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Old 01-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #11
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Now that is what I am talking about. I want to do a later 359 (more modern brakes and running gear) but want round headlights and the classic look. A needle nose Pete or KW would also be very cool in my book or an early Freightliner conventional. The newer FTL classics aren't bad looking though.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:30 PM   #12
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Kevin-
I'm with you on the early KW or Petes, but you do NOT want an early Freightliner, whether cabover or conventional, because their build quality pre-Daimler-Benz is lousy. You will be going down the road wondering whether or not you closed the doors all the way. They rattle THAT BAD. I am not kidding. The newer FL's are far better built, and D-M is the reason for it.
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:35 PM   #13
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I am sort of fond of old F-liners. My Dad worked at the factory in Portland in the 60's. A friend's Dad had a 48 F-liner with so many miles on it that Cummins ran an add on how old the engine was and still running. I don't really want to get into the Mercedes F-liners since they are quasi-foreign now. Even though Paccar is certainly a multi-national company they are primarily US. Of course I could find an oddball like a Pacific or something. If you haven't been to Hanks page then you are in for a treat if you like old trucks.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/trucks.htm
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:39 PM   #14
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....I vote for the needle nose...and I want pix!...geof kaye
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:50 PM   #15
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....Needle noses are really cool, but don't expect to be able to cool much more than about 350HP in one, due mainly to limited radiator space. Other than that....?
(P.S.- Hank's page IS the spot for great truck pix! GA)
(P.P.S.- I really don't have a problem with the Germans- I hear most of them aren't Nazis any more.....)
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