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Old 05-25-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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I, like many folks who have joined this sight grew up watching big rigs on the highway, fascinated by them. Having watched movies like Convoy, Hijack and of course Duel, I always wanted my own rig. Watching how the industry has treated drivers over the years tho kept me from wanting that as a career, twenty or thirty years too late i suppose. Still wanted my own truck and through this forum found out my dream could come true! I recently became the owner of a 1977 (i know dear lord &#128518 359 Peterbilt logging truck I intend on building out. Have not fully decided whether to mount a box on the chassis or go HDT style with a pull behind travel trailer. This is going to be likely a year and a half build at least, i will happily share my progress to those interested. I have a great deal of questions so anyone who is willing to give some helpful pointers I'd really appreciate that. Here included is a couple shots of my truck and one idea i was going with. Thank you all for the help 👍
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:30 PM   #2
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Welcome. I enjoy seeing the old stuff resurrected.

Please keep posting photos of your progress.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:45 PM   #3
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That’s awesome! Take your time with your build....this isn’t a race and you will find lots of things you would change if you rush through it
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Depends do you have the money for RV parks to park such rig pulling a trailer, cause most campgrounds with a semi pulling a trailer won't fit such accommodations.I have years of experience traveling and learned from them. The mount the box on the chassis is the cheapest way, yields less room, easier to maneuver, less maintenance, more free campgrounds you can fit in and lastly won't leak like a travel trailer. Here is what I speak from on experience
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Thank you for the heads up Weldman on the travel trailer, its true I would honestly rather have one solid rig rather than have to worry about towing/backing especially with my wheelbase.

This is going to be a long and thoughtful process eventually there will be a build channel but that will be in fall hopefully. Thank you for the support everyone!
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Our first, the store bought box is a plus. We just got inside with a tape measure and spray can of paint..laid out how we wanted it and went to building. About 14 mo start to finish. All in the backyard.
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Our first, the store bought box is a plus. We just got inside with a tape measure and spray can of paint..laid out how we wanted it and went to building. About 14 mo start to finish. All in the backyard.
Any solar panels on the roof of that rig? Looks like a lot of real estate waiting for some panels on that roof.
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Do you have any build pictures?
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