MrEarl

Haulin' Buicks

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Buicks on carriers, trailers, trains, ships......

 

and I'll start with this, and the hood ornament and hubcaps say it is a Buick, a '36 right ?

 

I assume bumpers were removed when  the cars were shipped. Looks like them all nicely wrapped and stored under the front of the bottom car.

It amazes me even today at what loads and how many cars these carrier trucks could handle.

 

Edit) Just did a screen shot to show the bumpers and noticed the DOT weight limits. Think this feller is legal @Elpad (our in house FSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement office)

 

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This rig is similar to what today is called a “Hot Shot” style carrier meaning a trailer, in this case a car transporter, being tow by a smaller straight truck, not a tractor. As far as weight is concern, the State of Florida determines the weight for possible violations by axle weight and or registered/declared weight and depending on the power unit, tire size will come in to play. This is for example, concrete mixer trucks, dump trucks, tank trucks, garbage trucks, basically straight trucks that are equipped with “ballon” tires on the steering axle, then a tire size /weight allowement table is used. The State will  give 20, 000 lbs per axle and enforcers will give an additional 2,000 pounds per axle for tolerance issues. As far as registration weight, a violation is present when the overall weight of a single or combination vehicle is greater than the registration weight. Florida Administrative Code prescribes .05 cents per each overweight pound that has been established since the 1950’s. 

So if the vintage vehicle depicted above would have been stopped at a weight scale facility or weighed by portable scales, the above weight rules would apply. Just note that there are also exemptions if the vehicle posess a trip or a blanket overweight permit. See, our job is not easy and has many angles. There is more for example using the vintage vehicle as a sample, if the trailer gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is more than 10, 000 pounds and the total actual weight of the combination vehicle is greater than 26,000 Lbs. then the driver needs at least a restricted class 5 (no tractor) class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a medical certificate. As far as over dimension is concern, the vehicle width can’t be wider than 8’ 9” ( 8.6 + 3” tolerance) and car carriers height is allowed a 14’ in opposed of 13’ 9 (13.6  + 3” tolerance) there are also overdimmensional permits available.

there is information on that old door that I’m not familiar with. The weight displayed could be a tare weight on the truck and the gross weight could be the GVWR of the truck. These days All is needed is a USDOT number either intrastate or interstate registration, the carrier’ name and place of domicile. I’m afraid I’m boring you guys with these but if I find the above vehicle on my roads, I will throw a red carpet and will escort lights and 🚨 sirens to its destination!

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Now if I see this, I will be puzzle. I see a tag axle and no means to operate this contraption. Perhaps is an early version of an automated vehicle that drives by itself without a physical driver.

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3 hours ago, Elpad said:

Now if I see this, I will be puzzle. I see a tag axle and no means to operate this contraption. Perhaps is an early version of an automated vehicle that drives by itself without a physical driver.

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Looks like the OLDS on the bottom rammed the cab !!!

Bill

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1 minute ago, Barney Eaton said:

That bottom -front space was intended for Crosleys

YOUR showing your age !!!!!!!!!!!!

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On ‎2‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 8:56 AM, billbuickgs said:

Looks like the OLDS on the bottom rammed the cab !!!

Bill

 

Or goosed it! 😃

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While not commercial haulin' it was what I (dad) did after buying my Limited.

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The 302 V8 did a pretty good job haulin' my 4,000 lb Buick!

Then again I wasn't doing the driving...

 

Note: I had to take the front bumper off the Limited to get her beyond the trailer fenders.

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On 2/28/2019 at 5:35 AM, Elpad said:

Now if I see this, I will be puzzle. I see a tag axle and no means to operate this contraption. Perhaps is an early version of an automated vehicle that drives by itself without a physical driver.

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Perhaps it's driven like this !

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I hope this picture counts for this thread! Our 68 Riviera on our new 20' Rice car hauler trailer.

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10 hours ago, NC68Riviera said:

I hope this picture counts for this thread!

 

This thread has me think'n more like this:

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On 3/3/2019 at 9:11 AM, NC68Riviera said:

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I hope this picture counts for this thread! Our 68 Riviera on our new 20' Rice car hauler trailer.

 

 Of course it fits...as I stated : Buicks on carriers, trailers, trains, ships......  

 

Do they not offer that trailer in Aqua ;)

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Here was a happy day almost two years ago.

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1 hour ago, kgreen said:

Here was a happy day almost two years ago.

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Indeed my friend, indeed !!!

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On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 10:04 PM, MrEarl said:

 

 

Indeed my friend, indeed !!!

 

And I  haven't seen any drive reports from either of you!  You must be having a great time on the road with these two gems! 😉

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1 hour ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

And I  haven't seen any drive reports from either of you!  You must be having a great time on the road with these two gems! 😉

It's in my garage safe, sound and dry.  It's not running or progressing because I have an ongoing infectious disease named 1940 76C Reconstruct.

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Here’s a bit of a contribution...the 1923 when we first met it.  Mark Shaw had picked it up in California, brought it to Washington state, then to South Bend for the National (we drove it briefly).  He then brought it back west into Wisconsin and I picked it up from there later that summer...we actually attended a car show in the Twin Cities area with it on the trailer at a Buick dealership there.

 

The 1941 was in the trailer on a March day...I had to blow the snow out from in front of the shop to be able to get the truck and trailer close enough with the winch (didn’t start it).  Luke and I used the winch to get it in the trailer and unloaded it.  We ultimately pushed it for some filming of “Made In Winnipeg: The Terry Sawchuk Story”.  A copy of the video made it’s way to Brian’s hands at a forum swap at a national meet and presumably is in the Carolinas.

 

The 1929 was moved by flat deck a couple years ago to take it to my mechanic for them to do mechanical work on.  That all got done and it came home in a similar fashion 2 years ago in January...it made its way into the garage under its own steam.

 

Finally the 1966 Wildcat was a sad time as it wouldn’t restart after crossing the border on our trip to Allentown.  It turned out to be a simple issue, but we wound up only driving 2 cars down rather than three as planned.

 

There are some other photos, but I’d have to look on the computer rather than my mobile devices.

 

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