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Memories for us old truckers

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by Truck Shop, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. DMiller

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    At least not a 190!
    230 with likely a 220 or 250 in it
     
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    The 190 is a He Man of a truck with great body lines, beautifully contoured body work.
    A proud piece of american crap.
     
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    How about that, a cornbinder in the edge of what looks to be corn stubble:)
     
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    I have one i worked on it when the original owner had it. The trans went out then he died i bought it for parts . I will need a match and torch the next time i work on it. If you have something like this truck when you have to work on it go all out replace every thing that could be wrong so you will not be having to work on it all the time.
     
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  5. Truck Shop

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    There are proper things to do and set up before working on one-dress as a scare crow and stack
    pumpkins on the top of cab with a few corn stalks leaning against the cab.
     
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    This purple and white 1982 {362 model 110" cab} Pete was one I worked on years ago. Originally owned
    by Dave and Darrel Johnson aka The Chrome Brothers. It was sold on the Truck Paper site 10 years ago and
    ended up in Norway and had a hack job done to it then a guy in Holland a custom truck rebuilder ended up
    with it. All though not the original color he has done a fantastic job restoring it. Pete didn't produce many
    like this {3408 powered}. The cabs were special to accompany the huge radiator and engine. I had to change
    the radiator in this truck {it's a real job}. The name of the shop in Holland is Silicone Express.

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    A 1985 359 EXTN hood Pete that Silicone Express is restoring in Holland. This guy's paint and body work
    puts everyone else's to shame. You could Shave in that reflection. That is the straightest panel work I have
    ever seen on any sleeper or cab. The guy's work is off the charts.

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    A few more.

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    Most of the 362's that I see are missing the turn signal/ marker lights, just like the last picture of your post. And cabover prices are through the roof right now.

    And the 359 looks like everything is new, hoses, wiring and all. Sure is pretty.

    pete 362_LI.jpg
     
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    That photo of the 362 in purple was taken after the Chrome Brothers sold it. They kept that truck in absolute
    top condition, nothing was spared. There driver Dicky took care of it as if it were his own. It had Cat Paw prints
    on the side of the sleeper, those are not there in that photo.

    Funny story about that truck, most everyone who lived in the area knew about that rig, except some.

    I stopped in my favorite watering hole to get a cold one and the owner Ron had a question for me.
    {You know anybody around here with a purple and white hay truck that goes uphill as fast as on the flat?}.
    Yes I Do-That be the Chrome Brothers Super Pete with the 3408 and Dicky behind the wheel.
    {Ron--John Storlie and I were coming back from the Pot Holes Reservoir camping and fishing Sunday afternoon
    Both of us with campers and towing 18' boats. Climbing the Vantage Grade the wind was blowing at about
    20 to 25 MPH. John has a 454 and I have a 460, we had it to the wood doing 45 to 48 mph. I look in my
    mirror and see this purple truck with a load of hay coming up behind us, I didn't really think much of it till
    I do a mirror check and this SOB has his left signal on. He PASSED us like we weren't there. WTF does he
    have for power?

    My reply --A big engine--and he was more than likely at GVW 101,500.
     
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    While HEF was down for updates I found some photos of my old shop and a 1973 Western Star I rebuilt.

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    never seen it before. not many marmon coe's around here.
     
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    Scarce as Hen's teeth around here too, Used to see a larger volume of them in TX, AZ and NM when hauled there.
     
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    I used to see a lot of cabover Marmons in north central Texas. Last one I saw in use there, was a really old Marmon cabover that hauled feed and grain for a feed store in Denton, Tx. About 10 years ago, the owners parked it and scrapped it out. They only salvaged the engine. I wish I had know it was to be scrapped. It would have been neat to purchase it, as it looked to be in good shape.
     
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    I know where there are two marmon conventional's setting. I never cared for them, look like a box
    with windows.
     
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    Not quite as Fugly as a 190 but no class or character.
     
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    Yeah I saw that-Old cab overs with Detroit/Salt Water Chevys is the IN thing to have.

    But at the price of diesel only a idiot would buy that combo. First-the 2 stroke fires every time the piston
    comes up and constantly needs to be on the high side of rpm=fuel guzzler. Second operating a truck with
    the wind resistance and aerodynamics of a sheet of plywood pushing straight into the wind makes for
    a go broke situation real quick. Two biggest expenses fuel and tires in that order.
     
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    Did not mind the Transtars I worked on, just HEAVY and somewhat awkward trucks most generally being TIGHT wheelbase as this one, on Dayton Four Spring Suspension, only REALLY bad repair was pulling a radiator out, nearly everything Cab was in the way and then was in no way getting a hoist to lift it.
     
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