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Autocar Kit Built as a DC20364 s/n 102183

Autocar Kit Built as a DC20364  s/n 102183

Tires rear are 14.00-20 with planetary drive, front are 12.00-24 on six spoke wheels, wheelbase is 195” The fifth wheel is Sheepscot’s 95901 with styrene brackets to allow it to rock front to back.
Fuel tanks are made of 0.3125” (5/16”) Evergreen styrene tubes for a better finish and the ability to glue steps on them. Air tanks on the left side are styrene rod 0.125” diameter and the battery box on the right is 0.188” x 0.3215” rectangular tube.
Direction signals on the front fenders are made of 0.060” styrene rod.

Moving a Locomotive

Moving a Locomotive

This rig is modeled after a move that Gerosa back in 1956 transporting a Long Island Railroad engine to to a museum. It was a short move that they could get away with back then but not today.
The custom built trailer is a Rogers, probably 90 ton, 16 11.00-20 tires. The tractor is the Autocar from kit # 95130 but it has 1400-20 tires on back with planetary drive normally used for the crane carriers. There are 12.00-24 tires on front. 200” wheelbase, s/n 101985.

Autocar Bait Truck

Autocar Bait Truck

Heavy Duty Autocar On-Off Highway Dump Truck

Heavy Duty Autocar On-Off Highway Dump Truck

In the mid 1950s Autocar offered rugged "pit fenders" for their on-off road contractor's trucks. You'll also notice the belly pan guard to protect the engine. Toward the end of the 1950s a more efficient higher capacity radiator was an option. This was mounted outside outside the sheet metal and is generally referred to as a "hard nose" either on Autocars or Macks

The body here is a Marion 13 foot long 12 yard capacity part number 26288, the truck is number 95130.

35 ton Rogers Removable Gooseneck Lowbed Trailer

35 ton Rogers Removable Gooseneck Lowbed Trailer

This is a modified kit 95046 60 ton trailer, the third axle has been removed as was very typical for the late 50s and 1960s. It is being pulled by a C-100 Autocar, a large tractor for the late 1940s.

Autocar Off Highway Rock Dump

Autocar Off Highway Rock Dump

Here’s an Autocar 2036, an off highway setup. It has a Sheepscot 20 ton rock body part #26293 one piece urethane casting. This would have been a new truck in 1954 when Autocar introduced the pit fenders as a factory option.

The right side view shows the connection for an exhaust heated body to keep the material from freezing in the winter. In the box there’s a flapper valve that directs the engine exhaust down when the body is raised.
The wheelbase is 198”, tires 12.00-24. s/n 101368

Autocar DCU Tractor

Autocar DCU Tractor

Autocar C-90 Food Transport truck

Autocar C-90 Food Transport truck

Autocar C-90 with a Long Van Body

Autocar C-90 with a Long Van Body

Autocar Sleeper Cab

Autocar Sleeper Cab
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