When you sign on the dotted line for a one-ton dualie, work-and a great deal of it-is the biggest reason why you write the fat check. You want a capable truck that can handle big jobs, tow huge amounts, and haul whatever needs to be moved from point A to point B. When it came time for Curtis Enoch, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, to get back into the show scene, he didn't take a torch to his own truck that had served him well for years, rather he opted to buy a truck that had served someone else, that way there would be no holding back for fear of pulling out the Sawzall and then getting all sentimental. Once he had the project truck in hand, sparks began to fly and after a few short months, Curtis' '99 F-350 dualie was laying low, but still able to haul cargo like a work truck.
After making the journey to Tennessee, to pick up his new truck purchase that was awaiting him at the Lay'd Out At The Park show, he headed straight for Phat Phabrikationz in Oklahoma City, for a few custom suspension modifications. Jake McKiddie, the head Phat Phabrikator himself, had a tough time devising a game plan that would have Curtis' truck laying out as low as possible while still maintaining a full functioning, load-carrying suspension. To do this, a combination of DJM Dream Beams, Slam Specialties RE7 'bags, and Monroe shocks were used, along with a Suicide Doors parallel four-link and Panhard bar to make things happen. The rear end was also narrowed 7 inches, custom wheeltubs were fabricated, and Blumenthal Manufacturing shortened the driveshaft in order for the truck to retain excellent ride quality. Since this big truck needed a set of rollers, its wheels needed to be big as well. Curtis searched high and low for a set that would suit his truck just right, and he knew he found a perfect match when he saw Evil Twin Suspension's 22.5-inch Chaos semi wheels.
Now that the dualie was starting to live up to Curtis' vision, there was no turning back. The truck was sitting at an impressive stance, and the best way to complement it was to improve upon the truck's cosmetic appearance. A few accessories, including a Cervini's Mach 1 hood, and the stock mirrors and door handles were thoroughly prepped before Charles Degand of CD Designs, also in OKC, covered the truck with DuPont Chromabase and Bright Amber Metallic paint. Once the color dried, Philip "PP" Parsons applied airbrushed woodgrain graphics that flow seamlessly into hot-rod-style licks. Curtis didn't miss a step when making sure his truck would be as unforgettable as possible.