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[oletrucks] forwarded message: COE short nose?

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Subject: [oletrucks] forwarded message: COE short nose?
From: miq@teleport.com
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 18:07:54 -0800 (PST)
MIke's been trying to get this through the server, but has H t ml turned on
so it's bouncing.

Forwarded message:
> From: "Boteler Family" <boteler@olg.com>
>     I just saw a picture of a 1955 Experimental COE (2 ton?) road =
> tractor made by Chevrolet.  It looks like a Low Cab Forward (LCF) but is =
> almost completely flat in the front.  I was told it was made to try out =
> the new ideas for the new model line to come out in 1960!  It has two =
> locking gas doors on the side that are really for oil and radiator =
> fluid.  The truck is about 8" wider than a TF truck as seen by the front =
> bumper having two sets of license plate holes (they cut and welded two =
> bumpers together).  It also has a screen mesh behind the grille with a =
> huge bow tie in the middle.  The standard grille bar for the TF big =
> trucks was to short due to it being wider.  I was also told they only =
> made one of these units!=20
>     Can anyone help me with further info?  Or pictures?
>     Mike B. '56 8400 Wrecker  :)

Miq Millman   miq@teleport.com  
Tualatin, OR
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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