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Peterbilt 'Insanity Ride'
Fully customized big scale (1:13)Peterbilt truck by Bricksonwheels.
About this creation
This is the third 1:13 scale big project that i have build now since 2007. It is another custom truck as I love to build these, …it will probably not be the last.



This project is based on the Mid American Truckshow buildoff where truck customizers show their best in a big competition of completely wild custom trucks. Basically there are no limits, so I just pretended to be one of the contenders and bring something insane. It started of with the thing in my head calling it ‘Insanity Ride’. As I happen to had a lot of red bricks lying around the main colour should be red, although I had preferred a more ‘wild’ colour, but buying bricks for that on a scale like this i didn’t favour, so I choose for a nice colour scheme with the chequered flag 1x1 bricks to add.



Once more I started of with the construction of the low chassis. I had composed a good balance between strength and ride height with my other truck ‘Lowlug’ and I used the slammed front suspension design from that. That was the only design copy thing I used, because the rest was all new. The front bumper is fitted with lights both front and rear, and the bottom of the front suspension is very detailed. Actually the underside of the truck is completely detailed so I am thinking of having a kind of mirror when the truck is on display somewhere.



The engine was the next part together with the firewall and air cleaners. The engine is a Detroit Diesel with twinturbo’s, something I saw on one off the real custom trucks, producing more then 1000 bhp. The whole piping system for the turbo system I made of chrome, contrasting nicely with the blackened engine. The firewall is slightly different in geometry in comparison with what you would see normally, but the arches just gave a very nice ‘bodywork’ touch to it. That big engine off course needed a hood. I started of with the original longnose Peterbilt design, but added the top shape of a Kenworth W900. Besides this I changed the headlights from four to two, and to support cooling the engine some cooling slides have been fitted into the sides of the hood. If you look closely you’ll see that the slides are actually fitted with colourmatched lights for some extra light effects.



From here I started construction of the chassis, gearbox, stack system and airride setup. The air tanks and compressors can be made visual with opening a cover plate on the chassis at the rear of the truck. The chassis itself is plated and colour matched. The rear axle is chromed, and moves through special lighted cover plates between the fuel tanks and rear wheels. The rear suspension is a new design based on the airride kit, in which I have put quite some time, although regretfully you don’t see it at first glance.



Another thing you don’t see easily are the more then 50 red lights under the chassis. The things you do see are the custom fenders that are stretched to almost reach the tarmac, and the special rear bumper. Also covered and inside the rearend of the chassis are the connectors for the trailer. Finally the fifth wheel is colour matched too.
The biggest part of this truck was the work on the cabin and the interior. I changed the design of the cabin from my usual setup to one where the geometry of the roof fits better. The floor is included in the colour scheme and extra attention went into the two lowered seats with tan leatherlook appeal. The steering column was changed and the dash is a total custom itself too. In the cabin you see the first signs of ‘skullsound’. While looking for some original stickers from Lego I found a sticker set which had this ‘skullsound’ theme, and that suited me fine for the big multimedia system in this truck, so I decided to use them.



Now the sleeper has nothing to with a sleeper anymore. The interior is now to enjoy the massive sound from numerous speakers and video from two flatpanel tv’s on the rearwall. There is two more comfortable seats, where one of these has all the controls at hand. The whole thing has a lot of lighting and to make it all a big showoff you can lift the roof to take a look inside. The steering column was changed and the dash is a total custom itself too. In the cabin you see the first signs of ‘skullsound’. While looking for some original stickers from Lego I found a sticker set which had this ‘skullsound’ theme, and that suited me fine for the big multimedia system in this truck, so I decided to use them. Now the sleeper has nothing to with a sleeper anymore. The interior is now to enjoy the massive sound from numerous speakers and video from two flatpanel tv’s on the rearwall. There is two more comfortable seats, where one of these has all the controls at hand. The whole thing has a lot of lighting and to make it all a big showoff you can lift the roof to take a look inside.



‘Insanity Ride’ took me about three months to build, but I enjoyed every second of it. I hope that if you like it too, you drop me a comment. Now i started brewing on some new idea's.... it will probably be low and agressive :-)



Oh, yeah.. thanks to my buddy Firas Abu-Jaber for some inspiration on the photography, and to Lowlug.nl for featuring my trucks on their website.





Comments

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  January 20, 2013
I really like your trucks you are my favorite builder. It's been over 20 years since I have played with Legos. Where do you start from. Does Lego have a big truck set, because your trucks are so authentic whether its a Peterbilt or a KW. I have to young children that I am starting to introduce to Legos and I would really like to build some trucks like yours. Thanks, Dennis D.
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  January 20, 2013
I really like your trucks you are my favorite builder. It's been over 20 years since I have played with Legos. Where do you start from. Does Lego have a big truck set, because your trucks are so authentic whether its a Peterbilt or a KW. I have to young children that I am starting to introduce to Legos and I would really like to build some trucks like yours. Thanks, Dennis D.
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  September 19, 2010
Yet another great truck i could sit here for hours and just look at to get ideas,ever thought about making instructions for these trucks you build i would buy them and i dont care how much it cost.
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  July 25, 2010
this truck is in the truckstar nice truck and good details
  June 24, 2010
AWESOME job it's the I have ever seen, It look like a real Kenworth W900. 10/10 congradulation man.
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  April 30, 2010
I know that You are a very busy man , but please I need your help on that chassis:)...
  December 1, 2009
wooooow looks like optimus o soz yea optimus is a peterbilt very cool 1ooooo/5
  October 18, 2009
It wasn't until I recognized the wheels that I realized how huge this thing is. I'm blown away. Truly inspirational!
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  September 3, 2009
Indeed Zack, you're absolutely right on the logo on the grille! This truck started of as a Kenworth experiment, but later liked the Peterbilt chassis and cabin better for this design... but i also liked the grille which is a bit more chararcteristic, so i kept that one.
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  September 2, 2009
That is a tight semi
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  August 18, 2009
Wow man. That is sickk, great detail. I love it so much. Only thing is, the little red 'peterbilt' logo on the hood looks more Kenworth like lol. Great job though.
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  August 12, 2009
amazing truck! amazing in every detail! amazing work! really, quality job!
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  August 2, 2009
Thanks once more! Roland, we're not competitors... we're all fellow freaks here!
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  July 22, 2009
Just one word "Amazing"
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  July 21, 2009
Sorry that i comment it so lately,but my NB often shut down last days. THis one looks so good as all of your trucks.The engine is perfect,the shape fantastic,the race stripe awesome.No,i don´t like it,i love it.
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  July 20, 2009
like it? I love it. Like the detailed checked flag down side. Nice interior
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  July 17, 2009
Hey! Seems I have a concurent and other LEGO creator to add to my favourite list :) :) Love bigscales... They are impressive
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  July 12, 2009
This is incredable. Hey, it's Optimus Prime
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  July 12, 2009
WOW ! I love american trucks, much nicer than the squarish european ones... You are without question the best lego truck maker I've ever seen ! The attention to detail, and the effort put in really pays off - they're amazing !
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  July 12, 2009
Thanks all. All the comments have already motivated me into thinking of something to build next.
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Thomas N
  July 11, 2009
Incredible work, the level of detail is outstanding, I always love seeing cars and trucks in this scale. ~T
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  July 11, 2009
Amazing job on curving the smokestacks at the bottom.
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  July 10, 2009
Another great truck from you.Nice details and a fantastic sideview.
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  July 10, 2009
Another unbelievable rig. This makes me want to build another one.
  July 9, 2009
BTW, we have a challenge for this month about two or more tone vehicles, "Color up your car", it would be great if you add it there: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/5035 Thanks.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2009
Hello my friend :) sorry I didn't get the chance to review this beauty earlier, I was a bit busy and didn't sign in for a while... Any way this is really insanity! I mean wow, that's probably the best truck I've ever seen, stunning shape and details, the long chassis was a great idea, and that amazing interior work is second of none, specially the work on the rear cabin with those awesome speakers, and I like the skull on the steering wheel as well... Man, can't say more or enough, I would need the whole day to describe how wonderful this is... Finally tanks a lot for the credit, it's an honor to mention my name on this amazing creation's page, and you really did great at the backdrop this time, cool presentation and write up. Just keep it that way my good friend, looking forward for more MOCs from you >>> peace.. Firas :)
 I made it 
  July 8, 2009
Thanx for all the very nice compliments. @Darcy: You asked about the wheels, but they're regular old Technic wheels, not produced anymore though.
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Jesse Wallinga
  July 7, 2009
man! that's not bad at all dude.....can you give me some hints?
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Darcy Guerin Hanlon
  July 7, 2009
nice but were did you get those wheels?
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  July 7, 2009
thats awesome man I love your work on big trucks your details are amazing great job on the interior it looks perfect with the electronics I like building tech stuff myself keep it up
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  July 7, 2009
sweet
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  July 7, 2009
Nice!
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  July 7, 2009
Wow, that's crazy huge.
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  July 7, 2009
Brilliant brilliant brilliant. Could be a A professional Lego model. One of, maybe the best, truck on MOCpages. 10/10
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  July 7, 2009
One of the best vehicle MOC's I've seen. Very nice detail work.
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  July 7, 2009
Really beautiful, it's very detailed and clean and it's big size makes it even better.
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  July 7, 2009
It's to good for words, I'm speechless.
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  July 7, 2009
The interior is more futuristic than the real ones I've seen! Awesome build!
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  July 7, 2009
beautiful
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  July 7, 2009
Amazing job both the interior and exterior are awesome. The painted checkerboard on the side of the truck is great too. Overall it is a brilliant job.
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  July 7, 2009
WOW, amazing truck!
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  July 7, 2009
:O
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  July 7, 2009
WOW,nice peterbilt,and nice studless work!:)
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  July 7, 2009
Awesome stuff. The interior, the exterior, all the details, it all just fits together! Great job!
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  July 7, 2009
If someone knows how to master hot heavy vehicles it's definitelly you! Man, this thing is so tasty I'm beginning to drool! The details, The shape, The colors, The custom designing. The interior, the engine... I can't say what's better here. Bravo!
 
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