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#1 skysoldier46

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Can someone ID what year and model this Pete is? Thinking about building one.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

Appears to be an early '50's model. If you would like to build one you should start with a T500 California Hauler kit.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

that's what I thought also and it looks to maybe be a logging truck. I don't understand what that bar beneath the frame is for either, then again I'm not a trucker.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

Appears to be an early '50's model. If you would like to build one you should start with a T500 California Hauler kit.
Mike

By the way, I do have 7 of the small window Pete's. One pristine and 6 that need to be de-painted, de-unglued (tube glue... yuk).



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Jim,

 

I remember when this truck came up for sale on Ebay a while ago now. I saved all the photo's for a future build.  It's a 1955 Peterbilt 381.

 

According to the build sheet it has Vickers power steering,so I assume that the bar under the frame is the hydraulic ram to actuate the steering.

 

Hope this helps


Edited by Old Albion, 12 January 2013 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thanks for the update. this is my next build also. Was it the real truck on eBay for sale and if so do you have a link so I can see more pics?



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Jim,

 

I have all the photo's. Send me a PM with your E-mail address and I will send them to you.

 

Interestingly this truck has a triple frame!



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

message sent and thanks again