The chassis is comprised of a boxed custom frame, Ford 9-inch Posi rearend with a 3.70:1 ratio, GM frontend, Air Ride airbags, ladder bars, new sway bars, and shocks. GM spindles hold the 16-inch Weld Racing wheels, which are wrapped in aggressive Interco TSL Thornbird 35x12.50-16LT tires. Powdercoated steel brake lines feed the four-wheel disc brake system. And, a 22-gallon fuel cell was located under the bed.
A glance at the 3/4-angle photo shows that the '69 Chevy 427ci V-8 is way too modified to be kept under wraps. The coated four-into-one headers bristle visibly from underneath the fenders when the airbag suspension is extended. Those headers flow into a 3-inch Borla exhaust system. But, there's much more to this engine, however. It's topped by a massive air intake, which breathes for the intimidating BDS supercharger nestled between the ported and polished heads. MSD ignition caters to the engine's spark, while Holley fuel injection delivers the go-juice, and a GM TH400 automatic three-speed transmission-coupled with a B&M shift kit-delivers the rotational energy to the rest of the driveline. Oceanside Transmission in Oceanside, California, took care of the transmission work.
North County Upholstery in San Marcos, California, lined much of the interior with gray leather-and by much we mean almost everything: dash, doors, Glide bucket seats, headliner, center console, you name it-following pleasing, tapered, customized lines. Dark blue suede panels accent the door panels, floor, seats, and headliner. The overall effect looks clean and classy. The wedge-shaped instrument cluster bears two white-faced gauges and a black gauge. More white gauges border the instrument panel. A billet wheel projects from the steering column. That center console tapers from the Eclipse head unit on the dash, past the billet transmission and transfer case shifters, and A/C and other controls, to the two 12-inch subwoofers located behind each seat, which are powered by an Eclipse amplifier.
Dixie said he had never had a custom like this built before. If the truck's name, Megobux, says anything, it may be a while before he tries another project like this again. Let's hope, though, that he gathers enough bucks for another mega-classic pickup.