1972 PETERBILT            359A
1972 PETERBILT 359A  - 244 INCH WHEELBASE
127 INCH WIDE NOSE LONG HOOD 
ALUMINUM FRAME - 15,500 LBS TRUCK WEIGHT
1984 CAT 3406B TURNED UP 20% - JAKE BRAKE
400 PLUS HORSEPOWER 
ROAD RANGER 1561300 TRANSMISSION
SQHD 38,000 REAREND 3.90 RATIO
ON AIR LEAF WITH TRACKING RODS                 ROSS HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING
11-24.5 MICHELIN TIRES
ALCOA ALUMINUM WHEELS - ALUMINUM HUBS
TWIN 115 GALLON POLISHED FUEL TANKS
HOLLAND 24 INCH AIR SLIDE 5TH WHEEL
ROADWORK DECK PLATE
TRU FLOW 1400 FOUR PISTON COMPRESSOR
THIS TRUCK WAS BUILT USING ALL NEW GRADE 8 HARDWARE AND STAINLESS STEEL FASTENERS WHEREVER APPLICABLE - ANTI SIEZE USED ON ALL FASTENERS DURING CONSTRUCTION

LESS THAN 1200 MILES SINCE COMPLETION-THIS PETERBILT IS NOW OFFERED FOR SALE

THIS TRUCK IS FEATURED IN THE WINTER 2009
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ENGINE: THE CATERPILLAR 1984 3406B ENGINE IS 100% REBUILT - TURNED UP 20% - 400 PLUS HORSEPOWER - POLISHED AND CLEAR POWDER COATED AIR CLEANER PIPES - ORIGINAL AIR MANIFOLDS POLISHED AND CLEAR POWDER COATED -THE VALVE COVERS, ROCKER BOXES AND AFTERCOOLER HAVE ALL BEEN POWDER COATED AS WELL AS MANY OTHER BRACKETS AND PIPES - DUAL POLISHED VORTOX STYLE DRY AIR CLEANERS WITH STAINLESS STEEL BRACKETS - DYNAFLEX DUAL 7" STACKS WITH INTERNAL MUFFLERS - JAKE BRAKE - LATE MODEL 359 A/C COMBO CONVERTED TO 134 AND SHORTENED TO FIT IN EARLY CAB - NEW AEROQUIP LINES AND  PUSHLOCK HOSES - ROSS POWER STEERING - UPGRADED WIRING HARNESS - DELCO 42 MT STARTER - LEECHE/NEVILLE 170 AMP. ALTERNATOR - ORIGINAL SHUTTERS REMOVED - HORTON CLUTCH FAN INSTALLED - NEW MAYO RADIATOR AND TANKS -TRU FLOW 1400 FOUR PISTON COMPRESSOR (31CFM) - ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ARE INSTALLED WITH POLYURETHANE BUSHINGS - AUTHORIZED CAT REBUILD WITH ALL PAPERWORK

TRANSMISSION:  ROAD RANGER 1561300 13 SPEED DOUBLE OVERDRIVE IS 100% REBUILT-EXTERNAL OIL COOLER - EASY PEDAL 15 INCH CLUTCH

FRONTEND: 12,000 LB. AXLE WITH TAPERED KING PINS - CONVERTED FROM MULTI LEAF TO TAPERED LEAF SPRINGS WITH HORTON ROLLER PINS - NO FRONT BRAKES - ROSS HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING - POLISHED ALCOA WHEELS WITH MICHELIN XZA TIRES 

REAREND: ROCKWELL SQHD 38,000 3.90 GEAR RATIO WITH NEW RING AND PINION GEARS -ALL NEW BEARINGS , SIDE GEARS AND SEALS - ON AIR LEAF WITH TRACKING RODS ADDED - ALL POLYURETHANE BUSHINGS - INNER AND OUTER ALCOA WHEELS WITH OUTERS POLISHED - MICHELIN XDHT TIRES

BRAKES: BENDIX AD-9 AIR DRYER - TRU FLOW 1400 FOUR PISTON COMPRESSOR (31 CFM) - 
NEW DRUMS, SHOES, SPIDERS, MAXIS AND SERVICE - THREE NEW 8 INCH ALUMINUM AIR TANKS -

CHASSIS:  ALUMINUM FRAME - 244 INCH WHEELBASE - NEW ALUMINUM CROSSMEMBERS FROM PETERBILT - THE FRAME IS PAINTED IN BLUE URETHANE - 24 INCH HOLLAND AIR SLIDE 5TH WHEEL WITH A ROADWORK STAINLESS STEEL  DECK PLATE - NEW AEROQUIP LINES AND PUSHLOCK HOSES - WTI REAR FENDERS WITH CENTER SECTION CUT OUT FOR A VINTAGE LOOK. HOGEBUILT STAINLESS STEEL FENDER BRACKETS - CUSTOM STAINLESS REAR LIGHT BOX WITH LED TAIL LIGHTS - PRO-TECH STEP BOXES WITH STAINLESS STEEL DOORS - UPGRADED WIRING HARNESS - NEW TOOL BOX WITH POLISHED ALUMINUM COVER - POLISHED BATTERY BOX COVER - FOUR 900 CCA PETERBILT BATTERIES
NEW DRIVELINES (U-JOINTS - DRIVESHAFT )      THREE NEW ALUMINUM AIR TANKS -
12 INCH STAINLESS STEEL FRONT BUMPER - BORES STAINLESS STEEL POLE LIGHTS -  STAINLESS STEEL POGO STICK - CUSTOM MACHINED LIGHT RECEPTACLE -

CAB:  THE CAB WAS 100% REBUILT FROM THE FRAMEWORK UP.  ALL ORIGINAL BODY PANELS WERE REMOVED.  THE FRAME OF THE CAB WAS GUSSETED AT ALL CRITICAL STRESS POINTS WITH WELDED IN ALUMINUM REINFORCEMENTS.  THE CAB WAS THEN RESKINNED WITH ALL ORIGINAL PETERBILT ALUMINUM SHEET METAL-(INCLUDING THE HARD TO FIND CAB CORNERS) -NEW END CAPS MODIFIED TO FIT- ALL NEW WINDOW REGULATORS , STAINLESS STEEL HINGES AND LATCH HARDWARE - ALL NEW GLASS AND WEATHERSTRIPS -RED LED RUNNING LIGHTS - NEW LED BUS LIGHTS WITH GLASS LENSES - PRUTSMAN HEATED AND LIGHTED STAINLESS STEEL MIRRORS - SINGLE HEADLIGHTS WITH STAINLESS STEEL BUCKETS AND H-4 BULBS - TWO NEW 30 INCH GROVER AIR HORNS - STAINLESS STEEL SUN VISOR - THE CAB IS MOUNTED WITH ALL POLYURETHANE BUSHINGS   

HOOD: 127 INCH WIDE NOSE LONG HOOD   COMPLETELY RESKINNED WITH ALL ORIGINAL PETERBILT SHEET METAL - THIS IS A FOUR YEAR RARE HOOD ONLY USED FROM 1968 TO 1972 - LATER OEM 359 FENDERS AND BRACKETS - INNER LINERS - STAINLESS STEEL GRILLE WITH FIVE STAINLESS STEEL GRILLE BARS - THE HOOD IS MOUNTED WITH ALL POLYURETHANE BUSHINGS

INTERIOR:  THE INTERIOR REBUILD STARTED WITH MARINE GRADE BIRCH PLYWOOD FLOORBOARDS WHICH WERE SEALED WITH 6 COATS OF URETHANE AND ATTACHED WITH ALL STAINLESS HARDWARE - THE CAB WAS ENTIRELY COVERED INSIDE WITH DYNAMAT SOUND AND HEAT ABSORBPTION MATERIAL AND THEN INSULATED WITH 2 INCH THICK CLOSED CELL FOAM - THE FLOOR IS COVERED WITH AN ORIGINAL PETERBILT FLOORMAT - THE PEDAL RUBBERS WERE REPLACED WITH OEM PETERBILT - ELDORADO VIP SEATS WITH AIR RIDE , ARMRESTS , LUMBAR SUPPORT AND SEAT HEATERS - THE HEADLINER, DOOR PANELS AND SUN VISORS ARE UPHOLSTERED IN THE SAME MATERIAL AS THE SEATS - CUSTOM 4 INCH PLEATS - INTERIOR BY MARKS CUSTOM INTERIORS - NEW WOODGRAIN DASH AND DOOR PANELS FROM CORTLAND TRUCK WORKS - VIP FOUR SPOKE WOOD STEERING WHEEL - CHROME STEERING COLUMN - CHROME SHIFTER STICK - ALL GAUGES WERE REPLACED WITH LATER PETERBILT GAUGES - LATE MODEL 359 A/C COMBO CONVERTED TO 134 AND SHORTENED TO FIT IN EARLY CAB - OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH KENWOOD AM/FM, CD, SIRIUS SATELITE RADIO - EXTERNAL KENWOOD AMPLIFIER - SEPARATE POLK AUDIO MID-RANGES AND TWEETERS IN CUSTOM ENCLOSURES - KENWOOD SUB-WOOFER - COBRA 29 CB RADIO WITH WEATHER BAND - TWIN HUSTLER ANTENNAS - DUMP VALVE ADDED - ROCKWOOD BRAKE KNOBS - INTERMITTENT WIPERS (AIR OPERATED) - CUSTOM POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL DOOR SILLS - TINTED REAR WINDOW - CUSTOM UPHOLSTERED MAP POCKET -
SPECIFICATIONS
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WATCH THE VIDEO OF THIS PETERBILT
ENGINE
INTERIOR BUILD
CHASSIS
INTERIOR
SOUND SYSTEM - KENWOOD AM-FM CD SIRIUS RADIO - KENWOOD AMPLIFIER    POLK AUDIO SEPERATE MID RANGES AND TWEETERS - SPEAKERS MOUNTED IN       CUSTOM ALUMINUM ENCLOSURES - KENWOOD SUB-WOOFER-COBRA 29 CB
    ORIGINAL PETERBILT WOODRAIN GLOVEBOX DOOR                    ORIGINAL DATA PATE -  ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL               DOCUMENT POUCH MADE FROM THE INTERIOR MATERIAL
    MODIFIED LATE MODEL 359 HEATER/AC COMBO - FOUR INCH PLEATS       NEW WOODGRAIN FROM CORTLAND TRUCK WORKS - ELDORADO VIP SEATS 
     AIR ASSIST VALVE FOR THE AIR HOOD -PTO SWITCH INSTALLED
     ORIGINAL HEATER A/C CONTROLS
ROCKWOOD KNOBS  - ORIGINAL DATA PLATE

VIP STEERING WHEEL - ISSPRO TACHOMETER AND SPEEDOMETER -ALL NEW    PETERBILT GAUGES - ALL SWITCHES AND INDICATOR LIGHTS ARE NEW
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  THIS 1972 PETERBILT 359A WAS JUST COMPLETED IN AN 11 YEAR FRAME OFF RESTORATION. ORIGINALLY A WEST COAST TRUCK, IT'S HAD ONLY 3 OWNERS SINCE NEW.  THE CHASSIS WAS COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED, THE FRAME RAILS WERE SPLIT AND ALL CROSSMEMBERS REMOVED. THE CHASSIS WAS 100% REBUILT FROM THE RAILS UP.  THE CAB WAS 100% REBUILT FROM THE FRAME UP.  THE ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND COMPLETE DRIVELINE ARE 100% REPOWERED.  THE TRUCK WAS REPAINTED IN THE TRADITIONAL MARINER BLUE AND WHITE PETERBILT SEMINOLE PAINT SCHEME - NO EXPENSE WAS SPARED IN REBUILDING THIS TRUCK IN A CLASSIC STYLE USING MODERN UPGRADES FOR INCREASED PERFORMANCE, ECONOMY, RELIABILITY AND APPEARANCE.THIS PETERBILT WAS BUILT TO SHOW QUALITY STANDARDS WITH THE ABILITY TO BE PUT TO WORK AS WELL.                                           

 

  

AUTHORIZED CATERPILLAR REBUILD WITH ALL  PAPERWORK
UPGRADED TO A TRU FLOW 1400 COMPRESSOR SINCE THIS PICTURE
ORIGINAL HEATER A/C CONTROLS -CUSTOM MAP POCKETS - SEPERATE MID  RANGES AND TWEETERS IN CUSTOM ENCLOSURES - VIP ELDORADO SEATS   WITH AIR RIDE , SEAT HEATERS , ARMRESTS , AND LUMBAR SUPPORT
RESTORATION
             THE ORIGINAL TRUCK DRIVEN HOME FROM CALIFORNIA
  CODY
HOT ROD
  SHOP