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What years did they build the 4370 (sometimes called 4300) conventional trucks?

I remember when I was a kid I got in and looked around in a new 4370 Eagle That was back in the late 70s or early 80s. It really made an impression on me. I am looking for an old semi for the farm and would like to find one in reasonable shape...

Thx-Ace

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I worked for a foundry from '72-'76 and we had a fleet of 4200 Transtars. I do remember when one of the 4200's went in for service the lease company would bring out a 4300 to replace it. The difference between the 4200 and 4300 was like night and day. Nicer interior, better insulation, cloth seats, fancy paint job and I am not sure but they seemed to ride better.(longer wheelbase?) Not sure when the Eagles came out but it had to be around that time. The 4300 they brought out was not badged as an Eagle.

Dennis

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4200- shorter hood, Detroit engine. 4300- longer hood, cummins or cat engines.

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They came out in late 1970 if I remember correctly. I remember going to the introduction at my Uncle's dealership and they had a 2 tone green 4200. It had the early style grille with no chrome around it. I remember a new Fleetstar 2000 being right beside it. Jass1660 is right. The 4200 had a 107 in BBC and had V style engines such as 903 cummins or 318 Detroit. The 4300 had a 114 BBC and used the big bore inline 6's. Eason

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The 4200 had a 107 BBC and the 4300 was 117. 4200S were only available with Detroit V6 and V8 configuration engines. The 4300 was available with inline 6s and V configuration engines such as the Detroit 8V-92, 12V-71 and Cat 3408. The Cummins VT903 and IH DV800 were, at one point also available, but only in the 4300. The 4300 was also available(according to my sales literature) in a 120BBC, though I have never seen one.

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I am about 99% sure our 4200's had the 903 with ten speed roadranger.. Don't remember what was in the 9300. Been a lot of years ago though and memory isn't what it used to be.

Dennis

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I have found a few for sale within driving distance. None that jumped out at me though. There is one on Ebay they want over 30K for! A neighbor has one that is a basket case but I don't want to completely restore a truck right now. I will keep looking this winter. I am trying to get my 77 F9000 back running to get me by. That way I can wait for the right truck to come along. I sure like the looks of these old trucks. Thx-Ace

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Pretty sure it was a 4200 that Dad put a few hundred thousand miles on pulling fuel for FS. He started in a FleetStar with a 250 Cummins. Then put 400K on an early RoadBoss w/903 & 9-SPD R-R. Then got the 4200 for a few more years, like the RoadBoss it was 903 powered.

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There is a 4370 eagle on ebay. It is a nice restored truck. It had almost $20k bid but did not meet the reserve! You can find it by searching international 4370 eagle under completed items. I am still looking. Thx-Ace

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I am about 99% sure our 4200's had the 903 with ten speed roadranger.. Don't remember what was in the 9300. Been a lot of years ago though and memory isn't what it used to be.

Dennis

Correct,had friend with a 4200,with a V-903.

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Don't remember the first year,but I bought my tan 4300 Eagle new in 77 was one of the first conventional Eagles,and was still an early 4300,round headlights.The black 4300 was a glider I bought new and built in 1984,last year for 4300's,I believe.

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4200's had an aluminum frame. The Eagle interior was an option on 42's or 43's.

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Steel frame was standard for both the 4200 and 4300, aluminum optional. Same for the cab.

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What years did they build the 4370 (sometimes called 4300) conventional

Thx-Ace

42/4300s were built from 1970 thru 1984 when they were replaced by the 9300.

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Steel frame was standard for both the 4200 and 4300, aluminum optional. Same for the cab.

What the heck. Around here, I've never seen a 4200 with a steel frame. Guy I now work with, his dad hauled fuel for 30+ years. Ran all Transtars, then 9370's, then 9900's. Most of his trucks are still around, either as a tractor or been stretched and have grain box. He must have ordered the 42's with aluminum, 43's with steel to tell them apart.

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Saw lots of 4200's with steel frame and lots with aluminum.Esso fuel(Exxon nowadays)had a fleet of lightweight day cab 4200's.Detroit two strokes with aluminum frames and wheels,Reyco suspension.Very lightweight,didn't even have a passenger seat.When I had my 4300's,had a friend with a 4200,903 Cummins steel frame.Don't remember ever seeing a 4200 with the Eagle package,though I'm sure they probably built a few.

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