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Peterbilt 359 custom truck

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#1 Petetrucker07

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

This is the 1st model ive built in about 10 years. I wanted a bad little california hay hauler. I started with a revell peterbilt 359, shortened, removed a drive axle, lowered by cutting axle pearches on steer axle, cut air bags on drive axle, enlarged holes on the rims, made a drop visor out of stainless, bought p&p resin fenders, the stacks i got off ebay, and used testors 1 coat paint for both the green and white.

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#2 Petetrucker07

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:56 AM

The fenders arent mounted yet in these pics, more pics to come

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

nice colors! I also like what you did with the wheels



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

Looks good so far. Get the mods to put this over on the /  On The Workbench section of Big Rigs


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#5 Petetrucker07

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:23 PM

Thanks, i also removed the horns and the molded spots where theyre supposed to be, the drive shaft i lengthened with aluminum tubing, its just about done, i wanna make a different visor and bumper then its done

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

Outstanding work, Man.....That is one sharp looking little rig.....Great paintwork.....



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:25 PM

Thanks, this was my 1st build in a quite a few years, in the middle i was startin to think i took much of leap into it but the truck turned just how i pictured, so to me it was successful

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 01:51 AM

that's one tough looking truck! love it B)



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:40 AM

Great job!



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:41 AM

Great looking truck. Real nice work on it. Could not tell you have not built in a while by looking at this one...



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 03:17 AM

Great job, especially for the first in a decade. 



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:59 PM

Shortening the truck was the most difficult since the drive axle spring hangers are molded to the frame, then tryin to eyeball everything, the wheelbase mainly, im proud of how this came out. Cant wait to start on an old 378 i built years ago, was a best of show, last model i built actually, now a glue bomb, and make it even better than this

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:59 AM

Its finally done. Fenders mounted, light bar done and exhaust finished. Its been 10 years since ive had a model, " under glass ", completely. Gotta get crackin on the current projects now. This 1 is totally off the bench.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 09:08 AM

It just shouts 'California Hay Hauler". Great custom Pete.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 04:37 PM

Gorgeous truck man I really like it. How did you connect those bigger pipes to the old exhaust? Could you show a couple pics?

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:40 AM

At first i looked at it and thought , umm argh no , and then i looked it over a little longer it struck me . I love it !  This is sooooo neat mate , i think i'm going to steal your idea later on when i do some of the other projects on the bench . B)  B)  B)



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:26 PM

don't tell my wife, but I am in love :wub:



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

Bobby, when i get home this weekend ill tske pics and give you some info on the exhsust.
Everyone thanks for awesome comments
Tom, dont worry, sometimes its better the wives dont know exactly what were thinkin about our models, more to the fact, how much is REALLY spent! A mans greatest fear is when he dies, that his wife sells his stuff for what he told her it cost!!!

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:26 PM

don't tell my wife, but I am in love :wub:

Argh !!!! The other woman !!!!



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:24 AM

A mans greatest fear is when he dies, that his wife sells his stuff for what he told her it cost!!!


Definitely true!!!! Lol


Thanks for taking the time out to show me the exhaust. Can't wait to see the pics