359, time for new breathers?

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    IMG_4880.jpeg IMG_5132.jpeg IMG_5130.jpeg When I’ve had time and it ain’t been much, I’ve been working on the ‘84 that I got a few weeks ago. Needs alot of attention but it’ll always be a working truck, while I own it. I really want to paint the insides of the stripes. Any ideas on color?
     
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  3. mile marker 27

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    Naw, keep it goin.
     
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    I’m thinking that paint is Sovereign Blue. Whatever color I do the stripes in, I’d like to have the flake in it, like the blue does. The silver pinstripes, were originally a gold.
     
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    this was my first rig. I believe it was a 1989 I bought used around 92 or so. Terrible picture but we didn’t have iPhones then. IMG_1430.png
     
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    Anyone looking for an old Pete, and has FB, the marketplace is INUNDATED with older Petes. Even cabovers. Seems a usable one, one not all "chickened out", are in the $30,000 range, and again, cash doesn't talk, it screams in this case. I punched in 500 miles radius, which includes the Heartland, and where most the trucks are. Seriously, I bet 100 came up. Some examples were, but not limited to:
    '82 359, good, $18,500
    '75 352, beautiful, $33,000
    '77 359, rough, but ok, $10,800
    '81 362, nice, $26,500
    '86 359, big sleeper VERY nice, $29,900
    '85 359 day cab, very nice, again around $30,000,
    fact is, $30,000 seems to be the medium price, and again, with so many online, cash could talk. While I think there was a brief flash in the pan for pre-emission trucks, by the looks of the ads, that has clearly fizzled. I suppose, coming from a new Volvo, to an old Pete, it wasn't so glamorous after all.
     
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    After seeing Pete’s new 589, it just increased the value and demand for 389’s, 79’s and 59’s.
     
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    You'd think so, and maybe things have changed, but 15 years ago, I sold my '85 day cab 359, 400 BC, 13, ran good, everything worked,,posted above for a paltry $6500. I advertised everywhere, with no luck. Finally, a friend that had a truck towing outfit bought it for his kid to play with. I think interest, like classic cars, will fade with every funeral. We thought the 359 was the epitome of trucks, and rightly so, but I just don't see new drivers interested in such things. Only 1 power port? Forget it,,,
     
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    I like the looks of this daycab better than the sleeper trucks I have seen. I think it’s like any truck the initial change looks worse than it really is. Especially after some of the after market part’s companies start making some cool accessories for them. IMG_9178.png
     
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