Shooting the bull and drinking some beers, Tim and Bill were excited to see the frame come together, but as they were reveling, Bill had an epiphany. "Man, we should cut out your B-pillars." Coming from Bill (he's been known to cut up a truck or two), Tim just laughed and said, "Ok man, if you think you can do it, let's make it happen." Contacting the guru of sheetmetal, Bob Grant, of Grant Kustoms, Tim agreed to put him on a plane and after he arrived at Ekstensive, the sparks began to fly. Taking the rear hinges from an Extended Cab rear door and grafting them to the C-pillars of Tim's Chevy, they also fused the Extended Cab door latches and rearmost doorframe sections to his Crew Cab doors. Once that metal surgery was completed, the factory Crew Cab B-pillars were cut out and the Extended Cab door latches welded in place. It's a trick setup to cut both ends of perfectly good doors off and then make everything look and work like OE-a feat that took some major metal know-how to pull off.
Jacob, from Auto Lab then stepped in and did all of the remaining door bodywork, as well as shaving the door handles and third brake light. Before Bob flew home, he made sure the back of the truck was nice and clean thanks to his Grant Kustoms Cali Combo tailgate and roll pan skin. Continuing the body mods, Tim bought a pair of outer Chevy bedsides and welded them to the inside of the bed, creating a smooth and seamless look. Adding to the unique look, the gas filler was added to the inside of the Cali Combo, which provides an inlet to the fuel cell hidden inside the Cali Combo that Bill expertly TIG-welded. Up front, Tim and his buddy Zack Hammond, of Daily Grind Fabrication, built a smoothed firewall, smoothed the inner fenderwheels, and then the truck was dropped off to Alamo Customs. While there, the crew at Alamo covered the Chevy in PPG white. "Color Blind' was coming together, but with those wild doors opening wide to reveal the interior, something unique needed to be done inside the Crew Cab.
Having designed and built crazy fiberglass dashes and sub enclosures for several other trucks, Tim got to work creating a smoothed, hot-rod-styled dash. Gone forever is everything stock, with the exception of the original gauge cluster that miraculously survived the trash bin. In went a polished tilt column, Billet Specialties steering wheel, and Pioneer head unit. The Pioneer DVD head unit controls two Rockford Fosgate amps, one in each rear door, and they in turn power sets of JL Audio 6 1/2-inch components, a set of JL Audio drivers in custom fiberglass kick panels, and six JBL GTO 15-inch subs. Those eardrum-pounding subs are mounted in a trick fiberglass box that Tim designed and built with help from Mike Henderson.
Tim worked with Mike Henderson to create a wild sub box that's home to six JBL 15-inch sub
Jamey Jordan, from HandMade Seat Company, made the trick seats and despite their rigid loo