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D5G
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 11:42:27 PM
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So, I haven't been around the forums a whole lot lately but I thought I would share my latest project, Stretching a First Gear Mack Granite Frame to make a Quad Axle Dump Truck. Here are a few pics and a video of the beginning stages of the Project.....Enjoy.....






















And a video for your enjoyment...Cool

Thanks for looking,
Mike

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Insanity40
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:16:32 AM
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Pretty cool. I have a Sterling quad axle and one of the next projects will be building a quad axle pup for it. So many projects, so little time!
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:15:46 AM

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Been following this over on Facebook. Great job so far!

http://photobucket.com/cat627g equipment pics. theres nothing like the smell of asphalt in the morning!
towoc999
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:25:51 PM

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great work Mike so far , you've done very good and by the way nice choice of truck MACK !!

will you leave it white ?

what you want to use a the xtra axles ?
D5G
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:49:20 AM
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Thanks Andre! Yes it will be kept white, I have a second one in the works as we speak....I love the Mack trucks as well!

Here are more pics.....
















And the next video Installment....

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 2:42:47 PM

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very nice Mike , did you ever try to remove the cab from the frame ona 1st gear ?
I still puzzled at how to do it , if ever you have a trick let me know .
D5G
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:04:33 AM
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Thanks again Andre, there is a clip and a screw. The screw is above the plastic transmission piece. The only way to take a First Gear Truck apart is to disassemble the truck completely, which usually means broken parts.....I don't suggest anyone trying to take one apart.....because its not easy. However, their paint finish is impeccable (at least on the trucks I have) so its all okay. Here is a pic of One of Two quints I am working on as well. So far I have done three trucks.



Thanks to everyone else for their comments as well, they are much appreciated.Cool

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D5G
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 7:46:23 PM
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Its been a while since I updated this thread....I now introduce the long "quint" axle version of my new boxes......













More info and updates to come.....with any luck this truck will be making an appearance at the 2013 DHS Open house.

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Cat345bl
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:13:03 PM
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Nice Progress so far Mike! Just wondering, but what color will the dump body be?

-Mike, Collecting 1/50th Construction Diecast Since 2003.
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Cubanb343
Posted: Friday, June 07, 2013 8:49:42 AM

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Looks awesome mike ! Definitely an Ohio truck!
GraniteFan713
Posted: Friday, June 07, 2013 10:41:53 PM

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Looking great!

-Dave

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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2013 12:57:49 PM

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Very nice!! Keep up the good work Mike.
D5G
Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 2:21:05 PM
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Cat345bl wrote:
Nice Progress so far Mike! Just wondering, but what color will the dump body be?


Thanks Mike, the body will be a Dark/Navy Blue. The body is headed for the caster tomorrow so I am fully expecting these trucks to be on display at the Open House.

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D5G
Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 2:22:35 PM
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Cubanb343 wrote:
Looks awesome mike ! Definitely an Ohio truck!


Thanks Brandon....it could only be worse if it was a Michigan truck.....Teeth

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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 2:23:13 PM
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 2:24:00 PM
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Very nice!! Keep up the good work Mike.


Thanks for the compliments!

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