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the grey one is mine. It's not quite done yet but she's on the road. It's a blast to bomb around in!

My uncle's conversion (1984 GMC 3/4 ton chassis w/6.2L diesel and turbo 350 automatic):

Here's my favorite. Not sure who it belongs to and not sure what's up with the red fender. But I like that it has Mack spokes, presume its all Mack except for the pickup bed.

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I like the yellow one at the top of the topic and the gray one with the spokes. Both have a good stance and don't look funny due to scaling and such. Well done for sure. That would be a good model for a kit "truck" if someone like factory five was interested. I bet you could sell a bunch of them if they were done right. I'd convert a dodge/cummins for sure.

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Talked with George Sprowl just yesterday great person with all the knowledge and willing to share it with others.If anyone is looking for one of his trucks he has one in his yard that he is willing to let go.We talked about making it into a b87 front to go along with b87 I m redoing.Would love to have him do it but have to get the full size truck done first.IWe talked about just repowering an old b and up eating the power train.Like I said he's a super nice guy to talk with.

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Don't know the owner of this one, from northeast PA, it shows up at Jacktown Farmers Fair quite often. Awesome craftsmanship a merger of Dodge Cummins chassis and B Mack body. Has the dashboard and interior from Dodge pickup. Maybe some of you know the owner and can shed more light.

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I know I posted this B on another thread way back some where, but here it is again. It was at the 2011 ATHS show in South Bend IN.

I think the truck was out of KY.

If I read the sign right in front of the truck it is owned by got-a-go Inc and was built by crock custom trucks and I think it says Caldwell ohio. If that's true that isn't far from me at all. But I can't find a website. Maybe a phone call is on order lol

Chris

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Might as well leave the 707 in. I might make a similar truck out of a B 85 tractor. It has rear fenders. It would just need sides and a tailgate for the bed. Mike

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always appreciate vision 386,,,oppinion on them....very creative,,,and alotta work,,,but they never quite look right.lol.....whatever floats your boat.its your hobby....bob

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Chris B,

A local wheel specialist hooked me up with special centerless super single wheels from accuride.

I wonder if anyone knows where I can get a MACK logo stamped in a steel plate for the tailgate of my truck.

I believe Allmacks truck has what I'm looking for.

PJP

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I am only in the planning stage,but have been given it a lot of thought to do a B81 pickup conversion.It would go along well with my full size B87.The question I have for all of you is I would like to put smaller wheels and tires on it,what does it take to do this?

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I am only in the planning stage,but have been given it a lot of thought to do a B81 pickup conversion.It would go along well with my full size B87.The question I have for all of you is I would like to put smaller wheels and tires on it,what does it take to do this?

Most of the conversions I have seen use another chassis such as a one from a ton pick up truck to place the body on resulting in a smaller tire size and the ability to use a variety of wheels.

I don't know if it would be possible to use an original chassis and at the same time make it look like a smaller truck. The ones that I have seen that use the original chassis end up being pretty massive.

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1962 B 61, mounted on a 1988 GMC C 3500 extended cab frame, 1970's 454 with a Th400 trans, 373 rear gears, 

Cab going to paint this week, light green with satin black fenders,  new 30% green tint  windows and new  seals, will have LED gauges, plus mechanical gauges, ( To back up the LED) new green with green and black hounds tooth cloth seat with heat,  Black carpet, Electic windshield wipers. heat/ Air Conditioning, air compressor for horns and air bags. back up camera,  Bed is 10' long, 6'1" wide,  1/8 steel construction,  1-5/16" white oak bed with stainless skid strips.

Exhaust will be 1 single and reasonable stack located in the original position

This truck is being built as an every day driver,  the 88 frame and running gear this is going on was my favorite every day driver, well maintained and kept. I went with the longer/wider bed to keep the proportions normal looking

Assembly will happen this winter with it going up for sale when completed. Built by Dave @ American Steelsmiths, LLC

questions or interests. nine2zero-seven1three-zero7three8

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The front fenders and light panels where they bolt together had to be all rebuilt, now that was a time consuming pain in the butt not mention the previous owner welded the two together to keep them from separating

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