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Sterling trucks 01 Jul 2020 07:14 #212074

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Does anyone know if Sterling trucks ever came out here to Australia
Not talking about the modern jobbies, the older ones say from the turn of last century to the mid 50's

I have never seen one in Australia, even in a photo but that doesn't mean much

I would of thought some may of made it out here during WW2

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Sterling trucks 01 Jul 2020 18:48 #212082

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Try this
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Sterling trucks 01 Jul 2020 23:23 #212095

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Paul, Ask your question over on Just Old Trucks.. There are several Sterling guru's over there.
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Sterling trucks 02 Jul 2020 08:05 #212102

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I believe there is an ex US Navy Sterling wrecker that belongs to a Victorian collector.

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Sterling trucks 03 Jul 2020 13:58 #212144

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Officially they were never sold here.... But during WW2... Who knows what was imported fir the war effort. ;)
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Sterling trucks 03 Jul 2020 14:22 #212146

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Thats what I was thinking, been chain drive (not all but a lot were) they were way over width so probably had little value after the war

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Sterling trucks 22 Aug 2020 23:51 #214060

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You know how sometimes you see something that is just cool, you cant explain it to anyone else but to you it just makes sense

Came across a Sterling truck Facebook page a while ago and found this as I was drooling on down thru the pages

I know it makes little to any sense to anybody else but to me it's just WOW, isntant love affair, the othet woman if you know what I mean
Oh you dont, that's kinda embarrassing :P :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:



There's a video of it running
Ot has a 125 Cummins
Pretty cool, at least with its doors the way they are it would be

www.facebook.com/jeff.lakaszcyck/videos/10211412173814737/
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Sterling trucks 22 Aug 2020 23:55 #214062

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Some comments from Facebook bellow

I found this comment on a 2016 Smokstak thread Re: Oldest Cummins Truck engine. Wonder if it is the same truck? --- 'Buster' says "A few years ago I bought A 1928 Stirling ?? 10 wheeler chain drive Truck It had A Cummins Diesel engine Had A very nice tag stamped HA125 serial number 9218 ??? I called Cummins archives They called back 6 weeks later and had found the production card . They said It was A HI that would be A industrial engine was pulled off assembly line and Hand stamped HA for automotive Engine The HA was hand stamped as it was crooked.. This engine was built in May of 1932 and shipped to motor freight combine company in Los Angeles Ca For A truck that needed more power . Was A nice conversion as it even had Cummins powered signs on both sides of hood" --

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Sterling trucks 23 Aug 2020 15:04 #214073

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Kind of off topic , the huge steer tyres and the front ones on the drive, in almost every truck from around that era had them , they look huge in some pictures, anyone that can clue me up ? Jim

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Sterling trucks 23 Aug 2020 15:35 #214075

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At a guess they are not meant to be there, not with that small amount of clearance between front and rear tyres. I think they were fitted just to put tyres on there that held air.
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