Using a Newray 1/24th scale toy Peterbilt 579, I reworked the hood into a 567. This chassis is an Italeri Peterbilt 377 with modifications. Front wheels are resin from Mo'Luminum. The DPF box is from AITM.
This isn't 100% finished - it is missing a few bits and pieces and a few things need to be reworked.
Using an Italeri Peterbilt 378 (early 2000's issue), a MonkeyClaw resins sleeper roof and a sleeper from the 377 kit cut down as well as a scratchbuilt chassis and flat deck. This build is based on a BJS truck seen at the Gaylord, Michigan yard 10 years.
Resin wheels from Kit Form Services. Resin rear tires from Mo'Luminum. Metal mesh grille screen from PlanoModelProducts. I dirtied this up, I'm not sure I like the effect - I think I went overboard on the bug splatters.
Another truck I remember seeing around Munising, Michigan in the 70's - Ford Louisville Line fleet tractors for SuperValu Foods. My build uses the AMT Ford LNT-8000 with a resin long hood from Plaskit as well as fuel tanks from Plaskit. The spoke wheels are from an AMT Chevrolet Titan/90 kit. I painted this in the summer of 2011 for winter building - on the bench in January 2012 and finished May 18, 2012.
Inspired by a factory photo from late 1972 of an early 359-13 Set-Back Front Axle. This build used an AMT Peterbilt 359, a modified resin hood, modified kit front wheels, rear wheels and suspension from an Ertl Paystar, lengthened frame rails, the stake bed from an AMT Ford Stake Truck. The trailer has a scratchbuild deck and suspension bits from a Great Dane kit (leftover from my 352 drom tractor build). 5/15/17
Back-in-the-day, Trident Truck Lines delivered loads to the Peterbilt Newark plant with a livery of brown, gold and white trimmed Peterbilts.
Here are my renditions of two Trident trucks - these builds aren't finished, they need a few bits and pieces and the Trident logos for the doors. I haven't been able to get a good clean straight-on view of the logo to use to create a decal for the doors.
The 359 is an original issue AMT T500 California Hauler. I lengthened the frame rails, modified a T501 Pete bumper eliminating the driving lamps, the 3-bar grille is a resin piece from AITM, The air cleaner is from an AMT KW W925.
The 352 is an original AMT T502 with a stretched frame, suspension from an AMT T501 359, recessed exhaust, Italeri 377 fuel tanks. Both have resin air cleaner caps from P&P.
Both builds have their chrome pieces touched up using the Molotow Chrome Pen.
The white White-Freightliner was built box-stock for Round2's AMT trade show displays. The red and yellow WFDD has been slightly modified - the headlamps moved lower on the cab skin for a more accurate look and the step ladders replaced with stirrups.
I started this build quite a few years ago with a resin cab cast by GriffenDesigns. After painting and applying decal stripes, the cab distorted due to how it was stored and I could never get the hump out of the roof, plus I wasn't pleased with how the stripes looked. In 2016 I made a new H model cab from an AMT 352 kit, and sourced new stripe decals from ModelTruckin.com.
The model 389 is Peterbilt's premium traditionally styled conventional. A BBC of 131, the hood is aluminum. Only axle-forward available. In 2012/13 the model 388 was blended into the 389 and the number 388 no longer used. 389 became a 131" and 123" BBC and the "Car Hauler Hood" option. 389 replaced the 379-127" for 2008. 388 replaced the 379-119 for 2008.