The Lil Pete is a very comprehensive and complete body assembly. The components are pre-assembled, for your convenience and for easy assembly. The cabin sleeper unit is pre-assembled complete with floor, with the mounts set out and drilled to fit the existing mount locations on the designated model of pickup. The rear and side sleeper window options are pre-installed, as is the sleeper door assembly option, if ordered with the body assembly. The windshield is installed without the trim. Four 7/16" dia bolts are all that is required to mount the cab assembly to the original pickup mounts.
The best models for donors are '94 to early '98 (old body style) Ford F250/350 extended cab, long box @ 155" wheel base or crew cab, long box @ 168" wheel base; with a 7.3L Powerstorke diesel and auto transmission, 2 wheel drive and single wheel rear drive.
Lil Big Rig has done hours of extensive research to find all the optional extras available to make the Lil Pete look as much like a Pete as possible. The custom fuel tanks are made exclusively for the Lil Pete, to dimensions to make it proportionally correct.
The fuel tanks are available in two different finishes. You may choose from a brilliant polished finish or a satin mill finish. They are complete with custom mounting brackets, vented fuel filler cap, draw and return tubes and Stewart Warner type fuel gauge flange. The battery boxes / cab entry steps are also custom built to Lil Pete specifications from polished aluminum diamond plate and include custom mounting hardware, exclusive for mounting to the Ford donor vehicle. The exhaust system is custom for the Lil Pete and includes the “y” adapter, 5” diameter exhaust stacks, mounting brackets and installation hardware. The visor, front bumper and rear fenders are manufactured to be proportionally correct to complement the look of the Lil Pete.
The door assemblies including power windows are mounted to the cabin unit and adjusted. The dashboard is pre-fitted. A rectangular steel tube is fitted behind the dashboard and steel reinforcement is included to mount the brake booster and steering column.