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1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« on: May 23, 2011, 04:17:26 PM »
This is our new cabover, it's a 1989. It has a 3406-B CAT w/ Eaton 9-spd.

From the junkyard about a month ago.



Finally, It got droped off at the shop today.




The only things it need as of right now is a driver side fuel tank, lid for the battery box, and batteries. And, gotta work on driver side door, because you gotta go threw the other side.
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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 06:56:59 PM »
Nice! Should be a fun project.  8)

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 01:59:53 PM »
Ooh, I love 362's, this should be a fun build to watch, I will definitely keep posted here.

Thanks to roogie for the Photo!

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 05:56:29 PM »








First thing, the fairings on the side of the sleeper are coming off. We made an attempt, then got side tracked. So, we will take them off sometime in the next week or so.
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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 05:14:03 PM »
June 3, 2011







Neat air line mount

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 05:18:47 PM »
It's got almost new recaps on all the drives, well except for one hub.





The frame was blue at one time, and now there is about 2 inches of black paint covering it up. That is now peeling badly.





And, the best thing about this truck is.......It has a AIR-RIDE cab!! :) :)

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 05:44:59 AM »
362 with air ride is rare as heck if that's a factory install.
A very short lived option.

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 07:18:48 PM »
July 9, 2011
FINALLY, The cabover was started and I MISSED it. But, oh well, it will be started before long again.  From what I was told 3 batteries, 4 gallons of diesel, and about 10 minutes on a battery charger it fired right up no problem.  It ran for about 10 minutes, just long enough for it to build air, we gotta work on the leveler valve in the back.  The back axle was about 3 inches from the ground.









We got alot of work with a wire brush before we can paint the motor.




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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 08:33:05 PM »
July 20, 2011

The truck now starts on it own.  Smokes like a freight train. ;D  All so, found that the A/C still works!!!! Just needs to be charged.  We got the gear shift freed and started on the brake pedal, but we kinda broke it off at the floor.
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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 09:52:47 PM »
Steam the engine before you go at it with the wire brush. It'll clean those larger chunks right off and save you a bit of time with the wire-brush.

Looks like you've got most of the truck to work with there, just a lot of clean up and refurbishing work.

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2011, 04:11:24 PM »
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And, the best thing about this truck is.......It has a AIR-RIDE cab!! :) :)

Hey Scobey. I just joined the forum after finding this thread while searching the web for 362s. Sweet machine you got there.

Does yours have the air-ride cab in the front? I ask because I can see your rear cab air-ride is the factory system (very rare indeed -- most you see are the Cabmate aftermarket system), and I want to somehow get my cab on air, front and rear. I didn't even know they made factory air-ride cab for the 362 (especially not in the front) until I got hold of a big fat factory service manual a couple of years ago, which diagrams both the front and rear mechanisms.

I have an 89 single-axle with only 141k on it (ex-CBS production truck), and a non-running 90 tandem-axle. I just got started -- the plan is to drop the rear axle from the 89, and stretch it by adding on a section from the 90 that I'll cut off the at the back of the cab or so (the 90 has Pete Low-Air  8)). I welcome any advice anyone has regarding doing this.

Here's the 89 (how about those lower fairings?):


Here's the 90 on the lowboy after I went and got it with the 89:


Happy restoring!!! Looking forward to hearing more about your progress!

-Glenn


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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2011, 05:55:40 PM »
I can say I've never seen a Pete coe with side skirts, well except for the 372, I think.  Our ole cabover just has the air-ride on the rear of the cab.  And, our cabover we're thinking its a ex-Sealand truck.  One of our drivers used to drive on back in the early 90's, ours has a white cab and used to have a blue frame, oh and a air shield.  But, I can't find any pictures of the old SeaLand cabovers to compare ours too.  And, good luck with your build, gltech.

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 03:20:11 AM »
Glenn,
A 362 with chassis skirts is rare.  Not a lot of them were built.  Peterbilt featured a red/white/blue 362-110 with the skirts in several brochures in the 90's.


Your white/red/yellow 362 looks a lot like one featured in FirstClass magazine - a fleet ran bunches of them - mostly glider kits. (I can't remember the fleet name).

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And, the best thing about this truck is.......It has a AIR-RIDE cab!! :) :)

Hey Scobey. I just joined the forum after finding this thread while searching the web for 362s. Sweet machine you got there.

Does yours have the air-ride cab in the front? I ask because I can see your rear cab air-ride is the factory system (very rare indeed -- most you see are the Cabmate aftermarket system), and I want to somehow get my cab on air, front and rear. I didn't even know they made factory air-ride cab for the 362 (especially not in the front) until I got hold of a big fat factory service manual a couple of years ago, which diagrams both the front and rear mechanisms.

I have an 89 single-axle with only 141k on it (ex-CBS production truck), and a non-running 90 tandem-axle. I just got started -- the plan is to drop the rear axle from the 89, and stretch it by adding on a section from the 90 that I'll cut off the at the back of the cab or so (the 90 has Pete Low-Air  8)). I welcome any advice anyone has regarding doing this.

Here's the 89 (how about those lower fairings?):


Here's the 90 on the lowboy after I went and got it with the 89:


Happy restoring!!! Looking forward to hearing more about your progress!

-Glenn

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2011, 03:27:35 AM »
If i may,i would make 1 suggestion.
You have nice tyres on the truck,if you want them to last you better protect them from the sun.
If you don't,they will break from exposure in time.

Happy restoring and keep us up to date on how it is going.

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Re: 1989 Peterbilt 362 {New Project}
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2011, 06:02:12 AM »
You have some sandblasting ahead of you my friend. :D
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