During the early days of custom rod shops, it seemed everyone had a cool shop panel truck that was tricked out. tricked out meant wheels and tires, lowered, and painted with the shop name scripted in gold leaf on the panel. Chevrolet introduced the Heritage High Roof (HHR) in 2005. the nostalgic-appearing cruiser received its styling from an early-model '49 Suburban, so what better ride for a shop truck than an HHR, right?

Hal Johnson has been the proprietor of godfather Customs in Decatur, georgia, since 1975. known as one of the leading customtruck aftermarket manufacturer out- lets, Hal is also well known for his insane godfather's custom truck and SUV fleet he has acquired throughout the years. many of the godfather's sizzling hot rollers have been featured on numerous pages of past truckin' issues.

Check out this latest custom creation from godfather's stable, an '08 Chevy HHR Panel Lt. the front and rear static ride height was lowered 1-inch up front and 1.6 inches in the rear, using Eibach springs. A set of bonspeed 20x81/2-inch polished billet aluminum wheels were wrapped in 245/30R20 bFgoodrich rubber on all four corners. underneath the hood is a stock 2.4L Ecotec, equipped with a CgS intake and CgS 21/2-inch single into a dual-exhaust system with over-sized stainless steel tips. it produces a little more than 180 hp. the body's aerodynamics were improved by godfather's custom one-off front and rear bumper covers.