Will Peterbilt allow custom paint colors?

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  1. Chevyfanaddict427

    Chevyfanaddict427 Bobtail Member

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    So im considering ordering a new 389 long hood Pete and I have a color scheme and colors already picked out in my head but im not sure if they will allow colors outside of what they offer. The colors id like to use are factory Ford colors and I have the paint codes written down. Does anyone have any experience with this?

    side question: I also heard a rumor that you will no longer be able to get analog gauges and all the trucks will come with the new digital LCD dash. Anyone know if this is true?
     
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  3. Farming Trucker

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    If you are getting a custom Peterbilt then I would assume they would allow a custom color. But I am not totally sure so I might be wrong.
     
  4. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

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    I would tell them ‘no custom paint job, then no purchase’.
     
  5. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    At this point they are sold out for 8 month ahead. They wouldn’t cry long.
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Have you ever looked through the paint option book when ordering a truck? While automotive manufacturers might offer only 5 or 6 colours, a truck dealer will hand you a binder full of paint samples. Last time I saw one there was probably about 75+ paint colour options.

    Yes the analog gauges are no more.
     
  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    What a new Pete runs I can't see why they would complain if you want ferrets to paint your truck with their tail. But yes apparently they're all going to end up with the digital dash, from the few I've seen it's the main cluster in front of the wheel, imagine it has speedo and all the important details on it, with other auxilary gauges scattered around.
     
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  8. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    If you want analog gauges you have to pick up what’s out there now. Not much for sale currently. Mandatory switch is mid July. When ordering you can order from a insane amount of colors and where you want paint. Ie. Fenders, top of roof, etc..
     
  9. pavrom

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    Go to the porsche ...they will even paint air vent slats inside the car and match the color to your favorite underwear
    ...but i agree no one cares today with market situation ...next in line please !
     

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  10. Magoo1968

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    With the mark up I’d ask a truck body shop the cost of a paint job and compare to factory cost. You may be able to get a higher quality job cheaper that way..or even inquire about a wrap
     
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