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Old 01-24-2015, 08:42 PM   #15
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My first five axle was a 1947 KB11 International with a 5 spd and a three speed browning. Hook your arm through the steering wheel and shift with two hands. Later we had Freightliners with four by fours.
I guess I was somewhat "lucky" there. My fist one was a 1973 "fishbowl" (GMC Astro) with a shiny 290 and a 10 speed.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:44 PM   #16
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Back in the 40 ies when I was 14, I pumped gas, wash windsheilds, and checked oil. Also washed semi trucks. This guy brought in his brand new cab over , I took it out and close to 80, I rolled it. (totaled) If he were alive today, he would still be looking for me.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:49 PM   #17
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Haven't driven for over forty years. Ten wheelers mostly.

Old truckers never die, they just get a new Peterbuilt.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:52 PM   #18
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My Mother always said they never died, they just smelled that way.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:54 PM   #19
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I got a real gas out of your video about "Hello - I'm a truck" and perhaps my video will explain why:


atruck - YouTube

This was a video inspired by the Colorado Powerstroke Club...of course it's teeny trucks next to you guys, but it's what we use to pull our fun stuff with!

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Glad you enjoyed it. That's Dave Dudley and he did a lot of trucking songs.

http://www.last.fm/music/Dave+Dudley
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:15 PM   #21
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Yep, that's the guy! I got that song after asking on another forum "what music with this video?" - too fun!

Now, back to the regularly scheduled thread:
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:40 PM   #22
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Yep, that's the guy! I got that song after asking on another forum "what music with this video?" - too fun!

Now, back to the regularly scheduled thread:
That pic. Wow! mean wow!!!!
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:43 PM   #23
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Look long enough and you will find my pic.

https://www.google.com/search?q=old+...w=1440&bih=743
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I just found this thread, so here goes!
My first truck was a 1971 Diamond Reo, 238, 13sp., hauled road oil and asphalt. That was in the early 70's! It sure was a dog, but never let me down, and a real moneymaker! My next was a 74 GMC, 290, 10 speed, much better power, also a moneymaker! Many, many in between, and my last was a 1997 FLD120 with a extended sleeper by 4', total 118", it was leased to Landstar, and I hauled slot machines from the manufacture in Las Vegas to casino's all over the U.S. and the old ones back to Vegas. I had a 53' trailmobile logistic dry van with a lift gate set up to do that slot haul! I did that for the last 11 years of my trucking and now have been retired for a year and a half! I had a very good business and liked it very much! I am now 61, and living with my DW in Thailand. We do have a MH, and go back to the states a couple times a year, and enjoy it very much! I think there are a lot of truckers on the irv2 site, because a lot of us looked at all those beautiful MH's rolling down the highways, and thought, that looks like something I would like to do someday! I have always had a MH it seems, but just did not get to use it as much as I would have liked, so my last truck, I set up just like a MH, self contained, and liked it very much! Yes, many, many, stories! All for now, Rail!
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The first tractor I drove was back in '65. I can't remember the year of it, but it was a Ward LeFrance you had to shift with both hands. I'd have to put my left arm through the steering wheel to be able to steer & shift at the same time. What an adventure.
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Great thread. Keep it going.
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Yep, that's the guy! I got that song after asking on another forum "what music with this video?" - too fun!

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Makes a great picture, I don't think it would work/trailer very well..........
Maybe on a straight road.......that was closed to traffic
The first truck I drove was a White w/238 Detroit.........A guy could not even hear himself think!
Looks good though!
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