Thanks again to all for you interest.
Mahans AK shown is one of the trucks that sat out behind the barn, along with another AK and an FJ (?) that was a former Colonial mixer. Not positive what became of the other trucks, will look into it. The story of the Barrington truck is a neat one. Back around 1970 the family was out chasing down leads on old trucks through backwoods towns in Central New York. My grandfather had heard about the an AK at the town of Barrington that was pretty rough. He tracked it down setting beside a barn, and then tracked down the Highway Super. His words were, "If ya like that, you oughta see what's inside the barn." Grandpa about fell over when he opened the barn to find a much nicer AK, the truck you see here. Its a neat truck with the "Boulder Dam Radiator." Here is a picture of when he sold it, Francis Ryan came to pick it up.
Orrin, here's a picture of your Autocar when he first got it home. It looks rough here, he did a few small things to make it look a little more presentable.
Jim, here's a few more pictures of that LT. My father remembered your father. He worked for _____? Dad knew the name, but I can't remember it right now. A tank company I believe.
When he first bought it:
Later on, with the school in the background:
And currently, as shown at the 2012 Springfield show:
Tom's '54 LT, a few years ago:
Grandpa in front of his favorite, the '64 Autocar A10264:
and his last, Classic #357. He went to Lake Peterbilt in Erie, PA to make a deal on a new blue Classic 359 for Mark to drive for him. He ended up falling in love with the maroon one, and came home with 2. A lot of people thought he was crazy to take on 2 fancy new Peterbilts, but he succeeded with them. Andy Jr still has this, using it as an antique hauler. It was shown at Macungie this year.
Hope everyone enjoyed. My grandmother Judy is an amateur photographer, so we have millions of pictures from over the years. Sorry for the quality of these pics, I was too lazy to fire up the scanner so they are just pictures of pictures.