1955 Peterbilt 350 Cab Over
This beautiful '55 Pete 350 cab over was being shown by Hofstee Farms at the 2010 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. Here the fenders are opened showing how parts of the engine can be accessed from the sides. I don't know if the cabs on these can tilt forward or not, but it is obvious that the front area around the grill can be lifted up too. Of the 200 plus trucks at the show this year, this was easliy in my top 3 favorites. I really love the shapes of it. I wish it were mine. 10-23-10.
Salvage Yard Tour - I65 Chrome Shop
As a commercial truck dealer, we also offer a huge selection of used truck parts and accessories for sale at our Salvage Yard. We carry power steering gears, engines, carriers, cabs, transmissions, fenders, bumpers, doors, grilles, hoods, and much, much more! Call or stop by today for specific parts or questions.
BC Forest Museum Displays
Quick visit Mon.July 5, to Vancouver Island to get some logging equipment and truck footage.more to come,as always.A good place to catch some old History.
'56 White 9000TD: First Start in 18 Years
It took my brother, my dad, and myself the better part of a day to get everything tuned up and repaired so that we could fire up my 1956 White 9000TD for the first time in 18 years. It only took two sniffs of ether (one for each start up) to get it running. We ran it for almost an hour while checking over everything, starting and stopping it to see how it started on diesel only, to fill the oil system back up, and to check out the hydraulics (no clutch yet, started it up with the hydraulics in gear).
Starting a 1950 Cat D6 9U
The R&GVRRM has a collection of heavy equipment that it uses to maintain the museum. During this volunteer work session, volunteers Joe Scanlon (near side) and Pete Gores (far side) work to get the museum's 1950 Cat D6 9U bulldozer started using the tractor's gasoline pony motor. The dozer was donated several years back and is now being brought back to working shape to be used for some excavation for the continued construction of a new railroad siding at the museum. The D6 was a donation from the Hill family from Twin Hills Golf Club in Clarkson, NY. It is a 1950 CAT D6 model 9U and was bought from Ray Sellick, an equipment dealer in Holley NY.
We pick up the process after several minutes of work including bleeding of the fuel system as the diesel engine is being turned over by the pony motor.
The museum is always looking for new volunteers to come help us with both our trains and our heavy equipment. Interested? Please check out our website, www.rgvrrm.org, for more information
1932 FWD Tow Truck
1932 FWD Tow Truck, my dad wants to restore it . was the waupaca county tow truck for over 40 years!! it has an old cummins diesel in it ''super power'' inline 6
this thing is a monster too. loud as hell, with that straight pipe rite off the manifold, i think the story on it is they started building it in 1932 and didn't finish it until the 40's . its a cool machine.if you have any cool old story's about this thing plz feel free to post them ! i don't think there's many of these out there. would be cool to see this thing roar down main st. someday again!!
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