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I can't remember if I posted this before or not, but I recently found some old pics of trucks my grandfather used to drive. I found pics of his H, F and R, but unfortunately couldn't find any of the B he drove for a while.

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my dad told me that the F model had been crashed head-first into a building, and then rebuilt before my grandfather got it. they sure build 'em tough, dont they?

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Thanks for posting these pics, you can tell he really liked his Mack's, and had pictures with each of the trucks with his family. Hope you can find the picture with the B model. What year did he start driving and what was the last truck?

Firemack

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MB 400

Thanks for posting these pics, you can tell he really liked his Mack's, and had pictures with each of the trucks with his family. Hope you can find the picture with the B model. What year did he start driving and what was the last truck?

Firemack

oh yeah, life was good back then,nice pics,,,Randy

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Here is a photo of my grandpa and his truck shortly before being inducted into Army service during WWII.

Here also is a photo of my grandma at the St. Louis Mack dealer with grandpa's new 1947, or 1948, EH, or EQ truck, (he had both).

I'd never seen the photo until it was posted on another board several years ago. I sent it to numerous relatives who confirmed the lady is my grandma. She, sadly had passed prior to me seeing the photo but her daughter, and my cousins proofed it immediately upon seeing this photo.

If I get into my long ago archives, my truck driving family goes back to mule teams prior to the 1900's which we have some photos of. That's when drivers, were drivers. I've been told that when grandpa had a sick animal, he would sleep in the barn/stall with them. Some of the harnesses and such were something to behold I'm told.

Rob

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Thanks for posting these pics, you can tell he really liked his Mack's, and had pictures with each of the trucks with his family. Hope you can find the picture with the B model. What year did he start driving and what was the last truck?

Firemack

I'll haveta check on that info. I was old enough to remember when he quit driving, and I believe his last truck was a cab-over freightliner of some sort. He also at one point drove a IH Transtar.

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I've been told that when grandpa had a sick animal, he would sleep in the barn/stall with them.

Rob

You keep bringing home stray trucks and mamma is gonna make you sleep in the barn with them. :lol::lol::lol:

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You keep bringing home stray trucks and mamma is gonna make you sleep in the barn with them. :lol::lol::lol:

I already share the "cottage" with the dog in the back yard.

Rob

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I can't remember if I posted this before or not, but I recently found some old pics of trucks my grandfather used to drive. I found pics of his H, F and R, but unfortunately couldn't find any of the B he drove for a while.

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Love the H! Thanks for posting!

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Rob, Ya know I have to ask the question.....right......Is your grandmaw holding her grandbaby......Rob in the picture?....The swollen jaws gives it away.

mike

Grandparents never had a dog that I know of; and I begged for one.

The Mack dealer always had a bulldog everytime we were in there. I suppose the photo is of one of theirs.

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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