Thrown out design with a facelift?

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Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby rz761 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:31 pm

These pics are what I stumbled on by accident on google. Its New Zealand's version of a RB Mack. Doesn't look anything like the ones here but has a remarkable resemblance of something else...........

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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby quadbox » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:08 pm

It looks like the setback axle of something else would look like if it was still in production. Joe D.
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby ajbrock » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:41 am

Is that something like plagiarism??
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby Sled Dog » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:19 pm

No, it is theft of product design, because mack engineers and stylists didn't have BrockwaY's engineers abilities.
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby dbaldwinjr » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:04 am

Man, That's freaky!
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby rz761 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:07 am

Don't know how this all came about. It is very interesting though. I don't know if anyone knew about this design on the board but it was news to me when I found it. Have a country pretty much on the other side of the earth produce what looks to be pretty close to the design from 1978. They must have kept this design on the back burner for at least 10 years or so that a design like this could be forgotten about. The Mack RB's didn't come out until at the very earliest late 1986 to early 1987. I guess in some type of respect, the hard work that Brockway did producing the design, its nice to know it didn't go to waste or unnoticed. I wonder how much it would cost to ship a hood like this to the USA???? I bet it would drop right on a 761 with not much altering.

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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:16 pm

What is a Mack RB ? If you're talking Superliner, isn't that an RW ?
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby rz761 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:24 pm

If you look up Mack RB and change it to images, it will show you the USA version of it. Its a R-model set back front axle. Instead of a Mack hood and bumper being flat, it has a set back look to it. Im not saying this New Zealand Mack is the Brockway superliner, obviously years have passed since Brockway closed, but Mack must have saved the design for down the road.

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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby Huskiedrive361 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:22 pm

Shows you how long I've been away for Mack. Never heard of an RB ! Looks a lot like a DM.
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby quadbox » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:15 pm

Stan I think hood on RB is same as a R-Model. No sidewinder cab though. They seem to be most popular in the Midwest. Joe D.
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby rz761 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:24 pm

An RB 688 or 690 both have the setback front axles. Same as the DM690S or 688S. Both have the set back look and not the flat nose and bumper. Both were built in mid to late 1980's and I think the last year they were built were into the 2004-05 ish. While the R-model or RD was discontinued around 02-03??? and started going to Granites, Mack didn't have a direct replacement design for the DM or RB at that time. I think around late 05 or early 06, Mack came out with the CT, which is the Granite look but with a set back axle. It was odd that the r-model cab across the board wasn't discontinued at the same time. It took a couple years.

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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby dbaldwinjr » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:20 pm

Nice Visor!
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Re: Thrown out design with a facelift?

Postby sbrant358 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:48 pm

Well we already know Mack took another Brockway design and built it in Australia as their own (the MIR700, which used the same cab as a Huskiteer), so this isn't much of a surprise to me.
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