American Truck Design As Art--What Is Your Favorite?

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Although I have a weakness for the 1950 Chevy Truck 3100, this 1954 is so GORGEOUS I could not resist wavering in my love and loyalty to it.

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My all time favorite trucks are the '53 thru '56 Fords. Don't know why, but I have to stop and stare whenever I see one.

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I LOVE the 50s Willys pickups, wagons, and panels:

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I tell you when a car is flawless and beautiful, it is hard not to fall in love with it.

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Nothing beats a C-Series International- pickup or Travelall.

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I like old Ford's.

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Tons of good ones (heh, see what I did there?), but the Dodge Pilothouse is one of my favorites.

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Lordy some great examples and inspiration for builds.

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These are all good looking trucks and great topic Doc----but for me it would have to be 1957-1960 Ford F-100s, just love that body style

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Agreed on Advanced Design Chevrolets (1947.5-53). Yes 54 and early 55 had this design but I hate the cross grille design. They have a truck for 30 big ones at a local dealership just like the one in the video except it has Texaco signage (my other love in cars). I want an early 47.5-51 with the vent windows from the 52-55 and the one piece windshield from the 54 and 55. In the 5 window model and an 7.5' box (3/4 ton). I don't like short boxes.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned my two favorites the stude 1941-1948-Studebaker-PU-green-le.jpg and international131145761_d2e45d7bec_z.jpg

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I prefer the '55 2nd to '59 Chevrolets, but I'm somewhat biased :D

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40 or 56 ford for me.

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Long box 55 I don't blame your bias I love the 57 chev apache beautiful trick

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truck I mean

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Since we seem to have covered plenty of classic light trucks how about some classic heavies. All Mack B models,MackLT. bullnose Kenworth,needlenose Kenworth and Peterbilts, Sterling J series and Peterbilt 359s.

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Here's a 39 Stude.

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anything with a diesel engine B)

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i just love older gm truck 37 to 87 and the old k model international ton and halfs too but i love all old trucks

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Those Studebakers are great- I like the late thirties to late forties Dodges. Specially the step roofed panel trucks. Big fave is the late forties Hudson pick-up.

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ive liked the 1958 apaches since the first time i saw one. ive also had a thing for jeep gladiators and scramblers

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STILL think the Kenworth T-1000 is the MOST beautiful tractor truck ever!!!!

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Wouldn't happen to have a pic of one, would you George?

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No, Sorry Jim. But I guess they weren't that popular, caz Kenworth only built them for about 2 or 3 years, IF that long. There aren't very many on the roads, and I was told that the truck drivers weren't too happy with the styleing of it. Such a shame, cas it LOOKED futuristic. not like that retro style truck that Mobius just released. THAT to me, is NOT a very attractive truck at all. TOO 30's Art Deco lookin to me, but hey, it musta attracted SOME truckers, cause there's a model of IT an NO T-1000's!

There was a guy who did resin copies of the T-1000, but he was askin OVER 130.00 for a cab, hood, interior an sleeper. YOU still had to provide the donor kit. I wanted one of those, but he's quit casting it.Oh well.

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Went lookin for it, a picture of it,rather, an there's NOTHING listed except that it's a truck produced by Kenworth! If ANYONE can run a pic, i'd greatly appericiate it, as I myself, couldn't find a pic of it!!!!!

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