I watched a YouTube video of a guy restoring a 1977 Peterbilt 359 last night.
I looked at some eBay Motors auctions and was surprised just how cheap a running 359 can be.
So it gave me a bad idea. I ran it by the wife this morning, and she said “Ugh.”
I want some reader’s opinions.
Keep in mind, I don’t want to do this now, this will take some money so it is most likely a pipe dream, but still.
I want to get a 359 with a sleeper cab. Have it restored with the vibrant color, two tone, metallic paint job of a classic 359. Rebuild the engine, transmission, brakes, make sure the whole truck is back to like new.
Then I want to find a coach builder or body shop that can fabricate me a sheet metal and pickup bed for it like a 1970 Ford F100 stepside.
Have a sleeper cab pickup truck with a 270 inch wheelbase.
Getting the truck should be cheap. Having it restored will be a bear.
I figure if I am making the kind of bank where I could buy a fully dressed Mercedes S-Class, I would rather have something like this done for me.
It would be unique.
Or am I just bat-poop crazy?