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Stan Paralikis

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« on: August 28, 2008, 04:28:13 AM »


 
No.  It's not a C-body.  It's a whole lot bigger.  I'm surprised at the number of Mopar guys that have never heard about this magnificent brute.
 
 

 
Dodge built only 261 of these trucks from 1973 - 1975.  Less than a hundres are left and it's one of the most desireable collectable trucks out there.
 
The part that I think makes this Class 8 truck so interesting is the cab.  Look at the cab.  Look familiar Yep.  I t really is the cab from the Dodge pickup used from 1956 - 1960.
 


 
I could go on and on about this totally cool truck but I won't bore you because there's always Google if you're interested.
 
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 05:09:32 AM »

Good gosh.  That's a later one.  The late 50's, early 60's had big slopping fenders and were longer in the nose.
 
Put myself through college in one of those.  Boy that's a long time ago. . .
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 05:46:50 AM »

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Thought I recognized you...
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 06:38:37 AM »

That's not a long horn. . .sheeesh. . .that's a 500 or 600
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 08:47:45 AM »

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That's not a long horn. . .sheeesh. . .that's a 500 or 600
 
OK, OK.  LOL.  I know that....
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 08:51:41 AM »

We used to call these "cracker boxes"...
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 08:56:44 AM »

Now.... here's one of the cooler aspects of Dodge raiding the parts bin for their trucks:
 
Remember the 1st gen A100's?  Cute lil things...
 

 
Well, they mad'em into semi's too...
 

 
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2008, 12:54:27 PM »

Looks very Cornbinder-like.  The big 3 all took a turn at making class 8 trucks.  The GM's went to Volvo, and the Fords went to Daimler-Freightliner as Sterlings.  I used to do parts  for the the Ford Louisvilles.  Damned odd trucks they were.  Tough, but odd.  The Dodge's just didn't go over very well.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2008, 12:55:09 PM »

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Good gosh.  That's a later one.  The late 50's, early 60's had big slopping fenders and were longer in the nose.
 
 
They were chain drive then, I'm sure..........
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2008, 01:22:16 PM »

No, but if you keep referring to my age like that there will be a chain wrapped around your neck    
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 01:54:20 PM »

Old? You want old?  I'll show ya old.
 
Heres a pic of the exact type of truck I drove  on my first job driving rigs.
An old Brockway...
 

 
and here's my actual truck when I retired.  What a difference 37 years make....
 

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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 02:21:56 PM »

Ya' wanna see a BIG truck?  Here you go!





 
Big Henry is a Hendrickson.  I couldn't find any technical info in short order but I have seen this prime mover in person and he's BIG!  He used to haul new vessels into the refinery where my father worked.
 
I saw "Big Horn" on the tailgate of a new Ram 1500 on the thruway yesterday...
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008, 03:52:40 PM »


Steve's truck says Big Horn on it's tailgate....I'm gonna add an & sign in the middle and a Y on the end... 

talkin big trucks eh?

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008, 04:04:16 PM »

Boy that's close to what I had Stan. . . .  Only the hood was twice as long and had an add on sleeper.  Darned thing with a 40 footer was 3/4 of an inch under the legal limit.  If there was ice on the front bumper I was screwed. . .
 
Had a Cummins 318 and a 13 speed.  It was self asperated and I found a turbo in a wrecked Freightliner.  I put that in a month later after hitting the streets with it.  Then it pulled the hills pretty good.  Used to run from NJ to Chicago all summer twice a week.  Steady work.  Then would pull few loads in the winter so they could fill up the warehouse.  Loads were light @ average 25,000 coming home from Illinois.  They used to pay me for empty going out.  Occasionally I woukd get a outgoing load which was a bonus.  Made some good money in thise days.
 
I got that truck cheap.  I had an electrical fire in the cab, blackened the windows and burned up the seat.  Got an air ride seat from the same freightliner and the sleeper with the turbo.  Took me about 3 weeks to get the cab back together.  As I recall, it only had 80,000 miles on it when I got it, sold it with 400,000 5 years later.  It didn't ride good, but it sure was one tough truck and NEVER left me stranded.  Fuel was 15 Cents a gallon then.  Mannn  do you remember that?
 
 
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2008, 02:51:31 AM »

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Fuel was 15 Cents a gallon then.  Mannn  do you remember that? 
Oh yah.  And I remember getting paid 2.50 an hour at that time, too. 
 
Gawd, how times have changed.  I remember when I first started, I came back and told the dispatcher the tractor he assigned me had no seat. He reached under his desk and handed me a milk case and a pillow and said "here ya go, brother".
 
If you love old truck pics, go here:
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/trucks.htm
 
Yep. Times have changed...
 

 
[color=#ffcc00 size=4]Which brings me to another subject!!![/color]
 
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Had a Cummins 318 and a 13 speed.  It was self asperated and I found a turbo in a wrecked Freightliner.  I put that in a month later after hitting the streets with it...  Steady work... Then would pull few loads in the winter   ...Occasionally I woukd get a outgoing load which was a bonus.  Made some good money in thise days.
 
I got that truck cheap...  Took me about 3 weeks to get the cab back together....  As I recall, it only had 80,000 miles on it when I got it, sold it with 400,000 5 years later.  It didn't ride good, but it sure was one tough truck and NEVER left me stranded... 
 
The freakin kids today. You're lucky if you can get them to work a few hrs. a week at the climate controlled mall.
 
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