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Blog series by bj383ss updated 08-04-2017 02:04 AM 2 parts 3958 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Mack B61 Toys N Joys. Part 1 Frame and Front Axle

08-04-2017 01:57 AM by bj383ss | 6 comments »

I have been wanting to build a scale model of a Mack B61 for a long time. Although this model is not called it is obvious that is were they drew inspiration from. I still want to build my own from scratch but I thought building the cab for this one would give me some good insight. Frame parts and glue up. Rear axle spacer I glued this up from 2 scraps. One awesome thing about these full size plans is you can just measure right off of them and start marking your parts....

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Part 2: Part 2 Front axle springs and rear differentials.

08-04-2017 02:04 AM by bj383ss | 7 comments »

The springs for the front axle you can see on the right. The main piece in the photo is one of the two rear axle assemblies. !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/35943173131e7bc9a4256c.jpg Thank goodness for this awesome fan I have. This little vise my father in law gave me many years ago works great for these small pieces. Holes drilled out Rounding over the tubes with small hand files. Rounding over the casing. I used the router with a roundover bit ...

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