Vacation! Truck Lover Style

updated 2/15/2008

Okay, most people go on vacation to theme parks, tourist attractions, lakes or the like..  not me.  Me?  I went on a truck vacation.  A Peterbilt truck vacation.

Where?  Peterbilt Motors Company in Denton, Texas.  I spent several days at the facility in mid September of 2005.  A BIG thank you to those (no names for privacy) who arranged this for me and put up with my complaining about the Texas heat!

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It was thirty years ago (for my 14th birthday in 1975) that I toured the old Peterbilt headquarters in Newark, California, and thought it would be fitting to go to the current headquarters as an anniversary to the first trip.   (I've been to the Madison, Tennessee plant twice in the  70s).

I really must say, I was amazed at the facility.  Plant Manager Jim Fykes has one heck of a beautiful factory.  Clean, well lit, staffed by employees with a "glad you can see what we build-we're damned proud of it" attitude and of course great trucks.

I snapped more photos than I can count.  Many of these photos will aid modelers in detailing their Peterbilt models, some are just nice looking photos, others are unique trucks that will make great modeling projects.  I have about a dozen Peterbilts planned and if you study these photos, you'll eventually see 1/24 and 1/25th scale versions.

The photos are in no particular order and at this time are not titled or captioned. If you see a photo and wonder what Peterbilt it is, email me at tim@timstrucks.com

Enjoy!

Update October 2007:  I am extremely proud that Peterbilt has chosen to feature several photographs of my model trucks inside the Welcome Center at the factory.

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NOTE:  All photos are copyright Timothy A. Ahlborn and their original photographers 2002-2007 and may not be reproduced electronically or other manner without written permission (other than personal downloading and printing for model building detail work)

Me and a 2006 Peterbilt 379-119" spec'd for a dump truck

Me again (silly grin and all) with the 1st Denton built 359 (1980)

The photos are in no particular order

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385 daycab tractor

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Underhood of a 387

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378 SBFA tractor

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357 SBFA under hood

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1st truck built at Denton

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Dual exhaust on a 387

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63" Unibilt sleeper painted Omaha Orange

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Omaha Orange sleeper rear

 

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Chassis for a 379-127"

 

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Satellite mount on back of cab

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320 COE spec'd for refuse hauling

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320 Tandem Steer spec'd as a concrete block truck

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Cummins engine in 1980 359

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Note the engine is white

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Tri-Drive suspension

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Tail light bar

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Tri-Drive suspension

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Tri-Drive from left front

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Tri-Drive 357 SBFA

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357 with 63" stand up sleeper

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Mid-ship mounted PTO

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357 SBFA tir-drive

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My 1/24th scale model of the 357 tri-drive

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'06 378 dumper donated to the City of New Orleans.

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357 SBFA Heavy Haul

1444 Sq inch radiator for big cooling

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Note fixed grille to radiator for clearance of front mounted PTO

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357 long frame SBFA

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357SBFA Heavy Haul

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Units awaiting stacking at Kenosha transport yard

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Pogo Stick Detail view

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Same Pogo Stick, different angle

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379 at transport yard

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387,  357,  387

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Stacked long wheelbase

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Stacked units awaiting transport to dealers

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Single axle 385

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Interesting color combo of bright blue, silver roof and fenders with black frame.  Note double tank straps

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2 379 short hood single axle tractors.  The first has a 48" Unibilt sleeper

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Odd paint scheme on this 385.  Maybe the dealer or customer has a graphic that is added to the hood side

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379-119" with 48" bunk and single axle

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Heavier spec'd 379 tractor

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Note the lack of lower cab skirt panel.  The left has a large forward mounted fuel tank, so the right skirt was omitted

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Nice 70s green 379

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This tractor really looked nice in the sun with the black and red combo

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'06 intrument panel

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Ultracab opening

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Unibilt cab opening

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36" bunk with rear window

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387 cab assembled

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No lights or horns, short stacks

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Note the rear facing spotlight mounted on the muffler

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Martin 387 cab, good cowl detail view

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Cowl detail on 387

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379-127 tractor

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379-119" with steerable lift axles

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If this truck had a black beltline stripe it would have the classic look down perfectly.

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All red 379 tractor

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385 tractor

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379-119" tractor single breather, single stack

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70" sleeper back wall

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379-127" single axle destined for California as a hay hauler.  Look for this truck on the assembly line before the hood was installed.

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Trucks on Ready Row

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357 6x6 cab.  Note how high off the chassis the cab sits

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Ready Row trucks, the 2 tall units are 6x6 357s

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379 with 70" sleeper

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Ready Row

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Ready Row  both trucks are 357s, the red is a short hood, the white is a heavy-haul SBFA 6x6

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Black 379-119 with 63" stand up

 

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Ready Row hoods

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379 tractor

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70's green 379 tractor and red glider kit

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White cab, gray fenders and chassis 

 

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Super Single drive tires on 379  - Minnesota flatbed

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Unibilt daycab window

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'05 window shape

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'06 door glass and handles

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Ultracab with '06 windows

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379-119" with 48" bunk and horizontal exhaust

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Same unit, rear view, note end of frame air connections

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378 with lift axle tractor

 

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Trailer loading ramps

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Tri-Drive 357 SBFA

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Tri-Drive

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Tri-Drive 357 SBFA

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378 SBFA rear

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Tri-Drive suspension

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Nice yellow and blue combo, all it needs is the blue beltline stripe for the classic look.

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Same 379-127" with 48" bunk

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Detail view of Air Track rear axle

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Omaha Orange cab ready for components

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357 SBFA HeavyHaul

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357 SBFA Heavy Haul spec'd for a well drilling company

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This dark jade metallic looked stunning in the sun

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Plain-Jane 387

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Omaha Orange 379 rear view.  Note Low-Leaf suspension and end of frame air connections.

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3 fuel tanks on the yellow/black 379

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378 daycab tractor.  Note:  The white and blue stripe under the door is a protector plate that all the trucks wear until moved to the Ready Row

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Polished battery box on a SBFA.  Note the white mudflap on the fender

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Painted battery box on an otherwise polished-up SBFA

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Headlight location on SBFA

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Single headlight location

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Fender mounted spot mirror on 379

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Note the black painted small bumper on this.  Speculation-maybe the customer will install a custom bumper.

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Omaha Orange 379.  127" BBC, long wheelbase, 63" flattop Unibilt sleeper, big fuel tanks, twin breathers, no roof lights or horns, horizontal stacks

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Omaha Orange with hood tilted

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Closer view of Cat power

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Short hood 357 headlight location

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Cat Power

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379-119" with 48" sleeper and single drive

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Long wheelbase 379 for a custom big sleeper

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Future large car.

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Nice simple white and red combo

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357 mixer

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Mixer suspension

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378 with extra fuel tanks, 36" bunk with right side window and rear window

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Tri-Drive suspension

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Tri-Drive suspension

 

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Tri-Drive 357 SBFA

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320 COE

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Cat power

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These mufflers are loaded in the order in which they will be built.  No 2 sets are alike here.

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335 Crane

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335

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SBFA headlights quad

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Same truck - right

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Ready Row

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Ready Row

 

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379-119" 48" sleeper

 

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379 with 48" Unibilt

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Unibilt sleeper badge

 

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Werner 70" sleeper with rear door

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Werner 379

 

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379-119" with 36" sleeper

 

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This 379 has a very 70's feel to it

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385

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379 heavy spec'd tractor with lots of fuel tanks

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The White Glove Department

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My scale diorama of the PQI area.  

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1980 359 outside the engineering offices

 

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Modern mirror

 

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Single muffler - beside cab

 

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Single muffler-behind cab

 

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Single air horn, single breather

 

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Interesting paint combo, silver fenders, black body, white roof.

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378 with 36" sleeper

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Raw cab with Unibilt opening

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Unibilt daycab window

 

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Unibilt daycab window with back of cab lights

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Comparison of various trucks on Ready Row

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Note the various mudflaps, loading lamps, muffler and back of cab handle combinations

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Front views.  Note bumper differences.  No fog lights.

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This one has fog lights

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No fog lights, tapered

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387 with polished bumper

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387 with painted bumper - Martin

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No fog lights, Texas bumper

 

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Small taper, no foglights

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387 grille - artisic view

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357

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357 SBFA Heavy Haul

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379

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379-127" daycab tractor

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357 heavyhaul tri-drive chassis

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Cat power

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No breathers, twin back of cab stacks. No roof horns

 

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Single stack, single painted breather, external oil filter, single horn

 

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Cowl detail view

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Twin breathers, twin stacks, dual horns

 

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Cabs in production

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Horizontal exhaust

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379-127" 63"

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378 tractor

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Long wheelbase 379-127" 63" flatop, horizontal exhaust.

"Omaha Orange," white and bronze

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Paint Department

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Glittering like jewlery

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Omaha Orange ready to go to Ready Row

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Roof full of horns reflecting the building

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Dark metallic brown SBFA

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Werner 379 long hood

 

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Tim Ahlborn, wishing I could take this home

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379-119" spec'd for a transfar dump set up.

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Rear view of 379-119"

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379-119"

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Same 379 seen in British Columbia by Hank Suderman  The hydraulic tank has been moved to the right.  Double-J headlights, droopy visor, chicken lights and dump body added.  The truck is owned by Davinder Uppal.

Photo used with permission of Hank Suderman - www.hankstruckpictures.com

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Huston Marlowe, wishing I'd not take his photo again

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Steve Collins 379

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Steve Collins hauling the PB displays

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Artistic 387 grille

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320 COE Tandem Steer concrete block truck

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379 daycab tractor

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379 tractor, forward fuel tanks, space saver battery box, horizontal muffler

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Omaha Orange 379

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Omaha Orange rear view.  Note end of frame trailer connections.

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379-127"

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Look closely, it looks like I've grown horns

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Huston Marlowe and the 1100 cab 359.  Check out the photo of the 1100 cab design team on  THIS page.  Huston is in the center of the group in that photo.

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Tim Ahlborn beside the 1st truck built in Denton in 1980

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Old Glory out front

 

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379-119" with interesting yellow and black scheme

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378 SBFA tractor with lift axle

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357 SBFA tri-drive with 48" stand up sleeper

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Tri-Drive suspension

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357 SBFA tri-drive

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Smooth looking pearl-ish green 387

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Rack o bumpers

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357 spec'd for mixer

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378 cab with 36" sleeper w/side and rear window

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Rear of 36" sleeper

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Chassis in assembly, awaiting a cab.  Note lift axle.

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Note corner windows

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36" sleeper

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357 short hood

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379-119" tractor

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378 SBFA tractor.  Note side shields over mufflers

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Seen elsewhere on this page, this 379 needs the beltline stripe 

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Long wheelbase 379 headed for a custom sleeper builder

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357 short hood

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379

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Smoooth blue

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Trailer load of hoods arriving for the paint shop

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357 SBFA HeavyHaul spec'd for a well drilling company

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Unibilt daycab rear window

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6x6 rear suspension

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357 SBFA 6x6 rear

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6x6 suspension rear

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Two 6x6 357s

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Rear views on Ready Row

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379 Short frame prepped for a custom sleeper

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More Ready Row bumper comparisons

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Small taper with deep taper

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Ready Row - 379, 357 6x6. 379

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335 Crane truck

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Hood comparison

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Unibilt sleeper opening

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SuperSingle drives on 379.  Spec'd for  Minnesota flatbed work

 

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SuperSingles Michilen X-Ones I believe.

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Orange and silver 379 that was shipped to Canada 

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385 daycab tractor

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New Orleans 378 dumper

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Dual control steering on 6x6 357 SBFA

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357 SBFA 6x6 profile

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Front Axle and bumper for 6x6 357

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357 SBFA 6x6 

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Rear quarter view

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Rear view of 357 6x6

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Trailer load of tires and wheels.  Each pallet is one truck, and the trailer is loaded in the build order of the trucks

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359 outside the engineering offices

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320 cabs

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320 tandem steer chassis

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357 SBFA 6x6 just finished

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379 long hood daycab tractor.  This yellow and white frame look is stunning!

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385 daycab tractor

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Simple but pleasing paint scheme

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379 on the test track

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378 prototype for oil field service

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357 SBFA dumper

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379-127" tilted

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Closer view of the Cat

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378 hood

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Tilted showing the kitty

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Cummins power under this 357

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Classic II interior in the 359

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Omaha Orange in the paint shop being masked.  This truck went through the paint booth three times for the color.  

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Striking orange and yellow SBFA with forward fuel tanks, space saver battery box, 70" bunk and rear lift/pusher axle

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Pusher Axle

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Rear of 70" bunk  Note forward location of 5th wheel

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Twin painted breathers give this SBFA a muscular look.

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My 1/24th scale model of the same truck.  

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The early morning sun made the orange and yellow 'pop' on this unit.

Mike Moore of Tulsa ordered this unit.

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387

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Cummins Power

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357 Mixer almost finished

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Close up of frame on 6x6 357

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Hood Tilted on 357 6x6

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Yellow and Black 379-119 tractor

J.Soper @ Sons bought this.

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Left view of the same 379.  

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378 tractor with 36" sleeper.  Note the short bumper with large tow hook

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357 SBFA tri-drive

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357 mixer spec almost done

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Same unit, different view

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Long Frame 379-127" on the assembly line

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back of cab mounted mufflers with shields

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Lift axles

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Unibilt daycab suspension

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378 SBFA tractor

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387 hood

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Another truckload of rubber and wheels pulled by an '06 378

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Ready Row

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Hoods on Ready Row

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View out the windshield of a 6x6 357

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Twin breathers, twin stacks.  Note the black foam covers that protect the breathers during construction.

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No, this isn't some sinister cab shaking device, it's a mechanism that raises the cab so components can be installed

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Cowl close up for detail

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379-127" single axle on the line.  Note the roof full of horns.

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Single exhaust on 387

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Chassis step with rounded edges

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View out the windshield of a 387

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385 daycab

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387's massive grille

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357 SBFA 6x6 on Ready Row

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Ultracab profile

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This yellow and black 379 needs a stripe

 

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Ready Row.  One of the few brown trucks.

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Trucks on Ready Row.

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Bare cab being prepped before paint

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Cab overhead heading for a chassis.  Note that the exhaust piping is mounted to the bottom of the cab

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Trailer of hoods

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2 weeks before my visit the plant celebrated it's 25th anniversary

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This sign indicated the former 362 cabover department that now builds sleepers

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Upside down frame 

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This frame is about to be flipped right-side-up

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Ultra cab being prepped for glass

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379 hood about to be installed.  That's Rambo on the right.  Look in the convex mirror in the upperleft, the bright spec is my camera flash

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Cab receiving interior components

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Chassis about to receive the cab and sleeper

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Frame under construction

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Frame rails

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Various Cummins and Caterpillar engines being prepped

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Bullet lights and no horns

 

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Interior components being installed

 

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Square lights round horns

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Space Saver (old COE) battery box

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Mirror Mount on side/cowl

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Bullet lights and 4 round horns

 

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Square lights, 2 square horns, rotating beacons

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Bullet lights, 4 round horns

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Bullet lights, no horns

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P1010067.JPG (38144 bytes) P1010069.JPG (30531 bytes) Chassis warning decals.  Resize and print these for detailing chassis and fuel tanks.

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A couple of mudflap brackets and styles

cabtoneddown.jpg (23025 bytes) dumperrow.jpg (61771 bytes) mixerbreezeway.jpg (60373 bytes) yellowoutback.jpg (53109 bytes) white379back.jpg (53895 bytes) schlumoutfront.jpg (40818 bytes) 379127ragenonline.jpg (26589 bytes) Dewey379119rear.jpg (46702 bytes)

 

357 vh 70 tridrive.jpg (55921 bytes) PQI take3b.jpg (82203 bytes) assyII.jpg (79680 bytes) mikemoor357rearout.jpg (33260 bytes) no1PQI.jpg (61561 bytes) EMJ front.jpg (85275 bytes) 379119uppalLeft.jpg (204044 bytes)

paintedcabs92805.jpg (32842 bytes)  yellow_inprogrear.jpg (16220 bytes) yellow_70inprog1.jpg (16077 bytes) yellow_70inprogleft.jpg (14919 bytes) cabsinprog.jpg (17363 bytes) omaha_orangecabinprog.jpg (16506 bytes) triaxle_inprogcab.jpg (16799 bytes) triaxle_inprog1.jpg (17318 bytes) 357spainted.jpg (30133 bytes)  

A few in scale models inspired by my vacation, I  spent the weeks after my vacation modifying many Italeri 377 and 378 kits and some Bill Drennen/Clint Freeman 379 resin conversion kits to build plenty of Peterbilts.  More to work on!  Check www.timstrucks.com for pics of these models finished!

 

I hope you enjoyed my vacation photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.  Lots of great ideas and detail photos.

Thanks for looking!

~Tim

Here are some other factory-fresh trucks - photos are copyright to original photographers

05_379ultra_a.JPG (155004 bytes) 2005379bestofconfig.JPG (172219 bytes) hustonmarlowe_Ultrasleeper.jpg (61293 bytes) One of the last UltraSleepers built.
357bumperheadlights.JPG (191851 bytes) 357bumperheadlights1.jpg (28202 bytes) 357Rinker2005.JPG (189579 bytes)
357SBFA6x6.JPG (166400 bytes) 357SBFA6x6_379rultraroof.JPG (161411 bytes) 357SBFA6x6front.JPG (179791 bytes) 379flattop_3576x6fronts.JPG (165821 bytes) 357SBFA6x6rightb.JPG (199877 bytes) 357SBFA6x6rightside.JPG (174398 bytes) This bad boy went to PA as a dumper
last362_63.jpg (190451 bytes) 362_63.jpg (75148 bytes)The last 362-63 built in 2002 362_63close.JPG (128473 bytes) 2004_new357s.JPG (174499 bytes) 2004357SBFAnewhood.jpg (66128 bytes) huston_357hoods_tc_rinker.JPG (179136 bytes) The yellow 357 HeavyHaul went to the city of Traverse City, Michigan's DPW dept.
362_SBFA.jpg (175873 bytes) 362SBFAbattery.jpg (35916 bytes) 362SBFAbumper.jpg (33853 bytes) 362SBFArearofcab.jpg (43047 bytes) 372incafeteria.jpg (35795 bytes)
3626x6right_sml.jpg (137554 bytes) 3626x6leftrear_sml.jpg (204613 bytes) 3626x6rightrear_sml.jpg (152765 bytes)The last 362 was similar to this config., built in August 2005  3626x6leftside_sml.jpg (103473 bytes)This config was replaced by the 3574940263-R1-008-2A.jpg (72019 bytes)   379bluetilt.jpg (48943 bytes) 2002357hood.jpg (291559 bytes)
green379ultra_pointedin.jpg (34716 bytes)

 

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2004357SBFAyellow_smlr.jpg (91631 bytes) bluefleetfor2006.jpg (25714 bytes) 2008 386daycab388CBphoto.jpg (96459 bytes) 386 PQI MarkB.jpg (97565 bytes)
angelica357SBFA.JPG (166635 bytes) angelica357SBFA_right.JPG (157095 bytes) angelica357SBFAstraighthood_front.JPG (161815 bytes) besttruckinangelica_2004357SBFA.JPG (172369 bytes) 357_378_385profiles.jpg (65716 bytes) 385_378_357leftprofiles.jpg (64076 bytes)
ingersol_rand357left.JPG (152971 bytes) ingersol_rand357right.JPG (160561 bytes) ingersol_rand357righta.JPG (169907 bytes) ingersol_rand357firewall.JPG (182368 bytes) ingersol_rand357hoodopen.JPG (213761 bytes)
Devlin379_cab.jpg (60278 bytes) devlin2006379_scaled.jpg (46480 bytes) devlin2006379.jpg (33568 bytes) 379_119_real_front.jpg (36051 bytes) 379_119_real_rear.jpg (28053 bytes)
MVC_654F.jpg (63375 bytes) 385_120_70Ultra_1pcwindshld_frwrdtanks.jpg (32963 bytes)

385 with 70" Ultrasleeper, forward fuel tanks.

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Another Clint Moore spec'd 379. At the plant above, and after "the treatment."

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Quentin Becker's 379 at the factor on the left and in service on the right

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The 379 on the left and right are the same truck as the photo left/lower.  Clint Moore from Kansas City PB photo.  

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Picture_064.jpg (60622 bytes) Tim_green_truck.jpg (60457 bytes) Jim and 378.jpg (57937 bytes) Picture_057.jpg (50136 bytes)

                  

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