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  • leafsprings changed the title to White Freightliner day cab SD
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Finding more reference photos, headlight location looks like it will not be a problem for a higher '71 or '72 cab with older triangular front WF emblem and oval frontal air intake system.  Added a few rivets.  Colors will be black and white cab, black frame and orange wheels as shown in 1/87 scale athearn CME offering.

 

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Finally out of the paint shop, interior is a goldish silver, exterior gloss black and white, CME fleet colors. Used the window less  back panel for a more vintage look.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks everyone for the positive comments! Added wheels from AITM, replaced the wedge brakes with S cam brake chambers and oval hole frontal air intake system.

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On 11/20/2021 at 5:29 PM, leafsprings said:

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Growing up, I remember this livery!

There's a bunch of unusual companies that I think would be great to match up with these vintage rigs and trailers.

I can remember Bekins, Branch, Mayflower,  3m, Sears, Navajo, Yellow Freight Systems, TC TransCon, P.I.E, Alpha Beta and Lucky Stores. They may not have been nationwide, but they were around a lot when I was a kid.

And they had unusual color schemes to go on the rigs.

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You forgot Safeway, with the green, white cabs and red frames, the cab paint scheme was similar to CME.  CME was one of the originals, started truck service in California in 1927. Later became part of Delta Lines which went of business in the mid 80's due to pressures from deregulation of the trucking industry.  Found of an CME with older logo. Note  tractor number.

 

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