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Old 12-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #2656
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isn't it neat how that works?

I remember seeing my first rat rod (not saying this truck is a rat) at a car show in about '96. It got WAAAY more attention than anything else there and some of those fools with quarter million dollar cars couldn't understand why
That's totally true. When I had my 1978 Bug Convertible (sold it this summer after seven years), I can't tell you the amount of attention that thing got. Everyone from teenage girls to elderly men to gang bangers (really) would stop to talk to me or wave and smile at that thing. Parked it next to a $100k plus Benz and nobody gave the Mercedes a second look, but they'd swarm around the old Bug.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:42 AM   #2657
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And this is my work truck.
What's the retail price on one of those props?

Probably a multiple of what my house is worth.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:20 AM   #2658
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I want this setup
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #2659
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Price for one prop is approx 150000 / 200000USD
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #2660
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Price for one prop is approx 150000 / 200000USD
I'm not sure how we pay for wheels. But I am a captain on a pushboat. The wheels on our boats are around 6ft. tall.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:28 PM   #2661
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you could buy my house 3 times with that, and why are all the trucks cabovers in europe, cabovers ride like crap
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #2662
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you could buy my house 3 times with that, and why are all the trucks cabovers in europe, cabovers ride like crap
I think cabovers are preferred as they're more maneuverable in the confines of older European towns & cities.

Same in Japan.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #2663
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you could buy my house 3 times with that, and why are all the trucks cabovers in europe, cabovers ride like crap
You can buy one old house with that in Finland.
We get more gargo space with cabovers. Thats why they are used in Europe.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #2664
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You can buy one old house with that in Finland.
We get more gargo space with cabovers. Thats why they are used in Europe.
At least here in Germany the total length of a truck is limited.
If it is a truck with a trailer maximum length without a special permission is 18.75 meter.
If you have a semi trailer it's 16.50 meter.

Should be the same all over Europe.

That's why we use the shorter cabover trucks to get more usable cargo length.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #2665
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Just be glad they abandoned this insane idea.





Not cool trucks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #2666
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Just be glad they abandoned this insane idea.





Not cool trucks.
Exceedingly cool trucks!

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #2667
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Exceedingly cool trucks!

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #2668
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I did for 13 years, those would ride worse than cabovers since you could not have an airseat to absorb bumps
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #2669
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I did for 13 years, those would ride worse than cabovers since you could not have an airseat to absorb bumps
I wasn't think so much about the ride as I was thinking about trying to see from the basement.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:23 PM   #2670
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