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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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  1. Thanks for the updated information Vlad. It sounds like you have quite a bit of work ahead. It will make for some real good reading on this site. I always enjoy seeing your work as you are indeed a craftsman and strive for perfection. Keep the pictures coming too. Thank you sir.
  2. Vlad, How is the R project coming along? I remember seeing many St-Germain trucks when I ran New York state and New England many years ago. I can't wait to see your finished project as your work and dedication to detail is impecable.
  3. It really doesn't matter. Facing in or out, looking left or right. As long as it is MACK it is the best!
  4. I just signed in today after being away for a few days and found this new format. I don't like it one bit. I found it hard to navigate and can not find the sign out icon. I hope you can make it more simplified. Navypoppop
  5. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words but all I can say is WOW! What a prize that would be to have in the driveway. Imagine how sweet it would look brought back to glory. MLM, Mack lives do matter.
  6. 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.
  7. How about the Midliner next to the Superliner!
  8. AAA was a freight trucking company from New Jersey back in 50s-80s. A Mack fleet of mostly B and U models.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. AZB755V8, That engine is so beautiful I would be inclined to drive the truck without the hood just so everyone could see it.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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