Inside the spectacular '86 vintage 359 of an Arkansas-based grain hauler

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Jonesboro, Arkansas-based Randy Victory, owner of Randy Victory Trucking, showed off his one-of-a-kind 1986 Peterbilt 359, "Nut Buster," at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show in Branson, Missouri, in June.

The rig earned nods from the judges in two categories at the show, winning Best Lights and placing fourth in Working Truck -- Limited Mileage.

Randy Victory's 1986 Peterbilt 359Victory bought the truck around four years ago and took a year and a half rebuilding it from the ground up. He said the rig was in fair condition when he bought it, but needed some work. Today, he pulls grain hoppers with it.

Randy Victory's 1986 Peterbilt 359The truck's "Nut Buster" moniker stemmed from Victory's wife, Missy. "I was working on it, and my knuckles were all busted up," he said, "and she said ‘you ain’t nothing but a nut no way,’ so I came up with 'Nut Buster.'"

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The classic Pete features a number of custom touches, including the sleeper, which looks normal at first glance, until it's seen with the doors open.

Randy Victory's 1986 Peterbilt 359 rear viewDuring the build process, Victory added a 1972-model sleeper, which was a crawl-through with doors on both sides. He wanted suicide doors, so he engineered a way to put the sleeper on backwards, with a brightly-shaded window, as it were, in place of the old crawl-through space. "That's something that nobody’s really ever done," he said.

Interior of Randy Victory's 1986 Peterbilt 359The truck's interior is also completely custom, with a light-up floor in the sleeper, custom dash panel and much more.

Under the hood, the truck sports a 425-hp Cat with a twin-stick 10-speed transmission. 

Among other custom touches is a 1998-model low-leaf air-ride suspension, numerous LED lights, nine-inch side panels, eight-inch stacks and more.

Randy Victory's 1986 Peterbilt 359 at nightVictory has added numerous lights to the truck, including underglow, interior lights and many more.

Regular readers may well recall the "Hillbilly Hilton" '88 Freightliner of Melvin Davis Jr., also built with at least one sleeper positioned backward -- Davis put two together to add up to a 163-inch big-bunk finished back in 2015. Check it out via this link, and for more video work and custom-equipment features delivered to your email inbox weekly, subscribe to Overdrive's weekly Custom Rigs newsletter via this link.