Custom Rigs

PHOTOS: Show trucks shining in Wildwood at 2014’s first Pride & Polish stop

In the gallery above are some of the show trucks on display this weekend at the 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show in Wildwood, Fla.

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Anthony Fischkelta’s 2014 custom KW, done for now

Done and done -- for now. Fischkelta's put his custom 2014 KW to work hauling reefer freight between New Jersey and Boston. Photos of the 331-inch wheelbase beauty here. More work on the interior to come...

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2014 Pride & Polish shows kick off this week in Wildwood, Fla.

The 2014 Pride & Polish National Championship series continues in Wildwood, Fla., at the end of the month where the 75 Chrome Shop will play host to the calendar year's first Pride & Polish show and the third qualifying event for the year's Pride & Polish National Championship.

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New project truck for owner-operator Rick Weisheit: ’78 KW

Bouncing back from a severe case of psoriasis, Rick Weisheit Jr. embarks on a custom build with a 1978 Kenworth W900.

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Video: ‘Danger’ — Highly customized ’97 Pete 379

In the video above, Mirielys Hernandez talks about her husband's custom 1997 Peterbilt 379, which they've dubbed "Danger".  The truck was built by A&A Stainless Steel Plus in Miami, a shop run by Alex and Armando Garcia. 

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Melvin Davis’ new ‘Hillbilly Hilton’ fresh out of the body shop

The 2000 Freightliner Classic's 163-inch custom-built sleeper now comes equipped with a full-size shower and bed, easy chair, table, a full closet and a kitchen counter with a sink, refrigerator, microwave and cook stove.

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The Mistress: ’04 Peterbilt and a 550-hp Cat

Owner-operator Robert Winkelman of Hermann, Mo., hauls logs and barrel staves from New Florence, Mo., to Lebanon, Ky., in this 2004 Peterbilt equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar C15 motor and a 13-speed transmission.

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Christopher Vallee builds a cabover

Photos of a work in progress from the Alaska-based seasonal hauler and custom model truck builder: Plus more vintage 1970s Overdrive magazines, collected...

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Passion for purple: Dispatcher Megan Folkes models with dad’s ’03 379

Megan Folkes, dispatcher at Gulf Logistics and Parish Transport in Ellisville, Miss., poses in this photo gallery with a 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by her dad, Alton Folkes. Megan urged her owner-operator father to fix up a purple Pete, as that’s their favorite color.

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Wright On: Limestone hauling ’96 Pete 379

Bright Wright, a 23-year-old owner-operator of Montrose, Colo., hauls limestone to coal mines with his ’96 Pete 379. He bought the truck when he was just 19.

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