What would you do if you got a call from a Professional NHRA drag racer and the star of Fast N Loud, Richard Rawlings wanting a cool custom Big Rig? Like everything that happens on Fast N Loud, they needed a truck in a ridiculous time crunch.
” There was only one little set back in the whole deal.
We had a task set out before us to build this one of a kind Peterbilt 389 in only seven days!
The first day of the truck build a small army comprised of Fitzgerald’s best guys would attack the project full speed.
The entire truck needed to be disassembled right down to its frame rails, prepped for paint and then rolled it into the booth. All the guys really worked hard to get the truck apart.
I was just hoping everyone could keep that pace up for seven days including myself,” said Robert Fitzgerald.
All the different vendors stepped up to the plate getting a lot of the parts needed that the Fitzgeralds did not already have in stock for the build.
Day two the shop floor was riddled with lots of unique one off parts.
“A project like this takes a dedicated team fueled by passion.
This goes for our vendors as well as all the team members at Fitzgerald,” said Tommy Fitzgerald Jr.
Over the next few days, the entire team had to push through the aches and pains of fatigue mixed with some sleep deprivation.
And if it wasn’t enough to build a truck , the crew from Sign Smith out of Crossville, Tennessee had to completely remove the old trailer wrap and install a the new wrap design just in time to head to Texas. Building cool trucks and taking on some crazy deadlines are all just part of the fun! To complete the build within the tight deadline, many days turned into nights.