some of the common illustrations.

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I was surprised at the number of 56 Chevrolet cars, (taxi cabs) and Mack R models in Istanbul, and Izmir, Turkey back when I was there in 85, 86, and 87.

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Rob said:

I was surprised at the number of 56 Chevrolet cars, (taxi cabs) and Mack R models in Istanbul, and Izmir, Turkey back when I was there in 85, 86, and 87.

I surprizingly saw none of both of those when I was in Istambul in 2011. Moreover, all in all I cruised no less than 2500 km over the Turkey roads both mains and locals and saw only one Mack truck I even couldn't figure out which model it was. The truck went in the opposit direction on a 6 lane highway behind the concrete divider. It looked like a DM or maybe a R-model but difficult to determine when we passed each other on a speed of 200+ km/h in total.

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Most of the 56 Chevy cars looked almost new. Most were red with a white top and red interior but many were yellow with a white top. I only rode i a couple of red ones myself. The dashboard layout was different from those marketed in the USA when new. I also don't know what engines were installed but probably wasn't a 235ci GM engine. There was always a line of them off to the sides of the American Consulate building, and down by the dock area which wasn't far from the Consulate building. That area had a lot of tourists too as the "Attaturk" memorial was right down there. In Izmir, I didn't get off the base but taxi cabs were the way to get around and most of them were also 56 Chevrolet cars. I took extensive photos with my 35mm camera and still have them someplace. I'll see if I can dig them out sometime. There are too some Mack truck photos but they looked similar to an R model but I cannot attest they actually were.

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that picture with big camels is amazing.

The single axle F-model with a trailer and black plates was Netherlands registerd.

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Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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Looks like a Mack dealer ship in Spain

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Picture bellow is Olloquiegui  Transportation of Pamplona Spain 

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Looks like Brussels to with that doohikie in the back ground, built fgor the world fair and called the Atomium,  I think thats what it is

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I reckon this a Dutch based truck, there was a mob that ran a whole heap of these painted this way , Vlad will know a lot more than me

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Check out the set back front axle 0n this F model, oh and the horns on the roof are pretty cool as well20200518-082341.jpg

 

No details on these jiggers

 

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On 5/5/2020 at 5:57 PM, mrsmackpaul said:

Looks like a Mack dealer ship in Spain

Spanish haulier San Jose used the Mack emblem Paul. We didn't care......free advertising.

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