Posted 1 year ago
Here's an update!.... I got the front axle out, but discovered both front rims were cracked. Got the stub of the headlight base out. S-M lists two sizes of headlight base. I have no clue which I have, but I'm going to mic it and email them, then order new rims for the front, new axle, one tire, one headlight and the bulldog for the radiator. Repainted it a few days ago. Pictures attached. Now to scratchbuild the box bed as close as I can remember it. I'm going to use Plastruct for the "steel" parts, and probably basswood for the boards (I'm a lifelong model railroader/scratchbuilder). I may even put nut-bolt-washer castings on the box bed frame members!
Previous posting: I recently found a diecast toy Mack truck I believe that was from my childhood (1950s-'60s). It is 18.5 inches long from rear frame to front bumper, it's 6 inches wide across the front fenders, and is 6 inches high from "ground level" to the top of the cab. I was sure this large diecast Mack truck had been thrown away long ago, when it turned up in a storage building I was having torn down a couple weeks ago. I remember having this truck or one very much like it, and very vividly recall my dad's hunting dog chewing a tire off one of my trucks. I think this is that same toy. It is missing the left front tire (blasted dog!), the bulldog casting from the radiator, and the right headlight. I tried to take a closeup of the only casting marks on the frame: C-2007 and a logo of some type that I tried to zoom in on. I'd love to know (1) who made it? (2) when was it made?, and (3) where can I get replacement parts (radiator bulldog, headlight and tire), if indeed they are available? Thanks much for any info!