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Here's a look at our custom FR-2 Blackbird Peterbilt - Completely customized and modified by the Flaming River team!


FR-2 Blackbird Peterbilt




























Vehicle: 1987 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Extended Hood


Powertrain/Drivetrain Type and Mofifications:

  • Engine: Cummins 400
  • Turbocharged/Intercooled: Holset Turbo - Model NT3B; 24 PSI boost
  • Cummins Intercooler: Air to water
  • Injector Pump: Cummins - Modified for higher flow
  • Fuel Injection Nozzles: Cummins
  • Engine soda blasted and painted to match body
  • Air induction tubing removed, powercoated electric purple with a new K&N external mount air filter system
  • Exhaust manifold stripped, bead blasted, treated with high temperature Jet Coat
  • Transmission: Manufacturer - Eaton "Road Ranger" 15 speed with overdrive 
  • Rear Axles - Dual; Manufacturer - Eaton


Chassis Type and Modifications:

  • Peterbilt 287" Wheel Base
  • Factory Air Ride Suspension


FR-2 Blackbird Peterbilt


Exterior Modifications:

  • Complete frame off rebuild
  • Cab, sleeper and hood stripped and repainted Jet Black from Hot Hues by DuPont
  • Frame, transmission, final drive soda blasted and painted to match body
  • Fuel tanks, steps, trim molding, mirrors, and brackets removed, cleaned, and black powdercoated
  • Custom integrated fuel tank/exhaust brackets - Polished stainless steel / Chrome billet aluminum
  • Exhaust system tubes chrome plated and rerouted to side dump ("Lakester Style")
  • Battery boxes - Black powdercoated with polished stainless steel cover, and custom emblems by Flaming River
  • New Bumper - 22" deep (4" lower than stock)
  • New windshield visor - 14" deep (6" deeper than stock), black powdercoated
  • Original aluminum wheels bead blasted, black powdercoated with chrome hub/center covers and lug caps
  • Removed original real fenders, replaced with flamed fiberglass fenders painted black with purple/blue/white flames
  • New black, bucket-style headlights with integral top mounted turn signals - halogen bulbs
  • Orange LED sidemarker and clearance lights
  • Removed fifth wheel pin and converted to gooseneck ball hitch
  • Installed polished stainless steel deck on frame between rear of sleeper and rear of truck
  • Replaced original Peterbilt logos with billet aluminum ovals - "Pete 379" engraved into oval, mounted on backlit LED housings

FR-2 Peterbilt Interior


Interior Modifications:

  • Cab and sleeper completely stripped and refurbished
  • New Design Engineering sound deadening installed in cab and sleeper
  • New carpeting installed
  • New headliner, interior door panels, side/rear interior treatment (sleeper)
  • New dash cover
  • Four new Air Ride seats for cab and sleeper
  • New wood cabinetry in sleeper
  • New sound system in cab/sleeper - Satellite radio, Radio/CD/Cassette/MP3 player, speaker system, flat screen television, DVD player, tuner, Playstation 3 video game/Blu-Ray system
  • Dual air conditioning/heat temperature control for cab and sleeper
  • GPS navigation system
  • Aftermarket steering wheel



Our FR-2 "Blackbird" Peterbilt is brought to you by the following sponsors:

  • Hot Hues by DuPont Finishes
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Exide Technologies
  • Design Engineering Inc.
  • United Pacific Industries
  • Southern Air, Pure Power Lubricants

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