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1958 Wide Track cabover

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

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

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Looks like a cross between these two trucks.

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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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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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Super!

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

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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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This would be a fun scratchbuild/kitbash project.

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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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we always like pictures.

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

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

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

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