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we had the C cabs at roadway in the early 80's

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HI, We had both box trucks and s/a tractors of the ford C cabs when I worked at Roadway Express in the early 1980's. The box trucks were c600 and the s/a tractors were C900. Needless to say the tractors were a bear to drive bob-tail since they are VERY nose heavy. I know I just about wrecked one on a rainy day driving the truck back from a repair shop. The s/a has manual trans with 2 speed rears. The shift linkage was a real joke once they got worn. The gear shift would boudce off the dash before you could shift into the upper gears. I know roadway went to 3208T cats in the newer C's they got from ford. Steve

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Ahhh Memory lane.........hope the cab was latched when getting in......:rolleyes:<_<:D

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HI, We had both box trucks and s/a tractors of the ford C cabs when I worked at Roadway Express in the early 1980's. The box trucks were c600 and the s/a tractors were C900. Needless to say the tractors were a bear to drive bob-tail since they are VERY nose heavy. I know I just about wrecked one on a rainy day driving the truck back from a repair shop. The s/a has manual trans with 2 speed rears. The shift linkage was a real joke once they got worn. The gear shift would boudce off the dash before you could shift into the upper gears. I know roadway went to 3208T cats in the newer C's they got from ford. Steve

I just recently mastered the parts to turn the Cat 3208 from the AMT L series kits into a 3208T in hopes of building a Roadway C tractor. I heard they were considered to be C8000's though?

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At one point I had a photo of an old C-cab in Roadway dress- I'll have to see if I can find it.

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