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Peterbilt 379 Project

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Slammed379, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Slammed379

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    You most likely have Conmet hubs. The hubs off my Eaton axle went right on the Meritor.
     
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    Ohh yeah! Looking sweet. So much friggin work you have done. I am in the middle of a 379EX repaint project right now but definitely not custom like your project. Have you done any HP upgrades yet? Thanks for sharing again!
     
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    Thank you, no HP upgrades, just a 550 C15 Cat.
     
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    "JUST" a 550.... :rolleyes:

    I'm not into lowered trucks, but you've done a nice job! :notworthy

    Andrew
     
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    Thank you!
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    King of the hill!!
     
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    Where did you get the lower filler panel? I looked back through the thread but don't see it. I think that panel is a must, but most the ones you see are stainless with lights and they cover the air tank.
     
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    Yair . . . just a little off topic but a couple of nights ago on Australian TV was a documentary of of Peterbuilt factory somewhere in the US . . . absolutely brilliant.

    Cheers.
     
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    It was probably the plant in Denton Texas. I went there for warranty training when I worked for Peterbilt. Place is absoulutely amazing.
     
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    Installed all the lights. Hopefully I'll get the visor from the paint shop on Friday so I can install it. It needs a visor!

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    Beautiful Pete! I wish there was more builds like yours!
     
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    I'm sorry that you aren't building a full size matching trailer. That said, you've done a fantastic job and your truck is one of my favorite customs. I've enjoyed the build. Thanks for taking all of us on the ride.

    Larry
     
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    Thanks for the link. I just ordered them. I know it needs the visor but your slick roof looks awesome. I like the original aluminum low roof tops over the conehead ultra cabs
     
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    if yours swaped over i guess they must all be interchangeable. What visor you gonna put on? And your front wheels look more sunk in... were they like that before with the stock axle?
     
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    There is a good photo of the visor in post#59 on page 4. It is getting painted on Saturday with the rest of the stuff like the shocks and the lower exhaust support. The front axle is stock width. The darn truck is so low its playing tricks on your eyes :)