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navypoppop

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About navypoppop

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  • Birthday 06/22/1949

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    Crestview, 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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    Want to locate a restored R686T w/300 Maxidyne and 2 stick 6 speed to haul my 5th wheel RV

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  1. With the success of Autocar and the new convential cab DC-64 it is just a matter of time before this model will be offered as a tractor. With the quality and design of this model it will become a favorite with most people who want something new and better than what is offered today.
  2. How about the Midliner next to the Superliner!
  3. AAA was a freight trucking company from New Jersey back in 50s-80s. A Mack fleet of mostly B and U models.
  4. I do not want to hijack this thread but wanted to ask any of you from the Trenton or Phila area if you have ever heard of or seen HERMS TRUCKING INC or H M ROYAL INC both from Trenton, NJ? My dad and I both worked at these companies way back when. Herms had red/white R/U/F Macks and pulled flatbeds and dry vans. HM Royal is still in business today but only has 1 IH straight truck. HM Royal had green/red B/R/F Macks then they changed to white/blue R Macks and pulled bulk tanks and dry vans. Thanks for any information on these and I apologize for the hijack.
  5. Hurstscrambler, What a beautiful truck! Your determination, skill and pride are starting to finally to come to completion. I totally enjoyed reading your entire 11 pages of posts and photos from beginning to now and can't wait for the final compleated truck. You are a true master at following your dream to be able to complete this project. My hat is off to you sir. Best of luck with her.
  6. AZB755V8, That engine is so beautiful I would be inclined to drive the truck without the hood just so everyone could see it.
  7. I love the electric sanders. When I started driving back in 1970 my company then had sanders on the entire fleet. Boy did they help when it was icy.
  8. Now that's a dog pack worth it's weight in puppy food! One of the best looking group of Macks anywhere. Sure would be proud to own any one of them.
  9. You also saw a lot of U models with the right front fender either damaged or torn off. Did you ever see a driver damn near fall out of the cab because he forgot that the fuel tank step was under the cab? You had to learn to drive them like a COE by hugging the left center line in the highway or risk being on the shoulder or worse.
  10. For most of my early days when I started driving back in 1969 there were no radios in the A,B,F,R and U models I drove. I really appreciated it when I had a truck with a radio. Later when I drove for Conway we had no radios and no jump seats so most drivers built their own radio boxes with Cb's in them because we also did not have assigned trucks. My personal opinion is nice radio box and it is up to each individual owner if they want one or not. Hell you wouldn't buy a car or pick up if it had no radio.
  11. Almost all the old paper mags were the best. The availibility to sit and read has been lost to the digital world of electronics today. The online versions do not reflect the same feeling you had in the days gone by. As a retired truck driver I even miss the paper versions of their respective truck stops. Only TA produces a paper version bi-monthly and that also isn't as personal as bygone days. Be safe out there everyone.
  12. BillyT, No, they took out Berky's Restaurant and replaced it with IHOP I believe.
  13. Ezrider, Thanks for the info. I have seen both of these companies in my research but they are from different states. The Herms Trucking I'm trying to get info on was an Inc. and their ICC # was 117676 I believe and can't locate much on them. They went bankrupt sometime in 1980 after a union organization attempt. I was hoping to locate someone who remembered them or had some photos. They were from Trenton, N.J.
  14. Vlad, Love your dedication to detail and making this remodel a work of art. It is very impressive to see your great work and your ability to do it yourself. I can't wait to see the final result.
  15. My wife and I had the pleasure of a factory tour last year while vacationing in the Birmingham area and got to see the D64 up close. What a beautiful truck both inside and out. It is a tribute to the Autocar team to stay focused on their products. While taking over an iconic brand, keeping it stable within the refuse truck market and introducing the D64 to the world shows that they are to be considered as a serious contender in the HD truck world. Hopefully sales are strong enough and interest grows so that maybe we will see a class 8 dump or highway tractor follow. I feel that they will be very successful.
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