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    • December 17, 2017 10:33 PM EST
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      I have had lots of comments on this one and lots of fun building  LGB Mac truck

       

    • December 17, 2017 10:50 PM EST
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      I bet you did. I doubt if mine will be that nice.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 18, 2017 10:54 PM EST
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      Great start John,

      The reason the Mack AC cabs look so tall is partly because of the tall running board area.  The cab doors actually pulled up from below rather than being hinged to swing open and closed.  

      Ford is generally credited with the "C" cab design but Mack AC was right there with them.

      Great plan you have for the build, waiting to see the finished results.

      Rick

    • December 19, 2017 12:21 AM EST
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      Rick,

      Thanks for the door detail, that's interesting to know.

      Turns out my first guess on the cab's height is right on for my one seated figure. I made a quick bench to get a feel of it. Seeing Ward sitting tall in the cab with such a small engine compartment...

      Bonus! Built like a Mack:

      A Genuine Mack parts rail car. Bay seats? #50? How many did they make????

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 19, 2017 3:03 AM EST
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      Caught me dangling a thought! Was reminding me of the summer I had a Morris Minor panel wagon to drive with a tiny motor...

       

      Ward's feet were covered to the shins in his cab too. I don't know his scale.

      Or I could go topless!

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 19, 2017 1:26 PM EST
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       I need to build a new cab and windshield for Desert Slim's truck! 

    • December 19, 2017 5:56 PM EST
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      Correction: Above the Mack Rail car was actually a bus!

      The seats do extend out past the frame ...

      Thought a couple of you might want to know.

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      John

       

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    • December 19, 2017 7:07 PM EST
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      Did it take that many people to deliver one letter?

    • December 19, 2017 7:41 PM EST
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      Doug Arnold said:

      Did it take that many people to deliver one letter?

      1 to deliver and 11 to Oversee.

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    • December 22, 2017 3:17 PM EST
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      Rick Marty said:

      Great start John,

      The reason the Mack AC cabs look so tall is partly because of the tall running board area.  The cab doors actually pulled up from below rather than being hinged to swing open and closed.  

      Ford is generally credited with the "C" cab design but Mack AC was right there with them.

      Great plan you have for the build, waiting to see the finished results.

      Rick

      I just found an interesting link and the opening pic of a Mack indicates that the door slides forward from the wall beside the seat ...

      https://www.macktrucks.com/about-mack/museum/mack-history/1910-1919/

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 22, 2017 6:07 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Rick Marty said:

      Great start John,

      The reason the Mack AC cabs look so tall is partly because of the tall running board area.  The cab doors actually pulled up from below rather than being hinged to swing open and closed.  

      Ford is generally credited with the "C" cab design but Mack AC was right there with them.

      Great plan you have for the build, waiting to see the finished results.

      Rick

      I just found an interesting link and the opening pic of a Mack indicates that the door slides forward from the wall beside the seat ...

      https://www.macktrucks.com/about-mack/museum/mack-history/1910-1919/

       

       

      Yep, that's what that picture shows, but that is not an AC "Bulldog" but another model.

      Rick

       

      Hmmmm, didn't mean to sound so abrupt. 

      The picture you posted, just above, shows a model AB Mack truck with a "C" cab, note the radiator out front where we are use to seeing one.  

      Your project truck and the line drawings you posted are of the model AC "Bulldog" Mack.  If you click on the 1920-29 space below the picture it will bring up an image of 

      An AC model, note the distinctive hood lines and the radiator back at the firewall.

      Merry Christmas

      Rick

       

       

      This post was edited by Rick Marty at December 22, 2017 9:58 PM EST
    • December 23, 2017 12:11 PM EST
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      Rick Marty said:
      John Caughey said:
      Rick Marty said:

      Great start John,

      The reason the Mack AC cabs look so tall is partly because of the tall running board area.  The cab doors actually pulled up from below rather than being hinged to swing open and closed.  

      Ford is generally credited with the "C" cab design but Mack AC was right there with them.

      Great plan you have for the build, waiting to see the finished results.

      Rick

      I just found an interesting link and the opening pic of a Mack indicates that the door slides forward from the wall beside the seat ...

      https://www.macktrucks.com/about-mack/museum/mack-history/1910-1919/

       

       

      Yep, that's what that picture shows, but that is not an AC "Bulldog" but another model.

      Rick

       

      Hmmmm, didn't mean to sound so abrupt. 

      The picture you posted, just above, shows a model AB Mack truck with a "C" cab, note the radiator out front where we are use to seeing one.  

      Your project truck and the line drawings you posted are of the model AC "Bulldog" Mack.  If you click on the 1920-29 space below the picture it will bring up an image of 

      An AC model, note the distinctive hood lines and the radiator back at the firewall.

      Merry Christmas

      Rick

       

       

      Hi Rick, I saw your first part, but not your edit until this morning. Thanks for the softer edge. I wasn't wanting to appear to be challenging you, that's why I said 'indicating'. Sheepishly I knew it wasn't an AC, but was the only example I've found.

      Anyway, the best pics I've been able to find 'hint' at channels in the wall for said door.

      I just wrote  to the Museum and asked them to corroborate your facts. Hopefully they will send a pic or drawing....

      Have a Very Merry Christmas

       

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • December 31, 2017 5:51 PM EST
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      Even a professional crastinator can get something done ... I cut out one side of the new cab. It sits 1/4" too high, see arrows, but I'm happy with the plan.

      I call it the JC cab.

      I didn't file the top yet, wanted to check the fit. Now I can mark and cut the other side. I free handed the curves. The tabs on the back are to solder to the back wall. I'll back cut them to bend flush. Ward is sitting too high too.

      Happy New Year

       

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    • December 31, 2017 11:48 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Rick Marty said:
      John Caughey said:
      Rick Marty said:

      Great start John,

      The reason the Mack AC cabs look so tall is partly because of the tall running board area.  The cab doors actually pulled up from below rather than being hinged to swing open and closed.  

      Ford is generally credited with the "C" cab design but Mack AC was right there with them.

      Great plan you have for the build, waiting to see the finished results.

      Rick

      I just found an interesting link and the opening pic of a Mack indicates that the door slides forward from the wall beside the seat ...

      https://www.macktrucks.com/about-mack/museum/mack-history/1910-1919/

       

       

      Yep, that's what that picture shows, but that is not an AC "Bulldog" but another model.

      Rick

       

      Hmmmm, didn't mean to sound so abrupt. 

      The picture you posted, just above, shows a model AB Mack truck with a "C" cab, note the radiator out front where we are use to seeing one.  

      Your project truck and the line drawings you posted are of the model AC "Bulldog" Mack.  If you click on the 1920-29 space below the picture it will bring up an image of 

      An AC model, note the distinctive hood lines and the radiator back at the firewall.

      Merry Christmas

      Rick

       

       

      Hi Rick, I saw your first part, but not your edit until this morning. Thanks for the softer edge. I wasn't wanting to appear to be challenging you, that's why I said 'indicating'. Sheepishly I knew it wasn't an AC, but was the only example I've found.

      Anyway, the best pics I've been able to find 'hint' at channels in the wall for said door.

      I just wrote  to the Museum and asked them to corroborate your facts. Hopefully they will send a pic or drawing....

      Have a Very Merry Christmas

       

      As a follow up, while I've not found a pic of the doors, I did find a file at the Ford Museum > Benson Ford Research Center;

      "1918   Mack builds a special truck for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The truck is fitted with
      extra size pneumatic tires and features a sleeping compartment mounted behind the
      driver's seat. By 1919, most trucks with load capacities over 2 tons offer pneumatic tires
      as optional equipment.
      Mack trucks now have high door cabs which offer protection to the drivers in cold
      weather. Doors on the AB models slide to the side and those on the AC open vertically."

       

      There we go.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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