Anyone looking for a cabover

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Old Man, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Northwest, IN
    Thank You. Its not done yet. I'm ordering Moto Mirrors for it. Plus I'm going to hang saddle boxes on it. Half fenders most likely also.

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  2. mtoo

    mtoo Road Train Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    on bended knee
    dub dubs bone pile. (Insiders understand)
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  3. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it at auction? I can see you put a lot of work into it getting it road worthy again and it looks great. You probably got it cheap.

    My buddy recently sold a clean 1999 W900L for $47,500. It has an integral studio sleeper, 12.7L Detroit, 10 speed, 3:55's, 11R24.5 tires. Everything mechanical on the truck was nearly new and everything worked. It did have a motor with an unknown history that is likely due an inframe at some point.

    But he'd been running it for the past 4 years and it wasn't using excessive oil or anything. Hard to believe it brought that much, which is a LOT more than he paid for it, but it is in great shape and the EOBR exempt trucks are pretty much a golden ticket these days if you have one for sale.

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  4. cat smoke

    cat smoke Light Load Member

    May 30, 2016
    i bet them aerodyne bunks will go for some money.
  5. Cummins_444

    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Northwest, IN
    Your buddies truck looks good. I was looking around and long hood paccar trucks that aren't raged out are commanding big dollars.

    Trucks were going as cheap as $700. The Kenworth conventionals were going from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on how much truck was there. Buying the truck hauling it back and all the work I have $36,000 in it. I probably overpaid for this truck, but everyone seems to always like the one truck I want. The truck was last on the road in 2009 and it has a factory rebuilt Detroit under the hood. So a 20 year old truck with only 11 years of service is pretty good. The truck is very tight. Time will tell.
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  6. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    These days, no truck is unserviceable, if most of the parts are there and it hasn’t been in a bad wreck.

    If I was looking for a truck, I wouldn’t be afraid to buy one of those. Go through it end to end, have a good runner with no emissions junk and no ELD.
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