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Chuck P

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  1. I have two pics of the Chester Farms AT64 that I saved from the old Hank's site. I grabbed them back in 2011 when the site was just starting up.
  2. This was the last of the big Fords before the re-badge. Good looking tractor that would have looked great with an integral sleeper. Not too many like this.
  3. Curious as to why the B-80 series trucks were never offered with the "roomier" cab after the transition from the LJSWX. Perhaps they didn't need it because the longer engines could fit in the axle-back configuration (think B-71).
  4. Some random pics of some of the awesome Macks at this year's show. The trucks from Florida were amazing, especially the RD800! The brown R700 was a real sweet truck too. The weather was fantastic.
  5. Some recent shots taken at the 2020 Gerhart's show. In the red/white shot everyone was watching how skillful the tillerman was at parking the Mack hook & ladder. It was the first time I saw the steel blue Fiore truck. Beautiful piece. The Gano's heavy hauler was a regular site in Central Jersey pulling equipment for the local Komatsu dealer. The last shot shows two special trucks together. Both were stunning! Enjoy
  6. Great weather, great friends, Great trucks! What more could you ask for?
  7. My pic from Macungie 2011. 1969 N-Series.
  8. https://www.cranehotline.com/articles.html?a_id=8387&a_title=lifting_solutions_adds_two_big_effer_cranes_to_fleet Looks like they do a lot of city work.
  9. Well this is certainly good news! It will also be my first truck related show for the year as our Metro Jersey show was cancelled as well.
  10. Don't forget the Chevy version. This had the newer cab with different windshield. 65 E80 with the 6V53 powerhouse!
  11. pic I found on the web. I believe Chrysler owned this high-cab, restored it and then it fell into disrepair after sitting for a long spell.
  12. How about a Fargo? My pic from Macungie '06.
  13. My pics from the ATHS National show a few years back. The gold chassis was 1 of 2 grain trucks from Missouri. Everyone on the East Coast knows the red sleeper. I had the pleasure to view it in his museum when it was still in operation. That hood sure looks intimidating!
  14. Stunning LTL is all I could say. The colors are striking and just the right amount of chrome. Well Done!
  15. I drove that same year truck because I remember the dual headlights which didn't last long. It was a C600 with the smallest V8 and electric 2 speed axle. I hauled many acres of soy beans in that truck for a local farmer as a kid. The farmer always stressed to check the oil in every truck you drive. A small trap door on the doghouse revealed the dipstick and water filler neck. Good times!
  16. I always liked the looks of the A64F. You don't see many around. BTW, that's a pretty stout Donaldson breather on that thing! Good luck with it and show us some progress pics.
  17. That's a nice little fat cab!
  18. Cardell. They had a decent fleet of short hood GMC Generals w J&J bodies at the time with a few Paystars and RD600s mixed in. Ugly color scheme.... 2-tone grey. My dad is Chuck Sr. He left when they closed shop in the mid-nineties. They had a decent-size operation and had one of the 1st Wirtgen milling machines in the area until it hit an unmarked gas line. Burned up on the spot and was a total loss. I wish I had some pics of their fleet. I'm pretty sure they ran all DM800s before the Jimmys.
  19. I found these pics on the interweb with & without the bug shield. HTH
  20. 2nd big truck I rode in was a beautiful black 361 Brockway pulling a rock dump . I went to work with dad as a kid (maybe 8 or 9 YO, Summer break) and he was foreman at an asphalt plant in Keasbey NJ. Dad ran the 2 (yes, 2) Barber-Greene batch plants and they were constantly getting in crushed stone and AC all day long. An outside driver from Succasunna NJ named "Porky" was bringing in fresh stone out of the Glen Gardner quarry and was making 3 or 4 trips a day. Dad saw that that I was impressed with that shiny black Brockway and flagged Porky down as he passed by the control house. He asked if I could ride along for a load of stone (~2 hrs round trip). I hopped into that cab and was grinning from ear-to-ear the entire trip. Windows down, stack right in your ear (Cummins-power) and tooling along RT287 & 78... I was in heaven! The truck owner also had one of the first Mack Westerns I had ever seen in my area, but looking back now I think it was a brand new Value Liner. You could never do that today. My how times have changed.
  21. I just watched that episode last night. He never really talked about all of the unique features that made this car so much more special than a regular Grand National. I had the pleasure of getting a ride in a press pool car (GNX #002) when I was friends with Scott Oldham. Scott's dad was Joe Oldham who was editor for Popular Mechanics and contributor to the classic East Coast magazine Cars Illustrated. I had a '86 GN w/ T-Tops at the time and the two cars couldn't be more different. Starting with a suspension with longitudinal torque bar and Panhard rod, full Stewart-Warner gauges, exclusive staggered 16" rims with speed rated Goodyear VR rubber, recalibrated chip, higher efficiency charge air cooler and to top off the whole package, a ceramic blade turbo. Was the whole package worth an extra $11000 over the price of an '87 GN? I say yes. It was worth every penny. Buick had a car that was an instant collectible and dealers were marking them up 10, 15, 20 grand over sticker. Here is a short story from Hagerty that recalls a neat visit from a then-17 year old Scott. He was leaving my house heading back to Old Bridge, NJ where he lived at the time. I wish the pics were better quality but it was dark and the cars were black of course. It's hard to see but it had Michigan MFG plates. https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/03/20/crashing-a-brand-new-buick-gnx
  22. The cabover looks like an old Wilson truck out of Fishersville VA. The white truck is a White 9000 tilt-nose.
  23. Another beauty from the Augusta show. Pay no mind to the V12-powered R700 parked next to it.
  24. Two super Superliners from 2019 Metro-Jersey show in Augusta, NJ.
  25. Chuck P

    R795 V8

    I saw the horn button and the fixed heavy 5th wheel. It's this Devault truck from way back. Somebody got a nice unit!
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