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Finally started the Pete

Posted By dieselsmoke Friday, July 01, 2011 7:26 PM
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wayne graham
 Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:50 AM
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Fred, Totally understand the budget thing. There are no wealthy folks living here either. It is strictly your business but the difference in ride with the longer wheel base is awesome. Wayne
dieselsmoke
 Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:15 AM
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Jeff, thanks I have a lowboy lined up to bring her home in the next week or two.

Wayne, Im on the fence about frame length. I would really like to keep the truck as it was built but am looking at other options, Budget is a factor.


Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd
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 Posted Tuesday, July 05, 2011 5:35 AM
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Cool! Sounds great!  Great to see it come out of the shed under it's own power. Did you get it home yet?

Jeff
wayne graham
 Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 7:23 AM
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Fred, Don't know what you are planning to spend but on a pete like yours we really like to move the suspension back one position or 52 inches. we add 52 inches to back end of frame and rear axle front suspension hanger covers the splice. since yours is double framed you can add framw liner too. Just a thought if you are trying to keep cost down. I understand that Adams makes liner fit beautifully. just my .02 worth. Wayne
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 Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 6:47 AM
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Well,it made my day !    Resurrected from the dead and sounds great ,plus the links to the other 2 stroke sounds got my batteries charged .    I'd love to see it at a show as-is ,just a great speciman of a barn find !
Monday, July 04, 2011 6:55 AM by junkmandan
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Fred,   That truck musta been "slow drivin'  ",,,  oil slobber didn't travel far enough back..  lol    





I wonder if your smokeless alternator is due to mud-dobbers (wasps)..    I bought a new shop air compressor a while back, it set for 3 weeks not being used.  Threw the switch,,  motor smoked big time..  It wasn't an enclosed motor and was plugged full of those dried mud nests... 

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 Posted Monday, July 04, 2011 2:35 AM
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Thanks John,

I guess it can't get easyer than that for me, and I don't have to worry about shipping charges. I,ll go down and check out there facillity and let everyone know what they quote me on new rails.


Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd
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Fred,

Dont forget PG Adams is in So. Burlington, VT.  http://www.pgadams.com/index.php  They make rails cheaper than factory replacent for the same qaulity as factory replacement.You could either go double frame again or just go with a 3/8" single rail and save a few bucks.If you dont want to drill you can give them youre old rails as patterns and they will predrill youre new rails.They can make new crossmembers too.If you to change the wheelbase they can do that too, just tell them where you want freespan added, between which bolt holes.You could have them make you full rails or just a set from the cab back so you can hack off the old ones and splice in the new.John
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 Posted Sunday, July 03, 2011 7:46 PM
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Thanks guys/gals,

 Yah I like patina and originality but there are a few things that have a little to much of it. Unfortunatly being a northeastern truck has taken its toll on her. The double frame is badly rotted from the tandems back and split on both sides. I plan on keeping this truck original with the short wheelbase and Hendrickson suspension so i'm looking into new frame rails. I don't want to splice it but my budget will probably force me to. Being double framed I think it will be fine for a hobby truck. The frame looks good from the back of the cab forward and has a good coat of oil from that slobbering Detroit LOL. Underside of the cab is nicely preserved also. I have a few air leaks and some electrical problems to straiten out. I also let the smoke out of my alternator after I started it the other day, not sure what that was all about.  Before I do anything I need to raise a steel 16x28 shed I built three summers ago four feet to be able to fit the truck inside. I plan on removing the cab this fall and restoring the chasis in my heated garage over the winter.  As allways any advice will be appreciated.    


Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd
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 Posted Sunday, July 03, 2011 5:18 AM
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You'll get more looks showing it 'as-is' than getting it all painted and polished...





Over 4 million miles since 1972... No wonder I''m tired!

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