Powering the massive Excursion is a 6.8L V-10, which was fitted with a cold air intake, Gibson stainless headers, and an MBRP exhaust. Two Optima YellowTop batteries provide both starting power and audio power, and were relocated to the cargo area of the SUV. Those batteries are needed, as the cargo area also holds a 42-inch Samsung LCD, that is connected to a PlayStation 3 and the KVH Industries satellite, which creates digital TV reception anywhere. Two amps, totaling almost 2,000 watts, also rely on the batteries, and power two subwoofers mounted in the rear doors, as well as the mids located in the front doors.
Moving into the driver seat, you'll see the command center for the audio, a JVC DVD head unit. Other touches include the BAD tribal-flame steering wheel that replaced the factory piece, as well as white-face gauges, and custom door panels. To match the two-tone exterior, the driver-side dash and glovebox door have been dyed black. You'll find more black on all of the seats, and the headliner, thanks to 360 Custom Upholstery, also in San Antonio, which wrapped the seats in ostrich and reptile-textured leather.
In just three months, one run-in with attempted thieves, and a tow vehicle mishap, the Van Steenburgs were done. They accomplished their mission, however, as their one-off truck did make us do a double-take. They built what had never been done before.