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#1 Superpeterbilt

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

I drug out my old pete drag truck for a rebuild, that turned into an overhaul. Actually, most of the original kit didnt get reused. So much for a rebuild !! Anyhow, I decided to stretch it out, lower the body, and add two Allison V12s behind the cab. I started by taking some measurements,and scratchbuilding a whole new chassis.I used the rear axles and air ride from a Pete 378 kit.

 

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I started stretching out the body, but still using most of the kit at this point.

 

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I was quickly unsatisfied with this, so I build a new rear section still using the kit rear fenders. I bought a Jimmy Flintstone chopped resin Pete cab, and narrowed the hood to a 351 style. I replaced the front fenders and sunk them futher up into the hood.

 

 

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After much Allison applied drag racing research, I started putting them together. I joined them crank to crank with a collar. I wanted almost a direct drive to the rear ends, with only a short driveshaft. I made the motor mounts and got them mocked up. The body is 90% complete. Then, lots of sanding and blending.

 

 

 

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#2 alangarber

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

Thats different and neat. nice peoject on the go. I like the old way too



#3 Bennyg

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

Wild. The classic cab looks great.

Ben

#4 mackinac359

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:01 PM

Wild !



#5 slusher

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

Great build idea and cool...



#6 Doobie

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:40 PM

Very cool . looks like p****d off pete's big brother



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:12 AM

I will follow this one,very cool build man.

God Bless



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:18 AM

Love your imagination!!!  This is gonna be impressive



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:02 AM

I second that



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:07 PM

That is just too cool.....Beautiful....



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:04 PM

Did some prelimenary sanding/shaping of the body.Gettin ready for some primer.

 

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Robbed an Allison trans out of my Super Boss to mate up to my Allison V-12's.Im going to resin cast it,as I will need more.....

 

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With the wing.....

 

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

That is just too cool !!!!!  Excellent work.... I think I said that, before.....I guess I meant it.....


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:13 PM

That is just too cool !!!!!  Excellent work.... I think I said that, before.....I guess I meant it.....

Thanks man, means a lot!

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:30 AM

Wow! That's quite a sled



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:42 AM

PM sent



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:30 AM

Thats cool Terry



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Looking better and better man. God Bless



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

What a wild ride.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:32 AM

Your truck is very cool already, it reminds me the Super Boss and Bandag Bandit era!!

Can't wait to see more!  



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:14 AM

Your truck is very cool already, it reminds me the Super Boss and Bandag Bandit era!!
Can't wait to see more!  


Thanks. Tyrones trucks are definitley an inspiration here. I was actually reading an article on a truck called the " Bad Brahma Bull", an old White 3000 coe with an Allison engine mounted behind the cab. That kinda got the gears turnin