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Old 04-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #21
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #22
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I cannot imagine the time and money it takes to maintain them.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #23
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My dad bought a 94 Kenworth T600 in late 96, it was cool because it used to be a show truck for Detroit Diesel so the engine was all chromed out and had some pretty cool electroncis that were cutting edge for the time. Was a cool looking truck. Had some great childhood memories in that thing!
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #24
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Did you tell them not to pass another truck in the left lane going 2MPH faster trapping all the traffic behind for 5 minutes ?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #25
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Nice shots and cool rigs!
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:31 PM   #26
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #27
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Boys and their toys!

And, I thought keeping my Vette clean was a big job.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:04 PM   #28
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Did you tell them not to pass another truck in the left lane going 2MPH faster trapping all the traffic behind for 5 minutes ?
The people who own and drive those rigs are not likely to be left-lane road blocks, they would more likely blow you off the road while in a hurry getting to their destination. Time = money and they have lots of it tied up in those rigs.
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Wow nice trucks and pics!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #30
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Unreal!
Wow some real head turner rigs
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #31
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The '70s called, they want their lingo back.
"Large Car"
"Store Bought Truck"
"West Coast Truck"
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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Good Stuff right there !
Thanks for Sharin'!
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Awesome rigs there.

Why don't we see those cab overs anymore? Are they just less efficient trucks compared to the standard tractor set-up that we see on the road today?
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #35
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"Large Car"
"Store Bought Truck"
"West Coast Truck"


Oh man, do I know what you are saying about the old lingo, spent a lot of time on the road in the early seventies..

I was driving a van all over the Southeastern US, all the big rigs called a van back then a panel truck.. Can't tell you how many times a large car would key up the CB and tell that little panel truck to slow down...

Saved my AZZ many times...
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #36
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Do they actually use them on the road or just for show?

Some of those are working trucks. All depends on the class they enter at the show.

The first one, torch red one ( my favorite for some unknown reason ). He has worked on that for 3 years. Frame off resto. He said he will take it to a couple of shows then it's back on the road hauling Heavy Haul with it.

The second, purple one. Also a working truck he said. 800+ horsepower hauling a dump bed. His buddy had a Kenworth with 1000HP sitting there also.

Third one, green and white. Working truck hauling reefer unit.

Fourth one, black and blue. Strictly a show truck. Hauled on trailer from Louisville show to Wildwood show. Won Best in Show at Louisville this year. Owned by PDI Performance Big Truck parts. Advertising for them.

Not sure about the yellow and blue one. Looked like a company truck. Had a whole team there wearing all the same logoed shirts.

The red one with DRC on the door was built for advertising their products. It's going to 21 shows this year. I have their radiator and charge air cooler in my truck. Now I know what they used my damn money for....

The last three pics are the same truck. He drove it from Louisville to Wildwood. Not sure what he does with it though. The flatbed trailer is all matching. Plus he hauls a Ford pick-up and golf cart painted in matching color combo on the flatbed. I believe he won Best Theme at Louisville.



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Some really nice rigs there! I love the big rigs when they are parked......Not so much when they are driving on the interstate.
If we all sat in truck stops, you would soon run out of toilet paper.

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Awesome rigs there.

Why don't we see those cab overs anymore? Are they just less efficient trucks compared to the standard tractor set-up that we see on the road today?
The short of it is, at one time there was an overall length limit on Rigs. The short cabovers allowed longer trailers hence more freight. I think it was 1982 when the Gov dropped the overall length requirement. Death knell for the cabover. That allowed longer tractors which ride a whole lot better.

Something like that.
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If we all sat in truck stops, you would soon run out of toilet paper.
No problem if they would just stay in the right lane where they belong. Gotta love it when they get in the left lane to pass another rig doing one mph slower and it takes 10 miles before they pass. Then to make it worse, if they think they can pass the next truck half a mile ahead, they will just stay in the left lane. Some (not saying all) truckers can be real dikheads......
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Awesome pictures of some amazing looking trucks!

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No problem if they would just stay in the right lane where they belong. Gotta love it when they get in the left lane to pass another rig doing one mph slower and it takes 10 miles before they pass. Then to make it worse, if they think they can pass the next truck half a mile ahead, they will just stay in the left lane. Some (not saying all) truckers can be real dikheads......

I hear ya....road rage is a hard thing to control.
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