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Author Topic: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19  (Read 7296 times)

JJG

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Re: Wreckerman's Projects. Update 3/21/18
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2018, 09:39:03 PM »
That's great, I'm sure it would capture quite some attention as it is but I can see you want to getting it looking better too! If you use the decals, you could have them apply the clear coat over top, then wet-sand and re-clear, almost get rid of that edge that appears and protects the stripe from fading. Just a thought. The decals on their own would be stock of course if authenticity matters!

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Re: Wreckerman's Projects. Update 3/21/18
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Re: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2019, 04:05:55 PM »
Been a LONG time since I've updated this thread. :-[
How about I fix that? :)

Ok, first off, the Ultraliner.
Nothing very interesting going on with it, only real change is that I've changed all the clearance and brake/tail lights over to clear LED.
Also, at the moment, it's at the shop waiting for a new fuel pump.

Because of other things going on, progress has basically stalled on it for now.

Anyway, on to more interesting news.
Story: I do not use Facebook, though my Dad does to a small extent for the businesses.
Somehow, this came to his attention in Marketplace, and of course, we were immediately interested.
So, we contacted the seller, haggled, settled on a decent price, and got it hauled home.
What am I talking about?
A 1960's Mack H-67!
Getting to the Farm:


And an up close shot:


And a pretty neat night shot:


I'll be honest, it's a... diamond in the rough. A rusted hulk really, but a really cool one!
It would/will take lots of money to restore it, which if it happens will be several years in the future, but I couldn't let it just rust away in the woods. A big part of restoration is stabilization, and that's what I'm planning to do when the weather cools off.
We were TOLD that it runs, though we haven't got around to testing that theory yet...

Funny note: the weeks leading up to us finding this one, I repeatedly said to anyone who would listen "no more Macks!".
Oh well. ::)

Thanks for looking! ;D
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Re: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2019, 08:03:13 PM »
 :o 8) 8) 8)
Good luck with it.

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Re: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2019, 12:27:46 AM »
Awesome find and glad you brought her home!! If you never do anything with it is still is hugely better then to go to the crusher, what a cool old dog!!

Jim

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Re: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2019, 12:11:20 PM »
Agree with Jim on your Find. I am sitting here like a little kid thinking back in the day
when I ran to the Middle east .The Ultraliner was imported to the UK replacing the F700
I always wanted to drive one but Boss Man bought Volvo ( could not convince him to buy Mack).
  To this day I can see my self in Eastern Turkey climbing the mountains heading to Bander Abbas Iran.
As they say a BOY can Dream can,t HE.     HE HE HE.     Bob.

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Re: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2019, 12:19:50 PM »
That new Mack needs some work but if it wasn't for people like you and your dad, it would be doomed to a life of rust. Good luck with it and I hope 5-10 years from now we see an update from you on its' progress.

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Re: Wreckerman's Projects & Collection. Update 8/9/19
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2019, 11:42:34 AM »
Thanks guys, really glad you liked 'em! :)
We try to save all the antiques and unusuals we can, because once history is gone, it's gone.
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