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Offline tcoupekyle

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Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:15:40 PM »
Was watching American nitro last night and noticed a few of the trucks that hauled the trailer had a big box behind the cab. Any body got more info on those?

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 03:26:54 PM »
Could it be a primitive bunk? (sleeping quarters)

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 04:43:54 PM »
Maybe a Chaparell sleeper?????

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 07:02:47 PM »
Idk I'm trying to find a picture.

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 04:24:14 AM »
I Don't see a truck in that picture  ;)

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 07:19:21 AM »
Pretty sure that is a Chapparal sleeperl



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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 08:39:24 AM »
I just sold my 84 CC dually with a nice sleeper, I think it was made by Silver fox or A&N  trailers? It was really cool but the family likes the Monaco Dynasty much better.

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 10:50:02 AM »
That's cool.  I never seen one in person before very neat

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 01:10:24 PM »
The reason you dont see them any more is that they are illegal to use them !

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 04:13:17 PM »
Why is that?

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Re: Box behind cab on 70s era funny car truck
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 07:26:47 PM »
The DOT requires 8' or 8' 6"" for a sleeper.  We used to make these back in the early 70's. Also a 125 gallon gas tank underneath them.  You could crawl up and sleep in them but they really weren't very comfortable. They were insulated but it was still either too cold or too warm  in them.  They usually wound up being a storage area for about anything. They squeeked  and leaked too even with the big donut that someone came up with.

A crew cab with four or five guys riding got pretty ripe after a race.  The trailers then got longer for small living quarters. Mostly for a shower and potty.  Them that became a problem to keep clean and emptied.

The evolution continued to the semi tractor and 53 foot trailer with a lounge.

So the beat goes on and now you have multiple car and equipment tractor/ trailers with a special hospitality trailer.  The crews rides or flys and stays in a motel when on the road.