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#1 truckabilly


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:52 AM

Hello everyone. I plan to build Peterbilt 351 logging truck. Can somebody tell me what is the usual wheel base of the logging trucks and what kind of rear suspension would be correct? I would like to build an original factory release, not a modern restoration style.

Also, what is the difference, appart from the flat fenders, between the 351 and 351L loggers?


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Thanks in advance for any help.

Edited by truckabilly, 27 August 2013 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

235 was a typical west wheelbase.A lot of these old log trucks used mack rear suspension and differentials as replacements within a few years



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:50 AM

Any of the early kits will make a good logger for you. The first thing that you must do is extend the frame behind the drive tires. This makes the Peerless Log Trailer steer correctly. Everything else is primarily kit buys.