Customized Peterbuilt

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Project by Ryan Haasen posted 06-09-2012 02:00 AM 3433 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two weeks ago a friend at school addressed me and said that he saw the picture of the model Tri-axel kenworth that I previously made on Facebook. He asked me If I would make a replica of his dad’s truck for him to give as a fathers day gift. So here is the model I made him, it is an exact replica of his dad’s Peterbuilt. The body is cherry left over from the Bell 407, and tri-axel Kenworth projects. The frame is walnut and other parts are maple, beech and padauk. I used the basic shape of the truck from the toys and joys plan, but everything was modified and new parts were added to make it as accurate as possible. I did not do this for free, as supplies and time is expensive, I charged him $200, he was happy with this price, as am I.

Thanks for taking a look,


-- Ryan

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 02:42 AM

Very nice detail. Beautifully done and good craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 06-09-2012 06:09 AM

Ryan, I had a look at your projects and I must say that you very talented. Keep up the good work. I can’t help wondering what great toys your grandkids will get :-)

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#3 posted 06-09-2012 06:55 AM

very nice ryan another great truck

-- robert dignam

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#4 posted 06-09-2012 10:18 AM

A great build to say the least. Your friend got a very good deal for your talented work. His dad got a great present.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 06-09-2012 10:46 AM

Nice truck Ryan also like the crane you built you do some really nice work

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#6 posted 06-09-2012 03:33 PM

Very fine detailed work – I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 06-09-2012 07:53 PM

A deal at $200.
I have made a few of these over the years and have also sold a couple in the $200 range…....not making any money doing this, but if it is for friends and such like you and I have both done, then that is just fine. At my daughters stag and doe we raffled one off as a fund raiser, did very well on it.

Nice work as always on your projects….........

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 06-13-2012 06:55 PM

$200 for a Peterbuilt? Now that is a bargain!

Even if you figure a scale price for a scale truck, it’s cheap cheap cheap.

A more reasonable price would be in the $400 – $500 range.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 06-13-2012 07:09 PM

That is an outstanding miniature. Very well done.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 11:01 PM

G’Day Ryan,
Beautiful workmanship, top finish and love the detail…..well done.
cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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