Cool Trucks

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. hughrk

    hughrk Adventurer

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    How does that get round a 90 degree corner??? Im guessing it does not:ear
  2. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Our mountain bike team's mobile work shop. '08 Chevy Duramax and '94 Featherlite trailer somewhere out in Nevada on Hwy 50.

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  3. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    Like I said 7spd, Dt466.

    Mechanical injection is a big plus
    crew cab for room and wider body.
    Most likely 4700/4900 chassis.
    air brakes/air ride a plus.

    I take crew rolling chassis also since I got nice 270hp motor/trans combo from a wrecked truck with less then 20K miles on it, wheel base not important as long is 84" CA or longer.
  4. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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  5. elzebub

    elzebub Been here awhile

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    I love the sound of those old Detroit's, badass truck in it's day.

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  6. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro Supercàzzola

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    truckers claimed they were biblical. The Bible speaks of screaming, wailing, and crawling in the end times :lol3
  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  8. Rogue_Ryder

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  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  10. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    There is a razor thin line between cool and idiotic, and I'm not sure where this goes...

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  11. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    More better?

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  12. street tracker

    street tracker High, wide, and handsome

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    I like the concept, but I would have built it as a crew cab and used some tires that actually have some load capacity. :lol3
  13. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    rig is cool. what he did with it is idiotic.
  14. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    I don't know about the older crew cabs, probably the same, but the back seat in that 2012 was Awesome! I tried it on for size, and there was about 18-20" from my knees to the back of rhe seats, and I'm 6'7". Plenty of room for the guys AND their luggage.

    And +1 on the air ride.
    The buggy-spring ones beat you up pretty bad on a 700-mile day. Also makes makes hitting a bunch of bumps in the middle of a 65mph curve.... exciting. :lol3
  15. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    I don't think it was factory, but it was very well done. If I see it there next year I will get better pics of it.
  16. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Check out the dropped International at 0:46. I had no idea an old farm truck like that could look cool. These things all all over farm country sitting idle since the farmers moved up to larger class 8 rigs. Hummmmm


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  17. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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  18. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    '59 GMC NAPCO. Wish I had the cash. Somebody needs to grab this thing.

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  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Damn that sounds nice.

    My Grandpa, Dad, and several uncles were Teamsters in the 70's, and I remember getting rides in a few Detroit diesel rigs. I still remember that sound.
  20. TinyBear

    TinyBear Been here awhile

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    No sweeter sound to my ears. My first apprenticeship placement for being a diesel tech I worked at a place that specialized in the Detroit's and Allison trans. My job was engine and trans tear down, Dyno testing the rebuilds, and crating the engines and trans for shipping.

    Loved that Job. That was 10 or 11 year ago now. I'm fully licensed diesel tech now and have progressed to managing a entire shop. But I would go back in a heart beat to that old job I loved it.