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Old 08-09-2016, 03:38 PM   #51
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Dash is installed, along with a lot of the small stuff gettin done on the frame and tanks.

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Old 08-16-2016, 09:53 AM   #52
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We need an update on this. Slacker!
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:12 PM   #53
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Dang, these are some sweet rigs
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:17 PM   #54
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:15 PM   #55
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Very nice, I don't blame you for avoiding emission trucks. I don't know how anyone can make a living with them.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:10 AM   #56
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We need an update on this. Slacker!
(LONG TERM THREAD) = Slow build with big gaps in pics!
This is where the build gets slow cause it's all small stuff that goes unnoticed.

Front brake chamber and air lines.
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Wiring harness along the frame.
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Air hoses along the frame
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Ride height controller.
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New air bags and shocks.
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Rear brake chamber and all new brake drums and shoes.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:15 AM   #57
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Looking good! I kind of like seeing all the little details.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:34 AM   #58
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Few more items completed.

Showing the mix of black and chrome.
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New front shocks and brakes installed.
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Sleeper door upholstery installed.
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Insulating the sleeper walls.
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Driver side sleeper storage, clothes closet with storage bin above.
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Passenger side storage.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:27 PM   #59
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Whats the approximate cost in a total rebuild?
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:41 PM   #60
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Awesome!
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:45 AM   #61
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That's going to be one sweet ride right there.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:31 AM   #62
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Whats the approximate cost in a total rebuild?
Let's just say it's cheaper than buying a new one, maybe!
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:04 AM   #63
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Jake got some more upholstery put in yesterday, I think boss done set a fire under his buttocks.

Looking from the front. They cut a window into the back of the sleeper and had to cut the upholstery to match, the trim pieces will be buckskin colored.
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Left rear corner.
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Ceiling over the bed area.
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Storage areas trimmed out and ready to go.
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The aluminum bracing across the ceiling supports the fiberglass shell of the sleeper and prevents it from flexing.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:14 PM   #64
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More parts added in the sleeper area.

Driver side of sleeper overhead console added, with storage bins, reading lights, and power outlet.
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Passenger side overhead storage. Also, the black bar on the left side is designed for a table, they are discussing leaving it out and installing a wall bracket for flat screen tv mounting. Another driver has this in his sleeper with a 32" flat screen mounted.
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Storage area that will be under the bed once it is installed. Lights on back wall for easier vision.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:48 PM   #65
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Yo Tim, dose this thing get a Sleep-Number bed too?

Look-n sharp man!
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:19 PM   #66
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That wiring harness looks scary!
Nah, that looks fun. Like a jigsaw puzzle. I use to work in a plant that built firetrucks. I loved that job.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:38 PM   #67
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My Dad drove a pete and taught me to drive before I went into the military. He was an independent and was gone for months at a time.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:01 PM   #68
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Yo Tim, dose this thing get a Sleep-Number bed too?

Look-n sharp man!
We put a standard Pete bed in, some drivers go get their own and change them out. We've got some guys that do long haul and they have them decked out with some nice add-ons.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:25 PM   #69
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Man I love these old Pete's! Looking great man. Keep the updates coming. I would love to see the Optimus build come through. Would be amazing!
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:32 AM   #70
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Wow.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:21 AM   #71
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I like it
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #72
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Coming along nicely Tim.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:07 AM   #73
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Not sure how I had missed this thread but WOW! That is a rocking rebuild!!
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:05 PM   #74
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Little update for this week:

From the front, new head lights and LED signals installed.
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Down the side with mirrors installed, do you see them fancy fenders in the back?
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Rear view of the fenders.
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From the side.
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Front angle, with the bullet cap on the hanger bracket.
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Middle view, chrome brackets with another bullet cap.
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A view from up top, can't wait to get the wheels on it.
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We are busy today, 5 bays full of trucks and/or trailers.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:23 PM   #75
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Looks real good! Can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:30 PM   #76
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If I was in charge of that wiring harness I may have quit my job. Just not my cup of tea I guess... It's a good thing that we are all wired different. :-)
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:15 PM   #77
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What kind of 5th wheel is going on it


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Old 09-17-2016, 02:06 PM   #78
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:10 AM   #79
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That sexy thang gonna need a stripper pole!
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:28 AM   #80
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Oh Yea!! Sweet lookin rigs!
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #81
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Awesome thread!

I think i'm like #8 pushing for the Optimus build.....Kids would freakout seeing it run down the road.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:54 PM   #82
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Amazing transformation
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:36 PM   #83
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Running lights being installed today.
Front drop panel under air cleaner can.
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Under driver door and front drop.
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Under sleeper.
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Front visors for windshield.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:36 PM   #84
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Looks like this thing doesn't have much to go before it's ready to roll.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:35 AM   #85
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Any plans to 'show' this thing before it gets back to haulin?

Yall are doing an excellent job with all of it!
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:39 AM   #86
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This thread is really fulfilling the child in me. I'm 43 years old and as much as I hate to say it, I've never set foot in one of these trucks. Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:43 PM   #87
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Looks like this thing doesn't have much to go before it's ready to roll.
Hopefully before year end, they slow down a lot at the end.


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Any plans to 'show' this thing before it gets back to haulin?

Yall are doing an excellent job with all of it!
Nah, I'll take pics of it from different angles to post on our website. and it will go to work.

Check some of other trucks out.
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My goodness, that is nice!
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:20 PM   #89
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Good looking truck! Glad to see your not using tie wraps every inch like they do at the plant.
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Old 10-04-2016, 05:48 AM   #90
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How she coming along?
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:43 AM   #91
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How she coming along?
He's working sooooo slow on it now it's hard to tell what he's adding. Saw him shooting some small panels in buckskin yesterday, I'll have to see where he puts them today.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:55 AM   #92
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A little progress was noticed when I walked by the truck this week. Lo and behold someone installed a visor over the windshield and the trim is getting installed and tightened down.

Done in black, and you can just see the holes drilled into the top of the cab where the LED lights will be mounted.
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Dash assembly.
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Not sure what this will cover.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:11 PM   #93
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What an amazing project. Very nice.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:12 PM   #94
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Not sure what this will cover.

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Old 10-07-2016, 12:30 PM   #95
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #96
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:01 PM   #97
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A few more pics from today. The new LED lights look great, the dash of course is a mess while the wiring process is going on.

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Old 10-26-2016, 08:16 AM   #98
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Any updates?
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:25 AM   #99
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Very nice Tim.

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Old 10-26-2016, 08:35 AM   #100
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What's that Freightshaker seat doing in a Pete?
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