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Freightliner FLC Trio - By Jim Groeneweg

Jim Groeneweg of Jacobs Models sent us this photo of three Freightliner FLC truck tractors. Jim says #18 (rear) is a 1981 based on a truck that Jim used to drive. It belonged to his friend and had a 380 Cat with straight pipes. Jim says he loved the way it "barked" when the Jake brake was applied.

Truck #19 (front) is based on an '84 model with a 400 Cummins that belonged to Elgin Leasing that he drove for. Truck #21 (middle) is based on an '88 with a 400 Cummins that Jim drove for a couple years. Jim says all the prototype trucks were painted white and other than painting them for his fictitious trucking company, they are all true to prototype!

Posted May 3, 2002