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  1. RBP-SlingShot

    RBP-SlingShot Bobtail Member

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    Back in the late 70s Insured Transport ran out of the Fremont, Ca General Motors plant. We were able to haul eight full size pickups.
    What I’m looking for is any pictures of those trailers, or locations where I might find one.

    The reason is I build custom models in my spare time and I want to build that trailer. What is amazing is they ran GMC tractors and there is a model kit of that tractor. I’ve already built the truck and eight pickups.

    I’m sure one of those trailers must be sitting around the San Francisco bay area somewhere.

    Any ideas or thought would be greatly appreciated and if there are any old hands that once worked for Insured I would love to chat with you. (Irishman)
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    @Mike2633 , your the history buff. Any suggestions?
     
  4. Mike2633

    Mike2633 Road Train Member

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    I looked it up on the internet, but that's one that I don't know sorry I can't help.
     
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  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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  6. rolls canardly

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    Boy, them's nice pickups.
     
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    And the Insured Transport company truck on bottom, don’t see them anymore, very few of any of those vehicles, the new ones today don’t have that eye catcher that the old ones had.
     
  8. rolls canardly

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    I do, however, know where a Tractor similar to the bottom one is
    near Bangor, Pennsylvania, sitting forlornly next to a house for the last 10 years. Owner used to use it , then only for local parades,
    now not at all. Seems a shame, as it was complete, and roadworthy.

    I am a rescuer of the odd, the obscure, and the unusual, but this
    is out of my swim lane. I have "project overload" syndrome already, and this would just force me to buy a Landoll trailer.
     
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    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    That guy clearly was a Professional Carhauler! My question is how did he get it out? It has been my experience with large stuff in the belly that they sometimes don’t want to come out as easy as they went in. That’s why I normally back big stuff in the belly if at all possible.
     
  11. ZVar

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    I'm looking for specs, and all I'm finding is the width is 79" for the C60. Without mirrors it's should not be a problem. I also wonder if they could be custom haulers for those pickups. Maybe only allowed in Michigan or something weird. Wouldn't be the first time Michigan bends over backwards for GM.
     
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