No drop in suspension would be complete without a fresh change of rolling attire. An impressive set of custom-made 24x10-inch Foose Nitrous wheels with a +25 offset tuck nicely inside each of the four fenders-truly, an awesome sight to see. The 255/30R24 series Kuhmo tires serve as the contact point with the boulevard and keep the five-spoke chrome rolling in style; although the sting of those road reflectors must be amplified through such thin sidewalls. Hey, that's the name of the game, though, right? Body-color-matched calipers and drums keep things looking cool throughout the intermittent flashes given off by John's gleaming wheel selection.
John decided to let Rods by Rod Customs take full control again, as the time came to prep the Chevy for a round of cosmetic surgery. The door handles, tailgate handle, antenna, and third brake light were amputated and masterfully hidden underneath Chroma Base Nissan Blue and House of Kolor Orion Silver paint. Rodney and Rene from Rods by Rod wielded the air and paint brushes and applied some pretty slick flames and pinstriping, which definitely gives the truck its own fingerprint amongst the sea of lowered Chevys. Rods by Rod also custom 'fabbed a couple of bumpers to attach at each end. The customary helping of chrome and billet finds its way onto the C1500 in the form of the front grille and inserts, while the addition of a cowl induction hood and LED taillights give the truck a classic yet slightly updated visual appeal.
While the C1500 was undergoing the royal makeover treatment at Rods by Rod, John decided it would be a good idea to have them remove a few interior dash pieces for a round of sanding and a shot of color-matched paint. It was finally time to give another shop some business, as it seems that Rod and his most competent staff have quite a hold on the Texas custom market. A&C Customs Upholstery out of Austin was called upon to stuff and sew a comfy looking pair of seats to make any short or long distance cruises even more enjoyable. A few more licks were incorporated into the seats, as well as the matching door panels. A Colorado Customs flamed steering wheel has also found its way into the cab, as did a spread of billet accessories, such as a set of pedals, various knob covers, and dash and gauge plates. It's a toss up to call which is the best location of the truck-behind the driver seat, or outside on the sidelines admiring the truck's curb level height. We guess it would be a safer bet to call it a tie, but we here at Truckin' don't care much for making anything easy.