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Old 11-29-2020, 11:55 AM   #2201
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How about that. Looks like it got a special paint job
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Old 12-13-2020, 01:20 PM   #2202
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I'd like a single 5th wheel like this one. Second one is a pure dream load. I'll take them all!
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Old 12-13-2020, 05:56 PM   #2203
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Love the car carrier. I drove one for 30 years. Fleet Carriers was bought by Ryder and I worked for them. That would have been tough to load and unload especially in the rain or snow. Not much clearance on the sides. I had a chance to buy a Chevy tractor from Anchor Motor Freight, another car carrier company, but I had no place to store it. Big mistake. It had the vacuum 2 speed rear end and air brakes.
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Old 12-16-2020, 03:13 PM   #2204
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:23 PM   #2206
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Second picture down in post #2204, factory photo of nice brand new '66 or '67 7500's with either V-6 Gas or Toro-Flow engines. If the truck behind the Red one is Forest Green and has a Toro-Flow, it could be my old truck, lol.

My '67 7500 was a Toro-Flow before it got converted to a 6V-53.
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Old 12-18-2020, 06:40 AM   #2207
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Another handful
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:16 PM   #2208
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last pic of the 9500 truck and the addon 5 hole lower bumper section : so friend of mine was over tonight i was showing these pics and videos to . he was in love with all your guys old pics and videos .

this pic he said he sold a few of these bumpers back in his sale days .

that bumper back in the day was over $800.00 only and the EXTRA lower section was extra and it was NOT available as a replacement option or even a part # to order it back in the day .

he said lots of guys wanted these back in the day and there was more often a no go as the factory was the only ones to put them on . he did gm med / heavy duty sales parts for over 35+ years at a gm med / heavy duty dealer .
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Old 12-19-2020, 02:14 AM   #2209
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I believe it was stone guard for an extra deep radiator. Saw those guards on Astro 95's as well, sometimes chromed too!
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Old 12-20-2020, 11:20 AM   #2210
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Looks like a 5000 series, probably near Pontiac Michigan.
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:24 AM   #2211
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^^^ What a great picture!
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:00 AM   #2212
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^^^ What a great picture!
Agree. One nice example of a '64/'65 5000.

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Old 12-26-2020, 12:59 PM   #2213
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Unusual set-up. I like it
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Old 12-28-2020, 02:51 PM   #2214
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Grabbed this one off of Facebook, some Astro 95s nearing the end of the line in Pontiac.
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Grabbed this one off of Facebook, some Astro 95s nearing the end of the line in Pontiac.
Great photo! Appears to be a run of fleet trucks still running bias ply tires with tubes, were soo spoiled. It appears to be a late 70's or early 80's run.

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Old 12-30-2020, 09:33 AM   #2216
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Didn't Yellow run those at one time?
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Didn't Yellow run those at one time?
That's what they look like but I can't remember seeing single axle ones. I found a picture of some twin screws.Name:  Yellow.jpg
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:46 AM   #2218
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I thought I could recall those mixed in to the fleet. Yellow did run a lot of single rear/doubles combinations. I didn't find any pictures on a quick search. I did find this Chevy Bison picture
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I also found this artwork someone did. Pretty neat. Had to save it
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Old 12-30-2020, 12:17 PM   #2219
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It could be just the lighting, but I believe that color in the factory photo is too light for Yellow Freight.

I always wondered why Yellow had trucks that looked more like Orange, lol.
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:39 PM   #2220
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There was a west coast outfit named Delta that had yellow trucks about that shade.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:13 PM   #2221
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Maybe it's just the bright light. I don't know what other color it could be. The guys who started Yellow Transit in the very early days of motorized transit first started a Yellow taxi business and added hauling with trucks to it. Then they dropped the taxi part. I know the trucks are orange because they asked Dupont to come up with the most visible color and that is what they came up with
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I remember thinking as a kid in the 60's---Why does a company called "Yellow Freight" have orange trucks?
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Old 01-01-2021, 02:10 PM   #2223
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The funny thing is, all my life I have heard people call some things orange what I would call yellow and call things yellow I would call orange. So I figured the owner was one of those people

When I was a kid White Motor Co made a Mustang at the same time Ford came out with the Mustang. I'd see the truck and say, "Look, there goes a White Mustang". Kids would look all around and say, "I don't see any white Mustang". I'd say, "Right there. That red truck is a White Mustang"

This truck is the same orange but they call it Preston
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:45 AM   #2224
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Amazing car carrier restoration
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Here's a GMC Brigadier (Ryder truck?) during assembly
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