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TOPIC: Mack R600 Chassis Rails

Mack R600 Chassis Rails 07 Feb 2020 13:09 #206352

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Hi Guys, I've got a 1979 R600 Cool Power. The drivers side chassis rail has a reasonable crack in the flange. Anyone know of where I can get another rail folded up or buy a second hand one. It's a 44,000 rear end. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm in Melbourne.

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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 07 Feb 2020 13:51 #206353

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You can still buy them new from Mack
Im sure you get rails bent easy enough up until the cab and cut it off and join it

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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 07 Feb 2020 14:00 #206355

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Thanks Paul, I'll check out the price through Mack and will let you know how I go.

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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 07 Feb 2020 14:22 #206356

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silver1925 wrote: Thanks Paul, I'll check out the price through Mack and will let you know how I go.


If you know what size rail your chasing I would ask on one of the Facebook Mack pages
There is plenty of R models about with buggered up cabs were the rails are only gunna end in the scrap

Worth a try I reckon
R models
F models
And just about everything up until the mid 2000's used a R model chassis in Australia

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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 07 Feb 2020 15:50 #206357

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Whereabouts is the Crack & how bad is It..?? (pics will help). It might be quicker & cheaper to repair...

It's a BIG job re-railing a Truck..!!!
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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 08 Feb 2020 14:25 #206388

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You could always try Pakistani Truck - they will show ya how to do a repair...

m.youtube.com/channel/UC64FbxoHfUWd5hykYk5_BvQ/videos




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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 08 Feb 2020 22:13 #206406

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Is it legal to cut and join a chassis rail?
The reason I ask is that Lorry is an old style beaver tail where they cut the chassis, angled it down, welded and plated it. Now the guy who does the NSW rego said not to let Lorry run out of rego as he would then require a full engineers report to put full rego back on him.
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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 09 Feb 2020 18:24 #206439

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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 09 Feb 2020 22:14 #206447

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So I'm guessing that it is illegal to cut and weld the chassis. It would be hard to hide the changes made to the chassis on Lorry with a close to 45' bend and a big flat plate hanging off the outside.
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Mack R600 Chassis Rails 09 Feb 2020 23:08 #206451

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cobbadog wrote: So I'm guessing that it is illegal to cut and weld the chassis. It would be hard to hide the changes made to the chassis on Lorry with a close to 45' bend and a big flat plate hanging off the outside.


Bit of light reading for you...
www.nhvr.gov.au/safety-accreditation-com...standards-bulletin-6
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