14 November 2014

James Crosby’s 1956 Peterbilt Conventional - Duel Purpose


Do you remember that Peterbilt 379 truck we featured a while back? Well This is also a Peterbilt, in as much as Revenge is a Model T Ford. It makes perfect sense to use an America truck body; the likes of Kenworth's and Peterbilt's long bonnet models still have that look of a pre-war car, so the cabs lend theirselves well to building a freaky-deaky looking hot rod.
Now, you can't just slap a truck cab onto a car chassis and expect it to fit; the 1956 Peterbilt Conventional cab that James Crosby used as the basis for this rod was radically altered to fit it's new mount, but still retain the look of the truck; its like a mutant almalgam of Model T meets big rig, and I guarantee you won't see another one quite like it, although I hope the idea catches on. More on this truckulent rod here.

- Amazosan 













NB and yes; the Peterbilt Conventional is the truck used to harass Dennis Weaver's character to near insanity in the film Duel:


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