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Old 11-12-2009, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default Vintage Cabovers & Transporters



Someone sent me this great vintage photo collection of 40s and 50s auto transporters. I love the color coordinated trucks and trailers, some featuring covered bellies and Art Deco details. It must have really added to the excitement of the new models...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:00 AM   #2
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Cool pictures, thanks Jay! It's amazing how ornate some of the trucks are.

I think that truck hauling the Packards is a Mack.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:03 AM   #3
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very cool ,i really dig old trucks,i think car carriers back then had style,maybe because the cars they were hauliing had style ?
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:09 AM   #4
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Makes you wonder where they all went...
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Vintage Cabovers & Transporters

Excellent image collection!!

It is wild to see the single-axles on both the trailer and tractor!

Anyone with images of 1962 full size Pontiacs on a hauler, please PM me or post them.

I am in the beginning stages of a long-term project that includes a half-dozen restored '62s all loaded down on a GMC hauler, and want to get views of typical markings, tarps, truck detail, etc.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:44 AM   #6
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Very cool images. It looks like a few of those trailers are collapsing under the weight of the top vehicles.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #7
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Default Re: Vintage Cabovers & Transporters

I would like to find one of thouse set ups in would be neat to haul your old cars around on one of these. Cool pic thanks for the post
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:16 AM   #8
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Default Re: Vintage Cabovers & Transporters

Chevy Girl is right. It looks like a 1947-ish EHU model Mack. Lead car on the top is a nice '50 Packard Custom.

Great photos.

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Old 11-12-2009, 09:16 AM   #9
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Great photos! Love the way those old trailers are almost as "styled" as the cars and trucks.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:23 AM   #10
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i believe the truck thats haulin the packards is a COE Mack truck you can tell by the Mack emblem on the lower front of the grill...
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:50 AM   #11
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Yes,the Packard hauling COE is an "E" model Mack,probably an EQT diesel powered rig.They were used in 1949,just before they introduced the new "A" model. The book,"History Of Mack Trucks" by Tom Brownell (page 80) has a similiar Mack rig hauling new Hudsons.Thanks for posting those cool old pictures!
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:59 AM   #12
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I am facinated by these commercial vehicles as well Jay.. here is a thread I started this summer with some more neat pictures... would love to have one and have it packed with 4 or so period cars....

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=346862
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I would like to find one of thouse set ups in would be neat to haul your old cars around on one of these. Cool pic thanks for the post
When I lived in the Piney Flats, TN area (1994 ish) there was a very old car hauler sitting in the middle of a field. It appeared to have been from the 40s or 50s and had been sitting there for quite some time.

If you are interested in trying to find it I can look at a map and probably get you close.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #14
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My intrest in old cars actually started w/ trucks!
I was in England and drooled over the MKII bedford truck for years,its a
bit newer being late 60s but kool nonetheless.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:08 AM   #15
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When I lived in the Piney Flats, TN area (1994 ish) there was a very old car hauler sitting in the middle of a field. It appeared to have been from the 40s or 50s and had been sitting there for quite some time.

If you are interested in trying to find it I can look at a map and probably get you close.
I am only a few miles from there. Give me a location and I'll go see if it is still there.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #16
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Very cool photos, Thanks for posting them! Lots of great history!
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #17
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I see a lot of COEs in my travels. Most are done poorly, but you can usually see through to how neat they could be.

Here's a nice one from Charlotte a couple weeks ago. Not period perfect, but cool.

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Old 11-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #18
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Default Re: Vintage Cabovers & Transporters

The COEs are fairly easy to find. The trailers though are next to impossible.

I could look at these photos all day.
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