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One sexy looking 69 Pete
« on: May 08, 2008, 08:08:35 AM »

  (I might be bending the rules a little here. Because I did grab these photos from some one else. but I also spent an hour reworking them)

 I cleaned these pictures up for The guy who is lucky enough to have this work of art . his handle is Cowboy ( Randy )   anyways, I felt like, they should also be posted on hanks too. I don't know any other information about the truck. with the exception , the owner really-really wants to drive to Wisconsin , so I can get my cameras all over it . and of course have a ride in it. I think it was him that really - really wants to drive to Wisconsin . or it might even be me . Really doesn't matter who.  just as long as it happens. :-D  There are some great looking rides out there. but I think the classic clean look he accomplished is out standing!!!

Terry   Oops I should have had Jan close his eyes, before I used the word sexy. Because we probably have a blushing "Norwegian" on our hands now.... :wink:






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One sexy looking 69 Pete
« on: May 08, 2008, 08:08:35 AM »

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 08:39:16 AM »
That is the perfect truck.
Class...you either have it, or you don't.

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 08:57:21 AM »
Oops I should have had Jan close his eyes, before I used the word sexy. Because we probably have a blushing "Norwegian" on our hands now.... :wink:

 :oops: :oops:

 :-D :lol: :lol: :-D

No comment on that comment.  :-P My only two comments: 1. you're right in using that word about this truck. And 2. that was the perfect birthday gift post for Ryan.  :wink:

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2008, 04:44:38 PM »
Not a fan of the bunk, almost looks like a big headache rack but all in all its still a sweet Pete!

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 05:11:35 PM »
Thats a very, very, very, very, (Did i mention very?).... nice truck. Love the looks of those old stainless mercury's

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 03:30:57 AM »


The sleeper is what makes the tractor clean and true to its date. Its called a mercury sleeper which was the "Hilton" of its day.

Some history of the bunk
"In the 1960s and 1970s Peterbilt used the shell of a KW sleeper with Peterbilt skin, doors, roof and interior. 30" and 36" sleepers were available. If a buyer wanted a larger sleeper, Peterbilt worked with Mercury Sleepers for 40" and 60" and custom sized sleepers. Mercury would paint the sleeper to match the factory paint or the sleeper came with polished quilted aluminum."

here a couple more..





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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 03:41:02 AM »
I LOVE polished aluminum Mercury bunks. I want a truck set up just like Cowboy's '69, 359-127 Little Window with a small polished Mercury bunk. Those bunks are hard to find though, they're probably expensive once you find 'em too. :|

Someday, I would really like to restore one.

Does Cowboy work that beauty?
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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008, 08:03:40 AM »



that looks sharp!  :-o

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008, 09:52:38 AM »


 I'm not sure if he is working it or not. from what i understand, he just finished it sometime last week. Also. I should have stated, that the other pictures I posted. were not taken by me. I was just using them as references.   
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 10:02:53 AM »

 Here is a a little info I was sent by the owner of the truck..

  " I was just on Hanks, yes I work it, 400 cumins big cam 3( you ought a see my engine, its Cummings beige and everything aluminum is polished even the oil cooler & oil pan), 13 over, 355's, 24.5 low pro's, I in framed the engine in my shop 23,000 miles ago all this and a stainless firewall. Oh and by the way you'll like this one its a 359A, aluminum frame, my lightweight if anyone wants to know with the bucket is 26,700.   Thanks, Randy"
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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2008, 12:57:04 PM »
The ol' Mercury sleeper just adds more class to an already classy truck.  8-)

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008, 05:33:21 PM »
I love old narrow window's with Mercury sleepers!!!!!  I've loved that orange one since I saw it out here 15+ years ago!  I'm pretty sure back then it had a precup Cat in it then.  Not sure if it was on '08 or a '93.  For some reason now though I don't think it has one in it now.  I'll have to look when it's down at Brooks this year.  I hope I get to go.

And yes the first one is BEAUTIFUL!  That is truly a work of art.   :-o

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Re: One sexy looking 69 Pete
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