Holding four JBL 10-inch subs, the back cab wall is truly wood- working at its finest.
Tin Shack Kustoms, in Alvin, Texas, was the one shop where Big James felt comfortable and confident that his interior would be insane. Right off the bat, Mike Henderson the owner of Tin Shack removed everything-and we mean everything-from the interior and started with a bare cab shell. Up first, the '71 was converted to right hand drive, via a Borgeson & Mullins RHD steering box. Mike then installed a Billet Specialties polished steering column and capped with a Colorado Custom flame steering wheel. With the steering location figured out, Mike went wood-working crazy by creating a dash, piece-by-piece out of wood, reinforcing it with foam, and finishing the layout with fiberglass. The huge one-piece dash was modeled after the early '60's dash design. It features custom gauge housings for the Auto Meter gauges and was airbrushed by Pat Reed. Mike continued the custom interior by creating a large one-piece seat/sub enclosure/back wall in the truck. The seats were literally built into the back wall. The sub enclosure was built like the dash, out of wood and fiberglass, and houses the four JBL 10-inch subs. Custom kick panels were created and house the 6-1/2-inch JBL components. The system is powered by two JBL 1000.1 amps and two JBL 600.1 amps mounted in the fiberglass headliner. An Alpine IDA-X001 head unit sends the signals, thanks to Scosche wires and cables. Graphite leather was applied to the seats, thanks to Robbie's Customs, which is also in Alvin. Big James has himself a wild ride. This truck means business when it pulls up to any show across the country. James was quick to thank his sponsors and his family who supported him throughout the build. Now that the truck is done, isn't it 5 o'clock somewhere?