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ABOX's...

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

  1. IRON HEAD

    IRON HEAD 12oz Senior Member

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    ABOX's...

    Discussion started by IRON HEAD - Sep 18, 2003

    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...
     
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    amish son - Replied Sep 18, 2003

    the doors are different.... hold up i got flicks. lemme upload.
     
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    amish son - Replied Sep 18, 2003

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

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    wayne hits - Replied Sep 18, 2003

    search first.its been covered several times.
     
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  5. IRON HEAD

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    IRON HEAD - Replied Sep 18, 2003

    Yo Brent...

    No need for the smart attitude... I was just wondering i obviously didn't find it... :lol:
     
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    krowteN - Replied Sep 19, 2003

    abox has 2 doors. one plug one slide. rbox just has the slide door.
    now if you find out why id be really impressed.
     
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    Southern kid - Replied Sep 23, 2003

    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.
     
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  8. porque

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    porque - Replied Sep 23, 2003

    ...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...
     
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    wayne hits - Replied Sep 23, 2003

    unintentional, my girl was chatting my ear off:mad2: so i was short, knowhatimean...
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Sep 24, 2003

    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....
     
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    !@#$% - Replied Sep 24, 2003

    it's easier to haul all those dead bodies
     
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    krowteN - Replied Sep 24, 2003

    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.
     
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  13. porque

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    porque - Replied Sep 25, 2003

    ...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...
     
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    krowteN - Replied Sep 26, 2003

    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.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Sep 26, 2003

    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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