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1959 Kenworth CC-925

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My truck was other then original in so many ways when I got it, I decided to mostly keep it that way and make some improvements in the process. The intent is for it to generally remain near original in appearance but perform to a more modern standard.

As it currently sits - Aluminum frame, factory 260" wheelbase, SQHD 4.11 rears, 5x3 (Fuller TO-905C and Spicer 3 speed aux) Cummins Big Cam 400 - N14 450 pump, HT3B turbo and a N14 pulse exhaust maifold. Body is the original cab and a later 62-64 wide tilt hood. I don't know if the hood is a factory piece or some older aftermarket replacement of some kind. I added a later FF-941 front axle with air disk brakes from a 85ish Kenworth dump truck. The brakes made a huge difference in stopping difference.



Currently in the process of being repainted. I will be continuing the blog of the process here.

1959 Kenworth CC-925 60's tribute truck, 1980 Freightliner FLC 12064

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Disc brakes on the front axle is very nice indeed!

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The NHCT-270 Cummins I removed last fall is loaded in my pickup for delivery to Oregon Saturday. While down there I will be working the next month or so.

1959 Kenworth CC-925 60's tribute truck, 1980 Freightliner FLC 12064

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I have 8 aluminum rears w/ tires ready to be taken home, polished and mounted. My Parts truck (57) is due for pickup Friday or Saturday depending on how things work out. I won't be home for about a month so no progress for a while. I might be building a gantry crane though at some point which will be pretty handy I think. Building a 10 foot span 4-5k crane is the plan.

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Kevin, That is what I built for my shop and I sure don't regret it. Wayne

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I think I now own a 1957 CJ-925 but I don't know for sure as I haven't heard back from my friend picking it up in Idaho.


The main parts I am after are the cab and front end sheetmetal as I have mentioned in other posts. The cab exterior seems pretty straight. The roof has some dents and dings but is better then my cab roof I have. Also seems to have all it's rivets near as I can tell. Better then what I have. The grill looks pretty straight and complete. Fenders are steel and mostly straight as well. Passenger side has a dent but it isn't too bad. I can fix it. What I don't use will get shared, traded and anything that isn't of particular value will be scrapped to recoup some costs.

I would like to either find a better set of butterfly hood panels or have mine duplicated. As I have mentioned in the past I am considering setting the truck up in such a way as to make it possible to swap from one hood to the other over a weekend. Have stuff painted and matching etc. I know that it would take some doing to accomplish it but if it doesn't require changing out any significant structure I should be able to do it fairly easy with some help. Once the truck makes it to the Seattle area and gets unloaded at my friends I am hoping I can get a better evaluation and some pictures.

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David, Glad you got that 57. I saw it for sale but just did not have time to do anything with it. Wayne

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I found out it is safe and sound in the Seattle area at a friends place. He made it back OK. Hopefully later in the weekend I might get some pictures.

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Well here it is.



One of these days Patrick will start posting over here and share his collection with us. At any rate he was who picked this up for me. He gave me some feedback. Frame is toast. I will use it for my gantry crane or scrap. If the frame horns are OK I will save those and any of the crossmembers that are good. He tells me the cab bodywork is as it appears, straight. Grill looks very useable. Pretty much what I expected. It remains unknown if the 262 is salvageable or parts. I don't know what main transmission it has.

All the pictures of it I got earlier are here:
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/22855/79767

1959 Kenworth CC-925 60's tribute truck, 1980 Freightliner FLC 12064

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I'm glad see this truck get picked up, if I had a need for KW parts I would have grabbed it myself.

It would have been a shame for it to go to the crusher.


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