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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. Truck Shop

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    Lets make sure the forum is PC.
     
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    Saw a one ton dodge pickup today in North Carolina with chicken sticks on the bumper with spot mirrors tow mirrors flipped out and no trailer lol
     
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    Online vandalism of my photo.
     
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    Live the dream.

    Loud pipes saves lives. See a trucker save a trucker. Think about the children. *

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    * Not recommended for young immature viewers. Used without permission from a unknown source. Truck is not intended to be a representation of any actual known trucks in existence real or imaginary. Any emotional violation or triggering that occurs is solely the responsibility of the viewer. Viewing discretion is advised.
     
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    In other trucking news- I actually do need a set of bumper guides. I've managed in the last week to both bend the bumper of the western star on a mafia block at the quarry, and bend the front passenger step of the liebherr at the railroad.

    I'm thinking I need to take one of those six week driving courses.
     
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    Its funny you can go forever with out a deal then its one after the other. I am extra careful now that i just have a permit. I havnt had to drive through any towns hauling stuff but if i start going to a new place i will i dont like it . I got rear ended one time in this town and a speeding ticket.
     
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    This was a local truck stop for a long time

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    Wonder if I should mount some guide sticks on my Sportster?
     
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    I found this newspaper clipping a couple years ago.
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    It is a Empty lot now, yet nearly everyone I know that has been on US 66 US 50 and I44 in the 60s 70s remembers the Diamonds. Just a Memory now.

    Lost Tables: The Diamonds

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    Yesterdays afternoon photos. 1962 Freightliner and a 1955 524. 100_1765.JPG 100_1766.JPG 100_1768.JPG
     
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    And I see a Rockwell Centerpoint front end, OUCH!!!
     
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    My uncle was a mechanic at a John Deere dealership for about 35 years. He needed to repaint his mid 70's, Ford pickup. So, guess where he got a good deal on green paint? Yep, John Deere green. It looked awful, that is all I can say about it.
    Jeff
     
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    We have a 195? IH pickup that was owned by a Deer dealer. The paint is faded and dosent look like Deer green but i was looking at it and discovered it was a real nice blue at one time before that i had not thought about them painting it.
     
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    IMG_20220517_091526.jpg My winch truck was a IH dealers truck and they painted it white over the red. The white is coming off buy the time i am done with it it will be back to red i like red . IH had some of the better paint jobs in the 70s . I fixed up and drove it almost 30 years a 1967 GMC pickup . It was silver with a painted grill. From what i know about it it was repainted silver when it was new. I didnt know this until i started to fix it up they did a great job painting every thing. I was going to respray it silver until i found out it was blue i also was going to repaint the grill till i found out it was chrome and in perfect shape. I never saw paint stick to chrome very good but some how they made it happen but stripper took it off easy.
     
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    List of Kenworth starting serial numbers from 1946 to 1955. These are for models in the
    500 and 800 series. The 900's didn't start till 1956. So if your looking at one in the weeds
    and wonder the year, all had a plate on right side of dash, or stamped in center of original
    bumper, or stamped in right front rail, and some on left hand hood near radiator cap.

    56000 Nov 46
    57000 June 48
    58000 Oct 48
    59000 May 50
    60000 Feb 51
    61000 Jan 52
    62000 Feb 53
    63000 Feb 54
    64000 Mar 55