The Pacemaker

Pacemaker Cabovers were built from 1970 through 1980. The Pacemaker replaced the UniLite cabover in late 1969.

Pacemaker saw several changes during it's run.  Look for variations in air conditioning units, grab handle styles, battery box and air tank locations, low-mount door handles, and a taller, high-horsepower version The H model.

Pacemakers carried the designators 352 for tandem, 282 for single drive chassis designators of A-Aluminum, S-Steel, M-mix Steel rails with aluminum crossmembers.  Cab designators depended on BBC selected, 54" 63" 73" 86" 110".  Special sizes along with tandem steer options were available.


1975_352_110brochure.jpg (59782 bytes)  110bbctan352.jpg (40472 bytes) This '75 352 double-bunk on the brochure is the same truck I photographed in the July of '75 behind the Newark plant. 



meand352.jpg (44610 bytes) briankimball_352left.jpg (31590 bytes) briankimball_352right.jpg (28570 bytes)    These 3 photos are of the same truck.  The 3rd photo was taken at Peterbilt of Wisconsin-Waukesha, that's me beside it.  The other 2 pics are of the truck in '79 after a repaint. Brian Kimball photo.          classofindustrycover352.jpg (70453 bytes)
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kevin swanson before352.jpg (51497 bytes) kevin swanson352new.jpg (32861 bytes) kevin swanson 352.jpg (90329 bytes) Kevin Swanson's 1975 352. The 1st photo is the truck as seen in 2005, the photos to the left are the same truck when new in '75 and then in 2006 after a beautiful restoration. kevin swanson 352 rear.jpg (70475 bytes) kevin swanson 352rh.jpg (80386 bytes)
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UPS commissioned two 282 tractors for mountain pass duty.  4x4 set-ups.  Note the polished wheels

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How not to see a Pacemaker

Alan Arnold snapped these photos back in 1974 at Nashville Peterbilt
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cabsatfactory_smaller.jpg (34213 bytes)  Along with the 1100 series cabs stacked you can see several Pacemaker cabs.  Photo taken by Randy Lederman at the Newark Peterbilt Parts Department building in 1976. 359factory_small.jpg (46608 bytes) Look behind the 359s and you'll see the 1976 bicentennial stripe package on a 352 called Patriot.  Randy Lederman photo. 352intheweedsSoo.jpg (35157 bytes)


The H Models



The H had a 4 inch taller cab, larger step pockets, bigger doghouse, radiator, grille, and components to accept larger horsepower engines.  H made it's appearance on the market in 1976. Only 86" and 110" cabs were available.


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This poor ol' girl looks suspiciously like the cover photo on the brochure at the beginning of the H photo.

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The "361" prototype was developed, but never launched.  Designed for large engines, large 36" fan for quieter cooling, the 361 never made it past the testbed (test truck) stage and was dubbed "Wastebed" by the design engineers.  I shot a photo of Wastebed back in 1975.  After speaking with Huston Marlowe at Peterbilt, who was on the design team in 1972 when the truck was built he had a photo in his archives.  Later I  was contacted by Don Mullen who also was on the design team, and supplied me with another view.  I'd like to thank both Huston and Don for the use of their photographs of this rare truck.

Wastebed also featured a patented tilt system, hand fabricated aluminum and stainless steel interior and dash (as the prototype for a new dash), and sat approximately 6 inches taller than a Pacemaker.  Powered by a Cummins KTA600.

Wastebed was built in 1972, and dismantled in the summer of 1975

I shot this photo in July of 1975

Here's the truck being dismantled in late July of '75

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This is a 1/10th scale model of Wastebed by Dale Root built for Peterbilt in 1972. Note that Dale's version has rounded 1100 cab doors.

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Wastebed in it's glory.

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