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1970s Freightliner Conventional Owners Manual

Posted By mickemoose Thursday, December 04, 2008 9:01 AM
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need help asap i have a 1987 freightliner conventional and i cant locate the heater motor need to fix before the storm comes in tonight please help anyone know where it is or where i can download an owners manual or a place to call that can help me please help asap thanks a lot
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That truck seems to have 11 22.5s on it or low pro 24.5's. Either way it seems to be sitting higher in the nose than stock factory ride height. The fender is way off the steer tires or am I hallucinating ? Maybe they built up the front springs or put the wrong springs on it.

There's a reason why the cab and hood sat up high on those old shaker conventionals from the '70s.  The Freightliner engineers designed it that way.  The wide clearance between the front fender and tire allowed cooling air to flow through the engine compartment and exit out under the back of the cab.

I always liked the high-rise look of the old WFC/FLC conventionals.

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Yup, I have that same 1974 brochure.  Now, if I could just find an original owner's manual for one of those old shaker conventionals from the '70s.
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 Posted Sunday, December 28, 2008 4:28 AM
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Here's some photos from the early brochure.    John
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 Posted Sunday, December 28, 2008 2:30 AM
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Those aluminum hooded shakers always had a little more fender gap than a Pete, always looked a little Nose up, though that one does look a little higher than normal.That one may have been a glider kit.Most every conventional glider back then came with high blocks under the springs for universal pan clearance.Always thought the blocks werent neccesary and just made the truck look goofy.You could pretty much spot a conventional glider coming at you on the road back then.

Attatched is a pic of an '85 Pete glider that Shelby Elliot had on the lot back in '94.Wish I'd bought it, had a KTA 600 with a Spicer SST20, RS460 Eatons with 3:90s on air trac.Wanted $44,500 for it back in '94, pretty pricy.Look at the height of the front end.Shelby verified that the truck had 12,000 lbs parabolics, standard Pete front end but blocked up high.John

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That truck seems to have 11 22.5s on it or low pro 24.5's. Either way it seems to be sitting higher in the nose than stock factory ride height. The fender is way off the steer tires or am I hallucinating ? Maybe they built up the front springs or put the wrong springs on it.
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I have raised the hood on many of them but never look down at them but the opening below the hood has always been wide enough to put a big foot in it to tilt the hood and the round holes is for driving lights. It may be a after market.

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 Posted Saturday, December 27, 2008 10:38 AM
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  That bumper doesn't look right to me either. The taper on the bottom corners looks wrong ??

 I'm probably wrong again..................

 John

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Well if you can't find a manual - here is a pretty nice truck. Metal hood conventional Freightliner. Always have had a soft spot for these too. The bumper doesn't look quite right and I don't care for the fender protectors but it appears to be a good looking truck otherwise.
http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=1941137&guid=6ca4d098b0ed4a74afb2b5f8de2a30e4

Unless iam nuts that is the right bummper.


I think it is the larger then usual gap below the radiator and fender that make it look funny. It doesn't look right to me for some reason.



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