Just in time

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

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

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