Seeking Resources - Truck Restoration


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Hey all - if my plan works out I will be free to spend less time working and more time traveling our country in about 5 years. Want to spend half the year pulling a 5th wheel. Not a professional trucker, but I am seriously interested in using a tractor as my tow vehicle. Preferably an older Pete. Am looking to buy something inexpensive and have it restored, not show quality, but in perfect mechanical condition. Something I can use with confidence for another decade or so. Not interested in modern emissions type high dollar rigs. Will only run about 20K a year.

With that in mind, I’m looking for shops in the southwest that are reliable and do this type of restoration as their main service. Thanks in advance for suggestions, recommendations, even leads to find good donor rigs.