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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. dieseldog5.9

    dieseldog5.9 Senior Member

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    I was told buy a guy with a 352H pete with a kta that there was a truck dealer in the Boston area who sold big engine cabover peterbilts, KTA's, 3408 cats, maybe some 12v detroits. He was particular to the paint jobs also, Big Bill, or Big John. There was an industry he was serving with the big engines, produce or steel maybe seafood.
     
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  2. Mother Deuce

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    "Signs of Life"
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  3. crane operator

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    Because everyone should stretch a frame once in their life:

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  4. Tugger2

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    They just knew enough to be dangerous.
     
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  5. Truck Shop

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    That is some fine welding/fabrication work, I don't see a thing wrong with it, looks good to me, well designed and thought out should work without any problems.

    But I'm not a welder either.
     
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  6. DMiller

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    Single rail old limp back freight shaker
    Been better off to rerail time and expense wise
    Cleaner prettier safer unless unconcerned as to working it
    Replaced a number of cracked older freightliner rails years ago not that hard.

    Judging of Rt Rr Cab corner may need a little more impetus on cosmetics too
     
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  7. DB2

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    Tank and step got it as well.
     
  8. Old Doug

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    I wonder what and if it was used ? I have saw alot of rigs like this that were used on farms and short hauls that some how stayed together.
     
  9. crane operator

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    Well if you've got $3,500 burning a hole in your pocket, you can make it into anything you want:

    "1987 freightliner cab over. Big cam 400 cummins. 9spd. Rockwell rears 4:11 no idea on miles. I don't have much info. I bought it to build and never got to it interior is in good shape body has a few bumps but overall in good shape. It's about a 285 wheel base. truck located in chelsea, ok. No title.. a title 42 can be filed on it in Oklahoma its less than $200 to do. I just never messed with it. Now Its time to clean house and get rid of projects"

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1250032022021328

    If it runs and drives, big cam trans and rears are worth what he's asking, if you need those things.

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  10. dieseldog5.9

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    Poor trucks to new to be a classic and too old to be a comercial truck. I could take the dent in the cab and the modified frame, but the square headlights ruin it for me.
     
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  11. Old Doug

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    I will sell you one with round lights and a good frame cheaper.
     
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  12. Truck Shop

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  14. Truck Shop

    Truck Shop Senior Member

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    I rebuilt two years back in the burg, installed B model Cats in both.
     
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  15. Mother Deuce

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    It wasn't too bad a horse... rode good and you could have held a dance in the cab.
     
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