Here we are folks, the long awaited, by some (I hope), arrival of the pictures of the truck. Forgive the poor quality, these were taken hastilly at night wh... Show moreen the truck was actually sitting still. Here we go. Enjoy and please let me know what you think.
Thats a 2001 Freightliner FLD132 Classic XL. It has a 500hp Caterpillar C-15; Eaton-Fuller 13-spd, overdrive transmission; Eaton rears with interaxle differential lock geared with a 3.55:1 ratio. The color is Imron Sand Metallic. The lettering is 3M Scotch-brite gold. The interior is a step up. It features a refrigerator, which make long run easier with the Mountain Dew capacity. Its also set-up to handle a small television and a microwave. The whole package will set you back about 83,000 dollars brand new.
Here is the aweful picture of the excelent head unit. Its a Alpine TDM-7544 cassette deck with a rated internal amp rated at 35x4. Without Dolby it kinda makes tapes sound crappy. But the tuner is really strong and it pumps out a clean pre-amp signal even at a low 2 volt level. It only controls master volume, bass, treble, balance, the changer operation and tells us what time it is when its turned on.
Here we find our 5960 6-disc cd changer. The unit isn't an AI-net compatable set-up. In fact, its 8 years old, almost 9. And, its got nearly a half million miles on it. Above that is Alpine's ERE-G180 9-band graphic eq with hp/lp crossover continuously variable between 50 and 120hz. It also controls sub volume and system fading. The eq offers or - 12dB and includes a silliy little peak meter that hardly shows anything below 10 or 12 without serious bass boosting. The eq also and a defeat switch and a BBE processor.
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Here are a few other pics. Sorry the pics of the lights are blurry. I'll get new ones later. There are 9 lights in the bumper, 5 of which are still inc... Show moreandesant. Soon almost all the lights on the truck will be L.E.D.s. The fog lights are 100 watt off-road driving lights. We are going to rebuild the visor to hold 7 of the same L.E.D. lights as the bumper. We also have some very cool round L.E.D. turn signals and light sticks to put on the truck yet. I'd also like to see some under-body neon. Who knows.
Below the changer and eq is the Midland 79-290 CB transciever. Its a fully digital citizen's band radio with the prgramming set for a full five 40-channel CB bands (A through E for those who know this stuff) and the 10-meter HAM radio system. Its also opened to run USB, LSB and FM. In the multiband CB mode, the channel 9 button shifts the bands. To switch into or out of the extended CB bands, press and hold channel 9 and dx while turning the unit on (I think thats right). Also, the fact that you can remove the face is rather nifty. It leaves only the knobs and mic in the truck. Below that is the Midland Beartracker multichannel scanner. It can pickup all the stnadard frequincy police, fire and emergency channels and beeps when there is a priority police transmitter within 3 miles. It can also be programmed with personal channel setting and can pick up CB and 10-meter HAM.
As far as modifications go, we've made a few. We've added the CAT ID display unit that shows us things like turbo boost pressure, average and instant millage per gallon, unit hours, fuel flow rate and temperature, speed and cruse setting, and various millage stats for drivers and states. Also, we added straight 6" exhause flariing from the top of the elbows. Also, the louvered Freightliner logo on the hood, and Classic XL rock guards below the headlights. We put on double-headlight visors over the lights and the bumper is a aftermarket piece manufactured custom for us. The steps are moved back from the most outward position using all three mounting holes, back to using the inner 2 holes and this lines them up with the steps on the fuel tanks. The sign boards are 3/8" Lexan and are held to the upper fuel tank step on each side but 3 1/4 x 20 thread bolts allowing them to be removed for cleaning. Soon to follow are full fenders for the rear axles and more lights. Maybe some Rockford and Alpine logos, an Alpine alarm, more lights, chrome and more lights. I'll add some better pics to the page in a week or two. I promise they will be taken during the day also. Show Less
Here is the amprack. Credit must go where credit is due so I must thank Curtis and Hayes Sight and Sound of Hutchinson, Ks, for the clean design. The power... Show more consists of a Rockford Fosgate 200a4 (top left) for the front channel. Its 25 watts x 4 runs two pairs of Boston coaxials. Next up is a Rockford 100z2 (bottom) sending 25 wats x 2 to the rear Bostons. Last, we come to the Rockford 500a2(top left if you didn't guess). It is operating at 4 ohms mono sending up to 775 watts x 1 acording to the build sheet.
Here you can see them alight with a measlly two neon tubes. It WAS temporary, the top tube not even being mounted to anything, but time has not permitted a lenghly return to Curtis to make something more interesting. Eventually the neon will shine up from under the rack cover onto the fins of the amps.
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