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  1. Road Dust

    Road Dust Sunshine

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  2. pilot87

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    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Monstro keeping and old Cornbinder company in Salinas.

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  4. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Mexican truck? Monstro is a better...man...truck...sigh...than I. I haven't even seen an old binder like that local, has to be mexican!

    Could you please wash Monstro, what I'm seeing is ridiculous Sir.
     
  5. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    I love seeing the old Transtars and GMC Astros. So simple looking yet classic at the same time. They always bring a smile to my face when I see them.
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  6. pro1driver

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    my first few trucks were indeed cabovers.

    hated each and every one of 'em.

    you smile when you see them..

    i smile knowing they are dead...
     
  7. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Ahh come on, Pro. You're just spoiled by today's trucks with clutches easier than a VW Bug's. Monkeying up the side to get in, bouncing around, the heat from the doghouse....cabovers were "truckin", dude.
     
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    pro1driver I am LAST

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  9. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Nope. Not Mexican. Californian. Notice the blue license plate. Salinas is in California. Steinbeck wrote about Salinas.

    That truck belongs to a company in Salinas called Growers Ice, that makes ice to support the local agriculture industry. They can blow a 53 foot trailer full (around the produce) of ice chips in 15 minutes or so. They also support the nearby fisheries.

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    They use so much water they have their own wells and water tower.

    They also had this old Mack.

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    Oh, and Monstro had just been given a bath the day before that picture was taken.

    Then it rained up in the Siskyous on the way down to Salinas.

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  10. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Admit it.

    Your real name is Scrooge.
     
  11. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    uh huh...that's right..uh...huh....
     
  12. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    g'night everyone...

    got home at 7AM today, never went to bed, and i'm gonna watch some HBO, and quickly fall asleep, and miss yet another movie..!!

    looking forward to the french toast in the AM...!!

    buh..byeeeee
     
  13. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Another shot of the Cornbinder.

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  14. T800DRIVER

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    Found these National Carriers on the web.

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  16. grocerythrower

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    I wonder if them National trucks could go fast?:o
     
  17. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    With all those license plates on the front of the K100 you really had enough metal that a bumper was pointless.

    And that Cornbinder has enough paint on the side of the sleeper to paint another truck with all that white lettering.
     
  18. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I knew a few that still ran cabin overs when I was leased to them in the early 90's.

    Guardrail
     
  19. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Of course.

    Guardrail
     
  20. T800DRIVER

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    This truck belongs to John Vannatta, Current president of ATHS.
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