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Memories for us old truckers

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

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    Yup-early days OTR high cube roadrailer.
     
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    Isn't this just a pi$$ cutter-steering wheel is on the correct side too.

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    And why waste money on having two windshield wipers. And probably no brake on that single front wheel!
     
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    Why sure he did, it's sticking out of his right hip pocket.:p
     
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    Jacobs Industries-maker of the drill chuck---and the Jacobs Engine Brake. For those who didn't know
     
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    Hyw 99 south of Bakersfield.

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    I have to repost this with Streets of Bakersfield.



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    This thread is quite the collection of pictures and history. Well done.
    Is that you on 99 south of Bakersfield?
     
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    No that's not me.
     
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    Can almost see the air in that RFI Drive tire!! RRO is not much better, oh back in those days what could be gotten away with!!!
     
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    Leaving the Clay Pile/company that refines it saw a KW Needle Nose on a trailer headed East, Diamond pattern Mercury box sleeper like TS has shown. Truck was all Orange ,sleeper unpainted, torsion ride heads sticking out the rear and as I only got a quick look may have had Aluminum Rails by thickness.
     
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    And as I was told Mr. Cummings invented it and tried getting the company that had his name make them and he was turned down.

    Note down in the lower right corner the "Clessie L. Cummins Division"
     
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    And your correct, that's the history.
     
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    Do I get a Gold star for History today?
     
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