custom rigs

El Patron: Bill Hall Jr.’s ’04 Kenworth W900L

Bill Hall Jr. call his truck's color "nightmare blue" that he estimates cost roughly $25,000 to have done.

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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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Trend Settin’, Family Buziness crowned Pride & Polish national champs

Vinnie Diorio and Todd Roccapriore have to find some room in their already packed trophy cases for one more award from a 2013 show truck tour that saw them each take top honors at Pride & Polish stops all around the country. This award, however, is the culmination of that yearlong tour, as each has been named the winner of the 2013 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in their respective categories. See a full list of winners ...

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VIDEO: Long Haul Survivor raffle rig in ATHS booth

Eldon Jaeger tells the story of the Long Haul Survivor cancer-benefit 2000 Peterbilt 379, being raffled off with a final drawing in May 2014.

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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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Bright and classy: How to upgrade your headlights, bulbs

Maximizing your custom rig’s forward lighting capability with retro-style headlights fitted with high-output bulbs can be something of a win-win.

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Project 351: A long, low KW W900L

A 351-inch Kenworth W900 spawned from a friendly game of one-upmanship.

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Showing strong: Kling Towing & Recovery’s 2013 FL 122SD

The truck represents the first such 112SD built out as a heavy-haul wrecker, and Kling put no small measure of pride and sweat into the customizations.

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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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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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