Any Autocar owners??

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Jason Smith, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Jason Smith

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    I think it's sad all of the old timers falling off the scene. We must keep these old trucks running in there honor. I've been driving for 22 years, started when I was 21. I would have loved to have been driving back in the 50's to 80's. Drivers were respected then, and they were real men.
     
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  3. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Medium Load Member

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    Dam that’s a badazz truck so clean too. I’m jealous.
     
  4. Rideandrepair

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    0F3DA331-E58C-4D8D-A86D-9A58636460E6.jpeg 75D6A7E9-C236-485E-8A2C-422E2D95D1DD.jpeg That’s a beauty, and the engine, amazing find. Makes me miss my 92 star. Almost bought the blue one last summer, but came to my senses. Solid Truck, fresh Cat, $ 14 k. Very tempting.
     
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  5. Jason Smith

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    Thanks for the flowers!!! A new white paint job with the brown, orange, and yellow stripes will make it look better.
     
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  6. Chubby Fly

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    Very nice sir. Treat her good
     
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  7. Jason Smith

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    Thanks so much. I bet it was tempting.... It's hard to shake the fever.
     
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    That white star is beautiful
     
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  9. Happily Retired

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    Not sure, but I seem to remember Autocars had double frames.
     
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  10. Jason Smith

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  11. x1Heavy

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    We had one in the milk fleet and the owner of that one was real particular. One of those punch the rookie until rookie minds the lesson. That one was a 6x4 with a 13 underdrive where you would be able to apply half a gear again with the hammer before you either hit the top of the hill or you needed to downshift. It was NOT fast. Just get from farm to farm and do things that are not faint of heart.

    His route involved one farm where its necessary to blindside the tanker into about a 12 foot by 12 foot pad and then rotate around until tanker is facing the other way. The problem with that is the tanker tandems had to spin in place, there was a ravine of about 300 to 400 foot drop below it. So if you screwed it up over you go. At the age I was then I was not man enough to deal with that ravine it wasnt for me. Rock crawling too.

    I understand the milk industry has gone to long haul mega milking outfits today. But thats one of the reasons why we enjoyed our time with the routes we had in our day. The kids at school in Baltimore will get their milk next day out of the Cloverland soon enough.
     
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