Mike also inspired Tim to go crazy with the front doors. Creating fiberglass door panels, Tim mounted a 32-inch Panasonic LCD TV in each front door panel and can literally keep the party going by himself. Sound Advice helped Tim with wiring, as did Zack from Daily Grind who also helped run the audio wires through the framerails to the two Kinetik 2400 power cells mounted behind the front bumper. Wanting to make people scratch their heads, Tim welded together a giant sheetmetal floor and capped the interior with truly unique seats from Jamey Jordan's HandMade Seat Co. Advanced Auto Trim, in Houston, wrapped the headliner and A-pillars in grey suede and built the grey suede-wrapped seat cushions. The massive interior looks so smooth, the seats appear to be floating.
Opting to stick to his hot-rod roots, Tim yanked the factory 4.8L V-8 and instead had Zack Hammond, of Daily Grind Fabrication in Alvin, build a 383ci stroker. Only polished items are bolted onto the engine and you won't find a bare wire or lines anywhere under the hood. Details such as bending stainless tubing and running the alternator wire inside it to hide the bare wire and fabbing hard lines for the carburetor are just a few examples of Tim's pursuit of perfection. Polished engine components include valve covers, Edelbrock intake and carb, air cleaner, Be Cool radiator, and upper and lower radiator hoses. March pulleys look right at home on the polished alternator, A/C compressor, and polished water pump. The ceramic-coated Anderson headers connect the aluminum heads to Flowmaster mufflers. Zack was also placed with the responsibility to build a one-off, two-piece driveshaft and bolt it to the 350 trans and factory rearend.
Ready for its spotlight, a photoshoot was scheduled and we were on hand for its maiden highway voyage. Rolling along at 55mph, the Giovanna wheels were tucked inside the fenders and the white paint was glistening from the Texas sunshine. It's a beautiful sight to see a wild custom cruising down the highway. Tim knows his truck was a collaboration of talented people, but before we thank them, he wanted to say thanks to his mom for all of her support and bringing dinners over to the shop while the guys were working hard. Tim also wanted to show his appreciation to Ekstensive, Grant Kustoms, Daily Grind Fabrication, Alamo Customs, Auto Lab and everyone else who helped out along the way. When we asked Tim the best part of the truck's build, he said, "It's been a lot of work, but well worth it. I have met a lot of good people and made great friendships." That's what makes custom trucks so incredible-talented, good-hearted people, creating rolling works of art and having fun doing it.
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Stunning. That best sums up Tim's engine compartment.