1st year Peterbilt

24 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Very nice looking truck.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'm a Mack man, but that is beautiful.

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

What a neat looking unit .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very cool old truck...!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

He did a super job on restoring this but well worth it especially since it is a " PETERBILT "

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The article in Overdrive Magazine was also in this month's Heavy Duty Trucking. Some nice detail on what the restoratioon took. Now it just needs an electricla system.

A.J.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It's strange how small those trucks were compared to what they have now.

A Ford Super Duty pickup is almost as big.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow! that's beautiful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

restored to its factory glory, 1st year peterbilt

Factory glory? Not sure about that... :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Fine old truck, nice to see it brought back.

I think there may be a little mistake in the article, saying the team had over "200" hours in the resto. Make that more like 2000.

200 hours is ONE guy working FIVE WEEKS. Nope.

It's strange how small those trucks were compared to what they have now.

A Ford Super Duty pickup is almost as big.

Yes, the pickups are all stupidly huge these days, for no good reason (no functional reason, anyway).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Neat looking truck..the cab shape resembles those of much later Peterbilts. Would make a neat model.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I think there may be a little mistake in the article, saying the team had over "200" hours in the resto. Make that more like 2000.

I was thinking the exact same thing. 200 hours? That's all? Can't be...

Neat truck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is one awesome looking truck....An excellent job at a beautiful restoration if there ever was one....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

WOW only 200 Hrs on the restoration project. What a transformation in 5 months. :D

Edited by Trailking120

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looks good Tim!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

That is neat (both the 1-1 and Tim's scale version).

You can see the family resemblance between those early Peterbilt trucks and the last of the Fageol trucks.

San Francisco Fire Department's 1936 Fageol rescue truck.

1936Fageol_zps75a5c3bb.jpg

Edited by Aaronw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Fageol's grille would be a major feat to make in scale. :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Back in the late 80s/early 90s Herb Deeks kitted the 39 Peterbilt in 1/32 scale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I don't know Tim, the grill on that '39 doesn't exactly look like it was easy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I had some special help with that one ! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now