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Custom Built 1:4 Scale Peterbilt 359 RC Truck Model


So what do you get when you have one bored Italian dude, a love for big ass trucks, and some deep pockets? When those three things are combined – what we get is one sweet project which results in a Peterbilt 359 1:4 Scale RC Truck model.

Some of you guys may have seen videos months ago of a 1:4 scale RC truck pulling an SUV along a driveway or doing other crazy tasks. There was not much information available initially but new details have surfaced about the build. The remote-controlled custom truck was built by Bordin Luca of Italy.

Luca was inspired to build the truck after viewing a video online of a man driving a model truck. Being a fan of American trucks, Luca took it upon himself to build the Peterbilt 359. The projected started off with the construction of the cabin out of fiberglass and using a wooden frame. The chrome that can be seen on the truck is actually plastic which has been polished to resemble chrome.

The chassis of the truck was built using two 1.5mm thick steel pipes which is sufficient enough for the scale model truck. As for the power plant of this truck, Luca used a 36-volt 750 Watt electric motor which drives the twin rear wheels using a sprocket drive chain. Although the truck looks fantastic, it lacks in the sound department as the scale model is using an electric engine and not a combustion engine. To overcome this issue, Luca installed a Tamiya sound model which simulates the sounds of a real truck. An audio amplifier and two coaxial speakers are also installed to make sure the truck can be heard by the whole neighborhood.

Borin Luca is all about attention to detail. What truck is complete without a proper horn? Luca has also installed a two-tone horn and even a device to make smoke for the exhaust pipes. The project took Luca nine-months to complete and weighs in at 180 kg (397 pounds). The truck model is 2.10 meters in length but Luca also plans on building a 5-meter long trailer for the custom 1:4 scale truck. To see more random videos of the truck in action, check out his YouTube channel.

[Source: Peterbilt]

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Justin 2011/10/25

That’s freaking awesome!!! I would love to have one of these.


RICHARD PEREZ 2011/12/01




Faisal 2011/12/01

You can’t buy it, the guy made a one off for himself. If you really want one, try contacting Borin Luca, maybe he’ll make you one. Use the link in the article to visit his site.


craig 2013/06/21

These trucks are all custom made from different materials, their is no kit available that I know of for this size of unit..


omar 2011/12/16

i woud like to pay you and can u make me one like yours i like it the way u did yours plz let me know ok thanks write me back to my email and let me know thanks cash in hands


Faisal 2011/12/16

I don’t usually take requests but I’ll make an exception. I would like $4.5 million in unmarked bills, paid up front, and I’ll make you one of these in 2 years.


PS, does anybody ever read anymore?



john 2012/03/01

i dont know people just got in the style


nishan 2012/03/20

honest answer whats the price to build one of these peterbilts but a trailer that hauls hpi baja and loss 5ive t I’m very interest I’m from so cal and am a trucker myself


Italo Flavio 2012/06/15

Boa Tarde

Quanto custaria o PITERBILT , trasportando ele para o Brasil, tenho real interessado em 2 PITERBILT.


Jon 2012/10/24

I have to admire the skill, time and effort in building one of these… bravo and great attention to detail… if a build it yourself kit or blue prints came on the market I would love to know… I would build one / start buying the bits asap… that is truely awesome!


Crystal 2012/12/29

can you send me link of where to buy book on how to build big trucks like this


eddie 2013/01/03

Your best bet is to contact Bordin Luca and ask for details regarding the build.


Ashif 2013/01/06

Hi can i know where can i buy this trucks from please and if its made on a special order than whats the price for it in us dollars please


eddie 2013/01/07

You guys crack me up. You should read the article, information is there. Click on that link after all those words up there.


willie mcelrath 2013/01/18

love the rc peterbuilt. how can i get one and how much do they cost.


Remko 2013/02/13

Great looking truck. Very precise in detail.
Oh and people, please read the article as ‘Eddie’ suggests, all the answers are there.


Harry Beasley 2013/04/21

Id Love to have One Of these as I have NEVER seen One as Beautiful as This before..Can You Build one for a 100% Disabled Vet??? Id love To own one of these


Faisal 2013/04/22

If people would only read…


larry watters 2013/09/24

awsome man that is so cool and I will buy for $200 is that cool


Faisal 2013/09/24



Chad 2013/09/24

I’ll give you an even better deal, $180. How’s that sound? Beat that Faisal!


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