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Project: Creamsicle - '86 Pete 359 EXH

Where to start on Creamsicle?!  The starting point was a '86 Peterbilt 359 EXH that was in horrible condition.  Matter of fact we did not really use much from the donor truck as you will see when you scroll through the pictures.  We were able to re-use the hood, doors, cab and sleeper shells the rest was replaced or manufactured.  Starting with the frame we completely re-railed the truck from front to rear with 110,000 lb tensile strength DOMEX mile steel rails stretched out to a 280" wheelbase.  A brand new set of DS 405 rears with 3:36 ration sitting on Pete Low Air Leaf Suspension. The cab and sleeper roof caps were replaced since there were beyond repair; from there both were laid a white and orange paint scheme.  The interior was removed and completely replaced with new components.  The plumbing and electrical interface from front to rear of the truck was Kustom built along with the electrical dash interface.  600 ponies were moving Creamsicle up and down the interstate by way of a Caterpillar C16 7CZ engine.  Sitting behind the CAT engine we installed the Fuller 20918B transmission.  Before being installed in the truck a Kustom paint and ceramic detail package was applied to both the engine and trans.  We had to build the CAC, Radiator and Air Intake piping since the 359 stopped production in '87 and the C16 didn't come along until '98.  Same can be said for the electronic interface into the cab and dash.  A Kustom Coolant Distribution Manifold was installed on the passenger side engine compartment frame rail complete with ball valves to control each circuit independently.  Some additional antique style lights were added to the top of cab and breathers as well as the headlights were sitting on JJ brackets and indirect lighting was applied under the cab.  A 8" Dynaflex exhaust with pickett elbows gave Creamsicle his bark while Hodgebuilt quarter fenders sat over the drive axles.  The same orange and white paint scheme used on the engine and transmission was also applied to the rest of the truck from front to rear.

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Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration
Custom Peterbilt Restoration