Tag Archives: Custom Rig
Ripe N Ready

1994 Peterbilt 379 Custom Rig

Ripe-N-Ready Owner-operator Ronnie King hauls refrigerated goods and general freight nationwide under his own authority in his bright yellow 1994 Peterbilt 379. King built the aptly named Ripe-N-Ready in his shop, adding an aftermarket hood and bunk, stretching the frame 30 inches and converting the stand-up sleeper into a flattop. The truck is powered by […]

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Tobby Donalson's 1959 351

Tobby Donalson’s 1959 Peterbilt 351 Custom Rig

Tobby Donalson’s 1959 351 Retirement rewards: Two years after saying goodbye to the highway, independent owner-operator Tobby Donalson finished a rig he waited nearly 30 years for the time to rebuild just right. For full story, visit www.customrigsmag.com/retirement-rewards. Source: http://www.customrigsmag.com/media/photo_1636/1636?gallery_id=8400

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Heavy Hauler

2006 Peterbilt 379 Custom Rig – Heavy Hauler

Heavy Hauler When the need for a heavy haul comes in from customers, several rigs in the Lindamood Demolition trucking fleet can answer the call. More times than not it’ll be veteran driver Michael Briseno rolling in behind the wheel of Over the Top – a bright-blue tri-axle ’06 Pete powered by a 625 Cat. […]

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2000 Peterbilt 379 Custom Rig – Vigilante

Vigilante Vigilante, Outlaw Custom’s 2000-model Peterbilt 379 extended hood entry into the Big-Rig Build-Off in Louisville in 2009, would have been Australia’s Main Force Patrol’s “Mad Max” Rockatansky’s kind of wheels: intimidating to the core. For full story, visit www.customrigsmag.com/vigilante. Source: http://www.customrigsmag.com/media/photo_1905/1905?gallery_id=8400

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Class Act

1995 Peterbilt 379 Custom Rig

Class Act Class Act, a 1995 Peterbilt 379 in the Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Show competition in Louisville, isn’t your typical truck show entry. It’s not the creation of a working owner-operator, custom shop, fleet or dealer. The folks who beautified this truck, in some cases, don’t even have their driver’s license. Class […]

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Gone Postal

1997 Mack Custom Rig

Gone Postal When the company Robert Ewing works for, Hi-Plains Leasing, bought a ’97 Mack previously owned by the United States Post Office, turning the truck into a show rig was one use he hadn’t envisioned for the box-bodied, snub-nosed Gone Postal. Other than a paint job, Ewing and Hi-Plains used the truck as purchased […]

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2010 Kenworth W900 Custom Rig

Kenny Yeary’s Untouchable Small fleet owner and frac sand hauler Kenny Yeary’s 2010 Kenworth W900, which he bought new in March 2009, is the brainchild of his son Gary and son-in-law Jimmy Wiley, who convinced him to turn the stock rig into something different. For full story, visit www.customrigsmag.com/untouchable. Source: http://www.customrigsmag.com/media/photo_1596/1596?gallery_id=8400

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Andy Zary's Mack

1959 Mack B61 Custom Rig

Andy Zary’s Mack Andy Zary bought his 1959 Mack B61 in 1968, and Zary says he’s spent roughly $150,000 rebuilding and reworking the truck, which was originally a single-axle daycab. Zary added the 56-in. flattop bunk and custom cherry cabinetry and floor, stretched the frame and trimmed the truck with chrome and stainless parts. For […]

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Project 351

2009 Kenworth W900L Custom Rig

Project 351 Truck names come from a host of different origins – the occupation of the owner-operator, remembrance of a loved one, a favorite color, a movie hero or any number of other reasons. Two very custom rigs on the circuit take a different tack, getting their moniker from the wheelbase: Project 350 and Project […]

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Motor Master

1987 Kenworth K100E Custom Rig

Motormaster By his own admission, Travis Lyon was “a man in need of a project,” and on a long drive down Tennessee highways “to just get out and clear my head,” he stumbled upon an old junkyard ’87 model Kenworth K100E Aerodyne that, several years before, he wanted to buy and turn into an actuality […]

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Rum Runner

1989 Peterbilt Custom Rig – Rum Runner

Rum Runner. Dead Man’s Chest, the Cat-powered ’89 Peterbilt he drives for Jessica Martinez Trucking out of nearby Mira Loma, isn’t the work of some big-money shop or deep-pocket owners such as the Brinker’s show truck born from the same movie theme. It’s just the opposite: All the work was done on a very limited […]

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Making Waves

1988 Peterbilt Custom Rig – Making Waves

Making Waves When Carlyle, Illinois, owner-operator Matt Kolb was interviewed by CMT’s “Truck My Truck” producers in 2008, he brought with him not only his own brand of sharp sarcasm and road-worthy wit but a piece of his own history. A look back at the “Trick My Truck” restoration of a an ’88 Pete. For […]

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