Just in time
Chris has just finished rebuilding his T908 from the ground up and had brought it along to Castlemaine before putting it to work.
His family operates a demolition business. The 908 joins a 2007 4800 Western Star day cab, another older Western Star, and a CH Mack. The T908 will join the fleet the day after the show.
“It was an expensive truck but I love the shape. I always looked at them on the road and thought I need one of my own. Some people do cars up, I wanted to do up a truck, a nice truck that I could be proud of and go to work happier,” Chris says.
Chris stripped it down to the cab and chassis and sandblasted the chassis himself, and then took it to the painters. It was four months from start to finish, working after work and putting in a few big nights.
“After painting, it was a job putting it all back together and I had a few good mates and my brothers who helped me. It definitely helps out – even Dad gave me a hand,” he says.
Chris’s T908 is a very clean and neat and attracted a lot of attention over the weekend.
“I have never been here before. I only just finished it in time for the show so have brought it along to show it off,” he says.
Left: Chris Buttigieg