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The Preston Aero – How to make a Brigadier slice through the wind

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17 hours ago, RoadwayR said:

That orange dump is another set back axle prototype.  I don't think any Brig's were sold so equipped, even under the WhiteGMC name.  The Brigadier was replaced in 1990 by the White WG, probably not a move in the right direction......  

I remember when GMC announced they were going to offer a lighter Brigadier with an even lower hood slope.......and this is an example of that truck.

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56 minutes ago, kscarbel2 said:

I remember when GMC announced they were going to offer a lighter Brigadier with an even lower hood slope.......and this is an example of that truck.

I'll buy that.  What did it have for power, a 3208?  There were a few gas Brigadiers built with Chevy 427's, all before 1981.  I think they used the old steel butterfly hood.

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1 hour ago, RoadwayR said:

I'll buy that.  What did it have for power, a 3208?  There were a few gas Brigadiers built with Chevy 427's, all before 1981.  I think they used the old steel butterfly hood.

I would imagine the Cummins L10 was the lead engine, though the 3208 had been offered.

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On 7/8/2019 at 6:05 PM, kscarbel2 said:

I despised the utterly cheap WG. I knew Overnite was on the way out when they began buying WGs.

Is the WG model the same thing roadway ran a bunch of?

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I myself don't recall Roadway running WGs but I can't altogether say no.

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The ones I remember didn’t have a sba, but they looked the same. They weren’t impressive.

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The YRC terminal in Morton, IL still has them along with a couple Brigadier's. All still run but the GMC's don't get out much and shag trailers mostly. All are getting rough in appearance too.

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here is a good Brigadier if anyone is interested. I welded the frame trusses in years ago which can be seen in photos 1 & 4. Always been a good running truck but LOUD!!

https://peoria.craigslist.org/hvo/d/metamora-1986-gmc-brigadier-grain-truck/6931413384.html

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