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1958 Autocar

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by HTRN, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. HTRN

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    So, the owner of my company *semi retired, his son runs the day to day* is an old truck junky and today about lunch time I get a call to fire up a reach-fork, grab a long chain and meet one of our truck drivers out by our wash bay to haul something off his beaver-tail trailer. Low an behold its a 58 Autocar with a Cummins 275 Ironlung. The best part was the fact that although the rig doesn't move on its own, it will fire up and run after sitting for 14yrs! * I'll get some pics and post as soon as i figure out how to get them from my phone to a PC*
     
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  2. Truck Shop

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    Come on I want see that A-CCCAAAARRRRR. Is it a DC-102 model? This is the only A-Car I have seen in that area that was for sale.

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  3. Truck Shop

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    I was looking at buying this one but the rust rat's had eaten the cab up real bad and it had some bad frame issues.

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  4. HTRN

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    Wow both those are in way better shape than this old gal.....
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    and here's an old Pete w/ a 12 cylinder 2 stroke he's in the process of restoring .....
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  5. Truck Shop

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    Yah that's a DC-102, hard to find one of those. That red and white 4964 is a 1965, quad headlights were rare in those years. The one above it is in Bend and it's a 64 or 65 it
    was owned by DeAttley Bros-I believe that's how their name is spelled. Both are 335 with 5X4. That 102 is pretty cool-I have a weakness for A-Cars and Diamond T's.
    Glad to see he is keeping the salt water chevy in that Pete. That's a nice project also.---------Thanks for posting the pics.

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  6. RZucker

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    Did somebody say 12V71 and Peterbilt in the same sentence??? :cool:
     
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  7. DMiller

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    Like you Truckshop I have a weakness and a longing (lack of cash) to the old A-cars and Diamonds. One of these days I will find what I want, I just keep telling myself that.
     
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    Awhile back there was a big Autocar with flat fenders and an exposed radiator locally for around $2,5- 3K... and I passed it up. I think it was a '74 with a 350 Cummins and a 10X4 trans. Imagine that one with a 12V71. :eek:
     
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  9. oldrusty

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    i used to have a dc-102 with a NH 262 cummins a 4x4 transmission. no pyrometer so it had a stack mirror to watch the flame come out of the exhaust so you didn't melt the engine. great old truck"i miss it"
     
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  10. oldrusty

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    forgot to mention the B61T Mack with a 237 thermodyne engine and brownlite tranny.
     
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