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Toy costruction #24: Starting to build the Mack LR Truck #1 Plans

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-07-2016 08:33 PM 1066 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 23: Starting the planing of the future truck Part 24 of Toy costruction series Part 25: Making Tires or is it Tyres. LOL »

I’m starting to lay out where everything goes on paper with the few down loaded Mack and some great Daf pictures I could find.
Then I can take some measurements and off to the shop I go.
I will be working on the frame axles[differential] springs motor and trans.
Probable should make the wheels fairly soon so I’ll have those measurements.
Those wheels are going to be interesting, I’ve never made any like this before.
I just love those wheels I posted, will be kind of off road, on road tires.
On our dirt bikes we called them universal tires.

These parts done will let me then know how to proceed with the body.
One of the reasons there’s not much info on the Mack LR, It just came out last year so it’s a really new design.

Here’s my plans so far, not much but this is a do as you go builds.
The plans measure out to 17” which is what the log truck come out to, may need to make the frame a little longer for the drilling rig but I’m going the build the frame long any way.
Hope I won’t need to back up and redo to much but to is what it is.

Blow these plans up so the wheels are 2 7/8” cut them out and you’ve got my truck.
This could turn out to be one wild looking truck or one really ugly turkey we’ll see. Well here’s to the start of a fine finish I hope.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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#1 posted 03-07-2016 09:54 PM

Should be fun to follow along. You just gonna build the basic cab and chassis so you can add the oil rig? Or you gonna get “creative” and make it so other bodies can go on it?
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#2 posted 03-07-2016 11:19 PM

JoeinGa You know it!!!
Joe you didn’t read my last two posts did you? LOL
I really like the excavator so will first leave the frame long and take some pictures with the drilling rig then build a trailer for the truck so the excavator can take a ride.
That is if every thing goes all right and I don’t get burned out.
This is as you said really a simple build but have planes for many details.

I have been spoiled by building with plans from Toys & Joys.
All I had to do was read the measurement and cut the board and most of the time I could cut out a picture and paste it to the wood and cut.

Now I’m back to needing to know what the size of a part is that I haven’t build yet, now doesn’t that sound like fun???

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 12:01 AM

So here’s my first parts for the mack the main frame member.
Not much but it’s a start.

Now here’s what I used to make it.

I use 7 1/2” or skill saw blades on my Dewalt saw to do all my cutting, my miter saw also uses that size.
When I buy saw blades I’m trying to always buy the same brand and size blade because by using 2 or 3 blades I can make dado cuts.
I made a mistake when I bought my table saw I got the cheapest one Dewalt sells at Home Depot,don’t get me wrong it’s a great saw but it won’t let me cut full dadoes which at the time I didn’t think I was going to be making.
So to get around this I use my old saw blades 2 or 3 at a time to get the dadoes done.

Making this dado cut shown would have taken 6 passes with the saw but with my 3 blade set up I did it in two.

I set the saw up make one cut flip the board around cut again and it’s done and perfectly centered.


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#4 posted 03-08-2016 04:56 AM

I just found where I got the idea for the wheels,
And how to build them. LOL
I should have known, those are some really nice looking tires..
Dutchy your way way ahead of me.
http://lumberjocks.com/Dutchy/blog/66410

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#5 posted 03-08-2016 07:25 AM


I set the saw up make one cut flip the board around cut again and it s done and perfectly centered.

- htl

That is more precise and also faster than doing it in one cut with a wider dado.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 03-08-2016 07:28 AM



I just found where I got the idea for the wheels,
And how to build them. LOL
I should have known, those are some really nice looking tires..
Dutchy your way way ahead of me.
http://lumberjocks.com/Dutchy/blog/66410

- htl


This week I’m starting again making tires. Do it a little different now. Hope to post a blog in a couple of days.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#7 posted 03-08-2016 03:09 PM

Cool than I’ll wait on my wheels so I can steal I mean use you great ideas and blend them in with mine.
Dutch what other model sites have you found useful for your work may I ask.

And this goes for any others that have found any great even not so great sites that have helped your working with small parts.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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htl

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 09:56 PM

I’ve been searching for more info on the Mack LR and not finding much, but whats funny is when I did a search for Mack LR frame the picture of the frame I made and down loaded here [it’s the picture at the top of the page] came up in like the 10 line down on the search. I think that helps show how new this truck is when it comes to info and pictures.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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