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  1. a couple months ago the troopers set outside an industrial park where all the animals were running dirt in for stocking for a winter project. just so happens to be an asphalt plant at the end of the road. troopers were there banging the dirt trucks because the guys were getting paid by the ton, and were averaging 100,000 lbs plus. and most of the trucks should not have been on the road due to major defects. anyway, i was coming out of the asphalt plant, and one of the troopers pulled me in cause they were slow, and he thought i was coming out of the dirt site. after checking
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  2. Two of equal length hoods and one with a V16 under it.
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  3. Over the years I've found going out of my way to make their job easier never buys me an ounce of good favor, so I quit trying. I'll be professional, but if they don't ask for something I don't offer it up, and even if they DO ask, if the regs say I'm not required to have something I'll say I don't have it. There's a big green book that gives us the rules we have to play by. Your job is to know the rules & how to bend them in your favor. Their job is to catch you breaking the rules. I've found a lot of the time they don't know the rules...they find something they THINK looks wrong, and they
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  4. Attitude goes a long way 👍
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  5. Finally working the hood halves for the top, the two bottom panels are cut and now at a shop getting louvers pressed. Used the original front and rear hood bows and hand forming the three center ones for each side. The two pieces for each side will have 29-3/16 huck rivets running the length holding the panels together.
    1 point
  6. 1975 It’s a non turbo engine with a 5 speed. Air it up and give it a pull and it will run. Originally a tractor. Been thinking about selling it. Dunno, too many trucks, not enough time.
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  7. Thanks for keeping us updated that video was way cool truck sounds excellent you scored on that one Bubba have a ball... bob
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  8. Selling my 72 R it’s has a ENDT 675 turbo charged no cac cooler . Five speed trans all components are original to the truck the numbers match the build sheet . Good rubber all around no retreads brakes work excellent new brake chambers and shoes are 60% no brakes on steer axle No power steering it does have air assistance steering and it works super . Also the trailer is for sale as well it is a 1955 Rodgers 30,000 lb it was originally for a single axle tractor has been modified to fit a tandem tractor is in amazing shape for its age good rubber and new wiring and led lights air lines are st
    1 point
  9. I sure do like that truck!
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  10. Back when my truck was still new-to-me, I was having issues with barrel nuts breaking and I hadn't figured out why. Before leaving the shipper, I did a quick walk-around and everything looked good. Tight on time (and close...but legal...on weight) I knew I had to run the big road & get past the scales before fueling. I pulled onto the scale and sat there for what seemed like an eternity waiting for the green light. It came on, and I was gone...to jump off at the next exit & grab some fuel. While fueling, I did another walk-around...and found 8 broken barrel nuts on a drive wheel...FACI
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  11. After several set backs on the hood parts and pieces, I ended up hand hammering a 90* 3/8 lip on the bottom panel added a stiffener on the inside. I was going to have louvers on the lower panels but the guy/shop I took them to did such a lame crooked job I had to throw those panels in the scrap and start over cutting new ones. And the next closest shop that could press louvers is a long way off-so no louvers. But this is the hood I built below-did the best I could do, next stop is the finish metal work and paint. It's a Long Way to the Dogs A$$ looking through the wi
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  12. The hood is four pieces-two pieces riveted to make one side with one hinge down the middle. It will have some weight to it but it will weigh less than having three hinges one in the middle and one on each side. With anything like this hitting a happy medium gets tough-and sometimes leads to over thinking a problem. Because of the length at 71" and to control flex and warpage there are 5 bows underneath on each side. Those have to be there to keep hood panels straight. Louvers are 2 3/4" wide one row each side 33" long. Labor intensive it is.
    1 point
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