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Old 04-21-2020, 11:41 PM   #701
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Re: Our Trucks Doing What They Did - Vintage Photo Thread

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MARTIN SR, regarding that truck and trailer loaded with new cars. If there wasn't a car on top of the truck, the trucks front wheels would be off the ground. The truck fifth wheel looks like its behind the truck rear axle. Quite a rig.
I hadn't noticed that, oh yeah, a little creepy for sure!


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Old 04-22-2020, 08:19 AM   #702
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I wonder if that 5th wheel slides and it is shown in the most rearward location for loading and unloading. It certainly doesn't look like either one of the end cars on the trailer could be driven under the middle car. Maybe the 5th wheel was moved back, and the truck was jackknifed and then cars were driven on from both ends of the trailer. Oh the questions that fill my mind.


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Old 04-22-2020, 08:33 AM   #703
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Also seems like a lot of weight for a single axle trailer.
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Old 04-22-2020, 11:39 AM   #704
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I believe you would have to figure out a moment diagram on the whole set up - calculating the loads and seeing which way things want to pivot on the rear axle centerline. That's a very long wheelbase truck plus you have a car up there at the front as well for "counterweight". I don't think you could bring the 5th wheel much further ahead or you would have the car on the truck and first one on the trail hitting each other. The car at the back would be reducing the weight on the 5th wheel as well. A balancing act for sure.
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Old 04-22-2020, 05:06 PM   #705
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Also seems like a lot of weight for a single axle trailer.
That setup would make a DOT Weighmaster's day. He'd get his whole month's quota of violations on that rig alone.
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:16 AM   #706
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This is what happened when you did it with a Ford.

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That's a nice grill guard on that wrecker!
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That setup would make a DOT Weighmaster's day. He'd get his whole month's quota of violations on that rig alone.
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I believe you would have to figure out a moment diagram on the whole set up - calculating the loads and seeing which way things want to pivot on the rear axle centerline. That's a very long wheelbase truck plus you have a car up there at the front as well for "counterweight". I don't think you could bring the 5th wheel much further ahead or you would have the car on the truck and first one on the trail hitting each other. The car at the back would be reducing the weight on the 5th wheel as well. A balancing act for sure.
I'd be a little nervous about being the driver/passenger and hitting a bump/pothole.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:06 PM   #710
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When the upper car is off the tracks tilt out to the sides so the other cars can drive off/on, the truck driver has to lift ramps to get the car over the cab and drive off / on the trailer rear .

Now you know the rest of the story .

The Ford auto transporter was the next gen . The driver put ramps out for the lower / upper decks and just drove on/off , much quicker and easier on the driver plus could cary more cars per load.
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It says this is on the Twilight Zone show.

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That looks to be a B17 with a unusual civilian nose conversion.
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It says this is on the Twilight Zone show.

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I think that episode was called "The Old Man In The Cave." After some catastrophe wipes out most civilization, a town seeks advice on how to survive from an anonymous old cave dweller. But soon they learn that to live in constant fear of death isn't really living at all.

Perhaps a relevant theme today?
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:54 PM   #715
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I think that episode was called "The Old Man In The Cave." After some catastrophe wipes out most civilization, a town seeks advice on how to survive from an anonymous old cave dweller. But soon they learn that to live in constant fear of death isn't really living at all.

Perhaps a relevant theme today?
WOW!

How about this cool one!

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Terrible photography. Not one license plate to be seen to help figure out where it was taken.
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imagine the exhaust and co fumes in that tunnel. cool pic though
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I wonder if that 5th wheel slides and it is shown in the most rearward location for loading and unloading. It certainly doesn't look like either one of the end cars on the trailer could be driven under the middle car. Maybe the 5th wheel was moved back, and the truck was jackknifed and then cars were driven on from both ends of the trailer. Oh the questions that fill my mind.


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I think the 2 high ones pivot back. I think the one over the truck also raises. To load you pivot the one on the truck back to the trailer and the one in the middle to the back of the trailer. First car drives to the front of the trailer and is pivoted up over the truck. second caar is backed up as far forward as possible. Third car is driven onto the back of the trailer and pivoted up and forward then the last car is loaded. The rear of the trailer may dove tail down. Maybe.
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Terrible photography. Not one license plate to be seen to help figure out where it was taken.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...#post-12503635

Neat story posted with it.
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Right on!

How about an AD at the beach?

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Right on!

How about an AD at the beach?

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Mine was a regular at Huntington and Corona del Mar. Used to pick up hitch hikers going that way down Hwy 39 to collect gas/beer money (.25/gallon) 1.00 Falflat.
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Right on!

How about an AD at the beach?

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What a bunch of cool surf wagons!
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