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95 mack dm 688s project

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by ctkiteboarding, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    bought this last fall, hoping to have it working soon
     

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  2. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    some more progress
     

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  3. RonG

    RonG Charter Member

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    That is a jewel,it should serve you well.Those in the know would pay top dollar even today for that truck.I have said it before but that DM600 series are the best site trucks ever made.You are doing us proud,keep posting from time to time.Ron G
     
  4. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    off to get the body mounted
     

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  5. kshansen

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    Is that mirror so the Bulldog can be sure his collar is on straight? Only thing better looking would be a "B" model, but cab is a bit cramped in those.
     
  6. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    I kinda like the mirror, that's the way it was ordered so i decided to leave it on
     
  7. kshansen

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    Would be a shame to bump something with that shinny bumper, so leave it for sure!
     
  8. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    can never have too many mirrors .....
     
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    Looks good
     
  10. RonG

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    What a tease.............excellent job!!Ron G
     
  11. nedly05

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    Its beautiful! What did you get for a body? Was the front hub pilot conversion expensive? I have one I want to do that to.
     
  12. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    Hey nedly, a smooth sided brandon 17.5' spec'd with 1/4" AR450 floor and sides, barn door with two shoots in gloss black,
    the hubs with wheels were pricey but worth it I feel, it will run true and brightens things up alot.
     
  13. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    ready to go
     

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    I cant wait to see the finished product, are you going to set it up to pull the trailer?
     
  15. JGibson

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    Amazing job, and awesome truck!
     
  16. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    getting there...
     

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    Gotta smile,that right hand mirror is set to see the drive wheels,somebody has driven before.Ron G
     
  18. nedly05

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    Did you put the body on yourself or hire it out? Its gonna be one sharp truck!
     
  19. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    I wish I could say these shops were mine but Im not so lucky. That said, its not what I do well so I tried to find solid shops to do the work right the 1st time.
     
  20. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    load cover next
     

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