Now with pics from the 60s through current models
These photos are primarily for model builders to aid in detailing their Peterbilt models. As with all photos on this site, click on the thumbnail to enlarge. Some photos are fuzzy photos from old brochures. When time allows I will rescan them clearer.
1950's "Deluxe Cab" interior used before the UniLite cab. This is the interior for the RNK Conversions (former Silver State) 350-354-380 resin kits, and the Illini 351 resin conversion. Note the 2 Tachographs on the right side of the dash. These are available in kit form! Look at the AMT/Ertl Paystar dash and it has them molded in.
Unilite cab, 1965 with "Peterbilt Brown" painted surfaces. Note no padding on doors. This interior is similar to the AMT "California Hauler" T500 kit with the door panels. The kit represents a basic interior with painted door panels and rear walls (perforated aluminum). Rubber floormat. Brown leather seats. Steering wheel is beige.
UniLite cab, 1970 with Oxblood Red upholstery and gold painted surfaces. Peterbilt brochure photo.
UniLite cab, 1970 with green. Note top of doors are woodgrain, where the T500 model kit has the wood in the center of the door.
Another UniLite cab in green
This is a good view of the UniLite interior in an unrestored original condition truck.
Pre-1972 UniLite little window conventional dash in "Peterbilt Brown"
In late 1972 the UniLite cab was replaced with the 1100 series cab. This new rounded top dash was introduced.
The 1100 series cab had this for the Classic interior. Note the cycolac headliner. Drivers didn't like it, dealers hated it. Painted surfaces in 1100 cab were beige. This interior matches the AMT T501(current reissue 359 and Wrecker) Peterbilt 359 kit. Colors in the 70's were black, dark brown, oxblood red, green and blue.
Here's a plain-jane 1100 series cab interior. Doors, rear wall and headliner are all beige.
In 1975 a padded headliner returned with the Classic interior. A 4 spoke steering wheel (like the Revell kit) was available. Color is Oxblood Red.
In 1978 Classic II interior with no woodgrain on the door panels. Note the lack of instruments and switches on the dash. This was a "work truck" and a daycab, note the rear window. Colors for the late 70's through early 80's were black, gray, tan, oxblood red and blue.
Note: Compare the rear window in the above 3 conventional interiors. Originally an 18x29 window, it grew to an 18x36 window by 1975. The AMT kit has the larger rear window. If you wish to make a Revell or Italeri Peterbilt cab into a daycab, use the backwall from the AMT kit. Same thing if you wish to include a window in the sleeper of the Revell 63" flattop box or raised roof Italeri kits, the window in the 359 cab is the same size.
In late '77 the Dash of Class was introduced, and was optional until becoming standard in late '78. New rounded top, some refer to as "Corvette Dash." No car influence here, designer Huston Marlowe was inspired by an antique Rearwin Speedster airplane from the '30's. Many Peterbilt styling cues are aircraft influenced. Dash of Class would remain until 1987. The Revell 359's and the Monogram 359 had this kit, as did the ill-fated Ertl metal-chassis 359 kit.
A photo showing an early 1100 series dash and a UniLite dash. The 1100 dash has Bare Metal Foil for the dials. Tedious work! The dash appeared in Model Cars Magazine in 2003.
1960's UniLite cabover interior and instrument panel
1970 Pacemaker interior, passenger side. The AMT T502 Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker has this interior also the photo below matches the kit. Interior colors were available in green, blue, red, brown and black.
1975 Oxblood Red Pacemaker interior. 4 spoke steering wheel available (Revell 359 kit has these) in matching color to the upholstery. .
352H interior in brown 352 interior in brown NOTE: Peterbilt's standard steering wheels are off-white beige, not a bright white.
Pacemaker instrument panel.
352 Pacemaker drivers cockpit in green 110" double sleeper interior. From 1972.
1978 interior received new upholstery style with no wood grain on the doors. The doghouse became carpeted also. Note the overhead console that was optional for mounting the radio. By the late 70s interior colors were red, lighter brown, blue, black and green.
1987 379 dash. This is what the Italeri 378/379 dash is supposed to look like.
Matching door panels to the Italeri 378 and 377 kit. The bunk
1987-late 90's vinyl interior Images copyright Peterbilt Motors Company
American Class interior from 2003 This features a rounded dash that debuted in the late 90's, diagonal upholstery on the doors.
Instrument panel from the 325, 330, 335 and 340 series conventional Only available in gray.
Platinum interior for 2006. Color coordinated dash, doors, firewall. Available in Saharan Tan, Burgundy Wine, Arctic Gray and Maritime Blue. The Prestige is the next level down with no upholstery on the doors and has rubber floors. The base is ProBilt with no woodgrain on the doors or lower dash. For modelbuilders, the new interiors have new door panels with old-style door handles, powerlock and window controls on the top of the door panel, along with new woodgrain and grab handle locations. Image copyright Peterbilt Motors Company.
Interior photos from various years
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