What do you do when you find a safe nestled in the floor while gutting motorcycle-jump legend Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack FS700 haul rig? If you’re Robb Mariani, host of “American Trucker” on the Speed Channel, and truck restorer Brad Wike, you open it.
An Overdrive editor was on hand for the Feb. 18 safe-cracking at Wike’s shop in Lincolnton, N.C. View the video below, and for photos and reporting from the event, read Todd Dills’ posts on his Channel 19 blog from Feb. 17 and Feb. 20.
Also, find a video run-through with Wike of the early stages of restoring via this link.
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Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.