Archive for June, 2012

Kustom Truck was approached by RB Crushing, a division of Petro West that operates out of the Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada region to to build a pair of twin 2012 Peterbilt glider kit trucks model 389 to serve as lowboy’s.  The one stipulation about the trucks, could RB Crushing get a new Peterbilt glider kit truck with a non EGR engine.  The current production motors require engine REGEN and is simply is not working in this region.  A REGEN requires extreme high heat to clean the DPF filter and burn the carbon buildup that accumulates, a process that is extremely challenging with the cold weather experienced in Canada.  Not a problem for Kustom Truck, this is what we do!

The Peterbilt Glider Kit Trucks were brought in from the factory as rolling gliders with 46K lb rears sitting on Peterbilt Air Track suspension, 48″ flat top sleepers and platinum level interiors.  Kustom Truck spec’d out a drive train package to include a pre emission 2002 model Caterpillar C-16 engine rated 600 HP @ 2050 torque.  In order to handle the power output the Caterpillar engine put out, a Fuller transmission model RTLO-20918B was chosen.

The day the trucks showed up as rollling Peterbilt glider kit trucks piggybacked into the lot

The twin Caterpillar C-16 engines sitting on the Kustom Truck shop floor up-fitted with the peripherals (starter, alternator, fan hub, belts, ect) waiting to be dropped into the engine compartment.  The Fuller transmission is already bolted to the flywheel housing as well.

Both Caterpillar C-16 engines are now installed in the engine compartment and the electric plumbing has begun a lot of work yet to be completed before we fire these trucks up.

The Caterpillar C-16 engine are now plumbed for electrical and all engine piping is installed as well as the hoods are back on the the Peterbilt Glider Kit Trucks.

Now it’s time for the Kustom Truck shop to start on the extra goodies that the customer has requested in order for the fit and finish to be acceptable.  Here’s the list of custom options:

  • 11″ drop visor by Roadworks
  • accessory lights to include: breathers, side skirts, under cab and sleeper all LED lights by Roadworks
  • Diamond plate half fenders, step boxes, chain hangers and a custom headache rack by ProTech
  • 7″ exhaust system with muffler inserts by Dynaflex
  • A custom water manifold and ceramic detail package by Kustom Truck
  • The ceramic detail package included the jake stand, cam cover, dipstick and oil fill tubes, turbo lines, the turbo hot and cold housings, thermostat housing, exhaust manifold and heat shield
  • Custom polished stainless charge air cooler and radiator pipes by B & H Tubes

Now that the trucks are assembled, test drives are complete and the trucks are awaiting delivery to RB Crushing, Kustom Truck leaves you with these parting shots.

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