Over the top? You betcha'.
Loud pipes howling, the wind in your face, and a woman's long blonde locks flowing: all this while strapped to a V-twin Harley is no fantasy for Chad Spencer of Killeen, Texas. It is, however, an everyday occurrence when behind the wheel of his '00 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150. This scene is just one of the many amazing pictorals proudly appearing on Chad's truck. Von Otto, also know as "Mr. Paint," went off with his airbrush gun, and the end result is a wild compilation of scenes proudly boasting motorcycle fun.
Before delivering the truck to "Mr. Paint," Chad dropped the truck off at Xtreem Rydes in Huffman, Texas. With the keys in their hands, the crew at Xtreem quickly added a set of Firestone 2600 'bags up front and step notched the rear frame so the tailgate end could easily rest on the Texas tar. Powering the system is a Thomas compressor filling the 'bags through 3/8-inch Herion high-flow valves. Bling is provided from the factory 20-inch Harley-Davidson wheels, and why not, they're great-looking wheels. Now with the frame on the ground, Chad wanted some kickin' sounds.
Custom Sounds, in Austin, Texas, tore out the interior and started with a desolate cave of a truck. Shane, head installer at Custom Sounds, built a speaker box housing four Eclipse 10-inch subs powered by a total of four JL Audio amps. Supplying the highs are Focal and Boston Acoustic separates controlled by an Alpine head unit and a 5.1 Dolby processor also from Alpine. The real story, however, is the paint.
Before Von Otto of Lorena, Texas, filled the paint gun, Chad shaved the door handles, tailgate handle, and antenna. The hood now tilts forward and the Lightning headlights and taillights confuse the novice enthusiast. After the body was sanded smooth, Von Otto spent hours, days, weeks, even months perfecting every last piece of airbrushing.
Beginning at the front valance, stretching over the hood, through the interior, on the tonneau, and ending down the tailgate, Chad's entire truck received loud splashes of PPG colors. Motorcyclists, road signs, and even landscapes were masterfully applied to the Ford's skin. In person, the detail is insane, and the colors seem to pop off of the Ford's black basecoat. Insured for a mere $25,000 the paint job is more than just a one-of-a-kind graphic scheme; it is true automotive art at a superior level.
Want to cruise aboard a hog through flames, lightning bolts, and dark nights? Just give Chad a call, and see if you can check out the paint on his truck.