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Round Nose Reefer Trailer

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Hey guys I don't know exactly where this would go, but if its not in the right spot can someone move it. Im looking for a 1950s? round nose reefer trailer. Any shape is fine. Gonna eventually tow it behind my 59' mack. If you have one, let me know.

Tom

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Since I cant post pictures, go on my gallery album called Starting the Project. Theres two pictures of my U model with the tandem hooked up to one of Dougs reefers.

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Exactly what I'm looking for, but still with the reefer unit.

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Exactly what I'm looking for, but still with the reefer unit.

Ya, some trailers up there might still have the refers, I dont know ive never paid that much attension. I'll look up there next time I go. He might even have the refers in storage somewhere.

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C and H Truck Parts in Sioux City,IA has this nice looking old reefer,still has the ladders up to the ice bunker doors,just missing the "putt putt" motor to run the fan

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Oh damn!! Thats exactly what I'm looking for! Any idea where i could find that "putt putt" motor for the reefer?

Tom

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Oh damn!! Thats exactly what I'm looking for! Any idea where i could find that "putt putt" motor for the reefer?

Tom

Pretty much anywhere,most of them were just your garden variety Briggs&Stratton lawnmower engines,all they did was use a small fan to circulate cool air throughout the trailer which was provided by blocks of ice,or "blown-in" ice (small chips) this type set-up is what my dad started on many years ago,he said sometimes they'd go through 8-1200 pounds of ice between Jersey and Florida with a load of produce on!....................................Mark

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"Pretty much anywhere,most of them were just your garden variety Briggs&Stratton lawnmower engines,all they did was use a small fan to circulate cool air throughout the trailer which was provided by blocks of ice,or "blown-in" ice (small chips) this type set-up is what my dad started on many years ago,he said sometimes they'd go through 8-1200 pounds of ice between Jersey and Florida with a load of produce on!....................................Mark"

Back in the late 1950's as a young teenager I worked part of one summer with my next-door-neighbor's son at his Dad's Icehouse. We spent every day unloading wooden baskets/hampers of various vegetables off of trailers, opening the basket tops and putting a scoop of crushed ice on the turnip greens, other produce, etc. and reloading them back on the trailer.

I sure slept well at night....

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Wow!! How things have changed! Hey super dog, do you have a link to that trailer by chance?

Tom

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