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I have been driving mack trucks from my teenage days which by the way is a LONG time ago I have been restoring and customizing military trucks for a while and I restore and drive early to mid seventys chevy trucks. Time to move on to the next level I want to find a decent B model or a 66-71 R model to restore and use in the many parades I do for the veterans. The last military truck I customized which I still own is used to do parades with the vets the older guys who cant march anymore are loaded into the back and ride along waving to appreciative crowds I included a couple pics the truck went from a really beat up fire dept brush truck to the finished shorter version on which I did my first digital camo paint job. I drove a nice 71 RS700L for an excavator years ago pulling a lowboy I would really like to have that tractor now the last two years I have been driving an RB model pulling a dump trailer until this spring I was moved to running a loader loading semis with gravel and other yard chores its nice to finally get out of the nasty traffic problem we have here.

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Im looking for a fixer upper not a basket case I need something with a decent running engine and good trans a ready to work truck is out of my budget I might sell the military truck to fund this project then I could buy a better starter truck. Im not afraid to dive into a project truck either I work at a company with 40 macks and we have a huge shop and the head mechanic is a good friend who looks forward to assisting me with any problem that may arise.

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Again...check out the link to my '70. I drive it several times a week. And, a lot of work has gone into the mechanical side of it. Mainly, it needs the cosmetic work done to it to make it pretty.

Engine and trans are great. Driveline is great. Drives great. Cab is better than most steel dash trucks. It's far from a basket case.

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Doubleclutchinweasel you misunderstood me your truck is great a bit out of my price line because you have done lots of improvements on it I read the ad you have you have a ready to work truck jump in and go needs nothing to improve it. I may see if the one I have pictured is for sale it needs a new cab its a 73 looks like it needs a bit of fiberglass work Im no stranger to that either but depending on price the cab may be a deal killer its local though and for the price of shipping one from another state it may pay to buy a cab.I will get rid of the box and hoist and just redo the cab and chassis it looked older than a 73 but it has a brown interior either way buy it or not I have begun the search the biggest problem with the local trucks is the rust jacking of the double frame rails.

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Don't have any more information on it right now the owner was not present when the pics were taken and I didn't want my friend to open anything up with out them present they park in the same yard. He took the pics today when he got back in he said they have not moved in years there is two B models sitting there too one has a cummins in it and one is a gasser but they are true basket cases.

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Being a six wheeler the hoists always leak and make the perfect frame oiler preserving the metal and here in northern Illinois most excavators do not work all winter after the big freeze up saving the truck not running on salted roads the thing that does bother me is the roof rusting out like it has.

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