Peering into our pages and viewing the clean custom vehicles we feature could very well lead our readers to believe that the owners of these monstrosities are wealthy or somehow financially well endowed. Whether they have fistfuls of cash or not is meaningless to our needs, but knowing that someone had to fight and dig in the mud with the rest of us to achieve their goals is refreshing. Bill Dzuro started in the cabinetry business working for someone who did not let him fly, so to speak. Bill took matters into his own hands by opening his own cabinet company, and seven years later, he tells us that he feels blessed to be successful.
Success has enabled Bill to bestow upon himself a couple free-time toys to blow out the stresses of a three-month-backlogged work schedule. His tow rig of choice for that time is a 2005 Ford Excursion lifted on Atlas and Deaver leaf springs. Forty inches by 15-1/2 inches of Toyo Open Country M/Ts now clear easily and look smart rolled around 22-inch MKW M-19 chrome wheels. Dual Bilstein 7100 shocks damp each front wheel, while single 7100s see their work out back. Finned differential covers front and rear provide a bit of spice, not to mention added fluid and cooling capacity necessary for the rigors of towing. Powering the massive Ford SUV is a 6.0L Power Stroke diesel churning out extra power thanks to an Edge Juice box and Attitude in-cab controller. A Volant air intake and Gibson 4-inch exhaust add to the overall output and towing ability.
Outward appearances of the factory colored Excursion were lacking a bit, so Bill had Hank-O in Ventura, California, paint up a smooth layer of flame licks in a boat-matching orange-to-yellow fade before Great American Auto Body (also in Ventura) cleared, color sanded, and polished the now-custom paint. A color-matching KC Hilites lightbar was modified and fit with four KC Hilites before being bolted in place. Altezza-style taillights in the rear and a polished billet grille up front complete the clean exterior image. Inside the Blue Oval, things appear mostly stock at first glance, but upon further inspection things are not what they seem. Bringing the fiery scheme inside are Nu Image flamed billet A/C knobs and a brightly flamed Nu Image gauge overlay. Visuals aside, inside the Excursion is a well-appointed traveling multimedia system. Orchestrating the ensemble is an Alpine IVA-D300 flip-face head unit feeding impulses to a pair of JL Audio amplifiers. The JL 300/4 powers up the 6-1/2-inch JL separates located in the doors, and a 1000/1 pounds the lower frequencies out of three JL 12-inch subwoofers in a custom enclosure set where the factory spare tire once resided. In case additional passengers occupy the rear seats, an Alpine mobile DVD player can show a movie of choice on either of the two Alpine headrest monitors.