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1974 Kenworth W-900

1974 Kenworth W-900 in Smokey and the Bandit, Movie, 1977 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Trailer truck (tractor) — Model origin: US

1974 Kenworth W-900

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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antp BE

2006-07-10 21:51

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Additionnal pictures sent by trucker:
[Image: kw1ry.1581.jpg] [Image: w9002sx.4968.jpg]

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Weasel1984 PL

2006-10-21 23:49

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crossroads US

2007-01-15 05:50

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5 stars

Rhino

2007-02-07 00:44

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it's actually a 1975 my dad said he saw it in a magazine and he saw as the that it was a 1975

Rhino

2007-02-14 18:22

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a 1975 i my uncle has one and it says 1975 in a magazine

srosenow_98 US

2007-05-15 10:43

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Speaking of that article, does anyone have an issue of that magazine? Maybe a scan of the page(s) can be posted here as well.

captainzackattack US

2007-08-08 04:59

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whats so stupid and they think they can get away with it, is a car is one way and then a second later its a whole new car! like chase number one the blue police car totally changes.

captainzackattack US

2007-08-08 05:00

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anyway, i love this truck!

srosenow_98 US

2007-09-22 20:54

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I've got some news, guys. The truck wasn't a 1975 as previously mentioned. Take a look at the Kenworth grille emblem when you watch the movie next time. It's chrome with a gold background. That emblem only appeared on Kenworth trucks which were manufactured in 1973, and were painted gold to signify Kenworth's 50 years in business.



-- Last edit: 2007-09-22 20:57:50

Truck_Freak

2008-02-16 15:11

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4 Truck were used in this movie
1. 1975 Kenworth W900A the truck shown up above cause i talked to the oringal of the truck he told me everything and he to me that it was a 1975 so Rhion is right
2. 1976 Kenworth with the Cummins motor used in the scences of loading up at the doc, pulling in to snowmans house, and used after snowman used the truck with the Brush Gaurd till the end of the movie and when Snowman gets pulled over by the Cop this Kenwnorth was also used as the main truck in the last of the cowboys
3. The 1973 Kenworth W900A with the Brush Guard this truck is long gone now
4. The 1969 Kenworth W900A used in the scene were snowman gets beat up and even before he gets beat up cause when he pulls into the gas station where he gets beat up it's still this truck just listen to the motor it's a 4 stroke Detroit

cabover kid US

2008-06-26 03:07

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were is this truck know i watched this movie at least once a week when i was a kid it is the reason i wanted to be a truck driver in my opinion the truck is a lot better than the car any day

convoy78 NO

2008-10-03 11:39

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What did ever happend to the 4 Kenworth trucks that is used in smokey and the bandit?

HICK US

2009-02-04 04:20

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cabover kid wrote were is this truck know i watched this movie at least once a week when i was a kid it is the reason i wanted to be a truck driver in my opinion the truck is a lot better than the car any day


i found out by the smokey and the bandit genious that universal kept one and the other one was scraped and they had 2 trailers that were sold then caught fire in the 90's :( i wanna restore a 73 to look like this beautiful truck

TheBAndit77TransAm US

2009-02-27 02:09

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Truck_Freak wrote 4 Truck were used in this movie
1. 1975 Kenworth W900A the truck shown up above cause i talked to the oringal of the truck he told me everything and he to me that it was a 1975 so Rhion is right
2. 1976 Kenworth with the Cummins motor used in the scences of loading up at the doc, pulling in to snowmans house, and used after snowman used the truck with the Brush Gaurd till the end of the movie and when Snowman gets pulled over by the Cop this Kenwnorth was also used as the main truck in the last of the cowboys
3. The 1973 Kenworth W900A with the Brush Guard this truck is long gone now
4. The 1969 Kenworth W900A used in the scene were snowman gets beat up and even before he gets beat up cause when he pulls into the gas station where he gets beat up it's still this truck just listen to the motor it's a 4 stroke Detroit


Hey it actually is only a 1973 Kenworth that was used in the movie. There were many trucks used in the movie as Snowmans rig, but only 1973 Kenworths were used there werent any 75s or 76s, you can tell by the grille on the 73 Kenworth and the 75 and 76 bumpers are different too. But i love that truck still. I think its better than the GMC General in SATB 2, how about you?

TheBAndit77TransAm US

2009-02-27 02:10

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Truck_Freak wrote 4 Truck were used in this movie
1. 1975 Kenworth W900A the truck shown up above cause i talked to the oringal of the truck he told me everything and he to me that it was a 1975 so Rhion is right
2. 1976 Kenworth with the Cummins motor used in the scences of loading up at the doc, pulling in to snowmans house, and used after snowman used the truck with the Brush Gaurd till the end of the movie and when Snowman gets pulled over by the Cop this Kenwnorth was also used as the main truck in the last of the cowboys
3. The 1973 Kenworth W900A with the Brush Guard this truck is long gone now
4. The 1969 Kenworth W900A used in the scene were snowman gets beat up and even before he gets beat up cause when he pulls into the gas station where he gets beat up it's still this truck just listen to the motor it's a 4 stroke Detroit


And there CERTAINLY werent any 69 Kenworths used!

4x4 23 US

2009-06-19 01:39

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TheBAndit77TransAm wrote

Hey it actually is only a 1973 Kenworth that was used in the movie. There were many trucks used in the movie as Snowmans rig, but only 1973 Kenworths were used there werent any 75s or 76s, you can tell by the grille on the 73 Kenworth and the 75 and 76 bumpers are different too. But i love that truck still. I think its better than the GMC General in SATB 2, how about you?



This truck is the best Smokey and the Bandit Truck ever this will always be snowmans truck to me!!!!!!!!! I Have the information of these truck in the movie through Errol Sack "George Sack's son, who bought the trucks for this movie" I asked about truck When I orignally called for my most favorite movie vieachel and truck That would the Blue Mule from White Line Fever can never get a better truck in a movie than Carrol Jo Hummer's Ford WT-9000
Blue Mule

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4x4 23 US

2009-06-25 23:08

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There is a 79' KW W-900A and a 76' Hobbs trailer that is for sale on truck paper that is an exact replica to this truck

Link to "www.truckpaper.com"

there for, this truck shouldn't be listed as a W-900

it should be listed as a W-900A for the series of this truck

TheBandit77TransAm US

2009-11-01 04:48

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4x4 23 wrote

yes there was that was the oldest truck used in this movie, you don't believe you call Errol Sack and get the information on these trucks!


dude no offense but you arent very smart. look up the truck ive known more about this movie and the vehicles used in it than you and look the 69 w900 had an extended bumper and only 1 headlight on each side of the grill, thud ruling out that its not a 69. trust me, i know. and yes i think snowmans kenworth is the best SATB truck ever as well. sorry, but thy were only 75s, 76s and 73s and maybe 1 74 w900. sorry bur your info on the 69 is wrong

4x4 23 US

2009-11-10 21:35

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TheBandit77TransAm wrote

dude no offense but you arent very smart. look up the truck ive known more about this movie and the vehicles used in it than you and look the 69 w900 had an extended bumper and only 1 headlight on each side of the grill, thud ruling out that its not a 69. trust me, i know. and yes i think snowmans kenworth is the best SATB truck ever as well. sorry, but thy were only 75s, 76s and 73s and maybe 1 74 w900. sorry bur your info on the 69 is wrong






here\'s some info I found out that Blaze told us! the 2 main tucks used in the movie were 2 \'74 KW\'s and the 3rd truck was a \'73 Kenworth

this info is from Hanks Truck picture forums

Here\'s my info for the Smokey & The Bandit rig. They used (3) W900 Kenworth\'s for the movie. 2 were from 1974(Gold &chrome logos), and 1 from 1973(gold logos-50th anniv.). As far as paint codes for the truck---Black Coffee is main color. NOT true Black! It\'s really a true dark Brown. 2 blocks of Gold wrap around the sleeper and goes to the front of the truck. Super thin Gold pinstripes accent the front fenders. The Black Coffee paint is also used for---air intake/cleaners, front center hubs, and on rear hubs, gas tank straps, door steps, and chassis. Interior was Black Splendor with light Beige roof, also on the \'74\'s featured some kind of 400HP V8 Catapiller engine & the other \'74 featured a VT-903 400HP Cummins Engine, the \'73 featured some type of 13 Speed Transmission because look in the interror shots, the top of the gear shifter was Chrome all 13 Speed Gear shifters were like that, & I don\'t know what type of engine the \'73 KW featured. For those curious about the mural trailer used in the movie---it\'s made by company--Hobbs(anti-sail reefer). Thermo-King unit installed. THO personally I think the Thermo-King Unit is a fake since there\'s NO reefer fuel tank under the trailer. Hope this helps. WHERE IS THE TRUCK!!!!! -Blaze

atleast we all agree on one thing that atleast one of the trucks used in the movie was a \'73 Kenworth W-900 the only thing that I noticed that we are all wrong on it that we everybody else besides me thinks that ALL THE TRUCKS FROM THE MOVIE ARE 1973\'s and to tell the truth we are all wrong under this movie truck including me! the 2 main trucks were 2 \'74 Kenworth W-900\'s while the third truck which is the real\'73 KW that was used for all the interrior shots & very few exterrior shots! the two \'74 KW\'s have been known to burn down in a ware house back in \'79 also with last known trailer surviving from the Movie & the oly trailer that was used during the filming of the Great Smokey Roadblock! the \'73 KW might still exist today! I repaeat MAYBE it still exist From what I hear a Farmer in Nebraska bought the truck back in a auction in 1980 and took the sleeper off it! the truck is know a daycab rig! another fact I hear is another farmer from Chicago bought it in the early 90\'s and still uses it today to haul a cattle trailer, In my mind the year of the truck should be changed and confirmed to 1974, seeing we have the main truck in the big main picture on top of all of our posts! I don\'t mind it being left as the year a \'73 But I think were should have the right year with the right truck! With those that don\'t agree with me that\'s fine! but I think the truck should be listed as a \'74 Kenworth W-900 & also the Info I got was from another web site that said that George Sack geve the person that info! Now I know that info was not accruate! but, I can garentee that Blaze\'s info is 100% accruate, but I think it\'s a 135% accurate because he\'s tracked ALOT of trucks used in the filming from both BJ and the Bear & Movin\' On!

anyone that agree's with me that the year should be '74 instead of '73 please speak up!







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tonkaTRACKER US

2009-11-10 22:35

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:o sometimes I wish we didn't list any trucks, as that would alleviate all the useless bickering about them.

4x4 23 US

2009-11-10 23:22

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antp's photo has one pic of Truck #2 one the bottom photo that gave 3 pic's & Weasel1984's last pic is of the '73 KW notice was actually gloss black & Gold while the 2 '74's were coffee black & Gold From what I hear is there was only 2 trailers used in the movie the movie was filmed back in '76 & released back in '77

seen my links below on a guy that was in the backround of filming this also includes backround photo's too! he only remembers one truck but there were 3 tucks used in the movie if your samrt & look up the info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV20JzvPqDQ&NR=1 "Part-1"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM1NHmb_bUQ&NR=1 "Part-2"

the Trans Ams that jumped the bridge & hit the Mail boxes were damaged right away after filming those 2 scene's!



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4x4 23 US

2009-11-19 01:49

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tonkaTRACKER wrote :o sometimes I wish we didn't list any trucks, as that would alleviate all the useless bickering about them.



if you don't believe me look at this topic on Hankstruckforum.com look at the very last post! and Blaze also helps run the BJ and the Bear fanclub also & have found numerous BJ and the Bear trucks, so I am absoulty sure that that is 100% accurate info on a sacle of 1% to 100%

so the year of this truck needs to be switched and confirmed to 1974 there is a '73 but, that was Truck #3 the 2 original trucks were '74's and the original truck as in Truck #1 the truck that was the '73 was the truck that was later mounted with the brush guard in the front of the grill, the original truck was a '74 KW which is the Picture above in the big main picture that truck featured some kind of V8 400HP Cat engine, the other '74 was the truck that featured a 400HP VT-903 Cummins Engine & I believe the 3rd truck featured some kind of 350HP detroit engine listen to the engine when snowman pulls into the driveway of the dinner that he gets beat up at the truck featured some kind of detroit, for the snowmans trailer there was only 2 of them! on was ahuled by the original '74 KW & the other trailer was hauled by the other '74 KW if the '73 KW hauled a trailer, it hauled the trailer that wasen't going to be used in the next scene, but the '73 was mostly put on a low bed and used for the interrior Shots! look at the interview that mentioned it another post up above, from what I hear the 2 original trucks & 2 trailers from the movie burnt down in a ware house back in '79 on Universal Studio Truck Lots the third truck was auctioned off from Universal Studio's in '80 from what I hear over the internet but the location of this truck after '97 is unknown! i've also heard from numerous of forums that the surviving truck was turned into a day cab rig the expensive way such as the sleeper was taken off & also the back shell of the cab was taken off with that wholw that was in back of the cab for the sleeper all I know is it's just a plain ol' small window in the back of that cab now! but every thing else on the truck still remains the same except the brush guard! while the 2 original trucks were coffe black & gold the third truck was a gloss black & gold reffer to the photo up above of the truck going through the road block that features the brush guard on it, to see what I'm talking about, also reffer to that photo on the stacks also notice the curls put on the stacks are shiny, well on the 2 original trucks they were fated & the same color as the stacks! NFL Player did infact own one the trucks used in the in movie it was actually the '73 Kenworth W-900 "Truck #3" before filming he upgrades his trucks every 3 years & this movie was filmed in '76 so you know it was 3 years old when it was in the movie, after that truck he bought another kenworth W-900A that was featured at the beginning of this film for a short clip it was the truck Kirk had at the begining "The Yellow & White KW" I believe it was a '77 Kenworth W-900A here's the link check it out below

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=1459.0

I do know he also owned the '79 Blue & White Peterbilt 359 in Smokey and the Bandit II that "Big Joe" was driving then he purcahsed the original GMC General from SATB2 an then sold that truck in '83 and bought Snowman's Peterbilt 359 from SATHB3 & he still also owns the '82 Peterbilt 359 from SATB3 he's currently living in Penn. if anyone wants to see the truck!

also here's a trick to telling the difference's in the trucks

look at the big main picture the KW logo on the is chrome so that's on of the '74 KW's, look at the first post antp posted some thumb nails that were sent in by Trucker, look at the last & the picture on the bottom that's the second truck it's a chrome Logo that's the other '74 KW, look at weasel1984's last thumb nail picture that has a 50th anniversery gold logo on the hood that's the '73 KW! also in that same photo look at the color & stacks and you'll see what I mentioned up above about me sayin' the '73 was different from the 2 '74 KW's, whose smart now BanditTA1977! the only thing different that you can tell the 2 '74 KW's by beside the sound the of the engine look at the radio am/fm antenna by the drivers stack the one of the original truck is just as high as the stack & the other '74 KW's antenna was just a little slighty taller than the roof! thruck #3 had the same antenna as Truck #1 but look again when snowman busts through the red wooden gate & drives out on the racin' track to deliever the load to there customers it's the '73 KW but the antenna was down so that means the those 2 radio am/fm antenna's of Truck #2 & #3 were switched during filming, truck #3 also was the truck that took the wide corner after the snowman comes through, it was also used in alabama after the bandit leaves the gas station & siad over the CB radio "Hello Snowman I am right beside you" also the convoy with MR.B in it the first truck was a Blue Peterbilt 359 the original '74 KW was used in the whole except to pass the first truck in the convoy & move back into the other lane from the passing lane it was also used in the whole scene when snowman gets pulled over by the cop that was on the motorcyle & like I said ut was used a the dinner where Snowman gets beat up! I also know it was also used in the spacific to hit Buford's cop into the ditch after tring to pass him to try & catch the Bandit and that's all I rememeber the '73 being used in the movie except for all the interrior shots! so, like i said please switch the year of this truck character on the forum from 1973 to 1974!

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BM US

2009-11-21 22:01

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I agree also cause look on this site, in my link down below

Link to "images.google.com"


the year should be switched to 1974 seeing the main piacture is a picture of the original truck

-- Last edit: 2009-11-23 15:50:58 (antp)

ingo DE

2009-11-21 22:02

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@BM: :no: better stop quoting, if you want to avoid to be banned very soon. The admins -and the others, too- doesn't like that. :/

BM US

2009-11-22 01:03

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Sorry Ingo but can you switch the year of this rig to 1974, cause I gave you's a link to prove it you guys........................................ & this original and in my link they siad Truck #1 & #2 were 1974 Kenworth W-900's and i noticed you guy's don't like guessing like the right years with the right trucks, so can we plese switch the year to 1974?

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ingo DE

2009-11-22 12:53

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Sorry, I'm not an admin, so I cannot switch it. Please clean the quoting out of your posting. It's possible afterwards. Better in you other postings, too. We understand, what you want to say, so quoting is not necessary.

BM US

2009-11-22 22:52

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Okay i'll do that right now!

antp BE

2009-11-23 15:52

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"right now", it was still not done so I cleaned that :p

bm US

2009-11-24 16:54

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Sorry! I left a couple of them!

BM US

2009-11-28 19:03

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Srosenow 98,


the 50th anniversary logo was gold with a black back round,

the gold & chrome logo's you mentioning were modified for the movie on the 2 original 1974 Kenworth W-900's

Truck #3 was a 1973 Kenworth W-900 that featured a gold & black logo

bandit01234 CA

2010-03-20 12:55

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guys hate to break it to you but i seen Jerry reed a few years ago before he passed away and he said that they only had 2 1973 kenworth W900's. They also had 1 1974 Kenworth W900 in the making of the movie and they were all distroyed. Sorry guys

RIP Jerry Reed the Gitar Man.
And snowman

mnstrmn1 US

2011-09-04 06:49

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No. The original and main Kenworth W-900 used in the first movie is sitting in a field in Arkansas. it has been sitting there since 1980

Nightrider RU

2011-09-04 07:00

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Still sitting and not rusty as hell?

mnstrmn1 US

2011-09-04 07:27

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well im not sure if its rusty as hell but if you watch american trucker they tell you that and ive also driven by it but couldnt see it to well

4x4 23 US

2011-09-06 01:31

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mnstrmn1 wrote No. The original and main Kenworth W-900 used in the first movie is sitting in a field in Arkansas. it has been sitting there since 1980


it would of been there since 1998, I have proof that they used 2 74 Kenworth\'s and one 73 straight from universal truck studio\'s a.k.a holly wood fire owned by George Sack......................I have proof that the 2 74 Kenworths with the 2 trailers burnt down and that 73 was auctioned off in 1980 and went to work than in 1993 it was bought off by another company and worked there until 1998, But, I do believe you it\'s in Arkansas if there\'s a gold plaque on the dash and other stuff like that, but my red flag is it\'s sitting there since 1980, when it was there it would only be sitting there since 1998, it wouldn't be Truck #1 because it burnt down back in 1979, it would Truck #3 and are you sure it's not a replica, I believe you, it's just it could be a replica too I just want to know if we are positive if it's the REAL truck, because the Kenworth from the movie was very plain looking, the last known full year of where we knew the truck was in 1997, the truck disappeared sometime in 1998

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Red79C10 US

2011-11-20 03:44

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I THINK I FOUND THE LAST TRUCK ON GOOGLE EARTH!!! i found what looks to be a tractor and trailer in the middle of a field in northern arkansas. and the rig is covered by brush. you can only see the top. but the imagery is very poor. i can give the co ordinates if you want.

Fordtruck26 US

2012-01-23 00:56

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I wonder if i could get a street view on google maps. Can someone please post the coordinates?

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Fordtruck26 US

2012-01-23 01:11

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I think you also can tell that there where more than one truck used because in some scences you can see a small step under the bumper other scences you can not, Either that or it came off.

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Riggs UK

2012-07-26 16:20

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At: mnstrnm1 - re this comment you left; 'well im not sure if its rusty as hell but if you watch american trucker they tell you that and ive also driven by it but couldnt see it to well'

Can you recall where it was you drove by it? Nearest town or highway?

At: red79c10 - Can I PLEASE have the Google co ordinates where you found the truck in the field?

Thank you so much to both of you...Riggs

Game-oholic 94 US

2012-10-01 02:07

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crossroads wrote 5 stars

I agree that they should give this truck 5 stars. After all, we all know that it's been in the movie the longest. Even longer than the Trans Am.

kenworth_trucker US

2013-01-01 16:50

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What are the coordinates on google maps????

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Mail Mover EN

2013-02-15 00:21

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Yes coordinates please, I want to check this out. I'm likely to be going that way soon in a Peterbilt, I'd like to stop by and have a look at this Kenworth.

Fordtruck26 US

2013-02-15 02:22

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mnstrmn1 wrote well im not sure if its rusty as hell but if you watch american trucker they tell you that and ive also driven by it but couldnt see it to well


What is the nearest highway the kenworth is by

mack_r754

2013-10-16 05:34

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4x4 23 wrote




Actually not trying to be a smart ass but it doesn't HAVE to be a 13 speed it could also be a 15 speed which was also a very big transmission back in the 70s and it also used the chrome shift top unless the deep reduction was on the dashboard like it was in my old mack

L182 US

2013-11-23 00:31

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TheBAndit77TransAm wrote

Hey it actually is only a 1973 Kenworth that was used in the movie. There were many trucks used in the movie as Snowmans rig, but only 1973 Kenworths were used there werent any 75s or 76s, you can tell by the grille on the 73 Kenworth and the 75 and 76 bumpers are different too. But i love that truck still. I think its better than the GMC General in SATB 2, how about you?

Oh, HELL YEAH!!!! I'll GLADLY take this rug over that GMC General ANY day!!!! I REALLY do NOT understand why they couldn't have used a W900 with the REALLY COOL Aerodyne sleeper cab with the upper level skylight windows in SATB 2 instead of the General!!! The General just looks WAY TOO BLAND for me if you know what I mean!!!!!!!!

lightninboy US

2013-11-23 03:27

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L182 wrote
Oh, HELL YEAH!!!! I'll GLADLY take this rug over that GMC General ANY day!!!! I REALLY do NOT understand why they couldn't have used a W900 with the REALLY COOL Aerodyne sleeper cab with the upper level skylight windows in SATB 2 instead of the General!!! The General just looks WAY TOO BLAND for me if you know what I mean!!!!!!!!

Because Pontiac and GMC used SATB 2 for advertising.

blue_thunder AT

2014-02-09 17:10

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