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I have a 72 R685ST. It id Mack from tip to stern. At one point someone put Chrome instead of gold Dog on hood. The doors are also sporting chrome Dogs. Should those be gold as well? Second part of question. I see so many Rs without door emblems. Is that depending on the years or simply were removed and not put back on at some point? Thank You

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The gold dogs have been discussed / debated on here many times over the years. The short answer is gold dogs have had different meanings at different points in time. When the Maxidyne engine first came out (1965 or 66) a gold dog was an indication of Maxidyne power. Later on they meant all Mack powertrain (engine, trans, rears). In your case I would say the truck should have gold dogs on it since you meet both requirements. All Mack components and R685 indicates it would have a Maxidyne under the hood. I have no clue as to whether or not door emblems were an option or meant something else.

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The door dogs seem to be hit and miss

my observation is the the steel dash and early larger cab had them and they seemed to disappear when the front cab mounts were changed 

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18 minutes ago, Quickfarms said:

The door dogs seem to be hit and miss

my observation is the the steel dash and early larger cab had them and they seemed to disappear when the front cab mounts were changed 

Thank You. Hit or Miss seems to be a fair number of things. LOL. I am by no means an expert, but that was kind of my observations too. 

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67 R you had the best answer I don’t know it my 66 had them I changed both doors 27 years ago and don’t remember but I have brand new chrome ones on both sides 

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