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Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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Derek Smith’s ‘Project Triple Threat’ 333-inch 379 stretch

DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.

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Farm to market in style — Bill Blankenship’s 1978 W900A

Bill Blankenship, who with his son, Jerry, runs the McMinnville-based Blankenship Farms & Nursery business, found this member of the 1978 class of Kenworth's long-running W900 model eight years ago, buying it to haul the products of his business. Today, after a long restore-and-rebuild process, he hauls trees to customers week-in, week-out -- "32 trips this year," he says. It's something of a miracle that had the truck sitting pretty out among the show and antique ...

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