An LS1 was dressed up to the nines under the tilt hood.
Under the hood lies an '02 LS1 with a chromed Professional Products intake and throttle-body. Other goodies equipped onto the small-block are Mind-to-Metal-modified Hedman Hedders and a trick dual-inlet K&N air filter intake. A Flex-a-lite electric fan keeps the Flex-a-lite aluminum radiator nice and cool during the Houston heat. The polished 3-inch exhaust flows into MagnaFlow mufflers. Moser axles were installed into the 8-inch-narrower 12-bolt, and most of the engine mods can be accredited to Jessie's Auto Repair. Two Optima batteries supply the juice, one behind the seat and one under the hood. Heath Moore from Kingpin Kustomz in Dickinson, Texas, created the one-off engine cover that was appropriately painted to match.
Body modifications were extensive on Ricky's C10 and included the loss of door handles, driprails, marker lights, mirrors, and the gas filler. Additions consisted of a Grant Kustoms one-piece tailgate/roll pan skin, HiTech LED brakelight in the tailgate, suicide door hinges, and a tilt hood. The front bumper was sectioned and welded to the fenders, creating a one-piece front end. Alamo Customs in Alvin, Texas, handled all of the bodywork. Making the truck stand out amongst a crowd of C10s is the trick tilt bed, exposing the killer suspension work. A 1-1/2-inch body drop by Mind to Metal brought the Chevy even closer to the ground. Keeping the truck looking good are single panes of glass from One Piece Products. Once Robert Mesa, from Alamo Customs was happy with every panel being straight, he applied the PPG Corvette orange and tambourine flame body colors. Patrick Reed then stepped in and sprayed the chrome and brushed aluminum separating line and the green graphics onto the bed. The truck now looked incredible, but every cover truck must have a great interior, and Kingpin Kustomz was up to the task.