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Trucks on Display

 

Below is a sampling of many of the trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. When you visit, you’ll find more than what is featured here.

1941 Freightliner Wrecker


Engine Type:
Cummins HB

Transmission Type:
5-speed with a 4-speed auxiliary

Truck Information:
Bill Moon noticed this truck posted for sale by Gerry Noordman of Enumclaw, Washington and commented that it was a rare truck and someone should really buy it. Jerry was a long time truck collector. Jerry believed, as did Bill Moon, that old trucks are significant pieces of history and should not be scrapped. A few years later the truck was for sale again. It was at this time that Iowa 80 purchased the truck. All Freightliners of this age were built for Consolidated Freightways, and in those days Freightliner made less than 50 trucks per year. Like all of the other early Freightliners, this truck was rebuilt from an existing truck and carries a rebuilt stamp. In this case, it was a Fageol that was rebuilt into a Freightliner. You can see the Fageol front fenders and their distinctive headlight mounts. The rear ends are Timken worm drive. The crane on the back of the truck would have been used to load freight onto a flatbed trailer that was pulled behind. The HB Cummins engine block has a casting date of December 8, 1941, one day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.



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