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  1. bobwop
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    Some photos of some great old Auto Transporters for your viewing pleasure.

    I wonder if the truck hauling the Oldsmobiles had an Olds engine, same for the one hauling the Buicks? It was possible.
     

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  2. bobj49f2
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    I've posted this on other posts but what the heck?

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    It was a collaboration between Ford and GM.
     
  3. oldiron73
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    Neat pics.......I Like that white Ford cab over
     
  4. rusty76
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    Totally cool, anybody got anymore?
     
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  5. rusty76
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    Nice haulers. More?
     
  6. rusty76
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    Take'em all day long. Cool stuff dig the Petty haulers.
     
  7. 49ratfink
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    at home I have a picture of a Cabover loaded with new 49 Chevys. that must have been some slow going with the old babbit motor.

    when I win the lottery I'm going to get a real one.
     
  8. rusty76
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    Car haulers have come a long way haven't they?
     
  9. 58 Yeoman
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    In '71/72, when I was in college in souther IL, Ford donated a full size Ford that had been backed off the top of an auto transport...with no ramps in place. The rear bumper was even with the rear window. All Ford wanted back was the radio and tires.

    Chevy also donated a Vega that had been sitting on a rail transport car, I think near St. Louis, when a huge nearby explosion wrinkled all the sheet metal. IIRC, they didn't want anything returned.

    My older brother worked at a Ford dealership in the 60's, and the truck driver drove a new car off the side of the ramps coming off the top. Did a job on the car, and the driver told him that that would be the end of his job.
     
  10. rusty76
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    Must say I don't think Chevy nor Ford would be givin anything out now for just the radio.
     
  11. havi
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    Gotta get some Fords in there
    [​IMG]
     
  12. rusty76
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    That's some awesome stuff. What about wreckers and such? Love it keep it rolling.
     
  13. bobwop
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    how about more photos of truck hauling brand new cars?
     
  14. junk fiend
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  15. rusty76
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    Would you call that a flatbed?
     
  16. apound
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    cool pics! keep em coming
     
  17. Fat Richie
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    Wreckers you say? A couple from the right hand side of the pond…
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    MG Y-type
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    1939 Bedford (GM)
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  18. flyin-t
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    Same T racer/TT truck set-up that ts3 posted but you can see that this one was shot in the mid 70s at the Long Beach T hill climb.

    And a load of chevy trucks.
     
  19. Be sure to checkout retro54's "Vintage Car Carriers" thread ... lot's of pics! ... just click HERE.
     
  20. HOT ROD DAVE
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    those are some nice pics of the wreckers
     
  21. Frankie47
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    A mix, campers, toys and unfinished cars:)Oh, and the enclosed hauler:D
     

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    A wrecked transport:eek:
     

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