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    My first "big truck" ride

    Dad purchased this old boom truck in 1976. In a short time I was in the seat and spent many hours with this old rig. 1962 White 4000, C180 naturally aspirated Cummins, Fuller 5 speed main and 4 speed aux trannys. Before my days of driving this truck were done I could shift that main and hog box as well as any Roadranger. And the sound of that little Cummins with no turbo, the only engine I've drove that sounded as good as that thing did was a 6-71 Detroit pegged on the governor under load. That's dad (RIP) standing on ground and brother on the scaffold, we were installing a 50' wide and 30' high roll up steel door.



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    Is that big single rear wheels?

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    Yep, floaters all around Mitch. With those tires, and long wheelbase, you'd be surprised how well that truck rode.

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    I still own the 1977 IH that my father bought new and I learned to drive a truck in about 1979. I'll add a pic or 2 of her when I get my laptop back.

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    Yes, do post pics Mitch

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    So Dad and You started the super single craze
    Dodging D.O.T. For Over 30 Years

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    I didn't realize they did singles that long ago!
    God, Guns & Guts made America Free!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Frazier View Post
    I didn't realize they did singles that long ago!
    That was a LOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago
    Dodging D.O.T. For Over 30 Years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    So Dad and You started the super single craze
    LoL, can't really take credit Tiny, they were already on the truck when we purchased it. But it was a long time ago indeed, they weren't radials.

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    Life has since moved on, truck was sold, dad passed away in 2002, and I've been pursuing my own directions for many years. Not long ago, while traveling to a job site down a road I rarely travel and only about 10 miles from my current work place, I stumbled across the old White. Astonished, I thought this thing was long gone. Of course she's a little rough now, and it would be a shame for an old truck like this to turn into a pile of rust, or worse, end up at a scrap yard. It would be awesome if someone would restore this old rig, she was a beauty when she had a shine to her.



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    Drove a bunch of miles with this wheel and the 2 sticks.



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    Thats pretty cool that you found the old White willie.Im sure it brings back many memories.Truck looks plenty restorable.Cylinders & holding valves look to be tight as it's holding up the sighn for the http://raccoonvalleyfestival.com/ Sounds like a good time and music.

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    There's you a project for your retirement, Willie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch504 View Post
    There's you a project for your retirement, Willie.
    Trust me Mitch, if I were a man with a healthy wallet, I would do it. Sadly, I ain't.

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