Once the truck could leap small buildings in a single bound, Matt turned his attention to the interior, accenting it with a Trenz billet skull steering wheel, door sills, and door panel inserts. The APC white-faced gauges and Autometer transmission and boost gauges keep track of underhood action, while the neon-blue carpet and blue and orange leather interior from Katzkin pamper the occupants.
External accessories include a Reaper Racing front prerunner bar, four Kodiak Sidewinder electric steps to make entry a little easier, four IPF J-OI driving lights, PIAA 1500 lights under the rear bumper, a Keystone hood, a Xenon rear bumper cover, a California Custom grille, APC Projector headlights and clear corners, and Altezza Euro taillights. The elaborate paint scheme begins with House of Kolor Tangelo Pearl over a white basecoat with Oriental Blue Candy over a base fade of Pavo Purple Metallic to Orion Silver Metallic. Snow White Pearl with a Lime Gold Candy fade on top transitions to black on the bottom. Blue and Orange pinstriping separates the multiple shades. Extreme Motorsports Painting in Stowe, Pennsylvania, was in charge of the spray gun wizardry, and Van Industries of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, powdercoated the entire undercarriage with Candy Blue and Sulphur Yellow.
Now complete, the truck has become a show-only vehicle. Matt and Kim travel up and down the East Coast, as well as to the Midwest, participating in custom truck events. Looking back on the build process, Matt and Kim say they never planned to create something quite this big; it just kept growing as they added more and more custom pieces. Each time a change would be complete, they would step back and say "maybe we can fit a little bigger tire." Matt confides, "Once Super Swamper came out with their 49s, that changed everything!" Running 20x12-inch Weld Racing Cheyenne rims, the tires caused a domino effect since they had to raise the truck another foot for proper clearance.
Future plans for the high-altitude Excursion include a stereo with multiple TV monitors and, most likely, a few thousand watts. Matt and Kim are also considering a blown 514ci big-block that will add even more horsepower to the already powerful truck. Naturally, the stronger engine means changing the transfer case...and the beat goes on.