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Old 04-04-2009, 06:46 PM
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Who's Seen The Movie "Duel"?

I know the Big Rig section is THE place to ask this question. I think I was about 4 years old(in 1984) when I saw the 1971 movie, Duel, with Dennis Weaver. Throughout time, I've seen the movie a handful of times & as I got into big rigs, I could never guess what kind of rig the guy was getting chased by. I thought it was an AutoCar, but my dad thinks it's a Pete. Does anyone know what kind of truck that was??? I know it sounds stupid, but it's driving me crazy. Can any of you truckers help me out?
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Ah! So it IS a Pete! Guess my dad was right. So by the looks of your pics, the truck still exists. It wasn't really driven off the cliff like in the movie?
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Google is your friend.

Duel (1971 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I had actually just checked this out! Thanks, FireZapper, & the pics rock!
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Duel was badazz. You dont mess with truckers LOL
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I belive they had more then one truck for the movie and did in fact push one over the edge. I love that movie but havent seen it for years.
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Well now I have to go rent a movie.

How is heavy coming?
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I belive they had more then one truck for the movie and did in fact push one over the edge. I love that movie but havent seen it for years.
They did; there were 5. Now there's only 1 still in exsistance & it's actually a 1960 Pete 281(not much changed since '55). The truck has a different Cummins engine in it now, has over 1million miles on the truck itself, & the guy that owns it(in St.Louis, MO) is fixing a few mechanical problems.
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Well now I have to go rent a movie.

How is heavy coming?
I'm going to finish off the Tank this weekend(just back brakes now), I start pulling Heavy apart either this coming Sat or Sun.

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I didn't stop research on the truck after Wikipedia. Check this out; the truck itself actually has a fan site:

The Surviving Duel Truck - Home
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