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A Truck You Don't See Too Many Of

Post by 75X11 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:08 pm

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:24 pm

No, you don't. Wonder why?

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:46 pm

I only remember seeing Omar bakery mopar trucks and the family on Lassie had one of that vintage.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:09 pm

Bill Martin drove one, I think.  Before I make a fool of myself, I think I will refer to my friend, Google, and see if I can come up with some names for that show.

"Lassie" is the fourth longest running TV series in history. (I did not know that). From 1954 to 1973. There were actually three different Lassie scenarios. The first four seasons featured 11 year old Jeff Miller and his mom and grandpa. Then Hugh Reilly, June Lockhart and Jon Provost as Timmy Martin and family. And finally with a forest ranger beginning in season eleven. Cloris Leachman is listed as one of the actors on Lassie. I sure did not remember her.

We had a neighbor who had a three quarter ton 1960 Dodge, which was the last year for that body style.  It was a flathead 6 and was slow as pond water.  It was beige and ugly.

Sorry to hijack your thread, 75.

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Post by 75X11 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:51 pm

That's no hijack, it works.
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Post by Doug Burskey on Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:11 pm

Another pickup you don't see much of are International Harvester. I think IH got out of the light truck business in the mid 1970's. When I was in the 7th or 8th grade all the 12 boys went on a field trip all crammed into a Travelall.

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:30 pm

Our next door neighbor had a red early '50s one. Come to think of it, they made the Scout til 1979 anyway.
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Post by 75X11 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:59 pm

Another uncommon truck.  Ransom Eli Olds couldn't use his name when starting a new company after selling out to GM.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=REO+Speedwagon+Truck&FORM=RESTAB
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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:54 pm

REO trucks were popular with dairy companines.

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:37 pm

Another one that went by the wayside... I remember there was a sign on SR9 in Indiana going north for a dealership that sold these.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=diamond+t&FORM=HDRSC2
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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:51 pm

White bought Diamond T and REO in the early 70's. It became Diamond Reo and shared a cab with White and Autocar. They were good trucks. White Western Star and White Freightliner became Western Star and Freightliner and are still building heavy trucks.

Do you remember the Hendrickson? Their forte was heavy-duty suspensions, but they also sold trucks. They had International cabs for awhile. They typically rode like a buckboard. You could wear out ten drivers with a good Hendrickson. Most concrete trucks and log trucks had Hendrickson suspension, which was almost bulletproof. It took a real cowboy to tear up a Hendrickson suspension. I bought a low-mileage '67 Chevrolet C-70 dump truck with a 366, 5X4 and Hendrickson suspension. I soon learned why it was low mileage. I soon canned the Hendrickson suspension in favor of a more delicate, but infinitely better riding system.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:57 pm

This company made trucks and tractors.

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