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kerst
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 9:57:21 AM

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A little side project. I needed a heavy duty truck in scale 1/24 to move various trailers. I had this MB truck, but it was in scale 1/20.



So I decided to convert it into a heavy duty Mack DM 800. Years ago I bought a cab with hood for a DM 600 and with a bit of work this became the cab for the DM 800. I made a new frame and front axle and managed to fit all the RC equipment in. The drive train was fine. It has a 2-speed gearbox and the tandem axles work OK. there is still a bit of finishing work to be done obviously.









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rlmc
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 11:02:50 AM
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WOW! That is going to make a very interesting model. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Robert
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 12:56:25 PM

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Love it.Applause Looked good as a Merc,will be real nice when finished.Will it be yellow,to match the trailer,in the pic?
kcmtoys
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 2:17:01 PM

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HOLY MACKEREL! That is outstanding. Can you actually change the front tire and rim? Applause Applause Applause

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kerst
Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2020 9:43:17 AM

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kcmtoys wrote:
HOLY MACKEREL! That is outstanding. Can you actually change the front tire and rim? Applause Applause Applause


Yes, it works like the real one.

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kerst
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:51:10 PM

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I decided to add a low loader NYC 90's style, like Malbros and Confortti had to haul big crawlers like 4100W around town. I am using parts of disused projects to build it. I just finished the axles with solid suspension and I am working my way forward.



I just glued the beams and it is sitting in the windowsill using the some solar energy to speed up the curing of the glue:



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rlmc
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:55:59 PM
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Looking good Kerst.

Robert
JoeE
Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:35:39 PM

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Very cool! Looking forward to progress photos and updates.



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