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bdward

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A Classic KW Collection
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:08:29 PM »
In my post "A Salute to Old Filthy", I mentioned that Don (last name withheld for privacy) was a classic KW collector. When I picked my truck up I took some pictures of his collection.


A row of part of his collection


A 1965 Tanker


A late 50's with a Hall-Scott gas engine. Note the emblem on the hood.


Mid 50's? It had a 220 Cummins


A 1976 Bicentennial model


A 1946 w/ a 160 or 180 Cummins. Don told me he ran it in the Pikes Peak truck climb a few years previous.


A 1958 Bullnose KW


I've always wanted a bullnose cabover. Maybe just to appreciate how tough it was back then.

Don told me he also had a 1935 restored KW at another shop but I didn't get a chance to see it. I really enjoyed my time visiting with Don and talking about trucking history. We ran the same road in the early days. He went on to build a nice fleet. Unfortunately he passed away to cancer a year later. His son is still operating the fleet. If anyone has a serious interest in talking with them on these trucks, let me know and I'll reach out and see if the family wants to communicate.

Hope you've enjoyed the pictures - Bill
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A Classic KW Collection
« on: May 11, 2017, 10:08:29 PM »

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Re: A Classic KW Collection
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 12:32:59 PM »
WOW, what a collection!
Some very beautiful rigs there.
Sorry to hear that the owner died, but hopefully his son will keep those trucks away from the scrapper.
Curious, is he planning to restore any of them, or just keeping them as is?
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Re: A Classic KW Collection
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 03:22:11 PM »
That is so cool !
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Re: A Classic KW Collection
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 12:17:38 AM »
Great collection here, I hope they go to good people if and when they do!!

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