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Wanted!! Peterbilt Needlenose 281 from 1954 trhu 1967 Butterfly hood

Posted By Peterbilt Needlenose Thursday, July 25, 2013 4:32 PM
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Wanted!! Peterbilt Needlenose 281 from 1954 trhu 1967 Butterfly hood

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Peterbilt Needlenose
 Posted Friday, August 23, 2013 5:42 PM
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Wooowww can be very interesting to put toghter.... :))
Cam
 Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:28 AM
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That must be one of the old T&T trucks out of the Stockton area. Those are still T&T's colors and paint scheme. They sold off the trucks several years ago. I think Brad bought a handful of the tractors. T&T pulled a lot of gravity feed hopper doubles trailers with a fleet of those trucks, I am told. Here are some shots of the trailers your truck used to pull. I took these 3-4 years ago in their yard.








It would be awesome to reunite one of those power units with a set of these covered dome hoppers.
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I can understand your happiness --classic truck. Enjoy it !!

Life  is like a roll of toilet paper the closer  you get to the end, the faster it goes!  Enjoy each day.
Peterbilt Needlenose
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Hi Guys! after a trip to Brad Classics truck i find my dream!! is a 1965 Pete 281
with 335 Cummins 10 speeds gear box... i love him verry much, i was recieive like a real friend from Brad, is a realy human and verry good guy after a 15hrs drive to is place, he take time to show all is collection and i take couples picture of the 'Duel truck off-course :)) verry satisfied an iam back next month for pick up my new projet :)http://forums.aths.org/Uploads/Images/72027e92-69df-4e68-b7a0-9a74.jpg
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congrats on the ride. We of course expect lots of pics....
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Tank you all!! :) finaly i got the 1966 281 at Brad Classics place and next week am doing
the road trip with my GF with cash money to Bradclassics Truck to buy i think is last 281
its a 14hrs drive from Ottawa,Canada but i dont care :) dream come true...
very basic truck with 335 Cummins 10 speed.. is perfect for me as a man toy :)
am back for some parts for sure!! i need the operation manuel for this model....
have a good week friend :)

Mario (Frenchie) :)
wayne graham
 Posted Friday, August 02, 2013 2:33 PM
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Kevin, I am no authority on the pre unilite cab but I would think it would not work very welll. I believe the cowls and fronts are different but there are folks a lot more knowledgable than I. Wayne
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So one would assume say a pre-62 butterfly hood might not fit a later cab.. like say a 80's 359 cab correct? Nothing I am directly involved with but I do know somebody contemplating this.


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 Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11:08 AM
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Just a head's up that from '54-about '62 you have one cab style, with the small Stewart Warner Hollywood dash, the smallest windshields, and 5-piece hood. In '62 or '63 and up you are dealing with the Unilite cab, with taller windshields, square dash, and a 4-piece hood.

The early ones, like the trucks in Duel (except the truck in the railroad crossing scene), have a thick molding around the cab roofline above the windshields, two center hood hinges, and an internal radiator cap. The doors for these trucks have smooth skins with no riveted border. Also, there are short filler panels under both hood sides. These also have wood-edge door jambs.
The later Unilite style has the large square dash, taller windshields, an external radiator cap, riveted-border door skins, and the hood sides go down taking up the space that used to be occupied by those filler panels. Also, by the later '60s, stainless steel filler panels are factory available to fill in the space between the fenders' inner skirts and the bumper, under the headlight.
At the point of the transition it is a free-for-all and you see both cab and hood types mixed and matched.

The red truck pictured in this thread is the earlier style. The beltline above the windshields and filler panels under the hood sides are readily visible.
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What about this one....looks to be pretty solid and is up my way....


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