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Just finished. 11 Sep 2021 21:11 #225716

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If any part is not new, it's better than new.
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Just finished. 11 Sep 2021 21:40 #225720

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Looks pretty classy even if it is a Ford lol, nah seriously, thats sweet looking ride

Anymore details to share on it

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Just finished. 11 Sep 2021 21:46 #225722

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I'm with MrsMack, seriously good looking truck,
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Just finished. 11 Sep 2021 22:14 #225727

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Bought new by local contractor and when he decided to get rid of it, he donated it to his most senior driver, who has been with him since he started work. Before the hand over, the owner replaced all the brakes, new turntable and anything else which needed doing. Then Les, then new owner, virtually dismantled it and rebuilt it, back to new. He painted it in the original company colours and signwriting in honour of the original owner. Cummins power. Just waiting for the lockdown to be lifted, so Mr Cummins can come and do a tune-up on it, not that it will ever go back to work.
I might add, Les has worked for this guy since the 120 horse Pelican powered, Butter Box ACCO days. Went from Loius to IH Eagles and now in a KW. Obviously a great boss and reliable driver.

He has a T line in the shed, which got the same treatment, including a gal cab from out west. It is every bit as nice. It was restored back into the original owners colour scheme and signwriting. I'll get some shots of it when it is next out of the shed.
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Just finished. 17 Sep 2021 20:22 #225829

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Awesome bit of gear and a great story to go with. Love it.

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Just finished. 21 Sep 2021 14:29 #225911

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Absolutely stunning mate….
First “big” truck I steered was an ltl9000 with a cat and a quad axle float….

Absolutely loved it..
I felt like a “real” trucker lol

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Just finished. 21 Sep 2021 19:01 #225921

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First interstate Truck was a LNT Louie, then a Mack Value liner, V8 cruise liner, a super liner, then 2 LTL's, another value line, a K100, a bloody Volvo, a W900 kw, another LTL, a Iveco (dear oh dear) and last of all wester star, have now owned a LNT for a long while and I have to say I the one feel at home and in, and in a real truck is when I am in a Louisville, there is some special about a well looked after Louie, they were price right and ended up in hands of a lot of blokes that had no idea how to look a Holden ute let alone a truck which gave them a un deserved reputation. That is one nice bit of gear
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Just finished. 23 Sep 2021 06:41 #225961

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If any part is not new, it's better than new.


Nice Louie, Curious to know if you replaced the quarter window rubber seals or complete assembly with new.
I haven't had ant luck finding new ones.
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Just finished. 23 Sep 2021 07:32 #225964

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Rocks, he managed to find a replacement pair in great condition. I think they came from a guy in WA. I can check for you if you like.

In that vein, I once drove for a guy who had 3 LTLs, 2 on local plates and one on interstate plates. Several times over the years the IS plated one was off the road for one thing or another, so he would swap both the plates and the LH quarter window from it to one of the other trucks. Not an easy job, but he figured if he just kept swapping the rego label it would be more noticeable to anyone who looked closely.
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Just finished. 23 Sep 2021 12:29 #225972

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Rocks, he managed to find a replacement pair in great condition. I think they came from a guy in WA. I can check for you if you like.

In that vein, I once drove for a guy who had 3 LTLs, 2 on local plates and one on interstate plates. Several times over the years the IS plated one was off the road for one thing or another, so he would swap both the plates and the LH quarter window from it to one of the other trucks. Not an easy job, but he figured if he just kept swapping the rego label it would be more noticeable to anyone who looked closely.


Might have been from Justlouisvilles in WA. He not very good at replying to enquiries though and yeah not that easy changing the whole assmebly out. re the rego stickers.
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