restoration

A salute to ‘Old Filthy’: Preserving owner-operator Gene Ballinger’s first new truck, a 1957 Kenworth fuel hauler

Bill Ward of Delta Junction, Ak., tells the story of how he came to own one of his first employers' classic 1957 Kenworth 925 fuel hauler. "Old Filthy" was the first truck bought new by Montana-based owner-operator Gene Ballinger.

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The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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Meet Bill Warner Jr. and his ’87 Pete 359 / Mac dump combo

Powered by a 425-hp Cat, the original motor, through a 15-speed transmission and 3:70 rears, Warner's 1987 Peterbilt 359 has been under his ownership for more than a decade waiting to be given the treatment it got for the PKY championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show this past week.

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‘When a truck was a truck…’

'When a truck was a truck...'

Steve Hearne's grandfather's old Ford AA "had a hand throttle like a tractor, and another lever on the column to retard the timing for hand starting." Hearne, who still lives on a portion of his family's old 120-acre farm in Vermont, remembers the unit well...

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‘My toy’: Retired owner-op Roger Hilbrenner’s 1991 Peterbilt 379

Though retired, Roger Hilbrenner's still shows the truck annually.

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What does it cost to rebuild and extend a 1986 48-foot Trailmobile flatbed?

What does it cost to rebuild and extend a 1986 48-foot Trailmobile flatbed?

While the huge investments some owner-operators make in distinguishing tractors from the madding crowd tend to grab a lot of the custom-equipment headlines, Zach Beadle and his expert welder son rescued this 1986 Trailmobile to put it work hauling freight and making money, pronto.

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Roundup: Tony the truck stop tiger back in headlines, another Kelty cabover view, and speaking of gators …

Listen: La. Tiger Truck Stop owner Michael Sandlin on 'Criminal' podcast; photos of the restored Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar's matching flatbed; and did you hear the one about the Tiger Truck Stop and the alligator?

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More on the Kelty Farms 1976 International TranStar COE

Current owner Kyle Kelty tells the rest of the story around his restoration of his grandfather Jack Kelty's 1976 International TranStar cabover, a big part of the Kelty family for decades now.

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Video slide show through ATHS’ national convention

Video slide show through ATHS' national convention

The vid shows scenes from the Antique Truck Historical Society's national convention this past week in Salem, Ore., the biggest ATHS show of the year. And plenty of Class 8s at this one. ...

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A special Mack is back: Evel Knievel combo moves closer to its final home

Evel Knievel’s 1974 cabover-trailer combo completes its journey from junk to museum showpiece -- its next stop on tour: Oct. 15 in Kansas City. The road away from ruin shown here with new views, reporting.

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