Gary Jones, owner of Lawson, Missouri-based SPB Trucking, showed this pristine 1984 Peterbilt 362 cabover, "Wasting Money," at the PKY Truck Beauty Championship as part of the 2022 Mid-America Trucking Show in March.
The customizations on the truck were done by Sweet Springs, Missouri-based Peasterbilt Customs. In the video above, Peasterbilt Customs owner Charley Peaster walks through the build process of the classic COE.
The rig started out as a single-axle, but Peaster stretched the frame and added the second rear axle during the build. Most of the custom touches were built by Peasterbilt, aside from some of the larger items. The front bumper and visor came from RoadWorks, but Peasterbilt made the brackets in their style. The stacks come from American Eagle Exhaust.
Peaster said the truck had been sitting for a number of years in Lodi, California, before they brought it in for the frame-up rebuild. Peasterbilt did all the paint work, including the striping.
Among the unique touches on the rig include the custom-built battery box and steps that also serve as mudflap hangers.
"It was a fun build," Peaster said. "We haven't built a lot of cabovers, but we pretty much built this one from start to finish."