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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 01:15:36 PM »
What Reeves truck number was it? Maybe some of us have photos of it's before Troy life.

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Truck number would have been on the lower corner of the front of the cab.

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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2014, 03:43:03 PM »
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CARB laws... I'm in Commiefornia right now!
Don't put down California too much.
CARB just handed you a nice truck at what i presume is a nice price.
In this case CARB was your friend. :D :D :D

Anyway,i do hope you will do a full photoshoot off the Shaker. ;) ;) ;)
And it looks great.
I hope it is a reliable workhorse,specially in the first years. :) :) :)

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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 04:15:58 PM »
I'm real glad Troy found this truck, & I'm gonna bet that tonight, somebody at Reeve sleeps better, knowing that truck went to an owner who'll give it the love & care it deserves.

But, ANYBODY who forces folks to give up something they loved & took good care of, is NOT your friend, & never will be.

Control-freaks everyplace are watching how California works out on this crud, while they eagerly lick their chops. Don't be all that surprised if this act comes to an area near YOU, sooner than you expect.
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2014, 04:53:03 PM »
First order of business when she comes home is to have the overhead run on the engine, as well as greasing all the joints and what not.

She'll also get fresh fluids from front to back, radiator flushed out. After that it'll be time for all of the necessary testing and inspection done for the paperwork and plating.

Estimating about two weeks from when she gets home to having it under a load. Most of that time is just waiting on paperwork and whatnot.

So, in that time I'll be cleaning her, detailing, getting my junk in the sleeper. Want her to be ready to go the moment a load is ready.

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2014, 05:01:41 PM »
Congrats on the truck, she's a real beauty!

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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2014, 05:20:10 PM »
Wow! Right on Troy. All the best with your new ride and venture!
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2014, 06:11:16 PM »
So, in that time I'll be cleaning her, detailing, getting my junk in the sleeper.....

Photographing her and posting the results on Hanks(?)  ;) I want to see the interior as well. (I'm sure we'll get to see the engine room and driveline.)
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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2014, 09:42:50 AM »
Can't wait to catch you piloting that rig out on the road, Troy!  ;) ;D

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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2014, 10:49:09 AM »
Well!

Isn't that special! 8)
Looks pretty good, clean and straight.

Seems you got pretty much what you were looking for as the driveline goes.
Wasn't expecting a cabover, but hey!
Any thought to shorten it in the future, run it as is, put a drom on it?

Congratulations Troy, hope she turns out to be a good companion, one of those easy to get along with and low maintenance women!

All the best to ya! ;)
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« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2014, 11:01:46 AM »
She'll stay long, wheelbase was a big factor on this truck for me, will be doing stepdeck, now I can run long loads with no or cheaper permitting/ no or fewer pilot cars.

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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2014, 11:53:44 AM »
Troy was she the last oldie they are selling?
Because when i looked at their gallery,there were several that were no longer CARB compliant.

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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2014, 12:17:26 PM »
Troy was she the last oldie they are selling?
Because when i looked at their gallery,there were several that were no longer CARB compliant.
Last of the electronics they're selling. They have an Argosy that they appear to be parting out, and one other older cabover with a 3406B Cat. They didn't seem to be sure if they would sell it (currently actually a CARB legal truck to 2016).

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2014, 01:44:55 PM »
I've been told CARB doesn't effect little O/O's. Can a small truckline do a paper-shuffle, lease trucks from their kids, their grandkids, etc. to get legal?

In fact, too bad folks can't afford a real GOOD lawyer. Since those trucks were licensed Cal-legal when new, they definitely should be "grandfathered in".

There's one of those 25-dollar-latin words for changing the rules after the game starts. You just don't do that.

Back in the 70's, Nebraska considered a move like that on our antique-car plates, which would have nullified my 52 extended -hood 331" wheelbase New Yorker Hemi's antique plate. Shortly before push turned into shove, Nebraska came to their senses, stopped selling than plate, but those of us who'd already bought one, got to keep it.

Really hate to see this, since whatever begins on the Left Coast comes east, sooner or later. Exception might be Arizona, who traditionally refuses to kiss California's a--.
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2014, 04:10:20 PM »
Ex post facto
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2014, 07:28:55 PM »
glad to see you finally made it happen troy :) congrats and keep us posted on your new adventure.......don't forget to keep the pics coming buddy

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