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Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:07 pm
by Brockway700
I was cruising youtube (avoiding my calc homework), and ended up watching a video called "Trucks at the Scrapyard". The first thing I noticed was 1:39 which appears to be a Mack (unsure of the model) with a 400 series 3 bar insert. Later in the video There's a 361 with an aluminum dump box which looks familiar even though I can't place it. That's at 2:32.

Nothing too exciting, but the boards seemed a little slow so I'm doing my part 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl270_WFO_A

I'm confused about the Mack. The rounded nose kind of looks B-model, but the hood looks like 1 piece fiberglass, like an R-model. But the dog doesn't sit flat enough to be an R model. I thought maybe an H, which solves the hood/nose debacle but the dog still isn't right. Thoughts?

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:55 pm
by quadbox
The long nose GMC Wrecker at 1:30 looks like the one parked in Tannersville,Pa. by the Diner. Joe D.

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:59 pm
by Sled Dog
Is that a current picture of the junk yard ?

A lot of great trucks to be saved there.

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:21 pm
by rz761
i can be sure probably 25% of the trucks are saved in the video. i saw them in a guys yard no to long ago. not to be scrapped like the video says.

richie

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:34 pm
by paulgcgpr
I believe the Mack you are referring to is called a C model. I'm intrigued by the funky looking B with the LJ cab and with what I think are homemade fenders.

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:48 pm
by Green Giant2
rz761 wrote:i can be sure probably 25% of the trucks are saved in the video. i saw them in a guys yard no to long ago. not to be scrapped like the video says.

richie

alittle more info please or is it a secret :lol: :lol: :D

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:59 pm
by steve s.
Ted, you have a good eye! The truck to the left at 1:39 with the bulldog and the Brockway grill is not a Mack at all. I think it looks like a 9500 GMC. The truck at 2:15 is a Mack C model.
These pictures are from all over the country, so we shouldn't all rush to find the place where they are all parked. Steve

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:51 pm
by Brockway700
Good catch Steve! And thanks Paul, C model is what I was thinking of, the H was the C's predecessor right? This is just a collection of random pictures, probably from Hank's and/or Google. No one particular yard, and by the looks of it I don't think anyone was hurrying to scrap any of these. But times do change and people decide to clean up so what still exists is anyone's guess. And RZ's going to tell me who has a yard full of old trucks so we can compare notes, Right? Right...

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:15 pm
by quadbox
Ted if you are talking about H-Model Macks they were the predecessor to the F-Model and G-Model was made a few years alongside the H-Model. All Coe's.C-Models short conventials were produced in B-Model era again only a few years. Except fot L Cab it hadsame front tin as a B-67 and same engine options also with V-8 mack also. Joe D.

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:17 pm
by 359Huskidrive
The truck on the left is not a H model Mack. Definitely NOT a GMC9500

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:18 pm
by rz761
its no big secret. but that mack in the 7 second range. that is not a home made job. nobody but the factory could design something like that.i couldnt believe it when i saw it myself. it had a for sale sign for either 4500 or 5500. i cant remember. and yes the photos are from all over the country but most of the mack stuff is in lititz pa.

richie

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:20 pm
by steve s.
Ted, there is an H model at :41. The C was a short lived model with a very short BBC dimension . It basically fit somewhere between the B-67 and the new U-600 series with the offset cab and short BBC that was introduced in 1966. The C used an L model cab, and B model fenders. The H was of course a cabover, replaced by the also short lived G model, and then the F model. Steve

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:22 pm
by rz761
359Huskiedrive wrote:The truck on the left is not a H model Mack it's a C. Definitly NOT a GMC9500



where are you guys getting a b c d e f g h model from the truck in the picture??? its an r model that had bondo slung at it to make the nose look rounded. you can clearly see the crack where the bondo wants to fall off. picture the truck at the crack seem. and the square looking headlight surround on the passengers side. its definatly an r model hood.

richie

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:24 pm
by steve s.
359Huskiedrive, what kind of C model do you think it is? A mack? It sure looks like a fiberglass nose to me. Definately not like the hard nose of a Mack C model. Steve

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:26 pm
by 359Huskidrive
I made a mistake on that one. It's definitely a fiberglass hood. and the headlight indent is the same as a R or U

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:28 pm
by steve s.
Okay, thanks Richie, now I see it. That rounded nose at that angle threw me off. Steve

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:38 pm
by Enckway
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1223

i think this the same truck that was posted a couple years back, sorry i am challenged and couldn't copy pic.......Brian

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:47 pm
by huskidrive 359
Thanks for posting this picture Brian, I was totally confused, great history lesson! Paul

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:08 am
by Brockway700
Good detective work guys! It's amazing what a difference that camera angle makes. And thanks for explaining about the Mack coe's, I never even knew they made a G model!

Re: Another Mack disguised as a Brock

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:58 am
by Brocky
Ted
I believe that there were about a total of 2000 G models made. Equally split between Mack power and outside power.

Both Doug Maney of ATCA and Mike Harbison of here and BMT have G models in their collection. Hopefully Mike can add more info.

Brocky