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Memories for us old truckers

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

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    Trans is far from the goofiest thing on that truck. I don't know that I've seen headache mounted floating mirrors. Or a center cab roof mount single air horn. Or a bull grill set quite that far away from the hood. I think you can tilt the hood without moving the bull guard. Also has hood exhaust coming out in front of the cab.

    And the colors, oh the colors. Its like a clown car....
     
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  2. Truck Shop

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    Which comes down to the mechanics ability and makes you wonder when you see that pull up.
     
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    "If he has time to build all that goofy stuff- he must not be good enough to be busy all the time fixing customer's stuff"
     
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  4. Truck Shop

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    Average ratio in low in a 13sp is 12.30, average low in a 15sp is 15.40. And that depends on whether it is a direct or overdrive transmission.
     
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  5. Truck Shop

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    Or he is not married and no kids.
     
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    Here I thought it was a slick one owner I needed to add to my fleet.......
     
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    give that one a purple wave and pass on by
     
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  8. mitch504

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    The absolute best feature of this truck is the shag carpet in the bed, under the boom.
     
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  9. colson04

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    Ya gotta have a place to lay down and gaze at the stars with your lady friends
     
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  10. DMiller

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    A mechanics dream come true
    All the work will ever need and not ever leave home!
     
  11. crane operator

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    He might be married and needed a way to spend more time in the shop....
     
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    New feature, a overhead pivot beam to put chain fall and trolley on. Would make loading heavy stuff in the big box easy.

    western star service 8.jpg
     
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    This guy had to have been Colorblind!!

    Not certain that Aluminum Frame work would do all that great supporting said Beam with weight on it.
     
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  14. colson04

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    Was that truck used for carnival equipment? Looks like something a carny would drive
     
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  15. Old Doug

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    We hauled the loads in with a OD 15. If the trailer was dropped we spotted with a direct 15. OD was behind a 3406 direct was behind a 671 turbo 238hp.
     
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    I had an '82 Toyota pickup, it had carpet in the bed when I bought it. I didn't lose my virginity on it, but I certainly refined my technique!
     
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    Hmmm...
    I wonder if the previous owner....
    Never mind.
     
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    That is not a 79 dashboard, but it does have the short doors for a 79. The seats look to be a custom job, for a fire department as the leather has a fire fighter symbol embosed in them, could it be a retired fire truck?

    I would love to get ahold of those seats for my 81 star.
     
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  19. crane operator

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    Ok, enough with the fires already. Some of us will need parts off this in 20 years, and this is just unacceptable.

    kw on fire.jpg
     
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    A friend from years ago was working the haul road in Alaska on the pipeline, he had a W900A extended hood with a 60" flat top sleeper and 3408 that caught fire in Fairbanks.
    Burned down to nothing-just bowed frame and hard parts.
     
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