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I’m starting to build a stretched Pete kustom. I have a 379 bunk house but not a cab or hood.... 

First the info part, what all kits have a “good” rendition of a 379 for a cab and hood?? I know Italeri has a couple but haven’t seen them much to know what they are like... I think they are multi piece bodies but other than that I don’t know!!!

Ok, now for parts needed..... If I can find a 379 cab I would need the complete cab with glass all interior parts (seats, dash, coloumn, steering wheel etc) along with the hood assembly (hinges, headlights, grille etc) or if someone had a parts kit that was missing an engine or other stuff....

So, I guess first off if I can get the expertise of you guys as to which 379 parts would be the better!! Along with if anyone would have these parts available?? If so we can hopefully work out a trade if someone does!!!?? 

With that, thanks for looking and as always, Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!! 

Doc

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For a Peterbilt 379, you can use the Italeri Peterbilt 378 for just about everything you need, and you can get the 379 hood from Gary Wallace (gwtrucks@yahoo.com).  All I have your you is advice, I have none of the parts you're looking for.  Good luck with your project.

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Jamie at moluminum sells Bill Drennen's complete 379 kit at a decent price. I think that it's 1/25 scale. I'm sure that it is top quality.

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Thanks gents!!!!!! I will check them out, I’d need the interior parts too but!!!!

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Gwen resin hood,grill and lights. Adding to the frame just behind the springs and cab for sleeper I think! Lowering the cab 3 too  4MM. Did this year's ago kinda forgetting what all was done.

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IMG_1399_zps817ab328.jpg 

Gwen resin hood,grill and lights. Adding to the frame just behind the springs and cab for sleeper I think! Lowering the cab 3 too  4MM. Did this year's ago kinda forgetting what all was done.

Rotten Pawtucket!!

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42 minutes ago, clayton said:

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Gwen resin hood,grill and lights. Adding to the frame just behind the springs and cab for sleeper I think! Lowering the cab 3 too  4MM. Did this year's ago kinda forgetting what all was done.

Rotten Pawtucket!!

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Still trying to get parts for it!!

still need 379 parts...

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On 12/22/2017 at 9:52 AM, DrKerry said:

I’m starting to build a stretched Pete kustom. I have a 379 bunk house but not a cab or hood.... 

First the info part, what all kits have a “good” rendition of a 379 for a cab and hood?? I know Italeri has a couple but haven’t seen them much to know what they are like... I think they are multi piece bodies but other than that I don’t know!!!

Ok, now for parts needed..... If I can find a 379 cab I would need the complete cab with glass all interior parts (seats, dash, coloumn, steering wheel etc) along with the hood assembly (hinges, headlights, grille etc) or if someone had a parts kit that was missing an engine or other stuff....

So, I guess first off if I can get the expertise of you guys as to which 379 parts would be the better!! Along with if anyone would have these parts available?? If so we can hopefully work out a trade if someone does!!!?? 

With that, thanks for looking and as always, Thanks in advance for any and all help!!!!! 

Doc

On 3/8/2018 at 9:14 PM, DrKerry said:

Still trying to get parts for it!!

still need 379 parts...

As had been mentioned earlier, a resin hood is the only true way you would have a 379, though the 378 is basically the same truck. The biggest differences between the two are the 378 has a shorter and slightly sloped hood 

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where the 379 is longer and flat on the top. 

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As for a base kit that should be still somewhat easy to find, especially since you said you already knew that Italeri makes a few Pete kits (I'll get to the inner bits  in a minute) and that you already have a sleeper, Italeri's 378-119 would be a great starting point for you in my opinion because it would give you all the cab and interior you need. 

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Of course, this would also, though you already have a sleeper. 

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One other possibility for a donor would also be the Italeri Pete 377 A/E. Though it has a totally (and in my opinion ugly) different hood, all the other parts are shared with the 378. 

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I would also guess all the parts in the the 378 and 377 A/E are shared in the 378-119 as well, but since of the 3, the pics of the 378 with the sleeper and the 377 A/E are from my personal collection while the 378-119 is just a box art image from Google, though it is on my "to get" list to correct my Can Do wrecker from its incorrect 359 hood, cab, and interior. 

 

Now on to what to expect in the box, and you were correct in your opening post that they are multipiece cabs but from other Italeri trucks that I have built, they go together quite nicely as long as you take your time and test fit and don't rush the assembly. As for all the other bits in the box, Italeri has started putting pics of the sprues on the box side, and this is what is in the sleeper version of the 378. 

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Any of the Italeri Pete kits, with the addition of a resin 379 hood, would give you a pre 2008 (if I remember correctly) 379. The reason I say pre 2008 (again if I remember correctly) is that newer Petes have a newer and more rounded dash than the kit's flat dash, and a more subtle difference most would not know of and less likely to notice unless it would be someone like me that has driven one, the slightly taller "Ultracab" roof on the top of the cab itself. It's a slight difference, but if you compare the Can Do wrecker pic to this one of a 2012 386 I drove, you can see the difference in the roof height of the Ultracab. 

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If you would choose to do a newer Ultracab version, I do believe there is also a resin Ultracab conversion as well as the newer dash

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instead of the flat dash and lower standard cab found in the kits. 

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I hope this at least helps you some in getting your project going and gives you some reference to help in the build and sorry I can't help out with the parts you need as I already have plans for my 378 and still very unsure with what I'm doing with the 377 because while I have already stolen the Detroit Series 60 and the wheels from it. I've had thoughts of converting it to a 379 too as well. 

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On 3/11/2018 at 2:20 PM, highway said:

 

As had been mentioned earlier, a resin hood is the only true way you would have a 379, though the 378 is basically the same truck. The biggest differences between the two are the 378 has a shorter and slightly sloped hood 

steppswrecker006custom.jpg.9b635b9c3337e73a8938db89eb4d56f8.jpg

where the 379 is longer and flat on the top. 

74758bg.jpg.9b1e128404c8ee111904133a6e0d0413.jpg

 

As for a base kit that should be still somewhat easy to find, especially since you said you already knew that Italeri makes a few Pete kits (I'll get to the inner bits  in a minute) and that you already have a sleeper, Italeri's 378-119 would be a great starting point for you in my opinion because it would give you all the cab and interior you need. 

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Of course, this would also, though you already have a sleeper. 

5aa57020a4d44_20180311_1403341.thumb.jpg.4ecc4e46a99cbd8b1ccab938518a9604.jpg

One other possibility for a donor would also be the Italeri Pete 377 A/E. Though it has a totally (and in my opinion ugly) different hood, all the other parts are shared with the 378. 

20180311_141027.thumb.jpg.f98cfac5e1a5f9dea482f3a09e53886e.jpg

I would also guess all the parts in the the 378 and 377 A/E are shared in the 378-119 as well, but since of the 3, the pics of the 378 with the sleeper and the 377 A/E are from my personal collection while the 378-119 is just a box art image from Google, though it is on my "to get" list to correct my Can Do wrecker from its incorrect 359 hood, cab, and interior. 

 

Now on to what to expect in the box, and you were correct in your opening post that they are multipiece cabs but from other Italeri trucks that I have built, they go together quite nicely as long as you take your time and test fit and don't rush the assembly. As for all the other bits in the box, Italeri has started putting pics of the sprues on the box side, and this is what is in the sleeper version of the 378. 

5aa57041c9be7_20180311_1403571.thumb.jpg.01581ce3c633e65e75902320a873f8ec.jpg

 

Any of the Italeri Pete kits, with the addition of a resin 379 hood, would give you a pre 2008 (if I remember correctly) 379. The reason I say pre 2008 (again if I remember correctly) is that newer Petes have a newer and more rounded dash than the kit's flat dash, and a more subtle difference most would not know of and less likely to notice unless it would be someone like me that has driven one, the slightly taller "Ultracab" roof on the top of the cab itself. It's a slight difference, but if you compare the Can Do wrecker pic to this one of a 2012 386 I drove, you can see the difference in the roof height of the Ultracab. 

HPIM4082.thumb.JPG.ee661f2d484b30c3588db2a55e5564d1.JPG

If you would choose to do a newer Ultracab version, I do believe there is also a resin Ultracab conversion as well as the newer dash

71347bg.jpg.ed246d4c0889ede06c01eb78addc52c9.jpg

instead of the flat dash and lower standard cab found in the kits. 

64663bg.jpg.1c6d39711acb700a1ef118b0ab00e38b.jpg

I hope this at least helps you some in getting your project going and gives you some reference to help in the build and sorry I can't help out with the parts you need as I already have plans for my 378 and still very unsure with what I'm doing with the 377 because while I have already stolen the Detroit Series 60 and the wheels from it. I've had thoughts of converting it to a 379 too as well. 

Matthew, thanks a ton for the great info! I think I’ll be looking for the Italeri kit and work off of the body components and the sleeper I have!! 

I have the CNC frame rails already for it, I know where there’s an Italeri kit but can’t afford it at the moment and I already owe him some favors to pay for another rig he sent my way!!! Lol 😆 

But I do appreciate the info!! What I want to do is build something close tonRollin’ Transports rigs...

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17 minutes ago, DrKerry said:

Matthew, thanks a ton for the great info! I think I’ll be looking for the Italeri kit and work off of the body components and the sleeper I have!! 

I have the CNC frame rails already for it, I know where there’s an Italeri kit but can’t afford it at the moment and I already owe him some favors to pay for another rig he sent my way!!! Lol 😆 

But I do appreciate the info!! What I want to do is build something close tonRollin’ Transports rigs...

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You're quite welcome and just wish I could help more than just the info, but I've been thinking about trying to convert the 377 into a prettier truck too! :lol: I've don't remember seeing the CNC frame rails, are they metal or plastic? I've started two custom projects with big frames and just did the "slice and dice" to them. This one that has been an ongoing project for about 8 years on and off now I added C channel to and put some small square brass tubing inside the rails to add strength

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and this one used the center section of the unused frame rails in the Can Do wrecker to give this Revell of Germany Pete 359 a little more frame length light those beautiful Rollin Transport trucks! 

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It's ironic that you posted pics of Rollin Transport trucks, because I have a computer game called American Truck Simulator that I have a paint skin with the stripes from the orange truck that I use for my "company" trucks for my more experienced "drivers" in the game. 

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Of course though, being the "boss" of the "company", I have to have the more stylish ride! :lol:  I just wish I could find paint to replicate the paint job, the black shifts to a metallic rootbeer brown and the sliver/red on the bottom half, and if you couldn't tell I love my chicken lights and chrome! :lol: The trailer isn't mine, just one of the "jobs" in the game so that's why it doesn't match my truck. 

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She's also lit up like a Christmas tree when I'm pulling an oversized load! :lol:

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Everything lit on the bumper in the pic has a matching light on the other side all set up in a wig wag pattern, and the lights not lit on the tank in the pic are also strobe beacons. 

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lol stuff Matthew!! The rails are CNC plastic and are available from Gary Wallace...

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On 3/11/2018 at 2:20 PM, highway said:

 

As had been mentioned earlier, a resin hood is the only true way you would have a 379, though the 378 is basically the same truck. The biggest differences between the two are the 378 has a shorter and slightly sloped hood 

steppswrecker006custom.jpg.9b635b9c3337e73a8938db89eb4d56f8.jpg

where the 379 is longer and flat on the top. 

74758bg.jpg.9b1e128404c8ee111904133a6e0d0413.jpg

 

As for a base kit that should be still somewhat easy to find, especially since you said you already knew that Italeri makes a few Pete kits (I'll get to the inner bits  in a minute) and that you already have a sleeper, Italeri's 378-119 would be a great starting point for you in my opinion because it would give you all the cab and interior you need. 

5aa56fed2ca12__58.JPG.d51bcc4442c0f33682895c460ae8bb1a.JPG

Of course, this would also, though you already have a sleeper. 

5aa57020a4d44_20180311_1403341.thumb.jpg.4ecc4e46a99cbd8b1ccab938518a9604.jpg

One other possibility for a donor would also be the Italeri Pete 377 A/E. Though it has a totally (and in my opinion ugly) different hood, all the other parts are shared with the 378. 

20180311_141027.thumb.jpg.f98cfac5e1a5f9dea482f3a09e53886e.jpg

I would also guess all the parts in the the 378 and 377 A/E are shared in the 378-119 as well, but since of the 3, the pics of the 378 with the sleeper and the 377 A/E are from my personal collection while the 378-119 is just a box art image from Google, though it is on my "to get" list to correct my Can Do wrecker from its incorrect 359 hood, cab, and interior. 

 

Now on to what to expect in the box, and you were correct in your opening post that they are multipiece cabs but from other Italeri trucks that I have built, they go together quite nicely as long as you take your time and test fit and don't rush the assembly. As for all the other bits in the box, Italeri has started putting pics of the sprues on the box side, and this is what is in the sleeper version of the 378. 

5aa57041c9be7_20180311_1403571.thumb.jpg.01581ce3c633e65e75902320a873f8ec.jpg

 

Any of the Italeri Pete kits, with the addition of a resin 379 hood, would give you a pre 2008 (if I remember correctly) 379. The reason I say pre 2008 (again if I remember correctly) is that newer Petes have a newer and more rounded dash than the kit's flat dash, and a more subtle difference most would not know of and less likely to notice unless it would be someone like me that has driven one, the slightly taller "Ultracab" roof on the top of the cab itself. It's a slight difference, but if you compare the Can Do wrecker pic to this one of a 2012 386 I drove, you can see the difference in the roof height of the Ultracab. 

HPIM4082.thumb.JPG.ee661f2d484b30c3588db2a55e5564d1.JPG

If you would choose to do a newer Ultracab version, I do believe there is also a resin Ultracab conversion as well as the newer dash

71347bg.jpg.ed246d4c0889ede06c01eb78addc52c9.jpg

instead of the flat dash and lower standard cab found in the kits. 

64663bg.jpg.1c6d39711acb700a1ef118b0ab00e38b.jpg

I hope this at least helps you some in getting your project going and gives you some reference to help in the build and sorry I can't help out with the parts you need as I already have plans for my 378 and still very unsure with what I'm doing with the 377 because while I have already stolen the Detroit Series 60 and the wheels from it. I've had thoughts of converting it to a 379 too as well. 

Did a trade deal with a fellow member and got a lot of rig parts and resin from him. Dug through the box again last night and realized there’s a resin 379 hood in there! It’s the longer hood for a 379 but I think I can make it work for what I want to do!!

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17 hours ago, DrKerry said:

Did a trade deal with a fellow member and got a lot of rig parts and resin from him. Dug through the box again last night and realized there’s a resin 379 hood in there! It’s the longer hood for a 379 but I think I can make it work for what I want to do!!

Very cool! 

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On 3/21/2018 at 10:38 AM, highway said:

Very cool! 

Not sure if it’ll be too long but it’s something to work with. Can cut it down if needed I guess..

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3 hours ago, DrKerry said:

Not sure if it’ll be too long but it’s something to work with. Can cut it down if needed I guess..

No much thing as too long!! :lol: This tractor scales out from bumper to back of frame at 38 feet long

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and I'm not sure what the length are on the Pete with the livestock trailer I posted earlier or this one, but both are typical of a long frame truck with a regular sleeper. The Kenworth is actually a "Papa Truck" that instead of the race truck hauler bed I added a parts box fifth wheel to. 

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13 hours ago, highway said:

No much thing as too long!! :lol: This tractor scales out from bumper to back of frame at 38 feet long

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and I'm not sure what the length are on the Pete with the livestock trailer I posted earlier or this one, but both are typical of a long frame truck with a regular sleeper. The Kenworth is actually a "Papa Truck" that instead of the race truck hauler bed I added a parts box fifth wheel to. 

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Oh no not the frames!!! never too long there. I meant the resin hood for the 379 is the longer hood conversion... LOL

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Photo bucket grrrrr, I used a resin hood,grill and head lights from GW resin .Look in the under glass for (Dads last ride) I may have more info there,just ask me or Tim.

 

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3 minutes ago, clayton said:

Photo bucket grrrrr, I used a resin hood,grill and head lights from GW resin .Look in the under glass for (Dads last ride) I may have more info there,just ask me or Tim.

 

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Nice truck!!! That looks close to the hood I have. Have to take some pics of it!

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If anyone can help out I’m still looking for a 378-379 kit for cab, hood, interior, chassis parts and chrome. Basically need a complete kit! Lol 

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Too bad this isn't the same as the will do wrecker cab and parts..I have all of the body parts left over from kitbash. 

Sorry

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On 7/29/2018 at 10:18 AM, gotnitro? said:

Too bad this isn't the same as the will do wrecker cab and parts..I have all of the body parts left over from kitbash. 

Sorry

Lol, no problem Jeff but I do have the needed parts on the way!! Forgot to come on and add that!

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i have a bunk house, that’s about it... lol

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