Old Long Noses

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John M.'s Comment
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So I got a quick question, I've found myself falling in love with the old long noses, does anyone in this fine establishment know if they make the old long noses body style with an automatic transmission?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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When you order a truck you can order almost any combination of engine and transmission you would like. It's not like buying a Chevy or a Ford where you pretty much get what comes with it. So there's no reason you couldn't either order a long nose conventional with an automatic transmission, or have an older truck retrofitted with an automatic.

That would just be a super unusual combination though. The long nose conventionals are appealing because of their old school style. To put an automatic transmission in one would kinda be like putting a Honda engine in a Harley. Who would do that? Pretty much no one.

Old School's Comment
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The long nose conventionals are appealing because of their old school style. To put an automatic transmission in one would kinda be like putting a Honda engine in a Harley. Who would do that? Pretty much no one.

That's funny!

John, if you want to look "Old School" you've got to be "Old School."

Patrick C.'s Comment
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The long nose conventionals are appealing because of their old school style. To put an automatic transmission in one would kinda be like putting a Honda engine in a Harley. Who would do that? Pretty much no one.

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That's funny!

John, if you want to look "Old School" you've got to be "Old School."

Says the man who handle is Old School, but drives a Gen II VNL 670

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Linden R.'s Comment
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The long nose conventionals are appealing because of their old school style. To put an automatic transmission in one would kinda be like putting a Honda engine in a Harley. Who would do that? Pretty much no one.

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That's funny!

John, if you want to look "Old School" you've got to be "Old School."

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Says the man who handle is Old School, but drives a Gen II VNL 670

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Linden R.'s Comment
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By the way, I know you can if you really want to. I believe W900s come with it as a factory option. A select few big companies, such as Celadon, do lease W900s with autos.

John M.'s Comment
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Thanks guys, and while I do like manuals I find autos to be so much better for me

John M.'s Comment
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I don't like flat faces, cabovers just don't feel the same. Call me silly but I swear I can navigate a big nose better than a no nose in tight areas. As for automatics? I hate the idea.

Linden R.'s Comment
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Okay, now we've got 2 John m.s in here and they have somewhat similar profile pictures. I'm confused. confused.gif

John M.'s Comment
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I myself live in Indiana and hate the idea of automatic transmissions. He is already a driver and I have no experience. He will ask valid OTR questions and I will ask rookie questions. We are not the same person, trust me.

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