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      01-28-2012 06:02 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
      That looks like it was the truck featured in that old horror film whose name I can not remember.
      That would be Duel.
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      01-28-2012 06:05 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      There's nothing functional about that truck at all. It's simply form, really.
      No function at all?, its still able to do what it was designed to do...haul


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      01-28-2012 06:05 PM #28
      I love old big rigs.
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      01-28-2012 06:17 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by euro+tuner View Post
      No function at all?, its still able to do what it was designed to do...haul
      That will not be able to navigate intersectons as well as these other functional trucks.
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    5. 01-28-2012 06:26 PM #30
      There are still plenty of cool trucks around...I strongly disagree with the comment that no-one cares about visual aesthetics on trucks. Maybe big fleet companies, but especially in the US and Australia, there are stacks of awesome custom trucks and tough looking road trains.

      Here are a few of my own photos taken in Australia...















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      01-28-2012 06:39 PM #31
      Thirding the Volvo VN.


    7. 01-28-2012 06:47 PM #33
      Here are some other people's truck photos, mostly from the USA and Australia.













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      01-28-2012 06:53 PM #36
      Sorta bland, but classy (for a truck).



    9. 01-28-2012 06:59 PM #38
      I just toured the Kenworth factory in town.

      They had a DAF cabover on display and OMG! They had to pry me out of it. That thing is a beauty!

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      01-28-2012 07:01 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by RATHERSMART View Post
      I just toured the Kenworth factory in town.

      They had a DAF cabover on display and OMG! They had to pry me out of it. That thing is a beauty!

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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      01-28-2012 07:03 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Rohan P View Post


      That's cool.
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    12. 01-28-2012 07:08 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by euro+tuner View Post
      No function at all?, its still able to do what it was designed to do...haul
      You're kidding, right? The thing has a stretched frame which is so long, he has to do a 5-pointer where any normal truck could've just pulled right out.

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      01-28-2012 07:14 PM #43
      Fourth yay on the Volvo.

      Dad used to own a few OTR trucks. Loved his Volvo VN770, although he always had great things to say about his KW T2000, said the suspension was one of the best he had experienced.

      As was said above, these trucks are designed for maximum fuel efficiency, prettiness isn't a priority.

      I also vote the Coronado... Beautiful truck!

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      01-28-2012 07:18 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by euro+tuner View Post
      No function at all?, its still able to do what it was designed to do...haul


      i don't get it why is the chasis so long? is it so it can accommodate some sort of special trailer?
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      01-28-2012 07:30 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by jzobie View Post


      One of my favorites
      Must be some souped up diesel in that thing


    16. 01-28-2012 07:37 PM #47
      Three afterburners


    17. 01-28-2012 07:39 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Red Rum View Post
      Must be some souped up diesel in that thing

      Yeah I loved that movie, watched it randomly one night as a kid and have always had a healthy respect for big rigs on the road. America's big rigs are what the cowboys and the wild west used to be, it is purely American. The rest of the world relies mostly on railroads, but our country is so large that we would be nothing without our tractor trailers.

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      01-28-2012 07:41 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by jzobie View Post
      Yeah I loved that movie, watched it randomly one night as a kid and have always had a healthy respect for big rigs on the road. America's big rigs are what the cowboys and the wild west used to be, it is purely American. The rest of the world relies mostly on railroads, but our country is so large that we would be nothing without our tractor trailers.
      would be nothing without railroads...
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

    19. 01-28-2012 07:52 PM #50
      No I spoke correctly, we would be nothing without our tractor trailers. Our railroad system is not adequate to transport humans let alone all the goods that we rely on. That is what we use our interstate system for.

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