Faded Treasure

Jesus said as recorded in Matthew 6:19

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

Nearly everything described in the verse above has taken place to this old truck. When we last saw this DC-75T¬† three years ago the body was intact as far as hood, radiator and bumper we concerned. As the story goes someone stole this sheet metal.¬†Vandals later returned to smash the glass in the windshield while other individuals took their hammer to the wrecker body. At one point in time it’s not hard to imagine that this truck was the pride of the fleet, costing the same as a high end tow truck does today.

 

Autocar Tow Truck

This U-Model Mack has met a similar fate. While it was in worse shape three years ago than the Autocar it also became a victim of the hood stealing bandits of Adams, NY.

U-Model Mack

The cab on this old U was pretty well garbage from top to bottom. Think Flintstones mobile when it comes to floor pans. And then we have this old Brockway.

Brockway Tow Truck

From a distance this truck look fairly decent and then you get closer and realize that like the Mack, there is very little sheet metal left in the cab. Still, of the three trucks this one had the most life left in it. A box of dissolved road flares on the cab floor came free to the winner bidder.

Relive in glorious HD.

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3 Responses to Faded Treasure

  1. Joe says:

    I wonder if this Brockway was one of the ex-NYS DOT trucks re-purposed?

    • Eric says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised. I took a shot of the data plate by the door, I suppose someone with serial # records could confirm. From the pictures you can see that it has the same air cleaner that drew warm air from the underhood during winter as the NYSDOT trucks.

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