custom peterbilt

Rum Runner: ’89 Pete 379

This Cat-powered ’89 Peterbilt, isn’t the work of a big-money shop: All the work was done on a budget in a small garage behind Ernest Rubio's house.

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Bringing out the stripes in an ’86 359

Small fleet owner Ronnie Adams combined a few historic paint/strike schemes of the 1970s and 1980s to create the color combination of his '86 Peterbilt 359.

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Road Hawg: Juan Ibarra’s 1989 Pete 379

Juan Ibarra picked up his 1989 379 in near-junk condition from its previous owner in spring 2008. By November it was winning awards at shows across the country.

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Video: Yamko’s custom Peterbilt 388

Yamko Truck Lines fleet manager John Gonzales talks about his fleet's No. 136, a shipping container hauler that has a part-time gig winning trophies at Pride & Polish shows.

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Disorderly Conduct: Night Train’s ’99 Pete 379

From a distance, Night Train Trucking owner Paul Voigt’s flattop ’99 Peterbilt looks like a nicely done black-and-blue reefer combo, but when the sun goes down, it turns into a light show on wheels.

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Art therapy: Jeff Botelho’s ‘5150’

California all-star customizer Jeff Botelho's working show truck, 5150, was inspired by the grief of his father's passing.

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Holiday blues: Photo gallery of December’s featured truck

It was beginning to feel a bit like Christmas when Dallas-based model Ally, wearing a fur-trimmed snowflake outfit, posed in front of show truck Deja Blue.

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Against the grain: November’s featured show truck

After being coaxed by employers to accept Overdrive's offer to model in front of a show truck, Teresa Danielson talks about the challenges females face on the road.

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Pride & Polish results: Black-cherry rigs strike again

Full list of winners from the Pride & Polish show at the PDI Dyno and Customer Appreciation event.

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Yamko’s No. 136

Yamko’s two-man approach to putting together uniquely combinations of new and old garners more attention each year.

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