Pit fenders, you don’t seem them around much on new rigs, if at all. Kenworth still offers them on their C500 line but I can’t think of many other trucks that come with them from the factory. Lightweight and aerodynamic front clips have killed the OEM pit fender. Looking at this setup I am reminded of this photo from Joe Kelly. Back in the early 90’s the Madison County Highway Department shipped a few Volvos and Internationals off to Specialty Trucks Inc for the installation of steel butterfly hoods and fenders. Could it be that the truck seen below is a former MCHD rig? It sure looks an awful lot like this one recently sold at action.
I first saw this ugly duckling at Tracey Road Equipment back in the summer of 2014. I never got around to posting a photo of it but now seems like a good time. Can you spot all the changes?