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Mack-Phase Two

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. RZucker

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    Everybody's famous for something. Momma says: "show your good side to the world".
     
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    I enjoyed that day. Truck Shop is one of the best to hang out with.
     
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    That was a good day the one that started my misery :p
     
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    That was a good day.
     
  6. Truck Shop

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    Fifthwheel is on, tail lights & electrical, air system finished at axles and air line stubs run to the front. Flaps and hangers are on just need to install outside tires/wheels.
    Picked up the fuel tanks and frame mounts today, clean and paint mounts and straps/polish the tanks which are 80 gallon. Plus mount the quarter fenders, photos coming.
     
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    Nice progress!
    Looking forward to the pics
     
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    Using stub mounts for the 1/4s instead of a cross tube I presume, cleaner look.
     
  9. Truck Shop

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    Photos of progress.

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  10. Truck Shop

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    One more.

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    That looks really nice. Drives are a set of take off rubber from one of the over the road trucks?

    Mount engine and trans first, or put the cab on first?
     
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    Sweet, very clean layout and efficient use of space!! Nice Holland wheel. Four wheel Maxi's, handy.
     
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  13. Truck Shop

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    Yeah those are all take offs including steer tires, just not going to put new rubber on a rig that will be lucky to see 2,500 miles while I own it. Yes the engine will set in first
    then the gear box and drive lines. Then the cab, I have to build clutch linkage and install steering column which I have to design once cab is on. There is a aluminum diamond plate cover the runs from the
    tail lights to fifthwheel that covers the rear frame and polished diamond plate will cover the rest of the
    frame from cab back to fifthwheel.
     
  14. Labparamour

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    That looks sweet: frame rails and light turned out so nice!
    Beautiful work....as usual!!
     
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    Kinda curious as to the cut off sitting in the back row?
     
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    That's is what is left of one of our 2011 Coronado's that was wrecked over four years ago. The transmission is in the tow truck and the engine Series 60 14L is one I
    rebuilt and was installed in a glider.
     
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    Meant to ask earlier, old mind keeps getting distracted!! SQUIRREL!!

    Did the frame shop make up the Crossmembers and frame brackets as well? Excellent appearance.
     
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    No I just had the crossmembers formed along with a 12"x2" lip 90* for flanges. I cut, fitted and drilled all pieces myself, every part and piece was designed on paper before
    I ordered the frame rail and every part and piece fit. Measure three times then cut and drill. I have been making crossmembers like that for years.
     
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    One tank done one to finish, J-mounts painted and installed on frame-straps painted also. Before and after photos of tanks.

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    I don't have the patience to buff aluminum, I would have just acid washed it and called it good. But that's me.
     
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