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Peterbilt 379 'Low lug' custom truck
Peterbilt 379 'Low Lug' custom truck.
About this creation


This model is based on the Peterbilt 379 ’laying low’ showtruck owned by James Davis. You can see it’s picture on this page. The simple clean look, combined with the two tone colourscheme is very suitable for a Lego duplicate and I really like the dumped rideheight of this rig. I named it differently though, it is called ‘Low Lug’ now, which is a appreciation to the Dutch Lowlug community that always gives me a lot of inspiration on Lego building.



The chassis of the truck is very low, and I used new techniques with new bricks to make the suspension front and rear to a high detail level, yet maintaining steerability. It is a combination of old and new Technic elements and it all worked fine. From front to rear the chassis is fitted with lowered steps, Diesel tanks (fitted with pumps and attached to engine) and custom front and rear bumper. The engine and drivetrain is as detailed as I could get it, maintaining the studless design for this truck. The engine has hosing, working radiator fan, air, and water piping, and the aircleaner housings are attached as well. The engine carter is also detailed and clutch and gearbox are in place. The driveshaft is made of chrome cylindrical bricks and attached to two differentials at the rear.



The bodywork consists of many bricks and is completely studless. The hood is extended and the grille is covered in red, to match the original. As the thing is so low the wheels just fit exactly in the fenders, and steering still works, although this truck is off course quite heavy. The cabin is fitted with working doors, sunblocker, and the interior is a full custom too. The dashboard is new, and as in the original has a very different look then on a regular truck. The shifter and steering wheel are matched by colour, and special sportsseats are in too. The doorpanels include a pair of big speakers that are part of the soundsystem that is equipped in this ride. There are also three subwoofers in the sleeper.



The sleeper itself is basic outside and inside. It has a bed and luggage space, but beside some custom interior lighting there is not much over-customised here. On the outside the real truck has lowered bodypanels to put emphasis o0n the low rideheight. I have duplicated these too, and they partly cover the Dieseltanks. Between the cabin and the sleeper are the massive (8 inch) exhaust pipes. I used flexible axles to curve them into the chassis, and the system is attached to the engine as well. Technic wheelholders are used for the top parts, something that I do on all my models, as I like the look of it a lot. The rest of the chassis behind he sleeper is stretched and covered completely to complete the smooth appeal. It has a custom fifth wheel matching the colourscheme and ‘chromed’ lightgray fenders.



Building this model has been a real pleasure, I have been thinking of adding a reefer, but instead of this I am considering building a Power Functions driven custom rig with trailer in 1:17 scale. Christmas holiday’s will be good!


Some more images, including the real truck:













































Comments

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  June 19, 2011
great job i specialy like the engine. its looking great, not many add that feature....or i havent actualy seen it before. well done, and GRATZ at MOTD
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Master K. H.
  June 16, 2011
Very good job on the Moc and camera angle!!!!
Bricksonwheels MOC
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karsten Rees
  June 16, 2011
vroom vroom?
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Soap M.
  June 16, 2011
Congratulations, on MOTD!!!! :D
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  June 16, 2011
Very cool. :)
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  June 16, 2011
Well-deserved MOTD!! Just a bit of work and it would look like a pretty nice vehicle-mode Optimus Prime (if he's this model that is). Totally cool!
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  June 16, 2011
Looks like a powerful beast!
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  June 16, 2011
Great MOTD
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  June 16, 2011
WOW! The details are incredible! Love the engine. Congrats on the MOTD.
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  June 16, 2011
Amazing it looks so cool
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  June 16, 2011
I will say congratulation on that awesome, detailed and beautiful truck! The amount of details is great!
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  June 16, 2011
Great lookin' rig, Dude! Congrats!
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  June 16, 2011
Funny that this old moc is comming back to live again, being motd. The build is already more then 2 years old, and new trucks have actually been better, but i am glad this one is still appreciated!
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  June 16, 2011
If it was a real truck I'd like to drive it !!!
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  June 16, 2011
now that is a truck
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  June 16, 2011
congrats on MOTD!
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  June 16, 2011
This is by far the best big rig MOC I have seen! SOOOO deserving of MOTD! You did an amazing job at capturing all of the details.
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  June 1, 2011
It reminds me of optimus prime.
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  March 19, 2011
On the extra images i saw the real truck and thought it was yours. Best truck i have ever seen in my life. At first i thought it was not LEGO and made by some other toy company.(In a positive way) :)
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  November 17, 2010
great build
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  October 25, 2010
The attention to detail is amazing on this.
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  September 17, 2010
Love the truck,hadnt made anything in 5yrs and this truck got me back into it and now im hooked again,check out mine sometime(will be doing more mod soon)
Bricksonwheels MOC
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Sebastian Trzynka
  December 10, 2009
wow! a very nice and detailed truck! how much time do you spend?
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  June 11, 2009
wow another great creation right on
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  May 19, 2009
Awsome truck man one of the best i've seen.
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  May 19, 2009
Congrats on MOTD, buddy. Well deverved.
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  May 19, 2009
This is off the charts AWSOME!!!! Whats even better is how well you were able to cover up the studs!! Nice job!!
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  May 19, 2009
Sweet Yo!
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  May 19, 2009
blinding awsomeness
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  May 19, 2009
Oh my holy fudge THAT IS AMAZING I am not usually a truck person but this one caught my eye Very very well built I love it!
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  May 19, 2009
XD
  May 19, 2009
the pic under the one with the stering weal (sorry for the lack of spelling) i thought for a sec was REAL! i love this thing man beautiful work!
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  May 19, 2009
Congratz on MOTD, and on a beautiful hunk of truck! Welcome to my list of favorite builders.
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  May 19, 2009
very good, could be more detailed though, even if the original isnt detailed much
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  May 19, 2009
That is very nice, to be MOC of the day. Working on a new big one these days, featured here soon.
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  May 19, 2009
Congrats our professional Truck builder! You have just make it to the MOTD! 5/5 for your nice truck!
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  May 19, 2009
Hey, look your the MOC OF THE DAY, congrats. I still like the truck.
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  March 9, 2009
Just perfect! It's nice when you have all the right parts that enable you to do this like that! ;)
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  February 22, 2009
it is very smooth and does look like optimus prime TRANSFORMERS 2 WWWWWOOOOO!!!!!
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  January 26, 2009
nice how big is it
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  January 11, 2009
Excellent stuff, like I said on Lowlug, I just wanted to add a little "I like it" here as well ;)
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  December 20, 2008
Well thanks a lot James! That trade of you're truck with mine can be arranged :-) !!! As you own this truck i mailed you a request on some pics of the interior and engine, as i plan an update to make it even more realistic. I am very pleased with all the comments here!
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  November 19, 2008
Wow, they are getting better by the time, keep going on that way!
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  November 18, 2008
Omg. I just died when I saw the front of it. So agressive, so "Im-going-to-kill-you"-ish. I love it! It's so sleek and huge. I'd love to see it in real life. Wow.... And those lights!! Lego should hire you at Creator for the next Big Rig kit. I espacially love that huuuuuge grille, next to those exhausts and how looooooow it is... This, is undoubtebly (or however you spell it) one of my favorite creations ever. Seriously, I simply adore it. Please make more, this must have taken two weeks to tinker on!!
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  November 18, 2008
Oh and I love how you make those curved exhausts, very genius! My comment should be up, wonder what's keeping it....
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  November 17, 2008
Oh sweet. Man, how come my trucks never look that like totally great? I don't have any trucks on here, except a 1950's Chevrolet, but I've made them before, and they were all kinds of colors. That is exceptional. I especially like your attention to detail. Please post something nice on my page to make me feel better.
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  November 17, 2008
nice job!!!!
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  November 17, 2008
brilliant exhausts!!!
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  November 17, 2008
Awesome! A fabulous start to your MOCpages account, if I do say so myself. I saw the comparison pic, and thought it was the Lego version! XD
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  November 17, 2008
great deatails
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  November 17, 2008
I saw this truck in person! Nevertheless this is a very good build, the detail is fantastic; my favorite part is the engine and engine compartment. KUTGW!!
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  November 17, 2008
nice
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  November 17, 2008
now that is cool, i mean come on the coloors are perfect
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  November 17, 2008
Holy truck, this should be MOC of the week! Breathtaking work mate... :)
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  November 17, 2008
That's huge, a woping 24 studs wide. That should be in a lego show, nice!
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  November 17, 2008
WOW man! you made me mix between the real one and yours! this one is very realistic, very huge and so detailed! great job and welcome to MOCpages... I expect to see some more solid work from you.. just keep buildin' >>> peace.. Fofo
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  November 17, 2008
This is really an amazing truck...nice!
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  November 17, 2008
Holy .... that´s one fat truck! Great job! It looks so "clean", so powerful, almost unlike Lego... in a positive way:) Best regards, Steffen P.S: Is this MOC that recent or why do people not rate it?
 
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