Arrrr, maties. Welcome aboard. Risking life and limb in the lethal show waters seems easier when you're the captain of this spectacle of paint, airbrushing, and body modifications. No need to raise the skull and crossbones, the sparks flying behind the frame will give notice to the unlucky competitors that this ship is raiding the coast.
Manning the helm is Robert Hallman, of Hampton, Georgia. Robert, minus the hat, the hook, and the sword, was in charge of making sure every detail was done with perfection and even completed much of the frame-off himself. Docking at Craig Wood's shop in McDonough, Georgia, the '00 S-10 received extensive frame and suspension modifications. Beginning with Belltech drop spindles, and ending with Firestone 'bags, the S-10 was dropped even more with a 3-inch body drop. The rudders are Bonspeed Laguna billets, measuring 18x8 inches, and the propellers are 20x10-inch Bonspeeds.
Performing the exterior makeover, Robert shaved the handles, the taillights, and the tailgate, and enclosed the bed. After adding the Street Scene grille shell and APC projector headlights, Robert sailed the bare hull to Sean Burley's shop, Body Shot Biz, in Hampton. Coating the gunnels are PPG's finest finishes. Sean used 28 different colors to bring the rig to life and, as Robert states, also added some crazy skulls, skeletons, and flames visible everywhere to fit the truck's dark theme.
Below deck, Robert continued the competition-punishing perfection with added details in the form of paint, tweed, and billet. AIR, of Griffin, Georgia, chopped the stock seats and covered them in tweed and gray suede. While the crew was attending to that, they also wrapped the dash, door panels, and floor. What wasn't wrapped was painted with extraordinary detail. An Alpine CD player provides the tunes, an Audiovox DVD player provides the movies, and a PlayStation 2 molded into the dash provides the gaming. Two 7-inch monitors keep the viewing experience constantly going.
Open the hatch and a 4.3L V-6 covered in paint, powdercoating, and billet exposes itself. After two years and traveling to multiple shores, the S-10 was finally complete and ready to do battle in the stormy waters of the East Coast show scene. Raise your stein and give Robert a toast; he needs it after so much winning.