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‘Black Out’ 1999 Freightliner of Charles Timbrook

| May 20, 2014

A dispatch from the Northeast today, where I’m covering a Tech Summit put on by the ALK Technologies company for the next couple days. Owner-operator Charles Timbrook sent in these pictures of his 265-inch wheelbase 1999 Freightliner Classic — a rolling project under way, he says:

Yes it works 3 to 4 days a week,,,  its a 1999 freightliner classic ,custom ,,, motor is a 550 hp  60 ser Detroit ,,, plate-n the top frame from cab to end of frame,,, putting tear drop covers over rear wheels,, and will be changing 8 inch pipes  to 10 inch low drop up to 13 3 tall,, then will repaint the whole truck,,,

The truck, known as the “‘Black Out’ … works three to four days a week ” at this point, Timbrook says. It’s powered by a 550-hp Series 60 Detroit.


 plate-n the top frame from cab to end of frame,,, putting tear drop covers over rear wheels,, and will be changing 8 inch pipes to 10 inch low drop up to 13 3 tall,, then will repaint the whole truck,,,

Among the mods he’s planning are a custom deck plate in the top frame extending “from cab to end of frame. Likewise, tear-drop covers over the rear wheels.


Charles Timbrook Freightliner Classic

Timbrook also will replace the current eight-inch stacks to ten-inch versions, then “will repaint the whole truck,” he says.


4 months into this project,, I run mostly for Rust oluem  And Qaud graffics ,, I work this truck 4 days a week ,,, My project  fully plate top frame from back cab to end drop,,, Put full tear drop fenders on it ,,, complete my horns will have 8 horns on back behind cab  will take 60 pnds of air to full train sound,,, after all is done  will sand and paint this Jet black every thing will be painted ,,, For a 1st Blacked out rig on the road ,,,

Timbrook, of Martinsburg, W.Va., says he’s about “four months into this project,” meanwhile running van freight mostly for Rustoleum and Quad/Graphics. When he’s finished, too, he’ll have a complete set of train horns to announce the Black Out. “I’ll have eight horns on the back behind the cab,” he says. Sixty pounds of air will deliver the “full train sound.” It’ll be something to see (and hear), no doubt.

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