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I went to check this truck out, what is it?


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Old 09-04-2017, 09:36:24 AM
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Yesterday I went to check this truck our for a guy, what is it?
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Default Re: I went to check this truck out, what is it?

There looks to have been a winged ornament on the front right under the windshield.
That is a oddball. I hope it gets saved as it is probably dang rare!.

I would venture to say, now this is theory, it may be a early imported Hino.
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Never seen one like it before. Almost looks like a converted motor coach with that cab roof.
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Crown coach, built school busses and fire trucks for many years is California. With the stripe around the front it could have, previously been a fire engine. Just a thought, John
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Default Re: I went to check this truck out, what is it?

Definitely has a similar look to Crown, but there are a few subtle differences. Here's the nose of my '55 for comparison:

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/attac...2&d=1489188195

The nose of a Crown is compound curved, and the sides are not quite straight. With the flat nose and straight sides, it somewhat resembles a Gillig, but I don't think it really is.

Crown Firecoaches were narrower, and had fenders.

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Kind of strange to see spoke hubs, (Dayton, Chicago Wobblers, etc.) on a truck native to Colorado.
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Not a Crown. A) Crown Coach buses and Crown Firecoach all had very rounded fronts. B) I'm not aware of any Crown with a front radiator cutout and grille. C) they all had fenders.
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FWurth, I thought you would know. It is an International, I thought Emeryville but I don't know. I think it has a Red Diamond 450 gas six cylinder engine. These trucks were DC Freight trucks. There were a few farmers around here that bought them. The guy that owned this one hauled sheep from San Angelo, Texas to Colorado and ran the truck on wheat harvest from Texas to Montana. He said you could take the dry sleeves out of the engine and put bigger pistons in for more power, but you could only do it once. Another guy had one that was a semi tractor.

Troll, we run Dayton on part of our trucks. You have to have someone that knows how to put them on a truck. I like the looks of the front wheels on that truck.

I would still like to know what model truck it is. We think it is an early 50's year.
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I second International. Front windows and shape reminds me of my Metromite.
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Default Re: I went to check this truck out, what is it?

Heins, I know that I'm old. But not old enough to have run across one of those! Neat truck tho. I wonder if they were a special order for that one fleet?
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