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My latest project - 2001 Mack RD688SX Tractor

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Looks like a sweet project! Can't wait to see it at shows in the upcoming future...


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

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Thanks for rotating!...I'll try 41chevy's advice for next time.

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OK   More updates...all new spoke wheels (got 4 of the last 6 Mack has..I guess this is end of the spoke era?), brake drums, brake shoes, air cans, cam bushings, wheels bearings and seals, etc. Just waiting on the tires and rims to arrive so we can set the height for the new fifth wheel and new rear fenders.

P.S.  As usual, I cannot get these pics rotated correctly..if someone could do that, I'd certainly be thankful!

Jeff...

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looks amazing !   Great job.

 

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Keith 

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Hello All,

A quick update...got the wheels and tires in...just have to mount them.   Got a good deal on 10 Goodyear Workhorse MSA 12R x 24.5s...the new spoke wheels and Dayton rims were VERY hard to locate....I guess the days of the spoke wheels are coming to an end (or I'm getting too old! LOL)

I'm sure someone will turn these pics for me 😉

Jeff...

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I can't believe the pics are right-side up!  Must be my lucky day!

 

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I bet you paid about 50 bucks each for the spacers also. I had to buy 2 for my dump trailer. Dealer said they hardly sell any these days.


We the unwilling, Lead by the unqualified, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful.

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I actually got the spacers for $4 each NOS.  The guy has lots of them.  For the price , I bought 8!

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I'm  liking the clean organized  shop.  did notice a couple of the pics where the cutting was going on,  I screwed up a mirror once while cutting and the sparks pitted the glass.   always cover the  mirrors or windows when sparks are flying. trucks looking real good

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 I have ruined many paint jobs too with the metal sparks etching itself in then rusting by not covering the cab...

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On 5/13/2020 at 7:49 PM, PaLawman said:

 I have ruined many paint jobs too with the metal sparks etching itself in then rusting by not covering the cab...

always keep cardboard  for coverage also  , it might start burning; easier to put small smolder out that paint repair. 

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Very good advice on the cutting/sparks...fortunately all paint and glass/mirrors are being replaced 🙂

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Finally!   Got the tires, rims, and wheels all mounted up...new brakes, drums, wheel seals, bearings, slack adjusters, air cans, etc., etc.

Now to get the fifth wheel and fenders mounted up.

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Lots of time and money right there.  Looks Great!


Jim

It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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Mack's have a very proud presence with them , When I first saw the Iranian Macks in Yugoslavia coming up to Europe with the Trilex wheels and the big fabricated fuel tanks it was love at first sight .

You will be a very proud man when she's finished .

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Man that's cool allnyhe pics of your progress keep us all informed 

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At the paint shop!...getting a new hood and glass and then paint the hood and cab the same color as the frame.

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