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Old 10-03-2012, 03:03 PM
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Old school semi

Saw a pretty cool old big rig today. I should have snapped a picture but i was in a hurry. But here's the model it was. Probably 60's dodge big horn. It had a creepy intimidating look to it too. It was dark green. And it had the smoothest sounding diesel i've ever heard. Just thought it was cool that there's still older trucks out there working and being used.

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i just think it's wild how gm, ford AND chrysler all used to make heavy duty trucks.

What has happened with society?
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Notice the size of the cab in proportion to the front end?

It won't be long (in Cal, anyway) where the laws will outlaw the old rigs. Since they opened the borders to mexico, it seems like one way to keep the old rigs they have down there from driving into Cal is to regulate them to where the can't come in. Of course, we don't need any additional smog, the air is filthy as is.
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There is a couple of old Macks in my area, fully restored.

A guy on my Ontario forum transports his race car with this one...

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My old man used to have an old mack dump truck with an air starter i used to love that truck
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My old man used to have an old mack dump truck with an air starter i used to love that truck
By "My old man" do you mean you had a OLD MAN as a pet? or are you speaking of your father?
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By "My old man" do you mean you had a OLD MAN as a pet? or are you speaking of your father?
Hold on there big fella To some fathers "My Old Man" is a term of endearment. I know I called my Dad that specifically because he told me once he liked it.......

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I took this photo yesterday at work of a couple pressure vessels I designed shipping out for heat treating. The place I work has a couple of these long nose Pete's whick IMO are about as good looking a truck as any that have ever been built. As a youngster I thought I would be a truck driver.... ended up as an Engineer but never lost my love of the big rigs.

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By "My old man" do you mean you had a OLD MAN as a pet? or are you speaking of your father?
thats funny, yea my dad my pops father, i have always referred to him as my old man.
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There is a couple of old Macks in my area, fully restored.

A guy on my Ontario forum transports his race car with this one...

Nice! I love the looks of the older trucks, Macks always had a tough look to them.
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thats funny, yea my dad my pops father, i have always referred to him as my old man.
No offence intended<< but when you guys get my age,, its nice to not be reminded of it,,, when one of your kids call you OLD MAN.. my kids and grand kids call me Pops, Dad , and numberous other names, and most likely OLD MAN,, Just a unwarrented comment I suspose,, sorry,
Back to the topic at hand OLD TRUCKS
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No offence intended<< but when you guys get my age,, its nice to not be reminded of it,,, when one of your kids call you OLD MAN.. my kids and grand kids call me Pops, Dad , and numberous other names, and most likely OLD MAN,, Just a unwarrented comment I suspose,, sorry,
Back to the topic at hand OLD TRUCKS
i didnt take offense, i actually had a chuckle the mental picture of an old man on a leash in the yard went through my mind. i guess your right though we all get old although im young i will be there one day and i probably wouldnt want to be reminded of it either. but yea back on topic old trucks are cool maybe i should sell the cars and just build an old pete
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My brother still Remembers factory fresh Brockways (hes 44). Sad when they left Cortland, NY. Last "Huskie" was built June 8, 1977 I believe. A lot were shipped to Iran back in the 70s.
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i would say each and every new road tractor has very poor styling----aerodynamic benefits are dubious. (and what the heck happened to the paint jobs?)


What can we, as a society, do to save ourselves from ourselves?
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i would say kenworth probably had some of the best styling, but even they have lost it.

a) Gary Ridgeway painted some of them.
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a) Gary Ridgeway painted some of them.[/QUOTE]

are you refering to the Gary Ridgeway,,, better known as the Green River Killer?
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