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OK, so the find story. Back then I was a Trooper assigned to the Aviation Unit, I've retired since. We had three Cessna 182's we did various things with, including marijuana eradication. Our Narcotics

Radiator Monday. It's complete, just need to modify a bracket for the shutters. I'll tighten everything again before it goes in. I'll leak check it when the weather warms too.

DONE, DONE, DONE!!!! Final patches on the lower windshield pillars installed and cleaned up the gutters. Test fit the doors and all is well with no rubbing. Obviously, I need to tweak a lot of li

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9 hours ago, Red Horse said:

Matt- Brooklyn 2020 for sure!  Looking VERY good.

I hope so, I’ve got a long way to go to get there. If I don’t, it’ll be close. I am going this Sunday, if the weather is good.

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16 hours ago, h67st said:

Niiice! How in the world did you cut that shim with that long taper?

I’m no woodworking expert by any measure. Once I figured out how much of a curve I needed and the area where it needed to be in, I roughed out the mahogany to fit the area, then worked it out where the center needed to be about 7/16” thick and taper down to about 1/16” at each end.  I then used a Dewalt hand planer to remove the wood. A regular hand planer would work, too, to shave it down. Now, there’s no void between the sheet metal and the frame. There’s also black tarpaper between the sheet metal and framework, as Mack did at the factory.

BTW, you can see the shim peeking out on that interior shot I posted, between the back skin and lower frame.

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Wow!

Looks like I missed some part of the party. Kept the project in mind but found out it had great development since I checked in last. Very impressive and nicely done job either by the result and the art of fabricating. Very pleased to observe all the stages. Once again, many thanks for detailingly represented every step, sure a real help to anybody who would rebuild an L-model cab. I'm also in the line but my story is a bit different since military cab is in fact a convertible, with no metal roof.

Good luck on the continue, will keep my attention more close.

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Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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I wish I had that level of ambition and attention to detail... so much more would get done around here... But dear lord that cab looks factory new! I can't wait to see how amazing this truck looks once it's finished! Looks good already...

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Who needs a back yard when you could have a :mack1: Yard?!

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That's not enough to say drool looking at these pictures. More close to the content of animated pic Hatcity used to post sometimes in the past.

A long while back Mike Siuperdog put brand new L-model door up for sale on here. I don't remember which side and sure don't have an idea on he sold it or not.

Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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1 hour ago, terry said:

never knew they made vice grip clamps that big!!   terry :MackLogo:  Oh yeah your going to have a beautiful truck when done!!

I had to special order them. needed them to reach the hard spots. 24" reach!!

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16 hours ago, mattb73lt said:

I had to special order them. needed them to reach the hard spots. 24" reach!!

I was going to ask about your tooling. Looks like you have a tool for everything to do fabrication. Nice,

Great job!

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