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navypoppop

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About navypoppop

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  • Birthday 06/22/1949

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    Winter Haven, Fl.

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    Former US Navy, retired truck driver 45 years and 3 million plus miles, building plastic model trucks and visiting as many old truck stops as I can before they are long gone
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  1. Mowerman, I don't know what the problem was but the harnesses for the differential and trans temps kept shorting out. The windshield leaks were eventually cured by removing both sides, new rubber gaskets and resealing with some real sticky black sealer.
  2. It has a direction plare for an exhaust turbo conveyor but the turbo conveyor is missing from the exhaust stack. This would indicate that it was used to unload dry bulk tanker loads thus also the reason for the underslung rear springs. They rode smoother than camelback but didn't last nearly as long. My father had this set up on R685 years ago and had the main leaf break while under load and caused a rollover on I80 near Hazelton, Pa. about 1968.
  3. Drove a 1978 Western Star COE with a KT450, 13 speed O/D, 4.10 differential. Came off dealer show room floor with lights in all wheels, full instrumentation. Ran like a raped ape but the wiring harnesses were always failing and the windshields leaked every rain storm.
  4. Beautiful color choice Skippy! You, your son and husband should be proud of all the effort you have put into this project. I can't wait for the finished puppy.
  5. Back in the 50's and 60's the fleet I drove for had all their Macks (LJ, A, B, F and R's) were Mack green cabs and red frames and wheels. Years later they changed their fleet colors to white cabs and blue frames and wheels.
  6. Brocky, I used to stop there on my way from Trenton, NJ to Boston, Ma back in the early 70's. It was fine then even with the bunk room upstairs. Heck the Mayflower was OK too before it became the Pilot. Today I would not go there even if broke down.
  7. Good luck with your U model. According to your photos it appears it might be a E-6 Maxidyne with extended service capacity. Does it have a 5 speed or 6 speed 2 stick transmission? I'm envious and sorry that It is not in my yard. I hope you have fun with her.
  8. Great looking Peterbilt towing the Mack. Didn't know Secondi Bros. truck stop was still open.
  9. Nothing better than an R model Mack and your family agrees. Very nice
  10. Not quite Hayseed. At 6'1" and 210 and 71 years young I still work out a little and exercise as often as I can. I should proof read my responses better because it sure sounds that I do. Caused a good chuckle on my end.
  11. Now that would be something, getting slapped in the face with a setbof boobs and losing my false teeth. Life is good.
  12. Looks like a seat from a B model. I saw them when I used to ride with my Dad. I think that they were made that way to clear the 2 stick shifters. They made for a good bed area and a lot more comfortable than a piece of plywood.
  13. The only attention that she needs is a salute. ATTENTION!! Beautiful, be proud.
  14. What a gorgeous B model! How about some more pics from the sides and interior? You can be proud of this one.
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