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Ford CLT9000
« on: November 07, 2012, 05:38:46 PM »
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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 05:50:34 PM »
That's a nice lookin old Ford! The visor could take a hike! That is just my old school opinion!
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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 04:41:50 PM »
I really like the look of these old CLT's, great rig.

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 04:58:23 PM »
I really like the look of these old CLT's, great rig.

I know they had some downside to them but i always thought they were an under appreciated truck.

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 06:27:08 AM »
That's a nice lookin old Ford! The visor could take a hike! That is just my old school opinion!

Throw that oversized bumper in the scrap bin with the visor.
I don't understand modern bling on a classic COE.


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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 06:42:41 AM »
I really like the look of these old CLT's, great rig.

I know they had some downside to them but i always thought they were an under appreciated truck.

They were a vast improvement over anything Henry had built, heavy-truck wise, in the past. Bare bones fleet trucks were startlingly cold - no improvement over the WT there. But dressed up they were quite nice inside and the air suspended cab made a huge difference in the ride quality - made a huge difference in how a good many drivers approached tight curves too!

They might be looked upon with fondness now, but they certainly weren't by many when they were in vogue. Lose the drop visor - or get a Freightliner COE.
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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 07:09:20 AM »
AMEN on the no BLING!
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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 11:46:19 AM »
It's a Mack thing. you wouldn't understand.....

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 06:08:22 PM »
AMEN on the no BLING!

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I'll go with x3, on this rig.  That Visor doesn't look right. 

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 04:25:32 PM »
I think it's $40,000

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 06:28:44 PM »
I'm gonna disagree here, I think that it is just about perfect! not too much of a bumper like on some rigs. Visor aint to bad either. Colours are perfect and I'm likin' that he put Neway air ride under it. Wonder if it has 46k rears.
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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 05:50:54 AM »
I think this one looks great! Personally, I see nothing wrong with this style of bumper on COEs, they just seem to blend in with the square lines of a COE to me anyway. The only thing I'd change here is the visor, which in itself isn't as bad as it could be, to put it this way, but it could also be better. The custom grille trim looks interesting, too. I'd sure love to see this rig in person. 8)

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 06:06:58 AM »
That's a nice lookin old Ford! The visor could take a hike! That is just my old school opinion!

Throw that oversized bumper in the scrap bin with the visor.
I don't understand modern bling on a classic COE.




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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 07:52:48 AM »
not a big fan of the visor but  do like the bumper better than the original waffle pressed factory bumper. Sharp looking truck like Doug mentioned I took one out for a test drive back in 70's felt like I was in the roadeo the air cab was floating. I bought a  Kenworth instead. ;D

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Re: Ford CLT9000
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 12:24:34 AM »
When I was a truck mechanic (not a tech!) I worked on a few of these in TX in the 1980's. The A/C was unmatched, and still is, by any other vehicle I have ever ridden in or driven.

Dual Compressors, 3 zones (each with thermostat, evaporator, and expansion valve.) This monster held about 12 pounds of good old R-12, and the blower motors were each 12 inch diameter. They were often breaking down, but when working properly, doubled as a meat locker!

Conversely, the GM Astro 95 had so little cooling power it was hard to tell if the blower motor was on (even if on full blast.) This model was known (in Houston, at least,) as the glass coffin. Huge windshields and very few BTU's!