White Freightliner info needed
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:57 PM
That hub sticking out of the front wheel is known as Center Hub Steering. Some older trucks had this instead of power steering as it would basically place the wheel inline with the king pins of the axle so the wheel would pivot on it's axis rather than swing backward and forward like it would when the wheel is moved outward. This made steering easier. I mastered some five hole wheels that, while not exact to those in the picture, are very close. I also mastered that Stemco center hub on the front axle in case you need those as well.
Hope this helps.
Edited by Ben, 13 November 2012 - 05:59 PM.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:52 AM
Ben,yeah that helps on the front wheel set up and yes most definitely would be interested in the wheels and hub.
Thanks guys for the info!!
Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:17 PM
Did the fleet trucks run on 24" wheels back then!? I believe they were mostly 20". If this photo came from Hanks Truck Pics, then there are millions more! Ben is probably right about the right side tank and battery box. Look through Hank's page and see what else you can find too!
Yeah, they probably were 20's or 22's now that you mention it. They don't appear to be split rims so 20" didn't occure to me when I looked at them.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:12 PM
I learned to dock trailers in an old White Cabover with centerpoint steering. It will build a nice set of arms for you!
Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:16 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:50 AM
on hank truckpictures you find a picture of a freightliner whit a short fueltank and batterybox
a other company but for example i think its nice
russel macneil vintage truck pictures page 29
hope its helps
and wil follow the project
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:07 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:46 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:58 PM