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Old 08-04-2011, 09:55 AM   #16
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mabey, but that aint Sally Field

Yep, but he's got his drink on and he's thinking about how he would like to inject her with Boniva.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:09 AM   #17
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #18
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Yep, but he's got his drink on and he's thinking about how he would like to inject her with Boniva.
....and the way he is fondling her ass in public in directly in keeping with the.....um, social strata of the movie's characters
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:43 PM   #19
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #20
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #21
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this is the truck he hauled my scrawny ass in up and down the east coast from the time i was 12 until i got my drivers licens and discovered girls, i bet dad just got done painting it from a deer hit,purchased new in 1977 as a glider kit, (no rears and no engine or trans.


'77 is one of the last ones that say White Freightliner. Just after that they only said Freightliner. I used to love their adds in the trucking mags "The Efficient Machine"

BTW...do they still make glider kits?
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #22
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'77 is one of the last ones that say White Freightliner. Just after that they only said Freightliner. I used to love their adds in the trucking mags "The Efficient Machine"

BTW...do they still make glider kits?
ya know i have no idea, i haven't heard of one being put together in over 10years, at the time G-Paw ordered his they said it was the most expensive glider kit ever ordered, the axles and trans. came out of the astro and the screamer was brand spanking new.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:25 AM   #23
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So why did Cab overs fall out of favor?
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:57 AM   #24
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Cab overs were popular when overall truck length was restricted. They ride rougher and which one would you rather be in in a collision, a cab over or a conventional?
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:09 AM   #25
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Cab overs were popular when overall truck length was restricted. They ride rougher and which one would you rather be in in a collision, a cab over or a conventional?
Would the rough ride still be true on today's cab over's? With air ride suspension, air ride cabs, and air ride seats I would think it'd be smooth. I know they are big in Europe, but I suspect that has more to do with the tight roads over there.

As far as collision goes I can't see that it would make any difference unless you hit head on with another truck. Most of the time I would think an accident would involve a normal cage which is going to hit really low on the truck, low enough that the bumper would take care of things.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:56 AM   #26
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I'm no expert but I think all that air ride stuff has been around for quite some time. I wonder if class 8 (big rigs) has safety standards?
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:02 AM   #27
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:06 AM   #28
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So why did Cab overs fall out of favor?

Even with the air ride suspension, cabs, and seats those things are just rough riders. You are basically sitting over the front axle, and any movement it transferred to you in an upward motion.

Also limited interior room with a doghouse between the seats.


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Old 08-07-2011, 02:10 PM   #29
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The Freightliner Argosy wasn't too bad a ride. Well layed out and had some very nice features. Unfortunately, while it was intended for fleet use, it was too late to be of any interest, as cab-overs were relegated to histoy for the most part by the time it came around and most companies preferred the conventionals for ease of maintenance..
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:29 AM   #30
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The Freightliner Argosy wasn't too bad a ride. Well layed out and had some very nice features. Unfortunately, while it was intended for fleet use, it was too late to be of any interest, as cab-overs were relegated to histoy for the most part by the time it came around and most companies preferred the conventionals for ease of maintenance..
FWIW, as of a year or two ago they were still building Argosy's (in NC, IIRC) and selling them outside the US. And as of just a few years ago, you could still get them as gliders, but it was hard to do for some reason. Not sure about now. I think the EPA has found a way to put an end to that practice, because the only real reason for gliders was so folks could install older drivetrains in new trucks, which is exactly what the EPA doesn't want.

They ride good and they have the best steering cut of any FL, matching that of the Volvo's and PACCAR trucks (but I don't think any of the other FL's do, though maybe they fixed that on the new line of trucks again). As for the collision thing, it's well over-played. We have nose trucks because truckers here like nose trucks better, period (and the length restrictions were eased).

I really wanted an Argosy as the starting point for my big RV, but it just wasn't meant to be as I had to have a two pedal automatic, too, and the last of the US Argosy's were at best autoshifts and were just too long in the tooth to be a starting point for such an expensive RV. So I ate that 6' of space with a Volvo 670 instead. *sigh*


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