Old school star

Discussion in 'Western Star Forum' started by starmac, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    There is another 81 model showed up on craigslist here today, maybe I can catch him not looking and grab the parts I need. lol
     
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  3. H2oburymatt

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    I have a 91' 4964 and it's a wonderful truck.
     

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  4. AModelCat

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    Those Stars were the cat's ### back before Daimler turned them into Freightliners. You couldn't beat the ones that came out of the Kelowna factory. Best of the best IMO.
     
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    You got a
    beautiful ride there! Used to see you around the northeast sometimes.
     
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    Old thread, after ‘85 the cabs changed slightly and they raised them up a hair which gave the hoods a tiny slope in them. Western stars were looked over by most people. Some of the nicest most luxurious trucks back in the 70s to the early 90s. My dad has a 1985 All star edition, velour sleeper interior, even the mattress was velour. Had gauges and ignition and start button in the sleeper. It was a plush ride. Burgundy and grey button tuck interior. They were beautiful trucks! I had a 1985 also, wish I kept it! Went a few weeks ago to Hess Auction in PA tried to buy a 1988 4964 that was all in all pretty solid cosmetic wise, it went for $14,000 after buyers premium. I couldn’t beleive it.
     
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    1988 at Hess auction. Would of loved to be cruising this up and down the road
     

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    my dads All star, what a truck!
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  9. AModelCat

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    I don't care what anybody says, given the choice between a 359 and a Western Star of the same vintage, I'd choose the Star over the Peterbilt without a 2nd thought.
     
  10. Rideandrepair

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    That was a deal. My 92 had a sloped hood. I’m pretty sure, it was the first year, the actual hood itself was different. The radiator and grill was also shorter, by at least 4”. I later put a traditional hood on it. Either way, it looked good.
     
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    5AD7786B-953A-4F90-9419-5CAF61E78FFF.png F7D0D634-AA44-417A-A5B7-4B766380A734.png Here’s the difference, the sloped hood didn’t have the body line, it was just flat.Might have only been 3” difference. Looking now, I see a difference in the cowl cutouts, and SS trim behind the wheel well, I never noticed a difference till now.
     
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