What year Pete is this?

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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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message sent and thanks again

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