Custom Rigs

2017 GATS Best of Show, Builders Class: Puzzle comes together for autism theme

Of the nearly 2,000 puzzle pieces on the custom-built rig, some are welded into the cab floor and the deck plate, as well as on the wheels. He says more than 600 man-hours went into the welding of the floor and deck plate alone.

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Brent Wilson’s 1999 Freightliner Classic and 2012 Mac dump

It's powered by a 12.7-liter Detroit that puts out 600 horsepower with a 10-speed and 3:90 rears. The rig was originally red, but the turbo exploded in 2012, causing an oil fire. Wilson decided to paint it metallic gray to match his 1987 Chevrolet pickup truck.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Limited Mileage Bobtail: Blazing back from obscurity

It was originally black with orange flames, but to make it consistent with the rest of the fleet, Lindamood painted the truck silver with blue flames.

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2017 GATS Best of Show, Limited Mileage Combo: Striking look for viper red KW

The custom interior features shag carpeting and a mini-disco ball hanging in the large studio sleeper. Also inside are more than 800 buttons in the upholstery, each of which had to be sanded, primed, painted and clear-coated viper red to match the rest of the rig.

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2017 GATS Best of Show winner, Working Bobtail: ‘Poison Ivy’ gets stripes right

The rig's striping was originally dark green, so he had it restriped by Thunder Grafix in Joplin to make the bright green pop even more. He also had the cab lights and sleeper lights shaved down, and flush bullet lights were installed.

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Cody Bosch’s 2008 Peterbilt 389

This 2008 Peterbilt 389 is owned by Cody Bosch and is used to haul agricultural commodities such as seed corn, beans and grain out of Newman, Ill., across the Midwest.

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McCormick Trucking owner-operator’s dream hauler: This classic 1990 Kenworth W900

Dave McCormick fell in love with this KW when it was purchased new more than 20 years ago by original owner-operator, from his Roanoke, Va.-area home base. He was finally able to purchase it in January of 2014 and hauls cattle with it today.

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt outduels brother to claim fifth win of season

With two laps remaining, Ricky caught Darren and got side-by-side with him. As the racers were crossing the start/finish line with one lap to go, Ricky dove underneath Darren and took the lead with the help of lapped traffic.

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Wayne Skoglund’s 2013 Peterbilt 389

Skoglund, out of Caldwell, Idaho, makes two trips each week hauling dairy feed to California with his 2015 Western belt trailer.

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Shaun Lowe’s 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider

Custom additions to the truck include W.T.I. fenders, a 14-inch drop visor and 8-inch Dynaflex stacks.

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