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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    Here's the Irish Gardner connection that will probably be more to your taste. There were lots of Garnders in the Irish fishing fleet back in the day.
    https://tangentengineering.co.uk/

     
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  2. BSAA65LB

    BSAA65LB Well-Known Member

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    Even the stone scale shack with the chimney is cute:)
     
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    There isnt hardly room in there for a stove. I bet it was very warm in there making the officers want to get outside and do alot of inspections.
     
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  5. Truck Shop

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    100_1540.JPG 100_1541.JPG 100_1542.JPG A friend owns this 1951 which has sat now for 25 years. So I decided to tow it to the shop, make repairs needed
    to make it run and operate safely, clean and polish, and take it to some shows. This particular 1951 was used by
    Freightliner in calendar/poster ads in the early 90's IIRC. 220 Cummins with a 10spd.
     
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    I’ve never seen one of those. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Is this something you are doing right now or a past project?
     
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  8. Truck Shop

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    Currently,--Steve went to Eugene to buy a 3 axle chip trailer, came home from auction with this 1951 instead
    in 1995. Not very many of these left.
     
  9. BSAA65LB

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    Armstrong steering, one with solid tires, the other with a mechanical hoist, 360degree field of view—what’s not to like?:)
     
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    Does anyone know what year the four wheel drive pictures were taken ?
    It looks like gas was expensive then.
     
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    Yep, leather seat, fancy spoke mag wheels. She's got all the flash gear.
     
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    That FWD would be a Model B 3 ton with a 4 cylinder Wisconsin engine, circa 1920. So figure 1920 being
    that one is new. But the solid tire 3 ton was offered as early as 1917 up to 1925.
     
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  14. JPV

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    That hoist is really cool too, what a neat idea.
     
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    That one was New, not a lick of grease on the Lift Gearing, all the older ones I have seen in museums were so loaded with grease were like the proverbial drop pf Anti Seize, spreads EVERYWHERE. Can just imagine roads of the day in 1920, catch a rut and that Armstrong Steering could almost launch a driver over the side!!!

    That solid Tire unit has been around a few blocks!,, Side panel for Engine missing, Add On too box on running board, tires show some considerable edge nicking. Gas Lamps. Bigger Gas reservoir on the Newer one!
     
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    AC is on anytime you were moving!

    ;)

    And driver’s today think they have it tough!
     
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    Guide sticks on a cabover-this guy wears his underwear 279715243_7887815217896014_3492452560407697871_n.jpg on his head-too many fumes.
     
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    Every truck should have them. Safety first.

    chicken sticks.jpg
     
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  20. DMiller

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    No guide sticks for me
    Same as no bug ski ramp just as your wrecker!!