John P. Noto Jr. - John P. Noto Trucking

Robert Conrad
October 2021

John P. Noto Jr. has nicknamed his 1979 KW W-900A " Second Slice", but as you can see from our photos, it's definitely first rate! John built this orange & cream classic with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears and the support of his family all along the way.

He did the majority of the work himself, putting this classic '79 on 2013 frame rails and adding a 36" 359 Peterbilt sleeper with a custom-made big hole kit. The cab and sleeper are huck bolted together and they are sitting on a custom air ride with a wide ride front axle and disc brakes all around. John has added a full complement of VDO gauges, a custom stereo, and California walnut burl dash panels. The interior was done in distressed chocolate brown leather with orange stitching courtesy of Custom Stitch Upholstery.

John credits Martin for the flawless clearcoat on the cab & sleeper, Yononne Signs for the vinyl lettering, and the King of Chrome for supplying just enough "bling" to compliment the orange paint. He says the hood, cab, and sleeper are all channeled 2" over the frame to give the truck a lower look and it certainly makes heads turn when John pulls into a quarry with this classic workhorse. That's right, this '79 is no garage queen that only comes out for truck shows, but it's a workhorse as well with power coming from a Signature 600 crate motor that's backed by an 18 speed. In fact, John worked this old girl the day before we did our photo shoot!

John is all about the details and he's also installed new, hand-built wiring and plumbing throughout the truck. John has built several cool rides, but he's definitely outdone himself with "Second Slice", and this bright orange working classic is our choice for the October Working Show Truck of the Month.