Jake86

Bringing Another Tired Dog back to Life

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Your doing well there a big job but should be worth it all at the end 

 

Paul

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Thank you for sharing all the pictures and info. You have a awesome truck that you have gone through. Nice to see when the old Macks are put back together and not parted out.

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Going to be a pretty good hauler when all tuned up!

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Unbelievable , it's going to be a beautiful truck when it's done! I always loved the look of the CL Macks , can't wait to see it finished! 

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The new slider, and saddle are on. The plate is too, but i forgot to get pics of it last night before locking up the shop.

We have one half fender on, and the other will be on today. We're definitely closing in on her.

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Looking good.  Don't want to know the stack of receipts for all that.  I know it is better then a payment book for a new truck!

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certainly different than what we do out here but looks good just the same

We arent allowed to weld anything at all to chassis rails out here not allowed to drill holes thru flanges either 

different part of the world and a different set of rules 

 

good work your nearly there

 

Paul

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I thought it was welded to the flanges too but I think its welded to the angle mounted to the outside of the frame

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Bolting and welding to the added outside flange which in turn is bolted to the web of the frame rails is OK.

After a couple of jobs, that pile of receipts will get smaller.  Looks Good!

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On 5/11/2016 at 10:13 PM, Jake86 said:

Yeah, it does beat buying a new one. When we're done the truck will be like new anyway.

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...And your truck will have a smaller property tax bill annually, too. Not to mention no emissions equipment, making it more reliable and probably more fuel efficient.

Great job.

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When you mentioned the rear axles being out of line 3/4  of an inch I was reminded of a950 Ford 534gas job I drove when we were building the city of Margate Florida. The tandem were so worn they moved left to right at least 3inches,you'd get dizzy if you watched them in the mirrors! The thing used 2 gallons of oil in the hoist every day! When you lowered the hoist oil would squirt about a foot out of the seals! Was a5and3,but you better not forget and try to use the aux. The thing would lock up and you would have to unjam it with a crowbar! Didn't really need the aux., that big 534 would pull stumps on it's own! Was a "jobsite" truck,wouldn't even pass Florida's state insp.forgot to mention,the pto for the hoist would vibrate into gear when you were going down the road! On day we were going to the "staging area" (about a 1/4 of a mile) and my friend in the pickup behind me was honking the horn and waving his arms the darn dump body was going up was mt fortunately! These youngsters that go from driving school into a brand new "horse" don't know how lucky they are!

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A few more pics from last night.

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16 hours ago, Jake86 said:

Hey guys! Another update.

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She's back from the paint shop.

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Starting to put her back together.

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Very impressive work!!! Almost tempted to buy my old one back and have you fellas rebuild it!!!  She sure is gonna look nice out on the road guys!! Be proud of the work you've done!!!!

Dave in VT

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Very nice. It looks like Penndot yellow.

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Old Yellow looks great in new clothes! Like the painted fuel tanks. Less polishing!

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good looking tractor......now you just have to find a trailer just as clean to hook it to:P

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good looking tractor......now you just have to find a trailer just as clean to hook it to

We already have those...

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as bright as she is, you will never have to worry about "loosing" her in a parking lot!!!

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