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The Badass Truck Thread

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On my way back from Evansville, Ind., yesterday I was surprised to see a c.1957 Kenworth W900 conventional cab pulling a reefer trailer on I-64 eastbound. She had a wide polished steel exterior sunvisor that seemed to leave about 6" of windshield to view out of. Badass.

Not Duel, badass, but still.... meaner looking than this sweetie>

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On my way back from Evansville, Ind., yesterday I was surprised to see a c.1957 Kenworth W900 conventional cab pulling a reefer trailer on I-64 eastbound. She had a wide polished steel exterior sunvisor that seemed to leave about 6" of windshield to view out of. Badass.

Not Duel, badass, but still.... meaner looking than this sweetie>

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Which reminds me...cab over is pretty much dead now. I mean when was the last time you saw one on the road?

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and this, by the way, is a 1955 Brockway in case anyone was wondering....
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Which reminds me...cab over is pretty much dead now. I mean when was the last time you saw one on the road?
American cowboys ... you never knew anything about cabovers
Of course, we see them everyday in Europe
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These are neat to see, but I would never want one. The Futurliner was created to travel around as a mobile display of future ideas for GM. We got to tour one years back in Michigan.

Today, there are so many different concepts of what a Truck should be. I am a fan of the resto-mod trucks. Something like this:
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There was one that I saw a few years ago that was a full custom build and used all modern technology and running gear. The guy who built it wanted it to be a ZO-6 Corvette, but as a truck. He already had an SSR, but wanted something more authentic looking.
 

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Big vehicles, you say? Why I've always wanted to drive one of these:

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They can go quite fast, you know. Gotta watch your speed.

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Even the insides are pretty cool

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The Town Two Doors Down, which is a 180° polar opposite in every regard from the community where I live, has an annual Brockway parade. I’m not kidding.

I have never looked into the relationship between Mack and Brockway, but the Brockway cab is clearly a Mack (or Mack design). Us Kenworth/Peterbilt (PACCAR)/Freightliner guys always sort of looked down on Mack/Brockway/Ford/GMC/White Western Star and the like. Probably "large car" syndrome. :D
 
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