Restore an old truck and not trick it out

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by seventiestrucker, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. coastie

    coastie Road Train Member

    I have thought of buying and rehabing some old trucks just for show purpose only. not as a Road truck. Only time they would be on the road is for a parade or something like that.

    Right now there is a 1960 KW and a 1955 Van Trailer forsale on ebay. saw it last night..
     
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  3. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    I like that 60. you should have seen the 57 tht was on there a few weeks ag. the color was nasty as heck but the truck was sweet
     
  4. cherokeediego

    cherokeediego Bobtail Member

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    I wil be doing a kenworth w900 , its will be my first truck btw,going redo engine, i believe its an 86,
     
  5. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    I've often thought of buying and oldie and fixing it back up. Not for road use, but more for marketing (advertising my business), parades and things of that nature.
     
  6. muscletruck7379

    muscletruck7379 Light Load Member

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    i would love to find an old diamond reo like my grand pappy had (75) and just build a nice truck out of it. a little modernization in the right spots and meticulously detailed.
     
  7. The Challenger

    The Challenger Kinghunter

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    I would love to redo a 369 Cabover peterbilt with the 3408 Cat engine.

    KH
     
  8. milskired

    milskired Road Train Member

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    I know this thread is old but out of curiosity, if you were to buy an old truck and restore it and have it just for fun and not use it for work, how would you register it? Can you get one re-registered as an RV?

    An early 80s 359 would be so cool or an old pete cabover with like KH said the 3408 cranked up to 600hp and some straights. That would sound so mean!
     
  9. barroll

    barroll Road Train Member

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    My torsion bar suspension is much smoother than any paccar bag setup I've driven from the last 5 years. The A/C in my KW does just as well as most of them too.
     
  10. SmokinCAT

    SmokinCAT Road Train Member

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    I run a historical plate on my truck, even have it so it is under cdl weight cut off. That was the easiest way for me to do mine.
     
  11. SCHULTZ

    SCHULTZ Light Load Member

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    Im currently trying to restore a 362 pete problems im having is new old stock and trying to get interior and body pieces. Currently I put air ride on the cab front axel put a air leave rear end has a 350 bc2 and a 13spd with 355 rear thing pulls rides better then my w900
     
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