custom rigs

Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

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Flirting with Disaster: Troy Huddleston’s ’91 Classic

Showtime Trucking owner Troy Huddleston has no regrets about converting what was a ’91 Freightliner FLD to a square-ended Freightliner Classic.

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Piss’d Off Pete grabs 12 minutes of celebrity and roars on

Since starring in Overdrive's most popular video, Piss'd Off Pete, a converted Peterbilt 351, has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage website and video series.

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Rawhide Respect: Ryan Hooten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379

Ryan Hooten employs in his ’95 Pete memories of his ranch days and touches of his grain hauling livelihood.

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Anger Management: Tire-smoking ’69 KW W900

This 1967 KW W900 can run a quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds at 115 mpg.

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Rockin’ & rollin’: Custom concert equipment hauler

Pete Demarest's '06 4900EX hauls sound and stage equipment to and from live shows.

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Pumped up: Demo-hauling ’07 Pete 379

Demolition work doesn’t keep Jake Lindamood from refashioning his award winner again and again.

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Coga Power: Andre Gagnon’s Pete 379 and 1,200-hp Cat

When the thick smoke rolls out the 10-inch stacks of André Gagnon’s black ‘97 Pete and you see the uphill drag racing competitors fade into the distance, there’s little doubt this Quebec-based trucker’s rig is special.

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Pro Tips: Aftermarket flooring, black powder stacks

Professional truck mechanics and customizers answer questions about wood flooring, black stacks, quiet exhaust spools and clear coating a custom-painted dash.

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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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