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  1. Following numerous modifications on the Mack #42078, I decided to build an icon: The Granite. This is not my first one (See here) but built on a smaller scale (1:22 instead of 1:17). The proportions of the hood have been corrected compared to the original set. It is shorter now. It is far from perfection, but I think I have found a good compromise between looks and realism. All the necessary details are here: horns, jig lights, asymmetric sides… Some areas are not completed yet. This is the case of the front mudguards where I am missing some 1x1 black beams. Also, the taillights would look better with an oblong shape. The cabin (and all the insides) have been lowered by 1 stud leading to a redesign of the steering mechanism. The engine remains unchanged compared to the set. The front cooling fan has been replaced by a 20t simple bevel gear to accommodate the short hood. The rear part of the chassis is close to the one on the snowplow designed by @M_longer (42078 alternate). It enables to place the additional snow equipment. The tipper is white, with realistic shapes. Here are some views of the mechanics (very simple): The LDD file is close to completion. At this moment, I am not sure if I will share it because of the rear axles being the same as @M_longer’s. I did not buy the instructions for his alternate, all is built after photos. Hope you like it 😊. Any constructive criticism is more than welcome!