Oklahoma hauler’s 1987 Peterbilt 359

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Updated Nov 1, 2019

Dennis White, the owner of Dennis White Trucking out of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, bought the 1987 Peterbilt 359 in the video above in May 2018 to “fix up to show and play with.”

The truck was on display in the Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competition in August, where it picked up third place in the Limited Mileage Bobtail class.

See a full list of winners from August’s Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish contest here.See a full list of winners from August’s Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish contest here.

As White explains in the video, he tore the truck down to just the cab and frame and rebuilt it from there with the goal of restoring it to close to its original look.

He says he is most proud of the work he and his shop put into the interior. They completely redid the interior to restore it to its original style with just a couple quality-of-life improvements, such as Legacy seats from Seats Inc.

Under the hood is a 425-hp Cat with a 15-speed, which White says they redid themselves. They replaced every component on the engine and added some “bling,” such as a stainless radiator and more.

White says the original goal with the rig was to fix it up into a show truck and have fun rebuilding it, and the project went further than he planned.

Dennis White’s 1987 Peterbilt 359 took about 15 months to restore before it was entered into the Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competition in August. (Photos by Jason Kindig)Dennis White’s 1987 Peterbilt 359 took about 15 months to restore before it was entered into the Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competition in August. (Photos by Jason Kindig) White and his family’s shop rebuilt the 425-hp Cat with a 15-speed and added some stainless and other additions to give it a cleaner look.White and his family’s shop rebuilt the 425-hp Cat with a 15-speed and added some stainless and other additions to give it a cleaner look. White says he’s most proud of the interior work they did on the truck to restore it back to its original look.White says he’s most proud of the interior work they did on the truck to restore it back to its original look. White says people have asked him to air ride the cab and put a bigger hole in the sleeper, but he wants to keep both of those original.White says people have asked him to air ride the cab and put a bigger hole in the sleeper, but he wants to keep both of those original.
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