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#1 lapazleo

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:30 AM

Does anybody remember all those great factory paint jobs from 1976 ?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:33 AM

i remember kenworth had the vit. which i still like today. mack also had the stars and stripes.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

Boy I remember the train locomtives were painted like that I remember!!!!!!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

I don't remember. I wasn't born yet!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

I don't remember. I wasn't born yet!

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There were some really cool bicentennial editions from Ford pick ups to locomotives,everything was red white and blue.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:41 PM

Peterbilt had "The Patriot" red white and medium blue stripes. The scheme was originally drawn for a show truck (different colors) several years before '76.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:44 AM

I remember the local redi mix companies had some concrete trucks done up. I also recall Sam Tanksley trucking had a fleet of red white and blue Peterbilts. Lotsa of good ideas for projects.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

talk about locomotives. does anybody remember the spirit of 76' from tyco? i got one for christmas.still have the engine and caboose.can't remember what happened to the rest of the set.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:27 PM

talk about locomotives. does anybody remember the spirit of 76' from tyco? i got one for christmas.still have the engine and caboose.can't remember what happened to the rest of the set.


Yep, I still have mine too. It's packed up with the rest of my HO scale trains.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:00 PM

In fact MACK trucks introduced the "All American" cab paint scheme way back (circa) 1970, mostly with white painted frames, way before the Bi-Centenial craze of 1976. Was surely the best of them all... for trucks, very nice looking :wub:

Take a close look at MPC first edition of the MACK DM 800 (tractor & ready mix kits) artboxes of...1971 ;)
Same excellent MPC boxarts carried over in ERTL boxes, when they got the DM800 mold.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

In fact MACK trucks introduced the "All American" cab paint scheme way back (circa) 1970, mostly with white painted frames, way before the Bi-Centenial craze of 1976. Was surely the best of them all... for trucks, very nice looking :wub:

Take a close look at MPC first edition of the MACK DM 800 (tractor & ready mix kits) artboxes of...1971 ;)
Same excellent MPC boxarts carried over in ERTL boxes, when they got the DM800 mold.


Clearly evidenced by Chuckyr's brochure post,that's obviously a pre 73 dash in that f model Mack. Of course there was a bicentinniel craze but patriotism should never be a craze.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:35 PM

There were some really cool bicentennial editions from Ford pick ups to locomotives,everything was red white and blue.

This F-model is pre-bicentennial,Mack did this paint scheme in 1970 to promote their 70 year anniversary.........................Mark