The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by 1940Willys, Aug 17, 2020.
Some "rusty" gold there !
Ooooo, a Mack LJ. I want.
Good looking Diamond T as well.
Looks like the 'binder is 4wd.
Thanks for the photos
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"I'm gonna restore them, some day"
Notice, There's some kind of horse race'n rig on top of that Caddy were it pulls ahead and let's the horse's out at the same time.
I'd go for the Mack Thermodyne (B61??). Many years ago a friend's dad had a sleeper equipped model. It was actually built onto the cab, NOT an add on coffin sleeper. I think they're fairly rare. That truck made me want to be a truck driver! Never did it, but still just LOVE to drive.
Surprised to see the lack of major rust being in NY. A lot of cool old trucks plus that '55Ford convert...
Good obervation 1940Willys
For the readers who don,t know how a trots pace car works here are two oldies. I remember Melbourne ( Vic ) raceway had a white late 1950's Plymouth Fury convertible with the big gates fitted. Might have been a Chrysler. Anyhow it had huge fins and lots of chrome . Not easy finding a photo of a trots pace car.
Those are working trucks! Chances are that none have a lot of miles on them, could explain the lack of rust (that and better metal).
Actually, a couple of those pics look like Rusty1's creations ( check out the Friday Art Show sometime)!
Remanence of time gone by. I'm digging the Tow Truck. I've never seen actual Headlights mounted that high, They were generally Spot Lights up there.
WOW. That is great memories. I remember as WW2 ended and vehicles went back into civilian production Dad began buying many of the older Mack, REO & Diamond T's along with a mixture of trailers and went into the trucking business on the cheap. I rode many a weekend and summer with him in those old shake, rattle & roll rigs. What a blast for a kid. Jimmie
Where this be in NY?
I have a guy up there that builds rides like these.
...love them big ol trucks...
Rusty, I have one of your works of art and Love It and get many complaments on it. 33 Willys Coupe, Willys Pick Up. 41 Coupe.
When I saw them trucks all lined up like that your Board Art Work was the first thought in my mind. Looks just like rusty1's Works of Art!
@rusty1 If you ever get chance to do your art work with my 2 Willys on as we discussed end of last year I would be very grateful just love these.
Yeah, before Lady Bird Johnson got her pet peeve made into law.
The high mounted headlights are a clue that it spent many miles pushing a big snowplow before it was a wrecker.
My Dad throttled a Mack Thermodyne and a Diamond T between Los Gatos and Paso Robles (CA.) in the late '40s, pulled 38 foot reefers full of Meadow Gold Ice Cream.
It was a nice job right after his discharge from the Navy.
I rode with him on some short hops, and local deliveries later: I remember a GMC gas job with a 5 & 3, (5 spd. main box & 3 spd. Brownie) made a trucker out of me for 2 short years out of my life...
Mine was a '57 White Freightliner 10 whl. COE tractor, 220 Cummins, 10 spd. Roadranger, and a tag axle. Drove coast-to-coast, told an older trucker how I wished to drive a nice Pete or K.W., maybe a big Caterpillar engine. I'd feel like a 'real trucker'...
The older fellow looked my rig over, said "You pull 73,280 lbs. gross wt., coast to coast with THAT??? Son, you ARE a real trucker."
Still get a chuckle from that.
Luke, sent you a PM...
I've always wanted to put a Mack B model cab on a one ton pickup frame and build a pickup out of it. Saw one a few years ago on a Dodge frame with a Cummins in it, was nice.
Those sleeper cab Macks were rare, I've only seen one or two in my lifetime. Most of the few with sleepers were the dead box or coffin style, barely big enough for a man to lay in. Probably many more were day cabs than sleeper trucks.
220 Cummins? I bet it didn't even have a turbo, did it? I drove a Super 250 with a turbo once, talk about weak! Just think, my DD15 Detroit is 515 hp, twice that of a 250!
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