Duct Tape.... DOT nope!

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  1. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm surprised I didn't see the name of somewhere around Chicago around the door.
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    Suprised they didn't sign up here and ask how much the fuel economy would be affected by the duct tape :biggrin_2559:
     
  4. Nukem

    Nukem Road Train Member

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    It would have to be a Volvo for that... :p
     
  5. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    But a tow truck could tow that truck across the country perfectly legally. Do they really expect a truck that got hit in a truckstop to have a hood replaced right there?
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    So this truck gets put out of service but that black Classic XL monstrosity from NJ gets a pass?
     
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  7. Redtwin

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    Securely fastened with what though?. My hood is held in place with two rubber straps as designed by peterbilt/paccar. I bet the 4 rolls of duct tape that buddy used has more holding power than rubber straps. :D
     
  8. Nukem

    Nukem Road Train Member

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    I would assume there is more to the story than just the duck tape. As we all know attitude towards an LEO means a lot as well. Plus who knows what other violations the driver could have had...
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I saw a pink FLD in Nevada about 2 years ago with the passenger side fender made out of plywood.

    Including mounted headlights.
     
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  10. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    For as long as it took that guy to wrap that up with all those strips of tape he probably could have screwed in a few screws and some chicken wire and gone over the whole thing with tiger hair. It might not have been pretty if he didn't finish the material but he could have done that pretty quickly.

    If that giant glob of tape were to come off of there and fly backwards and land on somebody's windshield that could cause a 50 car pile up.

    Definitely unsafe.
     
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  11. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Duct tape and cover it with paper machete. A gallon of bondo and a cheese grater to knock it down with quick.

    Gray primer to give it that ready for paint look
     
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