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A Shot a Day 2019 / Re: The Final Month - December 2019 POTD
« Last post by Rob Archer on Today at 10:28:39 AM »
Friday December 6 2019
Charlie sent me this cheerful picture.
Reliable in Fort Pierce FL

Warm and sunny there.
Cool dull and snowing here.
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1/87 Scale Model Trucks / 1952 FORD F6 STAKE TRUCK
« Last post by JJG on Today at 01:08:54 AM »
This is a Sylvan Scale Models 1952 Ford F6 project, another one of Clare's fantastic castings,

cab is shown mock assembled on the stock chassis, the only change I made was to drill out the axles to inert metal ones to feature rolling chassis, the pumpkin hosing was bored out to accept a tube for the axle to slide through, pumpkin reattached to the tube

for this build I wanted to use a stock factory colour but something a bit different then the norm, Alpine Blue was chosen -it has more of a grey look then blue but blue grey then- and applied to the cab and rack


the wheels and bumper are painted in a deep red and mocked up to have a look for ride height along with the stake body

the grille is painted in Wimbledon white as seems to be stock for the trucks

Jim.
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TRAILERS / Re: Target trailer picture request.
« Last post by partsman88 on Yesterday at 10:08:49 PM »
Took this shot while I was sitting in some classic Thanksgiving weekend traffic in the middle of nowhere just south of 64. Hope this helps. I'm seeing a lot of new full length trailers but Target pups are still kinda rare around here.

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Truck Pictures / Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
« Last post by partsman88 on Yesterday at 07:36:50 PM »
That's a really fascinating look at how the modern LTL game has evolved Rob, thank you for sharing that. I kinda forgot Ground is LTL too because it's been a few years since my daily van driver dropped packages off at the dealership I worked at. I googled it and according to Fedex's website Freight is considered their LTL carrier, but you're right in that Freight only carries large shipments. Ground is my daily small package deliverer although I never actually see the van anymore. Also you got me thinking, it would be super neat if Fedex and UPS would pay homage to the carriers they've bought out and decorate some of their trailers in the old RPS or Overnite livery (although there are still a few Overnite cabs running around).

And thanks guys, glad you liked the shots. Those smooth-side dump bodies look alright in the full-size trailer application, but I just don't like how they look on a straight truck chassis.
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A Shot a Day 2019 / Re: The Final Month - December 2019 POTD
« Last post by partsman88 on Yesterday at 07:26:43 PM »
Jim I like the Canadian style rigs, but I also like VA-style too. They look like centipedes with all those axles. We also have 6 axle straight trucks like flatbeds/cement mixers too.

Ok Rob I'll bite.

Thursday 12/5/19

I don't really consider this a great shot or anything so if anyone has something better put it up and I'll take this down. Just a 9900i heavy hauler for McGee Mobile Crane Inc. of Clear Brook, VA seen here picking up a beam in Woodbridge.

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Working Class by Jim Hurley / Re: Fire Trucks - add your pics
« Last post by GA_Dave on Yesterday at 06:13:16 PM »
Tanker 3375, Northwest FD, Leland, NC
2003 Freightliner FL-70/Deep South
500/1800

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Working Class by Jim Hurley / Re: Fire Trucks - add your pics
« Last post by GA_Dave on Yesterday at 06:12:13 PM »
Engine 3371, Northwest FD, Leland, NC
2000 Chevy C-8500/E-One
1250/1000
#121666

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A Shot a Day 2019 / Re: The Final Month - December 2019 POTD
« Last post by Rob Archer on Yesterday at 06:07:48 PM »
Thursday The 5th
Anyone else? Because Charlie sent me another.
I'm glad he keeps getting pictures.
But; I will leave this open for someone to post a POTD.
If not; I'll post Charlie's picture.

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Truck Pictures / Re: Mooby's Randoms (Updated 12-3-19)
« Last post by R. Buron on Yesterday at 08:13:06 AM »
Highly interesting historical facts here Rob; thank you for sharing.
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