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"Event-ready" custom built 4-car transporter
6,000lb hydraulic lift gate, adjustable decking for different size
Custom lounge includes restroom, climate control, zippered
separation and work station area
Formed aluminum exterior walls for lighter weight
Custom belly box storage system for ample storage space
Custom wired lighting for exterior and interior
Made to comfortably transport 4 vehicles and act as a hospitality
Concept Transporters has never been known for building the average,
the minimum, or the basic. When Bruce Canepa founded the company,
he envisioned bringing his design skills and intense attention to
detail to the trucking industry. After 35 years of working with
some of the biggest manufacturers with fleets and private clients
asking for projects that no one else would touch, Concept
Transporters has become synonymous with quality, ingenuity, and
utility. When a private client came to Concept Transporters looking
for a 4-car transporter that integrated some retro design from the
90s with some European influence, Bruce knew exactly what to start
with. Beginning with a Peterbilt 372 truck, it was transformed into
one of the most ad-vanced retro vehicle transporters parading
around the US.
The foundation started with a Peterbilt 372 cab over, which then
had its chassis stretched to accommodate for the future transporter
body. All air lines and electrical components were ex-tended as
necessary. The transporter body was built from formed aluminum
panels, incorpo-rating a "rivetless" design to maintain a sleek
exterior design. The interior of the transporter was designed to be
as flexible as possible by incorporating a number of special design
fea-tures. This includes adjustable decking for different sized
vehicles, a 6,000lb hydraulic lift gate, and a complete interior
and exterior lighting system for increased visibility. The length
of the transporter body is floored with 1-1/8" laminated tongue and
groove hardwood. The entire rig's exterior was painted in a custom
One of the major highlights of the transporter is its 12ft long
integrated lounge area. Capable of providing an area of separation
from the events happening outside, a zippered enclosure en-sures
that you'll have a space to relax in. Complete with a restroom and
a workstation with stainless steel countertops and cabinets. The
space is also climate controlled, keeping your oc-cupants
comfortable regardless of the ambient temperature outside.
A key feature (and requirement) of transporters is utility at the
track and space for all the nec-essary items for track days.
Luckily, this transporter incorporates a custom belly-box system
that allows for more than enough space for supplies and components,
easily accessible from the outside. Alongside these belly boxes are
the Onan 12.5kW water-cooled generator that powers all accessory
systems throughout the transporter. At the rear, one belly box
contains the controls for the 6,000lb lift gate, intuitive and
reliable to ensure that you're not stranded with cars on the ground
or in the truck. A number of electrical outlets are available
inside of the belly boxes, as well as a compressed air outlet.
Concept Transporters upgraded the entire cab interior of the
Peterbilt, making the space a comfortable and inviting place to
spend time while driving to the next destination. Custom gray
upholstery with orange and white stripe accents was incorporated
throughout the cabin. No surface was left untouched, disassembled,
cleaned and reupholstered as necessary. A new headliner was added.
Important for transporting valuable cargo in sometimes
less-than-ideal spaces, a rearview camera was added and routed to
the cab to make maneuvering easier.
When the transporter was completed, it made its maiden voyage to
the 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, providing support to
its client's racecars. Since then, the transporter has traveled to
a number of events, although most of the mileage has been added
from traveling to the yearly Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
With the client downsizing his collection, the transporter is ready
to make another avid racer happy. Complete, ready to go, and loaded
with features to make a track trip as easy as possible, the Concept
Peterbilt 372 Transporter is the diamond in the rough, and will
certainly be a shining example in the paddock.
"Concept" Custom 372 Peterbilt Conversion
Peterbilt 372 Tractor:
Chassis: Date of Mfg. September 1991
12,000lb capacity front axle.
(2) 19,000lb capacity low ride air ride rear axles.
108" bumper to back of cab.
42" frame height.
Detroit Diesel Engine: SEF ES60
Eaton Fuller 9 speed transmission.
Dual air ride seats.
Sleeper bed behind passenger and driver.
Complete Mechanical Inspection, Repairs, and Upgrades:
- Complete tractor inspection: Inspect complete drive train
including: Engine, radia-tor, transmission, clutch, drive lines,
u-joints, differentials, etc. Inspect all suspen-sion components:
Axles, bearings, seals, springs, air bags, king pins, shackles, pan
hard rods, steering box, steering arms, etc. Inspect complete brake
system: hubs, air pots, slack adjusters, linings, etc. Inspect
complete cab: general structure, insu-lation, doors, windows,
latches, tilting mechanism, etc. Inspect frame. Inspect all
peripheral equipment and accessories: A/C, fuel tanks, lights,
gauges, switches, etc.
- After each inspection repair or replace all components required
to make truck me-chanically sound.
- Purchase and install new powdercoat wheels, graphite black satin
finish, lug nut co-vers and center hub covers.
- Purchase and install new tires: (2) new steer tires, (8) new
Custom Modifications to Truck Chassis and Cab:
- Stretch frame to 315" wheelbase: Cut frame and add length as
required. Extend airlines and electrical. Fabricate and install
custom drive lines as necessary.
- Add approximately 8ft. of frame to rear of truck behind rear
axles. (Full frame length to be 414-1/2" from BOC to EOF)
- Paint complete frame from back of cab to rear of frame gloss
- Engineer, fabricate, and install custom air intake for engine.
Relocate air intake from back of cab to under cab with intake out
- Remove trailer air line and electrical connections from back of
- Extend exterior running light wiring to rear of frame.
- Engineer, fabricate and install custom battery box for truck
batteries. Relocate truck batteries from back side of cab to behind
fuel tank on roadside.
- Design, fabricate, and install custom exhaust system: Remove
factory exhaust sys-tem that extends vertically up back of cab and
install a new system that travels down passenger side of frame in
front of fuel tank then under the frame to just in front of the
rear tires on the roadside. Ceramic coat last section of
- Remove all factory engine heat/sound/vibration damping material
from under cab above engine and replace with all new material.
- Remove all exterior grab handles, polish, and reinstall using
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