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Old 05-19-2014, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Who got the Freighter?

HOW FAR EAST IS THE ORANGE MACHINE COMING!!!!!
Looking to buy something out west [OREGAN] to have shipped back to Pa.Maybe he would be interested.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:55 PM
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I missed the ad.... and curiosity is killing me - how much was it listed for?
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Default Re: Who got the Freighter?

and look what was found in the back on the freighter
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:57 PM
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confirmed, the orange tucker hauler has left town with empty trailer!
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Who got the Freighter?

Anybody know what model Tucker and Chevy is in the picture in post #23? My Kitten won't fit between the wheel wells of my 3/4 ton Ford or 1 ton Chevy pickup.
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fenders are on the outside in the picture your referring to.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:50 PM
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That doesn't change the width of the bed at the narrowest point - between the wheel wells. The Kitten brochure states a width of 47-3/4 inches but my 1959 Kitten measures 55-1/2 inches from roller nut to roller nut which is the maximum width as it came from the factory.
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That doesn't change the width of the bed at the narrowest point - between the wheel wells. The Kitten brochure states a width of 47-3/4 inches but my 1959 Kitten measures 55-1/2 inches from roller nut to roller nut which is the maximum width as it came from the factory.
I think the truck is a 49-51 GMC 3/4 LWB. If I remember correctly, a 4 ft piece of plywood would fit with the tailgate up.

The wheel wells were outside the bed.
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I think the truck is a 49-51 GMC 3/4 LWB. If I remember correctly, a 4 ft piece of plywood would fit with the tailgate up.

The wheel wells were outside the bed.
Are you all really going to argue over the semantics of wheel wells, fleet-sides and step sides?
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Are you all really going to argue over the semantics of wheel wells, fleet-sides and step sides?
I was not aware I was arguing anything. Let alone semantics. The question was asked what model truck and why a small tracked vehicle would fit over the wheel wells.

I remember that model as able to carry a 4 x 8 piece of plywood in the bed as the entire bed was flat.
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Jimbo - Thanks for the truck ID. I found out that trucks in that year range had beds available that were wider and longer than later trucks and especially today's models. My Kitten still wouldn't have fit though.
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my 1 ton stude would haul it.
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those old Studebakers had IMPRESSIVE frames, even the 1/2 tons
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my 1 ton stude would haul it.
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orange burban with twin turbos has returned with a tucker in tow.
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orange burban with twin turbos has returned with a tucker in tow.
pics or it is all mythical....
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Pics or it never happened.....
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: Who got the Freighter?

Think I see the roof of an orange burban through the window of a crevasse finder. The Tucker deal of the century! So which cat should I bring home? Decisions, decisions, descisions.
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Decisions??? Not so much. You bring BOTH home! Because one is the only one of it's kind (you'll hear a pretty odd coincidence story about that one) and the second is a rolling piece of history who's sistership is in New Zealand!
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and this is what followed the twin turbo burban home,
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