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Aaron Walters

By Robert Conrad

November, 2019

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Aaron Walters calls his newest truck “Blue Moon”, but the only thing blue about his 2019 Peterbilt 389 glider is the color. This is one heavy hauler that’s as hot as the midday sun, thanks to an endless list of custom features that Aaron incorporated into the build that he finished just in time for the 2019 No Coast Large Cars Show in Britt, IA. 

The bright blue cab & sleeper are complimented perfectly by a unique silver stripe pattern that’s trimmed in red. Custom lower cab and sleeper panels from 12 Gauge Customs give the truck a sleek look and Aaron has also added strapless air cleaners with light bar panels from 12 Gauge Customs as well. A 20” Valley Chrome bumper sits on the double frame rails up front and Aaron also installed a set of 8” flat top straight exhaust stacks from Lincoln Chrome, the industry leader in custom exhaust systems. WTI single hump fenders cover the rear tri-axle set up, painted blue to match the cab, just like the fuel tanks with polished straps. The air horns were cleaned from the roof of the cab with extra roof lights taking their place and Aaron added a Nu-Gen Services strobe light bar and brackets. The red frame compliments the truck perfectly and features a full custom deck plate with a recessed airline box, custom built fender brackets, and a custom rear tail piece with an I light bar. Even the custom airline holder was fabricated especially for the truck and it really finishes off the area behind the sleeper. Power for those heavy hauls comes from a C-15 CAT engine putting out 550 HP, that’s paired with a set of 4:33 rears and an 18 speed transmission for pulling those hills! A 14,600 lb. steer axle and 46 K rear axles help get the job done on those heavy loads that Aaron is used to hauling.

All of his hard work in building his dream truck, and getting it finished just in time to debut it at the No Coast Large Cars Show paid off for Aaron, as he took home three of the custom built American flag trophies that were awarded, including Best of Show Bobtail! 

Don’t be fooled this is no garage queen built just for truck shows, Aaron actually hauled his first load with the truck right after the show, a huge military tank which was a bucket list item for him in trucking. He’s been running hard and hauling heavy ever since, styling all the way in the “Blue Moon”!