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


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Old 09-05-2017, 10:30:01 PM
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Default Re: I went to check this truck out, what is it?

Are my eyes really messed up or is that 2 steering wheels like a trash truck?
I have never saw 1 of those trucks until tonight. A trailer converted to a truck, who woulda thunk it? See something new every day.

That Hanks truck pictures sight reminds me of something I saw a few years back and should have took a picture of. A Ford F1000 tractor. I had no idea they made them. was in the early 60's as it had the same cab as my 66 f100 but had a raised roof on it. Weird looking.

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FWurth, I think you found it! I just talked to the guy that owns it and I am going to see if I can find out what the tags in the cab says tomorrow.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:19:04 PM
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Here's an enlargement of your picture. The emblem is clearly an oval with a bar beneath it. Fageol and Freightliner emblems were very different.

Note 2 seats, 2 fans, 2 vent panels in front. The grille would have be a rectangle.

The other picture is of the Fageol made from the trailer. Nothing like yours. Also the Freightliner Coach was a bus.

Interested to see what you find. pinterest.com has thousands of truck pix but nothing remotely resembling this.
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Heins, you got me all fired up on this one. Was reading through the Fageol history, man those guys were into every thing related to truck and bus mfg. They patended the first twin countershaft trans ( think Roadranger) their early products had Hall Scott motors and eventually became part of the mother company. When the companies split up and had differences, sounds like the reason to have International drivelines. They were mixed up with American Car and Foundry, Brill and others at one time or another. They also had litigation against GM over their unfair trade practices in the diesel bus marketing. The history I read didn't mention the dealings with International or their venture into road tractors in the 50s or the reason or why of the disappearance of the company.

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John, go to the link provided in Wayne's post 19. It takes you to the correct model and on the Just Old Trucks web site if you dig a bit it in the What Am I from August,01, 2014 it also gives a bit of history. Second page on that post. The insignia on the front would have been the Twin Coach medallion, it some what matches the shadow on the paint in the pic.

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I checked the truck out this morning and here is a picture of one of the tags. Another tag was stamped, I could read the stamped part but not the words. I think the tag was for the drive train. It had RD 406 which I think is the engine. The speedometer and other gauges has IH in the center. I am not sure what kind of truck it is but I think it is a Fageol with IH drive train. I think it has an Eaton two speed with electric shift. The truck was originally a semi.
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The RD 406 stands for Red Diamond 406. International had a whole series of Diamond engines...Silver Diamond, Black Diamond & Red Diamond, with Silver being the smallest & Red being the largest & used mostly in Over the road type truck tractors.
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The tag does reveal it's builder. It is a Twin Coach by Fageol built in Kent O. Sn 55. IHC provided the drive line. The model designation is typical with Twin Coach. Apparently they didn't build many, as to have such a low SN. The thumb nail posted here cuts off the lower tag, so I can't read the specs of the engine. Such a low production truck should be saved. I still wonder about the arrangement with IHC. and more details about the series. Also if this had some influence with IHC and their decision to build the Emeryville series tractors?

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The only real problem I see in fixing up the old girl would finding a replacement windshield set. Every thing else is intact even the key is still in the switch! With the motor under the cab floor it likely hasn't deteriorated much since it was parked and IHC parts can still be found. Must have been a class rig back in the day!

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If it has the 406 engine, then that also means that a Cummings will also fit and someone could make one heck of a toy hauler! A bit of paint and new rubber, your there!

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Did anyone notice that the place for the patent is blank? Is that maybe why so few were built? Mfg date is Jan of 55, we know from other source that they started this series in 53, not very many units for 2 years.

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Yea, that needs to be saved,if for no other reason to be parts to fix another.To rare to scrap.
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Too bad that I'm so far away, would fit nicely in my ugly truck collection.
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Here is a picture of the other tag, the county clerk is trying to find the vin# for the truck to find out if it is a Fugeol.

The picture of the truck is a REO, was it part of the Fugeol family?
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