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AMT 1/24 Mack Superliner II day cab


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Ok, Jeff said I had to post this so here we go. It's an AMT (Italeri) Mack Superliner. The kit has a Freightliner FLC/FLD frame. All of Italeri 1/24 scale trucks have a Freightliner frame, except the Peterbilt 378 and 377 & tge European trucks.

  I made a scratch built set of  front frame rails. I used the kit frame rails for the rear half.  I also used aftermarket resin frame cross members & and some scratch built ones.

101_6902.thumb.JPG.a09ceab44bd996d3c320eeda7dd1a16c.JPG.896ef1741da0b7516ff14192c3372558.jpegReal Superliner front end.

MACK_RW713_FRAME_849711_1_8692_4.thumb.jpg.eeb6779f3f3dc42efd6f24ae128c19bf.jpgFront frame rails.

MACK_RW713_FRAME_849711_1_8692_1 (1).jpgFront frame rails.

SAEfeb01p1.jpgThis is the drawing I used to scratch build my  frame rails.

SAEfeb01p1 (1)x.jpgThis is the article I used to accurize the AMT kit.

Ron G 

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  I also used a resin Mack E9 V8 and 12 speed transmission.

20240314_150244.jpgLeft side view of resin E9 and trans. I got this from Paul at ST Supply in Canada.

20240314_150259.jpgTop view of E9.

20240314_150318.jpgBottom view of E9.

20240314_150453.jpgThis view shows the pipes I had to add because the resin ones were to short and misformed.

20240317_161601.jpgThis picture shows  the E9 painted in Mack dark grey.

20240317_161633.jpgThis view shows the exhaust pipe I made for the turbo.

20240317_162427.jpgThis view shows the fuel injection lines I added. Also the fuel lines from the fuel filter to the fuel pump.

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  This build is going to be a day cab, probably used by someone in  a local hauling operation. He bought it as a wreak and rebuilt it using the rear half of a Peterbilt air ride.

s-l1200 (3).jpgThis is the look and paint scheme I'm going for less the sleeper. 

20240318_142313.jpgThis view shows the air cleaner cans that I added.

20240318_142339.jpgThis view shows the day cab rear resin panel from ST Supply.

20240318_161607.jpgMeng bolts added to air cleaner tops.

20240319_130254.jpgLeft air cleaner installed.

20240319_130258.jpgRight air cleaner installed.

20240319_130406.jpgThis view shows the air cleaner cross tube and engine. 

20240319_151749.jpgThis veiw shows the day cab hood on the right. The left one is for my Australian Mack Superliner.

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 Have the frame made. 

20240323_164448.jpgmock-up of cab on frame.

20240323_164531.jpgTop view of frame.

20240323_164610.jpgSide view of frame showing front suspension.

20240323_164727.jpgTop view of frame showing that it is 41.5" wide at the front and 36" wide in the rear.

20240323_164853.jpgThis view of frame front profile.

20240323_164932.jpgFront frame cross member.

20240324_153710.jpgFrame before paint.

20240324_163025.jpgFrame after a coat of Tamiya flat black.

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  Here is the engine, radiator and air intake plumbing.

20240323_165112.jpgThis view shows the engine sitting in the frame.

20240406_161745.jpgThis view shows the radiator and air intake plumbing.

20240406_161703.jpgAnother view of the engine and intakes plus the battery boxes and air tanks.

20240406_162017.jpgThis view shows the front engine cross member, radiator and front axle.

20240406_162106.jpgThis view shows the engine and transmission mounts.

20240407_150154.jpgbottom view showing the front axle, springs and air tanks.

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 Here is the customized front suspension and steering. Mack Superliners had their steering box mounted on the front axle. Here's how I did it.

20240415_142910.jpgThis view shows the modified steering box that I mounted to the front axle.

20240415_142824.jpgAnother veiw of the front steering box.

20240415_142743.jpgThis view shows the bottom of the front axle. You can see the cross link to the drag link.

20240415_142631.jpgThis view shows it steering to the left.

20240415_142625.jpgThis view shows it steering to the right.

20240415_142531.jpgThis view shows the front 385/65 22.5 front float tires.

Ron G 

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Ron, your engineering and scratch building skills are superior. So many small details you captured that are dead accurate but may not be seen. The hood framing is brilliant ! A Real Mack frame. Awesome. Looking for the next update , Bud …

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 Here are the rear axles and brakes.

20240415_143824.jpgThis view shows the kit brake chambers on the bottom. The one on the top is from Branden at Kootenay in Canada and it is amazing in accuracy.

20240415_150304.jpgThis view shows the holes I drilled out for air lines.

20240415_152847.jpgThis view shows the mounting brackets I scratch built.

20240415_152924.jpgAnother view of the mounting bracket.

20240415_154731.jpgThis view shows the drain plugs I added to the rear axles.

20240416_142921.jpgThis view shows the brake chambers mounted to the rear axles. I still have to scratch up some slack adjusters.

Ron G 

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 Here is the rear suspension. It is a representation of a Peterbilt rear air suspension grafted on to a Mack frame.

20240416_164020.jpgTop view of rear suspension.

20240416_164025.jpgThis view shows the scratch built drive shaft I had to make because this was shortened to a day cab.

20240416_164154.jpgBottom view of rear suspension.

20240416_164154(0).jpgAnother view showing the brake chambers and air suspension. 

20240416_164234.jpgView from the rear showing the brake chamber brackets.

20240416_163911.jpgMock-up of the Mack Superliner day cab. Well that's it for now be back soon with more updates.

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  Not everything is going smooth. I lost the "A" from my Mack emblem.🤬

20240419_130312.jpgI had to order another one from Paul at ST Supply.😡

20240419_135126.jpgI did get the bulldogs mounted on the mirror backs. V8 Mack's got gold dogs.

20240419_172350.jpgI made some scratch built air brake control valves. Just need to add the air lines.

20240419_172741.jpgI have the front brake lines installed just need to add the valve and lines.

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18 minutes ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

Hey all

  Not everything is going smooth. I lost the "A" from my Mack emblem.🤬

20240419_130312.jpgI had to order another one from Paul at ST Supply.😡

20240419_135126.jpgI did get the bulldogs mounted on the mirror backs. V8 Mack's got gold dogs.

20240419_172350.jpgI made some scratch built air brake control valves. Just need to add the air lines.

20240419_172741.jpgI have the front brake lines installed just need to add the valve and lines.

Ron G 

Ron…… here in the Great White North the ‘A’ you lost wud be “ I lost the ‘eh’ today” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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 Got some more detail done on this build.

20240420_133730.jpgThis view shows the front control valve that I scratch built. Also the lines to the front brakes.

20240420_133913.jpgThis view shows the cross over line from the wet tank on the right to the #2 service tank on the left. The blue line is from the front brake control valve.

20240420_133704.jpgAnother view of the front control valve and lines.

20240419_160436.jpgThis is the rubber solid tube I'm using on the rear brakes it works out to about 7/8" scale.

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  Here's some more pictures of the Superliner build.

20240420_140719.jpgThis view shows the rubber line from the #1 service tank to the rear brake control valves.

20240420_141008.jpgThis view shows the line from the wet tank to the # 1 service tank.

20240420_141308.jpgThis view shows the rubber lines running to the rear control valves from the #1 service tank.

20240420_170019.jpgThis is the fifth wheel. The grey part is from PAUL at ST Supply. It's a more accurate American style then the European one that comes in the kit.  I scratch built the pull handle from copper wire.

20240420_170112.jpgThis view shows the air lines from the control valves to the rear brake cans.

20240420_170122.jpgAnother view showing the rear air lines. Also the lines from the control valves back to the wet tank.

20240420_170649.jpgView of the fifth wheel on the frame.

20240420_171928.jpgView from the bottom of the air lines to the brake cans. Still have some more lines to run.

20240420_171013.jpgMock-up of the Mack. Well that's it for now be back soon with more updates.

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 More work done on the Superliner.

20240424_153031.jpgThis view shows the plumbing for the air bags.

20240424_152910.jpgThis view shows the fifth wheel in place.

20240424_153038.jpgThis view shows the rear air bag lines.

20240424_153043.jpgThis view shows the front sir bags lines. All for now be back with more soon.

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