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Overdrive February 2019

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February 2019 | Overdrive | 47 S now Farms owner-operator Jayme Snow bought this 1999 Freightliner Classic XL 13 years ago and often ran it alongside his father, Daniel Snow. At the time, it was a "bone stock" unit powered by a Detroit Series 60 and outfitted with a 70-inch condo sleeper. Snow has changed it drastically, from the Jones Performance hood with 8-inch-scoop cowl induction to over-under-style headlights (a nod to classic car models), running lights all around/inset in the custom bumper and, most dramatically, a 10-foot sleeper extension along with the wheelbase to accommodate it. The sleeper grew, too, as Snow's young family did. The unit has been stretched twice over his 13 years of ownership. The interior, designed in part by his wife, is well-appointed. The truck is christened "The Duck" after Snow had a damaging run-in with a flock of ducks while running through Mallard Point in eastern Arkansas. Snow's father, while talking with insurance agents about the dam- age, initially called it the "duck killer," but Jayme shortened the moniker to avoid the negative context. See more views of Jayme Snow's rig and massive sleeper in the Custom Rigs play- list at YouTube.com/OverdriveMag. Snow has gone all-in with the truck's moniker, showing the name on the hood scoop and install- ing a duck hood ornament. The sleeper extensions took place in 2012 and 2015, bringing it to 190 inches. They built upon the original 70-inch condo to preserve the integrated stand-up- from-the-seat practicality, moving straight into the liv- ing space behind, fully out tted with kitchen, shower/ toilet and home-quality decoration. BY TODD DILLS CUSTOM RIGS 'The Duck' spreads its sleeper wings Christened "The Duck," the Freightliner is one of ve units in Jayme Snow's eet. He showed the Duck with a pristine Great Dane van this past September. Two project trucks under way include a 1983 cabover he considers something of an homage to a 1977 model his dad started in.

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