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As near as I can gather from all the discussions (and there are lots of conflicting opinions...and I am not going to argue for or against any of them), this is the truck that was used to film a few (I think 3) new scenes to be added to the original TV release of "Duel" to make it long enough for the big screen release.

This truck, when in the movie, had a different (vertical) air filter and had mudflaps on the tractor.  The fender openings around the trailer tires are also different from the "main" truck in the movie, which was destroyed at the end of filming the TV release.

One of the more recent owners reportedly changed the air filter to the Cat unit it wears now and cut off the mudflaps, all to make the truck look more like the primary truck in the movie.  I did see torched-off mudflap frame stubs on the frame.

There was also, reportedly, a 3rd truck prepared for the add-on work, but it was a shorter-wheelbase truck, and was not used in filming.  This one seems to match up pretty well to the "other" truck used to film those few scenes.

Again, I cannot confirm nor deny these claims.  And, I do not intend to try.  But, it all seems to fit.  Just enjoy!

Isn't that grille shot menacing?!

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Sure was a different movie, when it aired on local tv my parent's let me stay up late and watch it 

I left a mark on my mind, I  bought the dvd a few years ago and the Princess just laughed and talked all the way thru, she is banned from watching truck movies with me 🤔

This means I hardly ever get to watch what I want any more

 

Paul

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 I heard a few years back the actual stunt man that drove the rig bought it  i’ll tell you what I wish my truck ran that fast 65 buried to the floor all I got ... bob

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On 8/8/2020 at 10:51 PM, mowerman said:

 I heard a few years back the actual stunt man that drove the rig bought it  i’ll tell you what I wish my truck ran that fast 65 buried to the floor all I got ... bob

Carey Loftin was the driver. Possibly the coolest stunt driver ever to grace Hollywood. 

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I have a thrill for ya'll.........it has nothing to do with the movie.......it has nothing to do with anything:  That H-63 and Fruehauf in the final photo is sitting my back yard, or a twin to it.   The hood mounted spotting mirror on the hood is obstructing the tank and exhaust..........i see no vertical pipe. What are the odds a Mack green h-63 and stainless Fruehauf has a twin?   Where was this picture taken?

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Chilly Willard,

That picture was taken at the ATHS Virginia Carolina chapter show combined with the Brad Wike Southern Classics show at Brad Wike's farm in Lincolnton / Maiden NC. 

Brocky

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Brocky is correct.  This was taken a few years ago at "Brad's Farm" near Maiden, NC.  If the date stamp on the picture is correct, it was in 2013.  Funny, I didn't think it was that far back, though.  "Ain't it funny, how time slips away?"

Here are a few more shots from later (2017), with the grandsons (AKA: The Horses) hanging out with it.

 

 

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