Freightrain Posted July 20, 2006 Share Posted July 20, 2006 Well, the story starts back many, many years ago. I always wanted to drive truck, but just never got the opportunity so the next best thing was get a toy. My B was owned by General Towing in Canton, Ohio for many years of it's life. Mostly driven by the two owners and used to pull trailers back from wrecks. I watched this truck sit in the lot, hardly used much anymore and said "someday I'll own something like that". In the summer of '01 the bug really hit and I wanted to see if I could purchase the truck. I walked into the shop and asked the owner. He agreed, finally that he'd let it go. I got the truck and LOTS of spare parts that he'd acquired over 25 yrs of owning a fleet of B's. The truck was a basic good runner, but needed attention from sitting and being neglected.The basic driveline is all original and purrs like a kitten, uses no oil runs down the highway pretty nice. I've done basic upgrades since like: new sheetmetal floor, bumper, painted fenders, king pins, brake chambers, air/fuel lines, rebuilt compressor, 12v starter conversion, radial tires. There's still lots to do and as time and money come I'll continue. I'd love to make it perfect, but then I wouldn't want to use it so it'll likely be a driver more than a nut/bolt restoration. I"ve used it for the last 4 yrs to pull my race car trailer all over Ohio and the surrounding states: KY, IN, NY. I've been working on the previous owner for some "action" shots from years gone by. He's been promising me pictures, but haven't received them yet. I'd like to make a scrap book.The attached picture shows the truck as it was the week after I bought it and was showing it to friends at lunch.The story will continue................ Quote Larry 1959 B61 Liv'n Large...................... Charter member of the "MACK PACK" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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