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1944 Peterbilt 344DT manuals, wiring diagrams etc?

Posted By lairdlow Friday, March 06, 2020 11:47 AM
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Hi, I've got a 1944 Peterbilt 344DT and I've been striking out locating any type of information for it. I picked up the build sheet such as it is, but what I really need are any Peterbilt manuals and wiring diagrams so I can tear it down and start the restoration. I know I could carefully trace the wiring for example, but the wiring is pretty bad and I'm not sure it's completely original. Anyone have any manuals for sale (or that you could copy for a fee) or know where to go? Any technical information of any type? I've searched online almost everywhere. Even eBay has had no items for this truck (been looking for almost a year...). Near as I can tell, Peterbilt does not have a "heritage" type service for the really old trucks either. And before you ask, yes it is a 344DT but was converted to a single axle at some point in it's life...:) Thanks for any help.



1932 Ford BB 1 1/2 Ton, 1934 Dodge Brothers F60E 3 Ton, 1938 Chevy Master 1-1/2 Ton, 1944 Peterbilt 344DT, 1948 REO Speed Wagon D19, 1959 Willys Jeep Pickup 6-226 4WD
 1944 Pete 344DT Loaded.jpg (114 views, 2.52 MB)
Friday, March 06, 2020 12:38 PM by lairdlow
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Welcome to the forum. Most everything of nearby models and years would probably be the same. If you can find info on any of them I would get it. Wiring on it is simple and did not change much over the years. Good luck.
That is quite a selection of trucks you have and that is a nice looking old Pete. Any pictures of the others? We like pictures.


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Thanks Fred, I will have a look at some adjacent years for tech info. Pictures I have plenty of! See attached for a few. I've had the REO a long time and don't have any decent digital pics so you'll have to wait on that one. All are original, which is my usual preference, except the Willys Jeep truck, it’s got a (poorly executed) Chevy 305 conversion by PO which I plan to swap out for a Stewart & Stevenson rebuilt Detroit 3-53 that I happen to have. The Ford BB is an older late 1980's restoration, ditto on the Dodge F60E, and the Chevy is a current restoration project that I'm in the middle of; but then the Pete came along.... Like everyone though, too many projects, not enough time! Love the old iron.


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1932 Ford BB 1 1/2 Ton, 1934 Dodge Brothers F60E 3 Ton, 1938 Chevy Master 1-1/2 Ton, 1944 Peterbilt 344DT, 1948 REO Speed Wagon D19, 1959 Willys Jeep Pickup 6-226 4WD
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 1938 Chevy 1.5 Ton Dump.jpg (106 views, 4.53 MB)
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That is a nice fleet you have. The Pete and the Jeep truck are my favorites.


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