Melvin Davis’ new ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ fresh out of the body shop
Regular readers will recall Michigan-based independent owner-operator Melvin Davis Jr. and his 1988 custom big-bunk Freightliner FLD from last winter when I caught up with him at the Nashville downtown TA for a meet. With that unit, he’d mated the front of one 60-inch sleeper to the back of another for a big custom bunk with all the amenities of home.
His latest project rig (also to be his daily hauler), a 2000 Freightliner Classic, however, takes that concept further for a sleeper with 163 inches of total length that you can see above, nearly finished.
Here’s how the rig started:
As he wrote me on Monday, after posting some of pics of the “Hillbilly Hilton,” he said, “fresh out of the body shop” to his Facebook profile: “Just a few minor things to do inside and out and we’ll be rockin’ down the highway.” Keep your eyes peeled, drivers. And stay tuned here on the blog — I’m hopeful to see the rig in person and get more images, detail on the build in future.
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