Some Model T ones too.
Thanks Herb Merry Christmas and a safe New Years
Fantastic pictures. Had a few of them. My dad sold Mack Trucks and I owned a lot of them over the years.
I noticed there were no White Trucks. My first truck was a 1950 White WC22PLT. Had a lot of Macks also; B Models, F Models, and R Models.
Dad had a '51 Studebaker 2 ton truck. He pretty much drove it right into the ground. At the same time our neighbor had a Diamond T and a friend had a '51 GMC with a split manifold and dual stacks right up behind the cab. They had headache racks and Dad had a winch that ran off the PTO and went up and over through a boom for lifting logs onto the truck. The three of them would haul for each other and probably hauled close to 100 cords of popple pulpwood and hardwood sawlogs each. I loved those trucks when they were all on the landing it was a lot of fun because my friends would come over. Of course I had to run the winch but it was still fun. Thanks Herb for this little bit of nostalgia.
I wonder how (and why) they put what look like front wheels on the back of the TT (the 1919 one toward the end):
Wouldn't the hub sizes be different?
The red '51 Ford F-1 near the end interests me as I have one and have been restoring it on & off the past 10 years.
The owner did a lot of things that are not correct but it's his peek up.
I like the way he painted the whole dash red instead of having the right end/side argent or silver or whatever they were.
I don't like the two-tone stuff he did though.
I am glad Herb took several pictures of the car.
Thanks for posting it and all the others Herb.
Oh I didn't the the pictures. That is a link my cousin Dale sent me.
I think the photo credits are on there some where.
This 53 Chevy was our "beater" around the shop until it needed new tires. I bought new tires from Coker and things sort of got away from us!
I have a soft spot for the B Model Mack. I started out in a Mack Maxidyne with a 10 speed air shift.
This was mine until it went to her in the split. It's a '38 all fixed up deluxe. Lance that chevy is gorgeous.
Lance, it was good to hear from you. Did I hear Duke in North Carolina. Wishing the best for you.
Lance - I agree! If trucks can be beautiful, I have always thought that the B Model Mack is the most beautiful truck ever built,......especially if equipped with the visor over the windshield.
Harold I started hauling gravel in a B Model, pulling a pup. I learned the hard way that when you raise the box to high the load shifts and you do a wheelie down the road. As the gravel run out some, the front comes back down and you have turned the wheel so your headed for the ditch. This went on for 1/4 mile. It looked like a drunk had spread that load.
Old trucks are cool. I love the unrestored T!
Both the Red and the black Macks are neat. I'd love to jump in the gray 2 ton Studebaker and take it for a drive. I also remember one of the neighbors had a truck made by Federal. It looked military but I've never seen another one. I had to go back and look at all of them again. I also remember one of the guys had a cab-over Ford that was a lot of fun to ride in because we were up so high.
I have to be honest guys, I was never much of a truck dude growing up. For me, a real car was something with a V8, 4 speed and two doors. And NOT designed for hauling hay.
As I've gotten older, my thoughts have changed. Now I look at the old surviving trucks as something to be respected. The old workhorse that made it through when others fell by the wayside.
I wish I had an old truck; I would use it for hauling hay, bricks, dirt and whatever else needed hauling.
And be thankful I had it.
Funny how my attitude has changed.
Old trucks and old tractors. I'll always consider them symbols of hard working men. I can remember my dad in an old white t-shirt that was full of holes loading logs onto the trucks. He'd put one end of the log on the ground and lean it against the side of the load. Then he'd grab the bottom and lift it up over the load far enough where my brother would stick a tool in the log called a pickaroon. Dad would give it another push and the log would nearly fly up onto the load. I was always on the tractor skidding logs. In order for the logs to go to the mill the small end had to be a minimum of 8 inches. Usually the popple "bolts" (sawlogs) would run around 8" diameter. I just loved that way of life. I wish I could have put my time into mining and logging like my Dad did.