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Peterbilt 352

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Hey everyone, I promised pics and now I deliver. Heres my 352 from the reissue. It's built mosly out of the box, but I did scratchbuild a tuck n' roll headliner that mimicks the original. Its green inside and out. since this was my first COE, I got frustrated at the cab hinges, so it doesn't tilt to show off the 8v-71. I used a tip from Tim's website by foiling the Peterbilt ovals, coloing with a sharpie and then sanding. I made the PA liscense plate on the computer.

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Posted · Report post

Looks good Casey....loved to have seen the repro of the headliner

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Casey

Looks good!

The hinges on the kit are finicky. The bumper barely clears the hinge creating a sticking point when tilting. A clunky set up. AMT should have put real hinges on it (attached to the chassis) rather than the hinge on the bumper.

Tim

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Great looking truck, nice job. Interesting color choice too, it fits the truck well.

I've never had good luck with truck kits tilting hoods or cab, I usually end up gluing them shut or leaving them loose so I can just remove it to see the engine detail.

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Thanks for the kind words guys. Bigtruck, and the rest of you, if you want I can make up a tutorial to show how I made the headliner.

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Good lookin' ol' cabover! I drove many a mile in an old 352! Instead of the 8V-71, the one I drove had a Cummins VT-903. Eventually it was replaced with a regular Cummins six-cylinder.

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Nice truck . I have one I am going to redo latter (with better hinges).

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Hi there,

A nice build well done.

I built my Peterbilt 352 years ago and I had a real tough time tring to get the cab and bumber to fit right and the cab to tilt right.

I ended up with my cab slightly to the left and the grill scrapes when the cab is tilted back anfd forth.

I still don't understand why Peterbilt let the air cleaner pipe go up through the cab.

A great job on your truck. Well done.

Cheers

John Wilson

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The tutorial would be great. The 352 is my favorite old cabover. love the looks of your truck.

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G-day from oz, i'm only new here and this prime mover is really clean for you'r first truck. On the next one place a stack of coin's under the mud flap's over night and they will dry perfect without the sage. Cheer's

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