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ABOX's...

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by IRON HEAD, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. IRON HEAD

    IRON HEAD Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 13, 2003 Messages: 2,489 Likes Received: 0
    O.k i know TTX are the makers of RBOX, ABOX, TBOX, TTX autoracks, and rail gons... But what is the difference between ABOX's and RBOX's??? Atleast TBOX's are extrememly new and bigger... I have yet to discover the difference... So if any one happens to know just please reply...
     
  2. amish son

    amish son Senior Member

    Joined: May 18, 2003 Messages: 2,149 Likes Received: 0
    the doors are different.... hold up i got flicks. lemme upload.
     
  3. amish son

    amish son Senior Member

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    nevermind you cant, back to metal heads....
     
  4. wayne hits

    wayne hits Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 18, 2001 Messages: 2,507 Likes Received: 66
    search first.its been covered several times.
     
  5. IRON HEAD

    IRON HEAD Senior Member

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    Yo Brent...

    No need for the smart attitude... I was just wondering i obviously didn't find it... :lol:
     
  6. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    abox has 2 doors. one plug one slide. rbox just has the slide door.
    now if you find out why id be really impressed.
     
  7. Southern kid

    Southern kid Elite Member

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    Hahaha! So harsh.

    I give him a little sympathy, that search function blows. I can never find what I'm looking for and I know the name of it half the time. Waaaaaaaaaaack.

    I'd be curious to know why but I'm not nerdy enough to go digging for the answer that question, Zed. Would be fun to know though.
     
  8. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...the extra little door is on there so larger cargo can be moved in and out of the car...it also makes me never want to paint them...
     
  9. wayne hits

    wayne hits Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 18, 2001 Messages: 2,507 Likes Received: 66
    unintentional, my girl was chatting my ear off:mad2: so i was short, knowhatimean...
     
  10. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    Zed knows that I know, so I'll just stir things a little futher. If its just to move larger things in then how come its an extra plug door instead of just another regular sliding door? ponder that....
     
  11. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    it's easier to haul all those dead bodies
     
  12. krowteN

    krowteN Member

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    yeah that didnt make much sense to me either, but since i didnt know for sure, I decided not to say anything. now i really gotta know the secret that lies behing the semi plug, semi sliding door.
     
  13. porque

    porque Senior Member

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    ...i don't actually know...but all the ABOXs i've seen look like they've been modified from RBOXs...which might explain that they can just fit an extra plug door in easier than a full sliding door...but i may very well be wrong...if anyone has seen a brand new (built new, not painted new) ABOX, then i'm definately wrong...but i've never seen one...


    ...please lay the knowledge on us ese...
     
  14. krowteN

    krowteN Member

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    good point. never seen any new blt abox either. at the same time i cant imagine ttx shelling out loot to modify a 10+ year old car when they can just build new ones for the same or probably less, which is where the tbox comes into play. on top of that ttx is the only company, that ive seen with plug/slide doors. ese stop dangling raw meat in front of lassie and tell us the deal, por favor. put some excitment in my boring day infront of the computer.
     
  15. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    well, I've heard a few reasons for the combo floated, but the most credible one I've heard related to loading drywall, sheetrock, and some other kind of building supplies. I forget the details but it had somthing to do with the dunnage they need to pile in the small gap that sliding doors leave as opposed to plug doors where they close flush against the interior wall. Somehow that combo allows faster loading and unloading than a conventional double door.

    ABOXes were built to be aboxes, they are not converted rboxes. The manufacturers vary, just as on rboxes, but I can site at least one batch for sure. FMC built the ABOX 50400-50999 series (5-6/78)
     
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