Jump to content

Recommended Posts

A real classic for sure!! 👍👍  terry:MackLogo:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the topic, this just triggered my memory. I remember a little while back on my travels, a bit of time before I got on the forum, a guy I met on my travels told me of a rumored W Mack. At the time I thought he was talking about some Superliner because a W Mack search on google turned up a lot of people but no trucks.
Anyways he told me somewhere around Michigan (I believe) there’s a W locked away in an old building at some old heavy machine works because the company found out the value of the truck before they sold it, so they locked it away with the intentions of restoring it to use as a sort of company mascot, only for nothing to be done with it. If that story was true it’s probably still there for someone to find. Figured I’d mention it while it’s on my mind, I’d hate for it to be forgotten about if there’s any merit to the story, and I don’t exactly intend on going all the way out to Michigan looking for a truck that may or may not exist, but maybe one of y’all can.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was one in a yard in Minessota. But the content of that yard went off at some time so the truck probably went to a different owner. If not scrapped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

friend of mine has one he is doing up in VICTORIA B.C. There still out there .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bob Theimer had one in Bainbridge NY. if I remember it was cut behind the cab or rears were gone. wonder who got it at his auction???

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like the Lang Company W 71. Wish I had one. I looked for a H 63 over a year but never found what I wanted. Finally bought an F model. Is there KW or Pete that looks similar to the W 71 ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, eddeere said:

I really like the Lang Company W 71. Wish I had one. I looked for a H 63 over a year but never found what I wanted. Finally bought an F model. Is there KW or Pete that looks similar to the W 71 ?

I think the bullnose Kenworth look like the W71's.    terry:MackLogo:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, james j neiweem said:

And they made a ton more of them than the w-71

Unfortunately... I didn’t think the W-71 was exactly unpopular, does anyone know why they stopped making it so soon? I have a hunch it’s because it was just a cabover version of the LT so they wanted to retire the two together despite such the limited run of the Ws...

Edited by CaptainCrutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, CaptainCrutch said:

Unfortunately... I didn’t think the W-71 was exactly unpopular, does anyone know why they stopped making it so soon? I have a hunch it’s because it was just a cabover version of the LT so they wanted to retire the two together despite such the limited run of the Ws...

The G model was much more advanced for the times and was the Western Mack replacement.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, CaptainCrutch said:

 

Think this is an older photo. Keystone has Dr. Bill's W-71 now.

 

3DB889CC-B573-4A13-8D47-B37DB393A26D.jpeg
 

Dan, would that happen to be your W-71 on Dr. Bill's trailer before you got it and did the Outstanding restoration back around 1998?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/15/2020 at 10:35 AM, CaptainCrutch said:

Unfortunately... I didn’t think the W-71 was exactly unpopular, does anyone know why they stopped making it so soon? I have a hunch it’s because it was just a cabover version of the LT so they wanted to retire the two together despite such the limited run of the Ws...

Actually the H was the cabover version of the LT.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, h67st said:

Actually the H was the cabover version of the LT.

According to Mack: “215 Mack W71 cabover models were built from 1953-58 as a lighter companion to the conventional LT model.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, CaptainCrutch said:

According to Mack: “215 Mack W71 cabover models were built from 1953-58 as a lighter companion to the conventional LT model.”

If you look at the cabs, the W71 has a very different cab than the LT. The H is basically the same cab but with a taller windshield.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, h67st said:

If you look at the cabs, the W71 has a very different cab than the LT. The H is basically the same cab but with a taller windshield.

The W actually used the same frame rails as the LT, with a dip at the front so the engines would sit lower... other than that I’m just repeating what Mack themselves have said...

The H is the cabover L but the W is specifically the cabover LT...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...