Anyone ever drive a cabover?

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  1. Lab work

    Lab work Medium Load Member

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    That's awesome. If you drive old school truck no need for a gps. LOL Break out the atlas so the new drivers can see how its done. This truck must run pretty good to run those miles in three days. Was it a beating or fun 2 drive?
     
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    nonsense007 Light Load Member

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    It was fun to drive, first time ever to drive a cabover. Had a couple problems with the truck, like the acelerator kept sticking and had a smoking battery, which I disconnected in Nebraska, other than that, no other issues.
     
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    nonsense007 Light Load Member

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    I think the truck has 4 cigarette lighter plugs, but none of them worked, getting fuses replaced in the shop today. No atlas map, but it was a straight shot from WA to KY. Easy run.
     
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  5. Fatboy42

    Fatboy42 Light Load Member

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    My new on 1986 9670 just got ready and started to paint it today love the shifters in the 9670’s they are like a sports car. Going to run this while I redo my 1977 352. I love cabovers
     

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  6. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    '84 9670 was the first COE I drove, had a Motown Missile (Detroit V8, awesome power!) Last COE for me was a Freightliner in '92.
    Me & little Jazz in the freightliner fullsizeoutput_17d.jpeg
     
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  7. Lab work

    Lab work Medium Load Member

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    These pics are awesome. Thanks for sharing. I did a google search for Diamond Reo trucks and found a 1971 cab over with a Detroit Diesel @ 318 hp. I guess they only pulled 48ft trailers with only 318hp. I found it at BangShift.com. It looks like wood on the inside. It's just so cool.
     
  8. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Yep...been there and done that.
     
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    tnt440 Light Load Member

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    40 to 43 foot trailers were very common back then
     
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  10. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    separate windshield washer controls run on air could play with the speeds going down the road getting them at the same speed. .... nice doghouse can eat spaghetti dinner going down the road .. a good place to keep papers ...... was a lot more fun back then ....... except the ac and the air ride ..... maybe the GPS
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    First 8 or 9 yrs all I drove were coe. Petes, kw, freightliners, whites, white-freightliner, internationals,gmc, ect.
    The ol dog house.
     
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