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Mack Truck Car Hauler Project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jim_ss409, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. CONNMAN
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,297

    CONNMAN
    Member
    from Lampe,Mo.

    Hey Man,,,,love the Graphics too !! Like too see a close up of the '55 Graphic on the side of the trailer ,,Winston sure looks good ,,
     
  2. rotten johnny
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 535

    rotten johnny
    Member
    from Mi

    Jim, It was great to see you guys again, truley a class act. When you guys pulled in friday nite with those lights on, you made my whole weekend. Truley eye candy for ANY truck guy.
    Looking foward to seeing you guys again, aye. You give drag racing a excellant image, hard work, great preformance......but Winston and that truck put you over the top.
    Thanks for brining it out.........................Johnny Rotten
     
  3. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,106

    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Just found this thread and I'm really digging this build. First time I've seen someone use everything AND the kitchen sink! :D subscribed.
     
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  4. f1 fred
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 514

    f1 fred
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    from mn

    Way cool! You guys know how to race, I am so jealous!
     
  5. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,998

    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    This post is so cool! Thanks for sharing this build, it is mighty impressive. Congratulations on completing and enjoying this fine ride-

     
  6. djtwigsta
    Joined: Sep 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,870

    djtwigsta
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    Great buildup!!!
     
  7. flatheadfreakv8
    Joined: Jan 27, 2010
    Posts: 86

    flatheadfreakv8
    Member

    That is a great tow rig. Great build
     
  8. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    mart3406
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    from Canada

    ----------------------------
    I think the aluminum checker plate is
    gorgeous!

    Mart3406
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  9. kingpins
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 623

    kingpins
    Member

    really awesome!!!!
     
  10. boomosby
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 414

    boomosby
    Member

    thats ultra cool man! kudos!
     
  11. nlancaster
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 17

    nlancaster
    Member

    Wonderful truck.

    Speaking of trailers. They are so expensive and you may not find what you want. You can probably build exactly what you want for less then the price of even a used trailer. You obviously have all the skills you would need to build a trailer.
     
  12. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    mart3406
    Member
    from Canada

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    I love the use of the Jeep Grand
    Cherokee seats and console in there!
    They look and fit perfectly! Instead of
    the fixed pedestals you're using, have
    you thought about sometime in the
    future, mounting the seats on a couple
    of air-ride bases? That would be really
    cool and probably improve comfort
    quite a bit on longer trips.

    About moving the brake and fuel pedals
    from under the floor to under the dash,
    I noticed you used the term "master
    cylinder
    ". I'm a bit puzzled. Does the
    truck still have air brakes or have you
    converted to hydraulics??? Just a
    thought, but If you're still running air
    brakes on the truck, if and when you
    build a new trailer, for ease of hook up,
    braking power and controlability, it'd
    be nice to use air for the trailer brakes
    too. Also, having air lines running to
    the trailer for the brakes, would also
    allow you to add some additional air line
    'plug-in' connections - maybe a couple
    inside the trailer and and one or two
    on the outside, as well - to run air tools
    for working on the race car.

    Mart3406
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  13. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,563

    low budget
    Member
    from Central Ky

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    I like this with the open glass sides but maybe a little more simplified.
    I will be looking forward to your trailor find and/or build.
     
  14. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 997

    2NDCHANCE
    Member

    Awesome truck, congrats on the cool build. I heard the song "Phantom 309" on a truckers radio station while out on the highway Sunday night. It gave me goose bumps, again. Great truck, Gary
     
  15. Killer truck!!
     
  16. CONNMAN
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,297

    CONNMAN
    Member
    from Lampe,Mo.

    Hey Man,,,you need one of Neon Charleys latest werks in your shop ,,check it out on the Friday Art Show ,,,
    [​IMG]
     
  17. CONNMAN
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
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    CONNMAN
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    from Lampe,Mo.

    That NEON dog looks Just Like WINSTON ,,
     
  18. dirty4
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 165

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    x2!...yes please!

    Are you using a spring suspension?...Air-Ride would be nice!
    One of the coolest project I have seen..absolutely stunning along with the `55 with those American 200S. Very Nice Indeed...
     
  19. hemibird43
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 79

    hemibird43
    Member

    i love it i am just starting my hauler project, it's a 1955 chevy 5700 F, i will transplant it on a late model motorhome frame, 454 trbo 400 gear vendor OD, 22ft roll off bed, and a 14ft giant sleeper . it will be 38ft of bad gas milege but tons of fun.
     
  20. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

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  21. jim_ss409
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 202

    jim_ss409
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    We did use the stock springs but we removed every second leaf. It rides pretty well but air ride would be better. It's a pretty easy upgrade so we might change it over some day.
     
  22. Rebel 1
    Joined: Oct 25, 2010
    Posts: 568

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  23. el 36
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 94

    el 36
    Member
    from nevada

    i just pick this one up
     

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  24. DAMN!! That's cool!
     
  25. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,106

    OahuEli
    Member
    from Hawaii

    No kidding! Talk about possibilities!
     
  26. I like how this came together... great vision fellas!
     
  27. 40FordDeluxe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
    Posts: 414

    40FordDeluxe
    Member

    Awesome hauler guys! I was so glad when I looked at the cat yelow engine and realized it was a DT466. I hate the small cats and perkapillars. Great use of that school bus, and you knocked it out of the park with your wheel and tire combo!
     
  28. I have a soft spot for the Macks of that vintage. The fire department I volunteered out west had a 57 B series open cab pumper as front line apparatus. This was the first truck I was certified to operate. Double clutch all the way, if you ground any gears you failed your test. The truck was bought new by the city in '57 and was in front line service when I moved away in '88.

    Last time I was there to visit, 1991, it was a reserve unit. I'm afraid to think where it is today.

    Anyway, enough crying about the past, great job.
     
  29. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,106

    OahuEli
    Member
    from Hawaii

    Jees those Macks were a pain to learn how to drive. I worked in a heavy truck shop in the late '70s and we had a few. Had to let the rpms drop to idle, say a prayer to the Mack gods, cross fingers, leave burnt offerings etc just to keep the damn gears from grinding. I eventually got it down though, no doubt with a few gear shavings left in the bottom of the tranny.
     
  30. jim_ss409
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 202

    jim_ss409
    Member

    WOW! Nice truck! Lot's of potential there.
     

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