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  1. Thought it was about time to get a Jersey trucks thread going,the NY,CT, and Chicago guys are showin' us up! first up, R&R services Inc..........................................Mark
  2. Since I posted some random Macks,check out the buses,and the looks like new Huskiepup?...................................Mark
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    The First Truck I Ever Drove

    This is a picture of the first truck i ever drove,it was a 1963 B-61T,END 673 thermodyne,backed by a triplex. My grandfather ran a small truck farm in south jersey and we used our trucks to haul produce from farm to market (apples,peaches).Pop being a product of the depression,never bought anything new,so when we needed a truck for me,we went to an auction in north jersey,this had been an old hess oil truck.At the time i believe this truck was puchased for right around $800.00! in running and driving condition.We spent about 3 months going over it,both mechanically and cosmetically. I was taking auto shop classes in school at the time,and i did all the bodywork and paint,we thought it came out pretty well for an "amature" job. I got the standard tutorial in the triplex from both pop and my dad,i spent that summer spotting trailers and getting to know "my" truck.Some of the best memories i have were spent in this truck.It was here that my life-long facsination with mack trucks began.My dad and grandfather taught me all i know about trucks and trucking,which was about half of what they knew! both are gone now,and there is'nt a day that goes by that i don't miss them. Between the 2 of them and me,there is almost a hundred years experience behind the wheel.Pop retired in the late 80's and all the farm equipment was sold at auction,i was un-able to buy the truck,but it is still in existance and NOT for sale! maybe someday?...........mark
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    Mack Jr.

    I saw a junior pickup in eastern PA years ago with a huge "NOT FOR SALE" sign on it,i talked to the owner anyway out of curiosity,the truck need to be restored but he had turned down offers north of 80K for it!....................................Mark
  5. Very nice work! your engine detail is some of the best I've seen! first class work all around!..............................................Mark
  6. We did not have Good Humor trucks in South Jersey,we had "Mister Softee" I can remember that sound like it was yesterday!................they are still around in certain areas......................Mark
  7. Mike,that old iron never looked better!..................................................Mark
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    Mack R Model Tanker Model

    Girdle stays? really? very nice truck/worksmanship!........................................Mark
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    39 Baby Mack Turns 60

    Ron,best wishes for a Happy Birthday,hope its a good one!..........................Mark
  10. The one im looking for has a rounded nose and stake sides I think? I couldn't find a good picture of the one I remember...............................Mark
  11. My guess would be a Smith-Miller too,better get out your wallet! the reproductions are getting more expensive than the originals! Paul,you mentioned Tootsietoys,you wouldn't happen to have a junk flatbed lying around would you? I'm restoring a B-Model with the Texaco tanker and an L-Model I'd like to pair up with the flatbed?................................................Mark
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    SWIFT!

    Got to see this in action today,Queens,NY Home Depot,single lane around the store to the docks,i'm number 3 in line,Swift is 1st, un-fortunately (for SWIFT) it's a blindside dock! well,after about an hour of pull up back up pull up back up, guy comes out of the store,starts raising hell with the "driver" who almost instantly starts crying! (It was a man) who was dressed like a woman! so the guy tells him either get backed in the dock,or go to the back of the line (about 15 trucks by now) well now this dipshit cant get out of the situation he put himself in going forward! guy looks at me, "Clark,can YOU get in there around this asshole"? Oh hell yeah! went around him while still trying to get moved out,backed in (one shot) shucked 43 pieces,bills signed,trailer doors closed BEFORE this guy got straight enough to pull forward! don't think I've seen that many pissed off truck drivers in a LONG time! Just one more reason just because your un-employment runs out,does'nt mean you should be a truck driver!....................................Mark
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    SWIFT!

    I respect and understand DCR's opinion,everyone (including myself) did indeed start somewhere,but these "driving school drop-outs" are becoming the bane of the trucking industry! One difference is that I WANTED to be a driver like my Dad and Grand-Dad,was'nt a "last ditch effort" after failing at everything else. I do more and cover more ground in a day then most of these nood-nicks do in a week! And therefore cannot afford to be held up at every stop by someone who doesn't have the skill or desire to do a proper job. My Grand-Dad used to have an expression for this,"If you want to be a Lumberjack,you should be able to hold up your end of the log"! I am sure some of the big carriers have some decent drivers,problem is I just don't see them anywhere? Not everyone is cut out for life on the road,and that has never been more apparent to me then in the past few years,some of the things I see people do in a truck on almost a daily basis scares the S**T outta me! Some of what I see getting out of trucks isn't much better,what happened to pride in profession? Bathing? clean clothes? Deoderant? shoes? I manage to get cleaned up everyday,one way or another? Don't own flip-flops,sweatpants,or anything of the sort. I may be a dinosaur,but I represent my company in a professional manner,respect my customers,and my equipment to the tune of 3.5 million miles safe driving! run clean,safe equipment,and do what I say I'm going to do,right wrong or in-different!............Rants over,back to your regularly scheduled programming!.............................Mark
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    Galesburg.IL Semi Truck Cruise In

    I agree Mike,i think it will look a lot nicer with an original type bumper,but then I like the "Old School" look on a truck.....................................Mark
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    No Clue Joe- Milk Carton?

    Good to see you check in Bud! I haven't dropped off the edge yet either,just balls to the wall with stops! and here I thought people were broke? if so,who's buying all this damn furniture?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! truck safe my friend!....................Mark
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    Galesburg.IL Semi Truck Cruise In

    Looking good Mike! G-Model looks great with the 5-holers up front!.........................................Mark
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    Brockway model builders

    No Huskiepup by any means,but I have seen 361's both with and without the ribs in the hood,not sure if it was done for added strength?.................................................Mark
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    Brockway model builders

    Paul.ordered mine this morning! been waiting for a 361 series for years!.............................................Mark
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    ATHS National Show in York PA

    If any of you guys see a old school baseball hat with a "Horner Mack" banner on it,please pick it up for me and I will reimburse the cost and shipping........mark
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    ATHS National Show in York PA

    Wish I was able to get up there! just didn't workout,as Superdog said make sure you guys take plenty of pictures for us dumbasses that have to work!..................................................Mark
  21. My only other guess was gonna be a 7400 White,but all the pictures I found the door handle was in the wrong place on the door,so I ruled it out!.....................................Mark
  22. Al,i think you hit the nail on the head!! I consider myself a pretty decent "truckologist" but I was stumped! I looked up some pictures and this was as close as I could come,Marmon cabinover seems to be it? look closely at this one!.................................Mark
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    Happy Memorial Day!

    Wanted to take the time to wish all my BMT friends a safe and Happy Memorial Day! and please take the time to remember what the true meaning of this holiday is all about,thanking all our veterans both past and present for their service to our country!...............................Mark
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    Happy Memorial Day!

    Wanted to take the the time to wish all my BMT friends a safe and Happy Memorial Day! and please take the time to remember what the true meaning of this holiday is all about,thanking all our veterans both past and present for their service to our country!...............................Mark
  25. Jim,i wondered about that myself (the truck next to the Brockway) I'm thinking it may be one of these IH Conco's? given it's an IH dealer? and the timeframe? just a guess on my part....................................Mark

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