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1954 Mack LTL Single Axle Tractor

One of:
Only 2000 Ever Made
Turbocharged 262 HP Cummins
5 Speed with 3 Speed Auxiliary
1,400 Hours Labor, Much Work Done:
Extensive Details Below
Beautifully Restored:
By Mickey Delia
Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Much More Info, Lots More Photos:
See Below
Jay Trevorrow: 973-886-3020
Looking for Trade:
Cash and a Super Liner must have A/C Air Ride

Product Description

1954 Mack LTL Tractor, Fully Restored From The Bulldog to the Tail Lights

Restored Vintage Trucks for Sale

West Coast Mack LTL

This 1954 Mack LTL single axle tractor

is the epitome of a West Coast Mack.

Its large, high-horsepower engine

enabled it to handle heavy loads and punishing mountain roads.

The B75 would replace the LTL by 1958

(two years after the LTL was retired),

but even the legendary B Model had a hard time

matching the LTL for performance,

and had a smaller cab than its predecessor.

With its aluminum engine and cab mounts,

supports, hubs, brake shoes, air tanks, wheels, and trans case,

the LTL packed heavyweight performance into a lighter package.

Mary Hitchings: The Lumber Gal's Mack

This isn't just a special truck;

it had a legendary driver.

If Mary Hitchings' name, or her CB call sign

(The Lumber Gal)

aren't familiar, they should be.

Mary started Hitchings Lumber with her husband Andrew,

with little more to their name than

"$40 and [a] little bitty truck."

Mary Hitchings clocked two million miles over three decades,

making the run between Santa Rosa and Fort Bragg daily six days a week.

Before long, the lumber yard was also

something of a Mack museum

thanks to the fifty Mack trucks

spread over the yard's acreage.

Those trucks would be sold at auction

after Mary Hitchings' death,

with this truck being shipped back East for restoration.

Restoring a Classic Mack

This truck probably shone

in Mary Hitchings' original paint scheme,

but it had seen better days by the time

NJ truck restorer Mickey Delia

got his hands on it.

1,400 hours and thousands of dollars of parts later

(period correct wherever possible,

with hand-crafted, custom fabricated

or improvised parts when OEM wasn't available),

it is once again ready for its close-up.

This truck was mostly rust free to start with,

though there was rust on the back of the cab

and some rust spots and stress cracks

on the floor under the driver's seat.

The cab back was rebuilt,

and the floor replaced with quarter inch steel plate

and new marine plywood.

The gauges now work thanks to a new

stainless steel dash and gauge board.

The glass (including true tinted back and side glass)

is all replaced, as are the gaskets.

The doors, with their mechanisms restored

and their window regulators greased and fixed,

work like new.

The truck's gotten top of the line leather seats with arm rests,

along with all-new rugs and upholstery.

This truck's power train --

a 262 HP Cummins turbo diesel

and a five-speed transmission with three-speed auxiliary --

were intended for heavy loads and mountain roads.

There's a period-correct oil bath air filter

and a Jake brake.

The wheels have been pulled and resealed.

The brake chambers and 30-30 spring brakes

on the rear brakes have been replaced

(the '54 had no front brakes).

The water pump's been resealed,

the regulator and generator have been replaced,

new batteries went in six months ago,

and the engine's been detailed.

The belts and water hoses have been changed out.

New 1940's-50's vintage headlight assemblies

were sourced and installed.

No Parts? No Problem. Custom Mack Parts

New parts were made when OEM versions couldn't be found.

Period correct shifting boots,

custom stainless steel bezels

for the shift and fuel throttle,

and new custom tanks fabricated to the original specs

were all made custom for this truck.

This Mack's exhaust system

was not only overhauled,

but it also got new exhaust brackets

and a new mount that isolates it from the cab,

so this Mack doesn't have the cab damage

common to other Macks of this vintage

(and shouldn't have it in the future).

The radiator's been redone in surgical stainless steel,

with a chrome top secured with all-stainless bolts.

Rechromed parts include the original bulldog,

air horn and mirrors

(the mirrors given stainless steel heads).

Mack LTL History

Of the 2,009 LTL trucks estimated to have been built by Mack

during the truck's lifespan,

100 or less ended up on the east coast.

This LTL is "Built like a Mack Truck,"

and thanks to Mickey,

it's been restored with all the love and respect

that a classic deserves.

Scroll down to see build sheets on this truck,

visit www.mackmacktruck.com

for even more information,

or better still, call us

to see this beautifully-restored classic for yourself.


This Mack LTL Tractor is Located in Frenchtown NJ 08825

We make every effort to accurately represent the condition

of all items advertised and or represented.

This machine is sold on an as-is basis,

with no warranty, express or implied.

(Standard selling Practice for the industry)

For this reason, we strongly encourage and support

a prebuy inspection of any item

before you purchase it.

Please understand I don't own this single axle Mack personally

I am a full time broker selling for a customer

My goal is to bring the buyer and seller together

I do my very best to tell you what I know

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