Classic 18-Wheelers

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by DocConrad, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. DocConrad

    DocConrad Bobtail Member

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    What, for you, is the ultimate "classic" truck? Is it an old Peterbuilt, Mac, what? Also, appearance wise, where have trucks gone wrong (if at all)? What is the ugliest "modern" truck on the road?
     
  2. boughtout

    boughtout Light Load Member

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    Freightliner Columbia is the ugliest IMO
     
  3. DocConrad

    DocConrad Bobtail Member

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    I have to agree, the whole small grill and rounded features thing is a bit of a turnoff. Looks like it is trying to be an F150.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Anything with a square hood and round headlights. R-model Macks, Int'l Paystars, Petes, Fords, whatever.

    Caving to the demands of the environmental wackos.

    They're ALL hideous anymore. The worst offenders I think are the newest model Freightliner, or the 387 Pete.
     
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  5. Desiredname

    Desiredname Light Load Member

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    The new lonestar, looks like a comic book character

    edit: Trying to find that link with 2 photos to a globin
     
  6. Sportster2000

    Sportster2000 Road Train Member

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    I don't think that Kenworth got it too bad when they designed the T660. I like it. It rides nice and it drives nice, but it is no pete 379 or kenworth w900.
     
  7. 12 Wyoming

    12 Wyoming Light Load Member

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    Volvo! But then you did say truck, so that doesn't apply.
     
  8. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Do they have to be 18 wheelers ? I like the old 10 wheel dumps and wreckers - Autocar (killed by Volvo ) , Brockway , and B Model Macks . But the best classics - the Monfort KW's .
     
  9. Mack185

    Mack185 Medium Load Member

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    Lol, hell there were a bunch of boys running Autocars in Ga. Tougher than hell.
     
  10. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    They were selling a lot of Brockway dumps at the Ford Dealer in Little Rock in the mid-70's . I knew a guy that had a few contracted to McGeorge hauling gravel for I-430 construction . (Yeah , I'm THAT old ! )
     
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