Delivering the Sierra to Kolor Kings in Ontario, California, Victor Rangel welded in a Grant Kustoms roll pan and bed corners. After prepping the rest of the body for paint, Steve Deman stepped in and applied the PPG base fire red and then masked off a set of traditional hot-rod flames. Using House of Kolor Kandy Pearl White, the flames fade to Kandy Yellow, then end in Kandy Orange. The look is classic and Steve finished things off using Apple Green for the pinstriping. A SnugTop tonneau cover and T-Rex billet grille were installed for improved good looks. Completing the body mods, Jared added Escalade door handles and Escalade ESV chrome door trim to help the GMC achieve a higher-end appeal. It was official, the Sierra looked the part of a classic hot rod and sport truck combined, but it lacked the muscle needed to be on the cover of our horsepower issue. Enter MagnaCharger and its intercooled supercharger.
Those wheels are new creations from Rushforth Designs and are 22x8-1/2 inches with Toyo 26
A quick drive to MagnaCharger had the hood popped and the factory 5.3L intake removed. In went an intercooled MagnaCharger supercharger good for over 400 rear-wheel horsepower. Polished for a show-truck look, the unit helps the GMC reach 15 mpg when the throttle isn't smashed and the rear tires are going up in smoke. Helping scavenge exhaust gases, a set of titanium coated JBA headers were bolted on and a JBA exhaust system installed. A Detroit Locker keeps the power spinning the rear tires and a modified two-piece driveshaft keeps vibrations to a minimum. Several pieces under the hood were smoothed, painted, and striped by Steve Deman and really give the engine compartment the look needed to turn heads. Keeping the bed protected, Marcel Venable from Line-X of Huntington Beach, coated the bed floor and sides in Line-X. A cool stance, flames, and power are all prerequisites, but the Fullmer's knew the interior needed some work.
A little color here and there really livened up the interior.
Katzkin leather seat covers were ordered in black leather and red suede, then installed by MotorCity GMC. Steve Deman also painted the dash bezel for some eye candy inside the truck. Arc Audio components replaced the stock units and the head unit was left untouched for the moment. Custom floor mats with "Old Flames" embroidered onto them were laid inside to protect the black carpet and billet pedals, while a shifter rounded out the bolt-ons installed.
When building a show truck or a daily driver, there are some simple formulas to follow in order to achieve a great-looking truck and Reed and Jared followed their formula to a "T." They added the parts they liked, nailed the stance, added some great color to the truck, and made it plenty fast. It's not rocket science, but it is a formula for success.