Mack Truck LR

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Project by htl posted 04-11-2016 02:26 PM 1241 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I got er done, well as far as I’m taking it any way.
Just wanted to try a bunch a different stuff and see what happens.
This is a scratch built truck with no bought plans, just 4 or 5 pictures to go by for the LR Mack truck.
I think I pretty well covered every thing I had on my bucket list to put on the truck.

I might add the drilling rig is not bolted down so can still add the 5th wheel for my next project a trailer.

Here’s the build blog.

Nobby Tires.

The steering works.

The cab flips out to work on the motor.

Rear wheels can go over bumps, and the drive shaft follows the differential.

The cabin is quite comfy.

Here’s the whole build in story form.

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

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 02:37 PM

Bruce you have made a great truck. I also enjoyed reading your blogs.

Up to the next.

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

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 02:42 PM

Nice work, the tires are very real looking.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 02:46 PM

Driving shaft and other deatils are incredible. Nice work again.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-11-2016 04:02 PM

Great job Bruce. It certainly looks great !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 04-11-2016 04:13 PM

Extremely well done!

I used to drive an M600 Mack cab-over!

You are very wrong on the comfy cab part though! Your rendition is top notch; but, the real cab was drafty and the seat was a os-so at best!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 04-11-2016 04:17 PM

Ralbuck that’s why it has cushions. LOL
Thanks all much appreciated.

I know I should add rear view mirrors and some other small parts but once I get close to the finish line I’m ready to start something else..

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

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#7 posted 04-11-2016 10:51 PM

Beautiful build.

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#8 posted 04-12-2016 01:18 AM

Those wheels and tires look fantastic. And scratch built to boot. Great build and design. Thanks for stopping in and checking out my Scania. Whenever I get my new garage and workshop setup I can’t wait to build another scale model.



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#9 posted 04-12-2016 01:33 AM

bj383ss Can’t wait to see your newest,
I love your rocket ships now that I’ve got a SS may have to give one a try, just for fun.

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

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#10 posted 04-12-2016 04:14 AM

Superb Bruce…
All the blog work has been well and truly transformed into on magnificent truck and the drill rig on the backs it even more special…...

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 04-12-2016 05:04 AM

That one incredible project, tires look fantastic.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 04-12-2016 12:57 PM

This is so nice and so well done and with beautiful craftsmanship and details.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-12-2016 12:57 PM

Looking very good. Great project

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#14 posted 04-12-2016 01:54 PM

Great job.

-- Julian

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#15 posted 04-12-2016 02:50 PM

Thanks all for your support!!!

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

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