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OTR - Fruehauf Tank Trailer
jimb
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 03:31 AM UTC
Every time I touch this trailer something falls off! Today was no exception. I was working on adding the outlet valves, and as i was trying to fit one on I heard a SNAP. The fricken' tank came off!!! I could not beleive it. The only thing holding it on is the air lines. Even the outlet piping fell off. What a nightmare. I'll be glad when I can finialy put this one on the shelf. Of course, it might never make it to the shelf because when I pick it up to move it to the shelf something will break off. AAGGGHHHHH!

Jim
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:39 AM UTC
Well, it's finally done. What a nightmare!











Jim
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 02:44 PM UTC
Jim,

That looks good behind the Astro. Very period feel to it. I'm having the same problem finishing mine. Seems like something always wants to pop off.

Kent
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 04:05 PM UTC
Thanks. Everyone seems to like it behind the Astro. Have to find something for the Peterbilt.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 06:05 AM UTC
Totally Awesome!!! Congrats.
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 08:41 AM UTC
Thanks.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:24 AM UTC

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Thanks. Everyone seems to like it behind the Astro. Have to find something for the Peterbilt.

Jim



Looks like something I'd imagine hauling a flatbed with steel or a reefer. Just my .02 (which isn't worth much these days :-)
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:57 AM UTC
Well, that's good as I have (2) 40ft Freuhauf flatbeds in the stash. I'd like to convert one to a drop deck, but the drop-deck is destined for the Alaska Hauler. I also have a livestock trailer in the works, and a Freuhauf reefer that I think I'm going to cut down to a grain trailer. I'd like to pick up a couple of the Freuhauf vans when the get reissued. Maybe a low-boy, too.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 01:46 PM UTC
It was a bright, sunny day here in Central New York, so I managed to snap a couple of pictures of my Fruehauf tank trailer with a couple of different tractors. And I only managed to break off a mud flap from the trailer!











Jim