1977 Brockway Truck

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Project by hunter71 posted 635 days ago 3142 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Growing up in Homer, NY I was born a Brockway truck kid. It was a sad day indeed when they closed their doors June 6th 1977. Brockway’s were hand built custom to the buyers specifications. They were not the cheapest truck, just the best. The fact that the state, local, and federal governments ordered them in great numbers spoke of the reliability. Many are still driven today. A strong group of men and women share this ideal too.
My re-creation of the last Brockway made is a personal representation. I built it entirely from memory, pictures and internet specifications. This is the most detailed truck I have ever built. Detailed cab, detailed engine with Caterpillar motor, walking beam rears, air brakes, winch for heavy hauling. The wheels are my best representation of the Dayton style wheels of the era. steerable front wheels. They took forever when you add the add the 12 more for the drop deck trailer [another post]
For the purest, True, not everything is as it would have rolled off the line. This is meant to represent a strong truck, built for heavy hauling.
Local cut Walnut and Cheery wood make up most of the build. Sprayed poly for a finish. The only thing NOT hand made by me was a couple of poplar dowels and the fan belt.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#1 posted 635 days ago

Another very cool example of your workmanship. Great detail. I like the spokes in the wheels. You must have a large collection by now. How do you store them?

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#2 posted 635 days ago

great looking truck great detail i too like the way you have done the wheels

-- robert dignam

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#3 posted 635 days ago

You are an artist at detail on your trucks and such. Very impressive, and very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 635 days ago

Nice job on this truck…....... well done my friend.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#5 posted 635 days ago

That’s real cool ! I remember working on 1 Brockway back in the 70’s. They were few and far between back then, too. The wolf hood ornament is a classic.

Check out Marmon, another custom truck that’s not made anymore. Autocar is another that I remember as being real cool back then. They are all high tech now, cool in a different way.

You do good work, your attention to detail is impressive. Thanks for a blast from the past.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#6 posted 635 days ago

Absolutely wonderful work!
It’s so hard to just give your work the once over and go on to the next project. There’s so much to admire!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 635 days ago

Wow, that’s cool! Great detail, doubt I’d ever have the patience for that, haha.

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#8 posted 635 days ago

Beautiful truck. Your photography is really nice as well. The perspective makes it look life sized.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 635 days ago

What a cool truck and story! Although I never heard of them Being from Detriot when I was a kid I can understand the loyality!!! The details on this are amazing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 635 days ago

Great job Hunter.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#11 posted 635 days ago

Another fine model !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 635 days ago

Beautiful – superb work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 635 days ago

Wow, great truck. The detail and craftsmanship are outstanding

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 634 days ago

That is pretty awesome!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#15 posted 634 days ago

Really a nice truck with all the detail, outstanding craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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