Classic Cabover

classic cabover

Here’s a classic cabover that came up on the trucks for sale lists recently and caught our attention. It’s a 79 Peterbilt with a small cam Cummins 350 horsepower engine and a 13-speed.

It’s a 352. At the time — 1979 — tilt cabs had only been around for 20 years. Now they seem like they’ve been around for practically ever. But they actually came in for Peterbilt in 1959 and replaced the earlier “Panoramic Safe-T Cab.”

Truck specifications at the time of sale:

Vehicle: 1979 Peterbilt 352
Axels: Tandem
Engine: Cummins small cam 350hp diesel
Transmission: 13 speed transmission

Front Axel lbs: 12,000
Rear Axel lbs: 4,000
Suspension: air leaf
3:90 ratio
24.5LP tires
Wheels: Aluminum steel
230 inch wheelbase

Sleeper unit: 110 inch Double bunk sleeper

According to the owner, this truck was the first Castrol makeover truck done by the Chromeshop Mafia. That might be a bit of an interesting conversation starter.

It’s now a 35-year-old classic tractor trailer, but it sounds like its been kept up: it had custom power steering (not assist), new rod and main bearing, new basepan, rebuilt fan clutch, new front wheel bearing, new air conditioning system (hoses, compressor, dryer, lines, etc.), custom audio system DVD, DVD navigation, all new speakers and wiring, 8 inch dynaflex pipes twin air brathers, stainless steel deckplate, fenders, lite bar, all LED lights, also has 1 stage wetline for dump trailer with a custom inframe oil tank. This is a working old school cool truck.

They were asking $50,000 for this truck, and they later updated their truck for sale page to say it had been sold.

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