Vinny's Peterbilt Mystery

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by vinijackson, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Klleetrucking

    Klleetrucking Medium Load Member

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    Some inspiration, http://www.largecarmag.com/testerman.htm
    NO. this wasn't a "store bought" build. This couple built this truck with their own hands. Paint and some sheet metal work was the only stuff farmed out. Super nice people, crazy skills. RIP, Leonard.
     
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  3. vinijackson

    vinijackson Bobtail Member

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    So far I'be replaced the tractor brake (in cab) because it was leaking, capped off the driver side air horn (it is broke) and began taking apart the exhaust from the turbo bake to replace some pipe. OOOOOO they are expensive lol !!!!!!
     
  4. Superwav

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    Sure do love the ol' 359 series!
    I am a bit confused though, you said your going to retire from a good job to drive truck? So I guess you have no kids/grandkids to leave an inheritance to? LOL! I kill myself.

    Actually, I think that's pretty cool. Personally, I would like a '71 (the year I was born) to pull a fifth wheel with, when I retire.
     
  5. vinijackson

    vinijackson Bobtail Member

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    The front axel was changed to 12000 rears are original. The sleeper was swapped out at some point part of the lumber finer is disconnected and the frame was stretched to 360 inches
     
  6. vinijackson

    vinijackson Bobtail Member

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    And the engine was replaced from a 1693 to a 3406C
     
  7. vinijackson

    vinijackson Bobtail Member

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    No tag on motor so no rebuilding it?
     
  8. vinijackson

    vinijackson Bobtail Member

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    Yup I'm leaving a very good job for driving.in a couple years...have a wife three step kids and a step grandchild on the way
     
  9. haulhand

    haulhand Road Train Member

    Seriously 360"? I've driven a bunch of 360 inch bed trucks an the are no fun with a trailer.
     
  10. vinijackson

    vinijackson Bobtail Member

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    From the front bumper to the rear of the frame 360 inches. Why no fun with a trailer? Turning corners? I don't know why the frame was made longer though.
     
  11. haulhand

    haulhand Road Train Member

    Yea they don't turn worth a #### or back for ####. But I am talking wheelbase not overall length the 360 trucks I've driven were 528 inches overall length they were twin steer C500 kenworth bedtrucks.
     
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