cabovers

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  1. T800DRIVER

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    These were takin at the Chrome Shop Mafia`s GUILTY BY ASSOCATION truck show in Joplin.

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  2. T800DRIVER

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    This truck belongs to a mechanic where I drive.

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  3. Freight Train

    Freight Train Cheap Dumb Labor

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    Here is my cabover from the 90's. The first truck I drove here. 1987 Pete with a Cummins L10, 8 speed Eaton.
     
  4. Freight Train

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    Me too! Those old Astro's are cool.
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  5. Freight Train

    Freight Train Cheap Dumb Labor

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    Here's one for you Conway guys... I found this at Walcott's museum.

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  6. Freight Train

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    A few of you might get a kick out of this... The old Jimmy sounds pretty good!

     
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  7. sharpshooter

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    How could those even be legal in CA? A waiver or something?
     
  8. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    Local rigs, probably grandfathered, don't run the ports.
     
  9. sharpshooter

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    Last time a drove a cabover was 2007, a city guy took my truck key home and they stuck me in a 91' White cabover to run wild all week, while that city guy enjoyed driving a VNL linehaul truck..lol
     
  10. Freight Train

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    Here is a good looking 362 that was cruising through the lot at the Dixie in McLean, Illinois.

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  11. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    OK, so it seems after the post of the cabover rigs in Salinas that someone here wants to see some Mexican trucks. These were in Calexico a couple years ago. We pick up insulation blankets for commercial airliners there. They are made in Mexico, brought over to Calexico, and then we cross dock the loads there. The Mexican drivers drop the trailers in the lot, we leave our trailer in the street, go in and hook the Mexican trailer (they strip the gladhand rubbers, lights, and sometimes even the landing gear crank), take it out and back up to our trailer, and transfer the boxes of insulation blankets.

    I've done it twice, and both times I had a conestoga. Just roll up the back door, back the dry van up to it and start tossing boxes.

    No way to tie them down either.

    Then after cross docking the freight, drag the Mexican trailer back into the yard, take the gladhand rubbers back, hook to my conestoga and leave.

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    Such nice equipment. They must have a great union down there.
     
  12. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I saw this truck in Yuma last February. A 57 foot long trailer. Check out how deep the pin is. You wouldn't hook to it with just any tractor, would you?

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    A Pete with a coffin sleeper! This company has a dedicated run from Southern California to somewhere in Texas that they use these things on.

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  13. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    I saw this Kenworth with a big house up in Winnipeg, Manitoba 4 years ago.

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    Can you imagine jacking the cab on this monster?
     
  14. grocerythrower

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    So how come they strip the rubbers and cranks? Whats the point in doing that?
     
  15. RacerX69

    RacerX69 Retired Gear Jammer/IBEW Retired/Wingnut

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    ¿Por qué? No tengo ni idea. Debe tener algo que ver con su cultura. Como si no está atado, crece piernas.

    De alguna manera no creo que alguna vez hay un punto a las cosas que hacen, simplemente lo hacen ellos.
     
  16. mud

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    A pumpkin.
     
  17. mud

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    Seems to me that line haul 28' trailer, with lift gate attached when put in the city, should say 13-6.
     
  18. grocerythrower

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    Thats just stupid, makes it harder on everyone involved, call road service and bill it to the mexicans, maybe it would stop, if they would even pay it. I have never heard that about their culture, but there is a **** load that I don't have a clue about.
     
  19. Road Dust

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