Jonathan Vargas is a member of Nokturnal Car Club, Orange County chapter, which means he's surrounded by over-the-top customs every time there's a get-together. To stand out from the crowd, he went full-bore with his '02 Dodge Ram.
The result is a truck that is custom inside and out, displaying wild paint effects and a crazy interior.
Beginning with the suspension work, Sick Fabrication in Chino Hills, California, dropped a few leaves off the springs and added 'bags, which simplified the rear. The leaf springs still locate the axle, so it wasn't necessary to fabricate any links or a Panhard bar. In the front, custom cups were fabricated to hold the airbags and the inner fenderwells were cut out to fit some massive rolling stock. After all of the sparks flew and the dust settled, the Dodge was all set to run 26-inch Lexani Marqi wheels on all corners.
With the truck dropped onto its massive wheels, Jonathan still wanted the truck to look lower, so a JT Autostyle Evo 6 body kit was added to the truck. While he was adding some bodywork, Jonathan added a Mopar hoodscoop and tonneau cover that was split to open in the center. Then, things started coming off: the door handles, antenna, and all three brake lights were shaved. New brake lights were mounted into the roll pan from the body kit, and the last additions were Lambo-style doors and a Starline panoramic sunroof. The autobody crew at JT Autostyle got the body ready and sprayed the entire truck, including most of the interior, in candy blue marble paint. Custom window tint graphics were added by Xtreme Tint in Whittier, California, that combine the colors of the interior and exterior. The last touch of paint came courtesy of Earn-Money in Anaheim, California, where the graphics and murals were airbrushed on, both inside and out.
Besides the seatbelts, you'd be hard-pressed to find a piece of the interior resembling anything that left the factory, as just about every surface was either upholstered or painted. The seats were covered in leather and stingray with crocodile down the center. The custom fiberglass center console houses the airbag switches and HVAC controls now that a 15-inch monitor takes up most of the dash. The Kenwood head unit in the passenger-side dash is the source for the monitor and all of the MA Audio components, including the 12-inch sub in the middle of the console, directly behind the PS2, which also plays on the 15-inch monitor. Although it's technically not part of the interior, if you open the split tonneau cover you'll find even more audio, as four 10-inch MA Audio subs, separates, and tweeters were mounted into the fiberglass enclosure that takes up the entire bed.
That's just the basics; there are actually too many details on this truck to mention them all in this article. Suffice it to say, when Jonathan pulls into a show and motors the tonneau up, the tailgate party really begins. Check out the photos, as they speak for themselves.
26-inch Lexani Marqi wheels and Pirelli tires are bolted onto each corner.
Painted plastics, a cold air intake, and Gibson headers perk up the engine.
The under side of the tonneau wasn't ignored, as Earn-Money airbrushed a huge "Scarface" m