It's funny. It kinda sounds like the engine developers at PACCAR found the old Allis - Chalmers plans. The PACCAR motors were having the same problem, from what I understand. They couldn't keep cranks in them.
It sure is nice to revisit some past builds. Sometimes these little looks at what has been built gives us the motivation or sparks that inspiration one build might have given. These are all great builds. That's just ridiculous somebody would steal a model. In an odd way it's sort flattering that someone liked it so much, they thought they needed more than you. Doesnt make it right though, at all.
What is added... Bumper. Trim pieces on the bottom of cab and the top and bottom of the fuel tanks. Lights. Deck plate. Air line box. Rear fenders. I imagine there is a rear bumper loaded with lights too. The suspension has been lowered. And the level of polishing done. Factory polish jobs do not look that good. There is probably more. If you image search Ownby Trucking, more pics will come up, along pics of the truck this replaced. It was a 362 Pete. I've seen that in person many years ago at a show.
Mark, there sure aren't many of us left. I know there are truck enthusiasts, who don't and may never drive, kinda like the guy from American Trucker. But true to the core truck drivers are few and far between anymore. Someone who drives for the love of putting her in an easternly wind and watch the sunrise on a cool spring morning. Or skirtin around an approaching storm watching the clouds pour over the tops of the mountains. Or the best site, the sun set when your about a half hour from home. Or sittin in the So Cal summer traffic doin your official duty of leg checks and cleavage patrols. I'm gonna be stopping by my buddies house here in the near future to see how much he wants for his ol K123. It's a got Big Cam 400, 13 speed, Alcoa steers, chrome 2 hole drives and a straight set of smokin 6s. I've been told I'm stubborn. There's worse things to be. I'm a truck driver, will be till I take my last breath. I just hope I don't have the truckers retirment. Pulling my cold body out of the truck. I'm gonna fight for my chicken lights and mudflaps weights, I'm gonna help a fellow driver when ever possible and keep my CB turned on and answer the bear reports whenever I can. I got off topic and on the soap box. Sorry! Channel clear, 10-4
Like Hakan said. The length laws across the pond are very strict and short. Me personally don't care for the look of the Euro trucks, but they are getting more stylish. There are a few I've seen that very nice. The Asian trucks are different looking. They can be done up. They tend to be gawdy to me.