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By newfie-trucker - Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:40 PM
what is the story on this proto type fords ? i found these pics on another site

 



By junkmandan - Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:50 PM
With the latest in spoke wheels !
By Michelle Cole - Thursday, April 07, 2011 5:39 PM
junkmandan (4/7/2011)
With the latest in spoke wheels !


And tube type tires too.

The futuristic looking truck was Ford's gas turbine truck and of course the other is the H model that showed up in 1961. That is the first picture I have ever seen of it without the matching trailer. It was a concept truck that made the show circuit. There were a lot of features on that truck that showed up on the CLT series Ford trucks. Here is another picture with the trailer on it.



Look sitting behind it.
By newfie-trucker - Thursday, April 07, 2011 6:00 PM
It looks like it might have been ahead of its time.. yes i see your N in the back ground ..
By John_Costley - Friday, April 08, 2011 12:45 AM
Newfie,

Thats Big Red.John
By jeeperscreepers - Friday, April 08, 2011 12:56 AM
I wonder if that truck is still around?  Maybe a museum?
By Dieseldoug - Friday, April 08, 2011 1:50 AM
The tractor was destroyed (crushed) at the Louisville (KTP) plant and the trailers are also gone now. The trailers survived into the late nineties
By newfie-trucker - Friday, April 08, 2011 2:45 AM
thanks for the info guys ...

John that was some interesting reading.. too bad they didnt save Big Red
By Brocky - Friday, April 08, 2011 12:22 PM
Last I knew the Mack turbine prototype tractor still exixts.

Several years ago I sa it at the Macungie Show.  Have not been to the new Mack museum since they moved over by the Airport
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, April 08, 2011 3:44 PM
There are some good photos of Big Red in the Life Magazine Collection. The search engine is not working as well as it normally does but this will get you started.

http://images.google.com/images?sa=4&imgc=&imgsz=&q=ford+truck+source%3Alife&biw=1676&bih=844

By newfie-trucker - Friday, April 08, 2011 3:58 PM
hey Jeff did it have a sleeper built in also as it looks like it has the room?
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, April 08, 2011 4:07 PM
THe WOT article John posted said it had all the comforts of home.