Custom 379 not your average work truck

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Updated Aug 16, 2018
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Matt Brune showed this 1999 Peterbilt 379 at Shell Rotella SuperRigs earlier this summer. The truck picked up the Best of Show First Runner Up award at the show.Matt Brune showed this 1999 Peterbilt 379 at Shell Rotella SuperRigs earlier this summer. The truck picked up the Best of Show First Runner Up award at the show.

This highly-customized 1999 Peterbilt 379, driven by Matt Brune and owned by Caldwell, Texas-based Equipment Express, was named Best of Show First Runner Up at Shell Rotella SuperRigs earlier this summer.

The truck, owned by Equipment Express out of Caldwell, Texas, features a 3406E Cat with an 18-speed.The truck, owned by Equipment Express out of Caldwell, Texas, features a 3406E Cat with an 18-speed.

Among its many custom features are Peterbilt 389-style headlights, suicide doors, 389-style cab-mounted mirrors, drop panels, a 305-inch wheelbase, air-ride front end, Pickett fenders, eight-inch stacks and more.

Inside the rig, the interior is all custom as well with upholstery and features to match the truck’s exterior. Brune says the even upholstery on the doors was done to seamlessly match the striping of the paint job on the truck’s exterior. The aluminum floors and dash are also painted blue and white to match the rest of the rig.

Under the hood is a 600-horsepower Cat 3406E with an 18-speed and 3:70 rears. After an engine fire a few years ago, the engine had a platinum rebuild. The rig has around 1.3 million miles on it.

Brune pulls an RGN trailer with the truck doing mostly pipeline work.

Some custom features of the truck include Peterbilt 389-style headlights, chopped breathers, a shaved hood crown and more.Some custom features of the truck include Peterbilt 389-style headlights, chopped breathers, a shaved hood crown and more. The striping on the interior upholstery on the suicide doors was done to seamlessly match the exterior striping.The striping on the interior upholstery on the suicide doors was done to seamlessly match the exterior striping. The dash, steering wheel and more are painted to match the exterior’s blue and white color scheme.The dash, steering wheel and more are painted to match the exterior’s blue and white color scheme. The seats are upholstered to match paint scheme, along with the aluminum floors.The seats are upholstered to match paint scheme, along with the aluminum floors.
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