By far the most custom Hummer ever built, Bill, his crew at Ekstensive, and several super-talented friends and shop owners collaborated to smooth, sculpt, and create an incredible work of metal art. In its previous state, when Ken Caminitti owned the Hummer, body mods were minimal, with the slammed stance providing most of the oohs and ahhs. That was then; this is now. The new body mods are very extensive. Starting in the front and making our way to the rear, a new one-piece bumper was handmade out of sheetmetal, the hood completely shaved (including the vent, handles, and side latches), and new lock pins built underneath. On the sides of the H2, the factory rocker panels were removed and new smooth ones were welded in place. The body lines were shaved smooth, as were the door handles, side markers, and the mirrors. Out back, a new one-piece bumper that includes a recessed license plate was hand-built and molded to the body. The hatch no longer houses the license plate, lights, or hatch handle. Completing the body mods, the roof rack is gone and the three rear lights on top of the hatch were shaved, along with the gas door shaved smoothed and relocated to the rear hatch opening. Bill is the first to say he couldn't have done all of the insane body mods without the help of Aaron, Jacob from Auto Lab, Chuy, Roy, Chris from Chaotic, and Dave from Pristine Image. With the immaculate metalwork finished, the Hummer was delivered to South Coast Customs, where Chris and Skinny applied the House of Kolor Gold Rush paint to the entire Hummer. When the sun hits the SUV just right, a sight as bright as freshly minted gold bars can be seen for miles.
A smoothed and painted dash is stuffed with two 7-inch Directed Electronics monitors and a
Providing the pound, six 15-inch Directed Xtreme subs are mounted in a fiberglass back wal
Replacing the rearview mirror, Bill uses a 10-inch Directed split-screen monitor as his ey
Opening the custom hatch reveals the three Directed 17-inch monitors and six Directed Xtre
Competing against Bill and his Hummer at shows is a task no one envies and most people have become accustomed to losing. When it comes time to go up against the Hummer, it's definitely "game over." Bill says it's not about the trophies, however. "This truck was built because of friends...and all of them were willing to drop what they were doing to come and help us get it done." Sounds like quality people to us, and the list is long including Joe, Ghetto Bob, Charlie, Skinny, Chris, Cory, Big Pat, Tim, Pat, Bill, Matt, Casey, Ron, Mark, Carey, Frank, Daryl, Dante, Mitch, Leo, Eric, Billy, Derek, Giovanna Wheels, and Directed Electronics. As any good husband will proclaim, Bill's wife, Jennifer, must also receive proper credit for putting up with Bill and his 24-hour workdays for six straight weeks completing the build. Was it worth the long hours, lack of sleep, and pushing other projects to the side? We'd say it's worth its weight in gold.