the BIG RIGS thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by ADK, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. gremor

    gremor RS'er

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    The place where I work produces the grille fronts for all the Kenworth Trucks on the road.

    PACCAR is our biggest customer.

    Pic of the T700,


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  2. Sheppadu

    Sheppadu Been here awhile

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    1980 if I remember right...

    1979 K100, Big Cam 400, 13 spd, 8 bag air ride. 40' flatbed w/ grain sides. Primarily hauled farm equipment on drop decks.
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  3. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Of course there are two articulation points, it is what we call a B double, other countries use the term B train. Prime mover, semi trailer, with a second semi trailer down the back.

    Trailers are mounted very close to comply with our strict overall length laws, but there is enough clearance.
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  4. Turbospence

    Turbospence Adventurer

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    Lots of trucks in my family. :D I'll start with my first truck and trailer a 1988 Kenworth.

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    And me learning how to wheelie with it.

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  5. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    :brow
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  6. MikeFromMT

    MikeFromMT Past Tense

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    Let me guess, his cb handle is Drop 'n Hook.
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  7. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    For those on Facebook, this guy has lots of truck pics
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  8. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    G-pa's truck is back home, title has been lost, but the last owner has signed the app. just got to get a photo of his ID and notarized .

    haven't heard it run, dad's going to bar the engine over first,

    broken things found so far,
    pinion broken off on rear rear-end
    steering box frozen up and when dad went to straiten wheels up something broke and now it just spins
    it's been "bumped" into the right front corner, mirror crushed,door dented, hole in cab,headlamp mount crunched and ring missing
    some fucktard took both rear grab handles off
    cab release broken on pass side
    super ride add on air ride is gone, but the inner support brackets are there and the spring pearches have been welded back on
    battery cables cut/missing
    paint looks good too bad the Dupont 1080S clear has peeled off, not uncommon for it, dad painted it back in 1985 or so

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  9. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Not in the clique...

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    Whole lotta' AWESOME in that ^^^ post.
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  10. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    Saw one of these a couple of weeks ago. It was a heavy haul with a lowbed and a big excavator.

    Hell yes, I've always wanted to drive a semi, even in a parking lot. Serious props to those of you who have done it for a living, that takes more patience than anything I'm sure.

    It's ironic that CAT got out of the OTR truck engine business and went into the OTR truck business.
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  11. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    it's a rebaged IHC
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  12. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    With the ugliest front ever . I got two old macks I work on occasionally otherwise all yellow iron theses days . I started on trucks in the 70 s with lots of Detroit work back then . When I discovered Detroit diesel industrial motors it's a whole new ball game , all iron with no oil leaks . Since I'm a old geezer these days I only work on old stuff . I don't want to deal with epa crap and the shops aren't up to snuff on antique stuff . We both stay happy .
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  13. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    They are hideous. Too plastic-y and toy truck looking.

    Call me sick but I like the smell of diesel exhaust. Not the bleach smell DPF stuff has today either.
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  14. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    What are the plans....bring back to past glory I hope.
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  15. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    I drove one of these for a while. Easy to get into tight spots, awesome view of the road...but cramped and rough riding.
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  16. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts

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    truthfully I don't know, dad purchased it, and had it put right in front of the shop door,

    It probably depends on if the engine screams back to life or not. He hinted around yesterday about a 60series going in it, I hope not.
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  17. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    One asshole looking at another. :D
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  18. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Theres one of those "cat" dump trucks running around town with all the cat power stickers on it, would hate to burst their bubble its not only a renadged IH truck and engine but the only way it can meet emissions is with the Cummins sourced aftertreatment on it.:lol3
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  19. Paddy O'Furniture

    Paddy O'Furniture Out all night ...

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    BTDT. My assigned truck blew apart on the 41 one night and I was re-assigned a two pedal condo. Enjoyed the extra room in the cab but paid the price on the old stores that had very poor access.
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  20. KN76

    KN76 Long timer

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    One of the trucks I drive at work.
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