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#1 lapazleo

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:58 PM

Run across this picture and thought it would make a nice scratch build 262 Cummins 10 speed Road Ranger and single with a tag

#2 Badluck 13

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:38 PM

Very cool and rare beast,more like "Frankenstein",would be a cool build,bad thing is that there isn't much info on the truck.....

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

Not even much on the web. All I can find out Fabco had something to do with it.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:56 PM

Looks like a cross between these two trucks.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:43 PM

That's an odd-job truck if I ever saw one. Looks sort of like a White got tangled up with a Marmon, Atkinson, and an Oshkosh.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:41 AM

Not even much on the web. All I can find out Fabco had something to do with it.

Yeah that and a whole lot of recall info....Did however found these few pics...

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What an interior,love to see the dash work...



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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:32 AM

Super!

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:08 AM

"...a real sweetheart..." is a bit of a stretch! With a face even a mother could slap is more like it.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:13 AM

The primered truck appears to be the same truck in the Overdrive mag pics I wander what the production count was.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 08:39 AM

The primered truck appears to be the same truck in the Overdrive mag pics I wander what the production count was.


That was the same thinking I had about being the same truck......info is so limited,I have read one place that there was only one made :blink: ,which I find hard to believe and another source I remember reading awhile back said to be only a few hundred produced for a few years :unsure: would like to know,I am always up for the strange breeds especially when it come to cab overs!!!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:01 AM

Looks like an FWD might have gotten mixed up in the mix too.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:39 AM

Hmm, that's a.............interesting.............um....................truck? That old saying of putting lipstick on a pig or in this case, lipstick, a fancy dress and high heels, comes to mind. LOL

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:04 PM

This would be a fun scratchbuild/kitbash project.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

I know this is an old topic, but I did learn a bit more about this truck from my grandpa. He knows a guy in Lander, Wyoming that has a Wide-Track. The owner used to drive to my great-grandpa's farm and move potatoes with it. The WT had a 290 cummins with a 5x3, and eventually got a 335 cummins. My grandpa said that there was a predecessor of sorts to the WT called the "Knox", he knows the cab was built by Chicago Cab and was fairly certain that it used a Kenworth frame and various Kenworth components. He said the knox looked like a bubble nose Peterbilt with "extra weird rounded edges everywhere". He's only ever seen 2 Knox cabovers, but has seen 10 or so Wide-Tracks. If anyone is interested in seeing either of those trucks, I know for certain that both a Knox and a Wide Track are sitting near a wrecking yard in Lander, Wyoming. Next time I'm up that direction I'll see if I can't get some pictures of both.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

we always like pictures.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

there is one just like that at a Western Star dealership near my house...it is red with a white rood and looks very good.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I want to see the wind tunnel test on that truck...



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

the cab reminds me of some Crane Carrier trucks I've seen and built



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

With aerodynamics like that it only makes sense u dont see many of em.