WattsMack Posted November 16, 2008 Share Posted November 16, 2008 I was able to get some used warehouse pallet racking this week.Got enough for two 18' x 18' x 4' sections. Total oftwelve 8' shelves rated at 10,000# each. I can get more, if necessary.My wood racking didn't really work out that well, and I needto get it disassembled and out of the shop before too manypeople see it.That ought to take care of the pallets and the large parts.Some smaller shelf units will take of the smaller boxes and parts.We are really happy with the way this shop is coming together.Been working on reassembling the B-67 frame and suspension.The front axle is back in place, the front springs are done,and the rear hangers are in place now. The rear axle should beback in place by Friday of this week. Hopefully rolling by the following weekend.After assembly, and before we install plumbing and air lines,the frame and suspension will get final painting. The B-67 is going to be red with black fenders and blackframe with red spokes on the hubs. Not unique, but originalexcept for the red spokes, according to the build sheet.I am intending to use the original 673NA and a nine speedoverdrive duplex, although I do have a lightweight triplexsingle overdrive that might see duty in this truck.I did acquire another R-600 a couple of weeks ago. It's a running, driving and rust-free single axle diesel tractor.I am going to test the market with three Mack trucks, advertising both the 1966 and 1969 R-600's, and the B-61 tractor.These are good, complete trucks for projects.Both R models run very well and everything works.The B needs a good restoration, although every singlepart is there. The cab and fenders are a little rusty, andit really hasn't been run in five or six years. Dennis has decided he really does not want to sell the H-63 thatwe own together. OK by me. It's in the shop and in line for work.Right at this minute, we are thinking of using that tractor to tow a large fifth wheel travel trailer. So we will put an air ride rear suspensionin and probably a nine speed overdrive duplex. We've already ear-markeda good running 673NA for power. We also have a choice of Maxidyne power up to 285 hp, and a couple of different transmissions that would work in the H model.That's today's thoughts anyway. Always subject to change. Quickly.View the full blog entry Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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