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Posted By Dieseldoug 11 Years Ago
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Eddy Lucast
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Doug,

I'd have to agree on the Autocar / Mack being in the same rugged truck market. We didn't have Mack dealers so I didn't know anything about them but the Mack guys were good sports and I enjoyed picking on them. I ordered a new Autocar in 1985. I am an Autocar fan.

I still didn't know much about a Mack until I met PeterJ. I have to say I enjoy driving the Mack around. It took a while to figure out I wasn't sitting on the outside edge of the truck liike you do in a cabover as I expected but rather you sit more in the middle like a conventional.

Somebody and I won't mention any names, but they like to name all of my trucks, is calling the Mack a firetruck. This is the thanks I get for following him to truck shows and blocking traffic in the left lane when he needs to change lanes cause all the 4 wheelers want to take good look at Willie Makit. Go Figure!

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Jim,

Even though Mack and Autocar competed in the same markets, they both made some truely rugged and long lived equipment. For most of us it's what we grew up with and are most familiar with. Acars were in my world....

Doug "Dieseldoug" Rodgers

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Good looking equpment!

When I was growing up, the Meservey Bros. had 4 big Autocar dump trucks doing various projects on Cape Cod. Memory says they were orange and black. Rugged beasts!

Sadly, no pictures.

Jim

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Here's a '53

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/Uploads/Images/0a04e1b9-3b8e-4f48-aea7-bac0.JPG
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I have to keep the Mack-o-philes in some kind of balance. I'll start off with my '66 DC-7564 TL.



Doug "Dieseldoug" Rodgers

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