One of Our old Trucks?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by clean hairy, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Converted to a food truck, has the sliding door on the passenger side.
    Still in the brown color.
    Not sure if it is one of our old ones?
     

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  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Our old ones all get crushed when they are finally kaput.
     
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  3. That describes half of our fleet.
     
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  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I originally typed "When corporate decides it's time to take a 30 year old, high step, no power steering vehicle off the road." But kaput sounded more elegant and less whiney.
     
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  5. They all need to go. Safety first.
     
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  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I want them gone because I always seem to be stuck in one if I have to run a route.

    But yeah, safety. That too.
     
  7. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    here is a better pic....20160408_144440.jpg
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Not an old UPS truck. The manufacturer sells trucks with similar body styles to others. The only thing you will never see is the old rounded fiberglass nose package cars used to have on anyone else's truck.
     
  9. DOK

    DOK Active Member

    The nose doesn't look quite right, nor the headlights. But it's damn close.
     
  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I drove a GMC400 just like that one in the 70's. Only a few cosmetic differences. When UPS started service in Texas in 1971, they were desperate for PC's. Mine was actually ordered by a bread company, but they changed their mind. They only had 2 of them in the fleet down here. UPS bought it and converted it. Like frigid said, as far as I know, they crush all the old PC's.
     
  11. Clock Sucker

    Clock Sucker I handle a lot of packages

    I was told they crush all the old PC's as well. But we have a PC here that had its last peak and we were told it was getting crushed. Funny thing is, they took off all the logos from the outside of the car. Why take the time to remove the logos if the car is getting crushed?
     
  12. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    Just like all of our hopes and dreams...
     
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  13. dropNbolt

    dropNbolt New Member

    I drive an old 800 with 530k plus on a bulk route then come back to bldg to grab the rest of my route around 11:30am each day. I drop 8-13 airs then the 300pc bulk before returning. I love that sum bitch....
     
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those old 800's weren't fancy but they were tanks.
     
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  15. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    For the same reason they duct tape over the logos after an accident. When they 88 a PC or tractor from our old building, they would use a paint roller and a bucket of gray primer. Paint right over everything. They don't want the public to see anything other than the best image they can muster.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I always saw them whitewashed instead of gray primer.
     
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    Luke Thighrocker Active Member

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  18. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

     

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  19. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Not sure what size this was, in the mid 80's..Nice cushy rural route when the regular driver was on vacation
     
  20. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    Our center paints them grey and has them hauled off to be crushed