You'll find even more custom metal work inside the truck, as the dash was replaced by a flowing sheetmetal dash by T-n-T Interiors and Trim that connects to the center console. Inside the custom dash is a full array of Classic Industries gauges, a JVC 15-inch touch-screen monitor, and a JVC head unit.
The rear cab wall was covered by a fiberglass sub enclosure that holds Crossfire amplifiers that power the Crossfire speakers found in the kick panels and door pillar, as well as the two 10-inch and two 12-inch Crossfire subs . Fiberglass panels also replaced the stock door panels, and were fitted with small Lokar door handles that match the Colorado Custom steering wheel.
Jason Scoville and Dave Durdan from Custom Performance in Hubbard, Ohio, handled the suspension. The static-drop addition from 1998 was removed in favor of an Air Ride Technologies system with DJM upper and lower arms and spindles up front, and a chromed four-link and C-notch in the rear.
The huge custom dash was formed from metal, not fiberglass.
The system was plumbed with stainless steel lines and moves air from the two pumps and three 5-gallon tanks in the bed to the `bags, via a controller mounted in the center console just below the head unit. With the truck aired out, the one-off Colorado Custom wheels, 20x8.5 inches in the front, 22x10.5 inches in the back, just manage to tuck into the Dodge's big wheel openings.
Powering the Dodge is a 360ci V-8 with ceramic-coated Gibson headers, a billet air cleaner lid, and polished aluminum valve covers. What's even more impressive than the engine is its surroundings. The engine bay is a sea of blue aluminum sheetmetal, as the firewall, inner fenders, fan shroud, and core support apron were all coated in Ocean Blue.
Michael and Susan now have a unique truck that grabs attention at any show they attend, and they're very happy with the quality work that went into it.
Special thanks go to:
Custom Performance Products, Scoville Engineering, 3D Metal Polishing, New Breed Powdercoating, Vehicle Designs and Accessories, T-n-T Interior and Trim, and PPG.
Cherry Wood slats make up the bed floor. They were dyed blue to match the paint.
The great bodywork extends under the hood, as well.