To make the interior appearance just right, the seats and door panels had to blend perfectly with the elaborate Corvette-style theme. Enter Mark Fisher and partner Lewis Estrada of Fisher Trim in Lubbock, who pulled off the desired look in street rod fashion. Using the '91 Suburban buckets, two shades of Katzkin leather were obtained to achieve a subtle contrast. The outer portion of the buckets received caramel-colored leather to match the dark-tan paint covering the rear cab framework, custom console, and lower dash panels. Moving to the center of the seats, a dark-cream leather was used for bold contrast and was incorporated with a tan snakeskin stripe placed square in the center of the seat bases and backs. Mounted at the top of each seat, custom billet inserts tie in perfectly with the polished '57 Chevy V symbol fixed to the top of the center console.

Jimmy Davis tended to the slightly reshaped door panels and dealt the panels a healthy serving of caramel-colored, leatherette material, matching them with the surroundings. A light-tan teardrop inset panel was crafted and applied to the door panels for visual spice, while a matching teardrop was built out of fiberglass and coated in red to give the panels even more character. Shifting focus toward the front of the cab, the hand-fabricated gauge panel with Auto Meter Arctic White instruments was dressed in red for contrast with the center console. The dash center panel, custom speaker crossbar, and steering column were also coated in bright-red liquid to break up the sea of earth tones inside. Polished billet pedals and vents, a column dress-up kit, and a split-grip, Classic-style billet steering wheel from Billet Specialties wrapped in tan leather round out the cockpit's comfort and style points.

With the asphalt-punishing stance, smooth body and paintwork, and off-the-chart interior in check, the reassembly party began and the build team at Hill's Hot Rods was amped to see the truck in its finished state. Fresh replacement glass, door seals, window felts, weatherstripping, and a host of odds and ends from LMC Truck made putting Red Rocker back together a pleasure. Popping the shaved doors open flawlessly is a shaved door handle kit from Autoloc featuring 75-pound solenoids. After turning the final screws on Red Rocker, dropping the engine and transmission back in, and putting the puzzle back together, the truck was hauled to A&B Muffler in Lubbock, where Joe Flynn worked his exhaust magic. Since the '91 Suburban 350ci V-8 that was originally in the truck was reinstalled, a bit of rumble was needed once the key was clicked. Joe delivered with a 2-1/2-inch pipe that feeds into a Flowmaster Delta Flow 50-series muffler. When the go pedal is nudged, Red Rocker lets out an impressive roar that provides some additional cruising music to go along with the jams wailing in the cab.

Since its debut at SEMA, Red Rocker has been popping up on the West Coast show scene and making jaws hit the pavement with all of its smooth style. When the project began, I spent a lot of time dreaming up names to campaign the truck under. I originally settled on The Blazing Brick, however, once the team at Hill's saw my CD collection, that all changed, and Red Rocker became the truck's new moniker. So, if you are at a show this summer and spot Red Rocker, odds are some '80s heavy metal will be cranked up inside the cab and accompanied by a few vocal-cord-punishing glam-rock screams in the background. Rock on!

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14 Airport Park Rd.,
East Granby
CT  06026
Baer Brake Systems
3108 West Thomas Rd. Ste. 1201
Phoenix
AZ  85017-5306
602-233-1411
602-352-8445
www.baer.com
Flowmaster
8-00/-544-4761
www.flowmastermufflers.com
AutoLoc
201 SE Oak St., Dept. SRM
Portland
OR  97214
Auto Meter Products Inc.
413 W. Elm St.
Sycamore
IL  60178
815-895-8141
www.autometer.com
Sign Design
6625 W. 19th St.
Lubbock
TX  79407
Dept. TR
Classic Performance Products
175 East Freedom Avenue
Anaheim
CA  92801
800-522-5004
www.classicperform.com
A&B Muffler
3902 Avenue Q
Lubbock
TX  79412
Dept. TR
Line-X of Huntington Beach
7312 Murdy Cir.
Huntington Beach
CA  92647
Dept. TR
Fast Eddy's Hot Rod Art
Hitech LED Products
6925 Eton
Canoga Park
CA  91303
Dept. TR
Hooker Audio
Gaylord's Truck Bed Lids
13538 Excelsior Dr.
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
Dept. TR
Fisher Auto Trim
6832 Wayne Ave.
Lubbock
TX  79424
Dept. TR
Precision Billet Grilles
10841 S. Laurel Ave.
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
Dept. TR
Air Ride Technologies
350 S. Charles St
Jasper
IN  47546
812-482-2932
www.ridetech.com
Hill's Hot Rods US Wheel/Bonspeed
15702 Producer Ln
Huntington Beach
CA  92649
Dept. TR
Infinity Fender Bender International
Rancho Cordova
CA
Katzkin Interiors
6868 Acco St.
Montebello
CA  90640
Vision Audio
Grant Fabrication Nitto Tire
Dept. MM&FF
6261 Katella Ave.
Cypress
CA  90630
LMC Truck
8-00/-562-8782
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