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95 mack dm 688s project

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

  1. CM1995

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    Nice restoration! Hope that truck serves you well.
     
  2. ben46a

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    what would that body weigh? 5800 lbs or so? 1/4 floor and sides, that's a rugged body. truck looks good!
     
  3. ctkiteboarding

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    thx . I think the heavier 1/4" sides have it at 6 but the tag says it so ill ck
     
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    I'm sure with good maintenance that puppy dog will be good for several years!:thumbsup
     
  5. ctkiteboarding

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    getting there
     

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    back to alc for the load cover, getting close
     

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    Man, that is one slick lookin' Mack Attack! :thumbsup

    Greyson
     
  8. CM1995

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    Looks great!

    With the cost of new trucks as high as they are and the reliability being low, this is the best option to have a nice dependable truck.
     
  9. Mud Logger

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    That's a sweet Ole Dog. We have a 1993 RB688S that's real straight for the age, but not this nice.
     
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    Love that color! What is it? Truck looks awesome good luck.
     
  11. Steve Frazier

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    Those DM cabs were no bargain either. A little bit more room than a B but still plenty cramped compared to other brands. I drove one for 2 years, I'm 6'4". Most reliable truck I ever drove but probably the least comfortable. If I close my eyes I can still see the mirrors rattling at idle LOL!!

    Nice job on this one ctkiteboarding!! Was converting the front axle to the Budd pattern simply a bolt on or was there more involved?
     
  12. ctkiteboarding

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    thanks steve. the hubs and drums needed to be swapped , not the cheapest conversion but it really brightens up the truck .
    I have to agree these older macks are tight and barebones but i think its part of the working truck bloodline of mack, a "no frills" just work thing. I think its one of the things that makes them so reliable.
     
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    True the seat would rub on the back of the cab and the steering wheel would almost be touching your ribs. Would like to see the guy who designed that cab, must have been a short little guy that had a 25 inch waist!
     
  14. ctkiteboarding

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    its not for heavyweights that's for sure, the previous owner dropped a high back seat out of a pete in this one and it made it even tighter, I have a bostrum 914 mid back for it which should free up things abit.
     
  15. Steve Frazier

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    I can remember now there was hardly room on the floor for both my lunch cooler and a water jug. One would fit but both made things snug. One thing I did like was the number of air vents in the cab. If you were on the move you hardly needed A/C, air came at you from all directions.
     
  16. ctkiteboarding

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    6280 lbs on the tag, Im not sure if that counts the gate thou but it was ordered with it so maybe it does.
     
  17. Paystar

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    That came out beautiful!! Very nice job.