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1946 Peterbilt?
« on: September 28, 2010, 01:32:12 AM »
I visited a friend of mine in Fort Rock this weekend and he had this old Pete sitting there at his hay ranch.  He said it was a 1946. I could not locate the id tags on it, not sure where they are. It apparently has a 180 Cummins, twin sticks, and Timken worm drives. It appears to be a really solid old truck. The cab needs a really good cleaning. It appears that it had some rodents in it. It is for sale, but hes pretty proud of it.  Somewhere around $10K. It seems a little high, but i have no idea.  Your feed back would be appreciated.

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Jake
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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 12:26:00 PM »
I like it but not 10k worth.  It might come close though.  If they invested a few days of intensive cleaning and maybe rub out the paint a little it could pull that pretty easy.  If mine sells it might end up on my shopping list. 

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 01:51:00 PM »
Jake,

Everything on it looks period correct to me (fuel tanks, air cleaner, luberfiner, mirrors, tabletop dash with the big guages, front bumper, headlights, etc. --- not all hokadooked up.  Oval pete logos are wrong, but who cares!

Beaver Nation won't let you bring it home so close to Corvallis, Jake, unless you paint her!

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 08:00:29 PM »
Funny my wife said exactly the same thing this morning, that we couldn't own a green and yellow truck but orange and black would be OK.  I like it. 

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 11:05:59 PM »
Well im pretty sure that the Green/Yellow is a John Deere thing, not a Duck thing.  Even being a John Deere guy, i couldnt leave it that color.  Its just not right.  I like the orange idea for an early Pete. What you think Scott?

I do agree that the $10K is a bit much. I could see $5000 pretty easy.  Its really solid.  Not that I could swing that much right now anyway. Ive got two other trucks to work on plus about 6 tractors to restore before i get another truck. Although a trailer to put behind the KW's would be pretty handy.

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 09:24:13 AM »
Speaking of color, I think that truck would look darn sharp all black with polished grill and some chrome wheels.  Maybe some other details.  When you say Fort Rock do you mean near Bend?  If my truck sells I may be interested in it. 

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 07:56:46 PM »
This must be the same truck? Can't remember who sent me the pic...but it was a while ago....
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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 10:37:33 PM »
that would have to be the same truck.  Yes Fort Rock out towards Christmas Valley.

John-could you send me that pic any bigger than what it is?  If thats the date that it was taken, that could be my friend standing next to it.
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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 12:27:23 AM »
The more I see, the more I like it. 

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 01:35:43 PM »
Better nix the orange idea, it is over-used already.  I never much liked orange anyway --atleast until I got my truck!  Always more partial to yellow.

Kevin--- Keep in mind that is a cool old truck, but it probably tops out at 45MPH at 2100RPM.  Seattle traffic would be a b$#@%!

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 01:41:07 PM »
if it's anything like steve's 48  42 mph firewalled   be ok during rush hour

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 12:23:55 AM »
Yea I think it needs a heart transplant and some taller gears.  I have a verbal deal to sell my truck now so I can start shopping more seriously.  I really like the idea of a black truck.

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 12:06:59 PM »
Jake,
I'll shoot ya one today if I get to the shop. It's on the other computer.
That's a pretty nice ol' Pete...and the one thing to keep in mind is that there's no more of them being made, so it's worth whatever someone will pay for it. I've seen that happen with old airplanes for the past 35 years. I remember a friend paying 5 grand for a very nice, flying Champ and we all laughed at him at the time and told him he threw away his money.... he doubled his money 2 years later and flew the heck out of it in the meanwhile, while us "smart guys" were still walking around, looking for a "deal"..... just something to think about.....
JH

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 12:22:28 PM »
John H. -- I am with you on the values of old/antique/out of production items, like these old trucks. There are so many indivivual variables that come into play that acceptable prices don't really get more fine-tuned than "ranges".

This old Pete I would say should go for $5,000-15,000.  Depends on how bad someone wants to sell and how bad someone wants to buy it -- and like you said,  they quit making new ones a while back.

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Re: 1946 Peterbilt?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 12:49:18 PM »
Yea I think it needs a heart transplant and some taller gears.  I have a verbal deal to sell my truck now so I can start shopping more seriously.  I really like the idea of a black truck.
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Kevin a charger motor and geared for about 70  plus the black and orange paint job would be perfect  gotta get rid of the green and yellow ;D
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