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BillyT

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  1. He who dies with the most toys wins!
  2. My school bus was a Federal,kinda resembled a Diamond T of the same year! Also had a 50s Federal bus with the one off stainless grille.
  3. Is that a Manley wrecking crane on the back? My first wrecker a Diamond T 201 had one ! What memories! LOL!
  4. First big truck I drove was a crackerbox 1963, didn't even realize it was uncomfortable! Of course I was 24! Pittsburgh to the west coast.
  5. Ten five,nice adaptation of a fire truck c@c!
  6. I've been in most of the stops mentioned! Used to haul steel out of homestead pa to Buffalo would go west one exit off I 79 to the Green shingle in the 70s became a rathole like speed @ Briscoe and many iconic stops! In the " old days" the waitresses were on "the menu" at S@B and the little place at x3 on I70 in Pa,also at "The Windmill" near Wheeling WV and that place on I-81 in Pa.and a stop on301 in S.C. Hey, anybody remember the truck stop on I 80 in Pa with the electric train running around the ceiling? Was a little bigger than "O" scale.Thanks for the memories guys!
  7. My third wrecker was one of them,had a lot of brake problems,but looked good!
  8. That Steel case rig is kinda cool!
  9. Only "modern" truck I like is the International lonestar! Those.Bmcs are bone ugly!
  10. Whites was one of my favorite truck stops,do they still have good food?
  11. Looks like a 9800 "binder" with a "Stoops" conversion never saw one of them!
  12. Stoops hauled hi cube low weight products like empty soda bottles etc.the chassis were cut off behind the sleeper with a gusset where they bolted together.I actually walked up and eyeballed the fabrication (being a welder!) Was told they had some kind of overdrive tranny to make up for the small circumference of the tire/wheel combo.Stoops was also a Ford truck dealer the combos I saw were the Ford 9000 Cabover s with the air ride cabs.The trailers resembled household goods trailers only flat from front to back! I always thought they would make a great hotshot tractor!
  13. And the 681 C Guide headlamps like my old Diamond T!
  14. I loved old Studebaker pickups, but preferred the older checkerboard grille!
  15. Loved the ornamental iron grille guards on those old Brockways! Weighed as much as a Honda!
  16. Looks like an old army truck conversion.
  17. Stoops hauled hi cube low weight products like empty soda bottles etc.the chassis were cut off behind the sleeper with a gusset where they bolted together.I actually walked up and eyeballed the fabrication (being a welder!) Was told they had some kind of overdrive tranny to make up for the small circumference of the tire/wheel combo.Stoops was also a Ford truck dealer the combos I saw were the Ford 9000 Cabover s with the air ride cabs.The trailers resembled household goods trailers only flat from front to back! I always thought they would make a great hotshot tractor!
  18. Thanks for the correction,I kinda referred to them all as jeepsters!
  19. The movie Hoffa featured an old Cabover similar to that Autocar or a Sterling,and a bunch of 361 and similar Brockways.
  20. A local insurance business in Spring hill Fl has a clean jeepster wagon out front as an advertising gimmick looks stock. When I was a teen my buddy put a 303 Olds in a jeepster pu using Hurst mounts and adapter.Never saw it running,he probably tore out the drive line his first time out!
  21. Beautiful truck, but you gotta shift easy or you hit your head on the window!
  22. Gorgeous Western Star, "tipper" eh?
  23. OMG a9800 Transtar! Drove a few of them for JB,the flat floors weren't bad,still ugly tho'
  24. Is that a 9670? Drove a few of them for Waite Inc (hurry up and wait!) Hauling US Mail passed three of our tractors broken down on the Pa turnpike from Pittsburgh to Philly! This was 1976 they still had a gas burner in the fleet!
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