Thursday, October 12, 2017

Drivin' A Truck: 1974 Peterbilt 359 Cummins


I can't be the only one who fantasizes about driving a big old truck.  Driving a truck might not be a profession that your high school guidance counselor will recommend...but how many more Pharmacists does the world need...and I want to shift gears all day until my arm is swole. But I don't want to spend the few hundred grand that it costs for a new semi truck, so I'll find something more DT priced on craigslist.  Like this 1974 Peterbilt offered for $2,500 in Napa, CA via craigslist.



 From the seller:
1974 Peterbilt 359 two axle tractor . Currently not running with cummins big cam 400 , 8 speed trans, air ride cab, and pete air leaf suspension . Alcoa wheels all the way around with 295-75-22.5 tires . Needs one steer tire . Truck is a good solid project with good body . Clean non opt title 


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6 comments:

  1. Put on a flat bed and make it your daily. Should haul.. well, ass - and what ever you can fit onto the flat bed -lead bars, etc. Alas my HOA likely wouldn't appreciate how cool it is and it would be hard to get it into the garage.

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  2. Just the thing to turn into a stealth motor home / tiny house on a big ass truck.

    Plop a ISO container on it and finish it out.

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  3. That is insane that this beast is only $2500, it's got to be worth that much in scrap metal alone!

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    1. That's the spirit!! Some hipster would pay a few hundred for each tire so he can start his own backyard crossfit training class.

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  4. I have always dreamed of getting a smaller forward cab with double cab and putting an RV trailer on the back so I can tow toys and go camping. My better half is just not into these "strange" toys like I am. George in Canada

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  5. Brings to mind that country classic "I'm goin down to Nashville to get my Peterbuilt..."

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