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Memories for us old truckers

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

  1. Hank R

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    1949 Federal model 28A JXLD Hercules 120 hp. 2,200 gallon trailer. driver Bob Ganton, Unloading fuel in Ashcroft summer 1949. 14.gif 15.gif 16.gif
     
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    Allrighty then... I was given this image to scan by a guy that I hung around with for 33 years he was one of my dearest friends. He flipped up a really bad card and I lost him in 2012 I have this image of who I believe is a uncle or Grandfather to my buddy. It was very laborious to communicate for him so I never have known the answers. I believe it is taken Snoqualmie at the mill. All the strength for that assumption is based on the family living around Issaquah. I have been trying to identify the make of the truck. It's mark is on the upper tank of the radiator. I have tried to pull it up in both Lightroom and Photoshop... no joy. The hood is unusual the way the sheets break to open them. Isn't a Garford, Jimmy, Packard or Fageol. Can anybody identify the make? Robs Grampa truck.jpg
     
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    Possibly a Gersix, a forerunner to Kenworth? I'll do some hunting.
    Did some Google Fu and that's what it resembles.
     
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  4. Mother Deuce

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    I tried that also but Gersix had a vertically ribbed top radiator tank and a very prominent grill badge cast into the tank. . The 23 Kenworth continued with that tank. I am thinking west coast maker as well.
     
  5. Mother Deuce

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    Didn't Gerlinger build a truck prior to Gersix? Your right about that hood being about spot on. I sent you a message with a link. I think it is a 1918 Federal. I am looking for an image of a wartime Federal
     
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  6. Truck Shop

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    Gerlinger was founded in 1915. Gersix was from 1917 to 1923. My best is either a Gersix model K 2 1/2 ton or possibly a Schacht. All Gersix models M, K & L had solid 36" tires
    except on the L model the front were solid and rear were tube type. The L model Gersix was 3 1/2 ton the M model was 1 1/2 ton. Nice photos!

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  7. Mother Deuce

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    Found this image of a 1920 Federal WD7000 dump truck with a tag, on a forum that discusses movie vehicles IMCDb.org Photo credit to them. The image was lifted from the 1928 movie short "Two Tars"
    and my buddies grandpa's ride Federal WD7000 tag full.jpg Robs Grampa truck.jpg Federal WD7000 tag full.jpg seems Grandpa's was a 20ish Federal WD 7000 Thanks for the help! I had not considered anything that early. I was tearing up the mid to late 20's and not finding it.
     
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    Good call on Federal, those models ran up to 1925. One problem with your photo is the back portion of the cab was home made.

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  9. Hank R

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    1949 Federal with younger brother Ken learning to drive truck. 17.gif 18.gif Federal # 28A with trailer and Federal # 45 with Continental engine 140 hp. Between Cache Creek and Clinton B.C.
     
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    Good Morning Truck Shop, Thanks for your help on this. I just needed a little nudge off in the right direction. I was not looking back far enough.Tthe Gerlinger/ Gersix discussion kind of turned on the light plus a little weirdness in my glasses prescription helped a little. I was wondering about that cab too. I searched military Federal images thinking maybe the Army was it's first stop, didn't find anything. The cab must be the result of "advanced backyarding."
     
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    With all the dirt on the machine and the blur to the photo I thought I could make out the E and D next E of Federal earlier, was not certain eye was playing tricks.

    Make a REAL man out of ya to drive those old machines. Armstrong Steering and Mechanical brakes on solid rubber across dirt rut roads. May have made 20 or 30 mph on a good day?
     
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    I happened to look at top tank mark also and couldn’t get anything... I was reaching to grab something and looked at the image sideways and saw what you did. LOL!
     
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    One thing that went on in those days was the fact that radiators and tank configurations were shared. So there where several truck and car manufactures that used similar looking radiators.

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    Unloading fuel in Cloverdale, boy from down the street liked trucks. 21.gif 24.gif Federal unloading in 100 mile
     
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    The last year I ran was 94 then pulled the plates. For the last three of those years I crossed the boarder at Blaine or Sumas headed into Vancouver around 12 to 1 four to five
    nights a week. I went back to the repair and hired a old hand the last year. I delivered to Tom Yee, Mac Donald and Oppenheimer. I always liked laying on the jake in the
    Fraser Tunnel. Always left through the Portman scale. I will have three rashers of beacon with two over easy please.
    During the winter I ran to Kelowna and Kamloops. Don't miss it.

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    What was your last driving gig was my first one. I raced around Sumas, Lynden, Belligham, Ferndale, Sedro Wooley, Bow, Allen and Mt. Vernon. Fly past Jack Mackners place on the Guide, dump a trailer out on Eastt Badger and get rockin' then race into Seattle and unload.
     
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    My first driving in a real truck was driving dump truck in 1970 before that helped my uncle on the farm hauling grain a no pay job. My last job was March 2018 hauling snow in a dump truck.
     
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    Federal in Cloverdale with 2 future truck drivers and Bob Ganton 25.gif
     
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    Last trip for Federal #45 Sept 1949 near Clinton B.C. 26.gif 27.gif 28.gif 29.gif
     
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