dam she's beautiful

dchawk81

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#21
Aren't or weren't Western Stars basically mutts made from parts from various manufacturers? And I don't mean Meritor for air and Cummins for motors. I mean steering wheels from one company and dashes from another to the point of being obvious?
 

ironpony

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#22
if memory serves me, Western Stars were the primary choice for the Canadian owners (maybe even being built in Canada??) . they trickled down here in very small numbers. maybe the newer ones have a much better/improved suspension system, but the one i drove.....dear god........was so hard riding.

i liked the style of the one i drove, cannot remember the model name, but it was basically a boxy looking thing. like as an example, a pete 379.
That was back before they became a Cascadia knock-off.
 

krelithous

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#23
Aren't or weren't Western Stars basically mutts made from parts from various manufacturers? And I don't mean Meritor for air and Cummins for motors. I mean steering wheels from one company and dashes from another to the point of being obvious?
what there made from fart car parts:eek:
 

Sinister

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#27
Aren't or weren't Western Stars basically mutts made from parts from various manufacturers? And I don't mean Meritor for air and Cummins for motors. I mean steering wheels from one company and dashes from another to the point of being obvious?
No.
 

Injun

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#33
Western Star started as White in BC. And they're built in Portland, OR now.

I used to maintain and operate a Western State fire truck, but no idea whether it's related.