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1985 Western Star

Posted By westernstar85 Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:35 PM
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I sold the truck in December of 2011 due to being stupid and money issues. I bought the truck back a few weeks ago. I will post some pictures soon
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Any new updates on this truck?
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Very nice. Dont see many older Stars up my way, real popular brand but they rusted quick. Pretty unusual to see one with a set of sticks that wasnt built for serious heavy hauling. Have you ordered a copy of the build sheet from the archive yet ?.John
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....just dont mention his name near any scales.... especially in VA and TN

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My brother had a 85 and I had a87 and a 95 and they all had the same instrument panels that you have. There is still some parts inventory kicking around if you get a dealer that will root it out for you. You guys might check with Springfield Tractor Trailer in Springfield Ill. They are a good WS dealer and you can mention my name with-out getting shot. 217-789-2673. Wayne
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westernstar85, I went to that salvage yard this weekend that has the Western Star cab. I don't think the panel to the right on the dash is the same. It only has one big panel to the right of the main panel and not two like yours. Not sure if the one big panel would work for you or not for the larger of the two panels. It does have the glove box door but it is not in real good shape either.

I could not find a manufacture date but I'm thinking it may be an early '90s cab.

I tried to get a picture with my phone but it did not come out. The dash looked like this one from Truck Paper.

http://www.auctiontime.com/OnlineAuctions/Details.aspx?OHID=2424138&lp=trk&bcatid=27

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I think KW would.  We saw an 8 X 4 rigup chassis with a 1200 series Spicer w/ power tower.  It was in the KW yard at OKC--Sold to Goober Drilling Co in Stillwater, OK.

Have seen some 8 X 4 Western Stars in Oklahoma and am sure they would have auxiliary trans. to run the winches even if they didn't need the gear ratios.

Saw some interesting Petes this past week at El Reno.  Four of them for heavy haul in the oil patch.  They had double frames, super singles on the steer and lift axle.  All wheels polished aluminum Budds--talk about classy trucks and they ain't cheep!

Dean


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If you were to go to Pete,KW, or Western Star and wanted a new truck with  a 5x4 in it would they build it still?

            Mike.
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Good looking truck.  Ought to be fun to drive with that 5 x 4 in it.

All I need is one more good deal and I'll be out of business.:unsure:

I'll stick with the old and they can stick the new.:blink:

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Welcome aboard!

Sharp looking star.It doesn't look like it'll take to much to get her back in shape.


Fred Kuhn, St.albans, VT.
1974 Peterbilt 359 Detroit 12v71n @475 13spd

1972 Ford F250 4x2 390 4spd

1994 Ford F350 4x4 IH 7.3 Turbo 5spd

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