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I asked this on the Torana forum as well once and never got an answer,
But why did they always put the front car on top deck on backwards?

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Just a guess, but it may have to do with weight distribution over the back wheels of the truck and not on the steer.

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that makes sense, less weight on the over hanging part

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it's very common to see the first car on the head rack reversed. It's the first car on the truck and I'm thinking it might be about reversing and using the front of car as a reference point on the trailer that you can see, rather than driving into the air and not knowing where the end of the trailer is? It's just what I'm thinking...it would not be for the faint hearted...I read somewhere that some cars boots would open in that position - as they were not designed to be reversed at 100Km/Hr and the hinges would get damaged...maybe a truckie can inform us...

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Andrew

from a US Truckies online forum...

Q - CAMARO68 SAID: ↑
I always wondered why the vehicle over the trucks cab is always turned backwards? ....
A - The top vehicle is not always backed on. If it is a small car you may drive in on forward. It just depends on the load. It is more about weight distribution. Learning how and where to place vehicles for the best weight distribution is part of the learning process. It is a little more complicated than just driving the cars on the truck and chaining down. Unless you haul the same cars from a manufacturer all the time, you will usually have a mixture of vehicles, especially when you haul from auctions or POV's (personal vehicles). You could have more than one vehicle that is the same or similar, but could have a mixture of vans, SUV's, compacts or full sized cars. The more cars you haul, the more of a challenge it can be to properly load your truck. I usually owned 10 car rigs, but did pull an 11 car rig at one point. I preferred the 10 car. If you pull a wedge trailer it doesn't make much difference were you place your cars, since you can't haul that much weight. A wedge can only haul 3-4 cars. I have a friend who did manage to be over on his trailer and likely with his gross by having several larger vehicles on his trailer. One was a 1 ton truck. A 7 car is fairly easy to load and you can make decent money with them. Car haulers like I owned take a little longer to load. You never want to get in a big hurry loading cars. When you get in a hurry, you make mistakes and those lead to damage and claims.
G/MAN, Sep 4, 2013 #10+ QuoteReply

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Andrew

I guess that makes sense about weight distrubution

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why all 7?

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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think they were a stunt show or a version of the hell drivers Linds.
to early in the morning and icant quite remember

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https://i0.wp.com/ww...

a recreation and its the same

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That car on the bottom deck very back (in the orig pic) has some monster rims on it, it must predate anything around today

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Bryan

story here about them
Promotional vehicles for 73 Bathurst

https://www.pressrea...

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