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Atta'boy Ernie! I sure love to hear about a "vintage" truck being DRIVEN like its supposed to be! a lot of your "pro-drivers" nowadays don't even know what a Brockway is,much less a 5X4! I sure like to find a Brockway road tractor to restore someday,always partial to the 361 series myself. There were a ton of Brockways in South Jersey when I was a kid,along with Macks ,Whites,Autocars I miss them days!..........................................Mark

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Mark,

It's sorta funny when ya see a new guy come up ta ya..... an It's always the same......... here goooos.. Brock A Way ??? Aint never seeeeeennn a Brock A Way ba fore?? Who makes it?? is it from China??? Brock A Way ? what is that there on the hood?? is that a bear??

OOOOOHH Boy BULLHUSK

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I guess your sneaking into PA under the cover of darkness with 20 ton on 3 axles?

Ya in PA I can only load just over 15 ton but so far no prob. cause the only scale is the one on 78 in Jersey and I'm about 5 ton under my 70,000 gross and the load is just about water level so as not to be an eye catcher! It's usually the greedy ones that get caught!!

BULLHUSK LOL

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Here is my father's 1962 257 with a continental gas. Was used by Smith's in New York, titled in New York. Apparently gas was cheaper to run up there. When they close the New York terminal it was haule to West Chester and sat outside to rust. I bought it just to save it, but my father took a liking to after after he got it running. We have more in it than it is worth and we haven't even do that much to it, but it runs well and doesn't look too bad. http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/gallery/image/13519-1962-brockway-257/

My father also has a 1975 758. I am not very fond of that truck. It is off getting painted. I think I will like it better when it is not white.

Mike

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Here is my father's 1962 257 with a continental gas. Was used by Smith's in New York, titled in New York. Apparently gas was cheaper to run up there. When they close the New York terminal it was haule to West Chester and sat outside to rust. I bought it just to save it, but my father took a liking to after after he got it running. We have more in it than it is worth and we haven't even do that much to it, but it runs well and doesn't look too bad. http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/gallery/image/13519-1962-brockway-257/

My father also has a 1975 758. I am not very fond of that truck. It is off getting painted. I think I will like it better when it is not white.

Mike

I really like that truck! any thought of restoring it to the original Smith colors? I have told Ron (39 BabyMack) how much I always liked their color scheme,really looks sharp!....................................Mark

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Love the 360's & 361's! Any of the older cabbed ones are nice.Didn't really care for the newer MACK styled cab models.Probably could make an exception though!

IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCK BROUGHT IT..AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT, A TRUCK WILL HAUL IT AWAY!!! Big John Trimble,WRVA

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Love the 360's & 361's! Any of the older cabbed ones are nice.Didn't really care for the newer MACK styled cab models.Probably could make an exception though!

I'm right there with you Al!,i like the 360/361 series too,never really cared for the later Mack cabbed models..................Mark

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I think if I could locate a Brockway cabover to restore,prolly do it up like this one,remember these ads from when I was a kid,i was pretty impressed even back then!..........................Mark

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My cousin had a 361-238 Detriot,5 speed Fuller-3 speed Eaton tandems on Neway Air.Was a real sweatheart.Should have bought the thing when he sold it for $3500.00 in the late '90's. Here is a pic when it was new in '72.....................attachicon.gifJerry's Brockway NEW!.jpg Bill Bedell Photo

That's a good looking truck! there were a lot of Brockways running around South Jersey when I was younger,we were also near the factory sales branch too (Vineland,NJ) up until a few years ago,the big fiberglass Husky was still up on the sign (long since gone now) I think the old building is a truck frame /alignment shop now. My dad looked at a new 361 very much like that one,but didn't want a Detroit,so he ended up with a 72 White-Freightliner C.O.E..................Mark

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That's a good looking truck! there were a lot of Brockways running around South Jersey when I was younger,we were also near the factory sales branch too (Vineland,NJ) up until a few years ago,the big fiberglass Husky was still up on the sign (long since gone now) I think the old building is a truck frame /alignment shop now. My dad looked at a new 361 very much like that one,but didn't want a Detroit,so he ended up with a 72 White-Freightliner C.O.E..................Mark

I used to drive that truck around the yard at Bacco Constuction Co. in Iron Mountain,Mich. after graduating high school in '79,Mark.I used to service it then put it back on line with the rest of the trucks.It was fun for me because you could really get it rolling with those 3 speed eaton rears.........bang,bang,bang..shift..bang,bang,bang!!!

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IF YOU BOUGHT IT, A TRUCK BROUGHT IT..AND WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT, A TRUCK WILL HAUL IT AWAY!!! Big John Trimble,WRVA

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