custom rigs

Boots Chivington’s Old Rigger: 2000 KW W900L

Oil field equipment hauler Boots Chivington added a touches to make his truck more than just a tribute to his trade – the truck was built as a memorial to his son.

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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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Legends and Heroes: Custom ’99 Freightliner Classic

Mike Most is a self-proclaimed Freightliner man, having driven one for years, but he never had seen a Freightliner compete in a truck show and win. So in 2006, he decided to amend his bystander-seen Freightliner track record. “I wanted to slowly but surely show that a Freightliner Classic could compete with Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks and win Best of Show,” says Most, who feels that after seven Best of Show awards, “I think we’ve ...

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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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Vamonos: Hank Hall’s blacked-out showstopper

While nearly all of the rigs in Hank Hall's 30-truck fleet show off a bit of custom work, his personal truck -- Vamonos, as he’s dubbed it -- is the golden child.

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Kenny Yeary’s Untouchable: 2010 KW W900

Small fleet owner and frac sand hauler Kenny Yeary’s 2010 Kenworth W900, which he bought new in March 2009, is the brainchild of his son Gary and son-in-law Jimmy Wiley, who convinced him to turn the stock rig into something different.

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Motormaster comes to life

Travis Lyon's 1987 Kenworth K100E brings the demented Decepticon Motormaster from comic book ink to real-world form.

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