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Todd Dills

‘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.

  • Mercenary Transportation

    You know everyone has their own idea of how to customize a vehicle but since when is it custom to just paint everything one color ?? Just swab everything (and I do mean everything) in one swipe n call it custom ??

  • Big R Phillips

    Not fancy but nice and unique! Me likes!

  • BLACK OUT

    it is a project ,,, this is just a start ,,,it will be full custom when done ,,, its not even painted its just base protect,,, as far as custom ,,,wait till its done before you judge,,, this is the 4th time us truck customs ,, American trucker customs ,, shell customs ,,, now over drive so for a project half done ,,, cant wait to get this done,,,,

  • BLACK OUT

    Thank you will send pic as I go if you send me email ok ,,, ct12345678@comcast.net

  • CHARLES T

    Thank You Todd Dills and Over Drive for your support will send pic todd as it go’s fwd ok