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Does anybody remember all those great factory paint jobs from 1976 ?

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i remember kenworth had the vit. which i still like today. mack also had the stars and stripes.

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Boy I remember the train locomtives were painted like that I remember!!!!!!

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I don't remember. I wasn't born yet!

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I don't remember. I wasn't born yet!

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There were some really cool bicentennial editions from Ford pick ups to locomotives,everything was red white and blue.

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Peterbilt had "The Patriot" red white and medium blue stripes. The scheme was originally drawn for a show truck (different colors) several years before '76.

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I remember the local redi mix companies had some concrete trucks done up. I also recall Sam Tanksley trucking had a fleet of red white and blue Peterbilts. Lotsa of good ideas for projects.

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talk about locomotives. does anybody remember the spirit of 76' from tyco? i got one for christmas.still have the engine and caboose.can't remember what happened to the rest of the set.

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talk about locomotives. does anybody remember the spirit of 76' from tyco? i got one for christmas.still have the engine and caboose.can't remember what happened to the rest of the set.

Yep, I still have mine too. It's packed up with the rest of my HO scale trains.

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In fact MACK trucks introduced the "All American" cab paint scheme way back (circa) 1970, mostly with white painted frames, way before the Bi-Centenial craze of 1976. Was surely the best of them all... for trucks, very nice looking :wub:

Take a close look at MPC first edition of the MACK DM 800 (tractor & ready mix kits) artboxes of...1971 ;)

Same excellent MPC boxarts carried over in ERTL boxes, when they got the DM800 mold.

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In fact MACK trucks introduced the "All American" cab paint scheme way back (circa) 1970, mostly with white painted frames, way before the Bi-Centenial craze of 1976. Was surely the best of them all... for trucks, very nice looking :wub:

Take a close look at MPC first edition of the MACK DM 800 (tractor & ready mix kits) artboxes of...1971 ;)

Same excellent MPC boxarts carried over in ERTL boxes, when they got the DM800 mold.

Clearly evidenced by Chuckyr's brochure post,that's obviously a pre 73 dash in that f model Mack. Of course there was a bicentinniel craze but patriotism should never be a craze.

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There were some really cool bicentennial editions from Ford pick ups to locomotives,everything was red white and blue.

This F-model is pre-bicentennial,Mack did this paint scheme in 1970 to promote their 70 year anniversary.........................Mark

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