Roger Gonzalez bought this 2008 GMC Sierra to turn it into a fully custom truck. Being a member of the Krucial Kustoms car club, he wouldn’t be allowed to do anything mild. So Roger went wild. Deciding to stock-floor body drop the truck, Roger took the truck to Nor Cal Kustoms, in Salinas, California, to get the transformation from stock to custom started.
First, the guys at Nor Cal Kustoms took the cab off the frame and got to work body dropping it. Bringing the body down 4½ inches guaranteed that this truck will be immensely low. Needing a custom frame to sit under the now custom body, a boxed frame with 2x4-inch square steel tubing was built. In this, a C-notch was incorporated to accommodate the axlehousing when laying out. In order for the truck to sit as low as Roger wanted, the engine had to be raised three inches, then a custom suspension was built. Up front is a set of Ekstensive Metalworks arms with Fox Racing shocks, while out back sits a wishboned four-link. On all four corners are Slam Specialties RE-7 ‘bags fed by ½-inch Parker valves. All of the suspension components have been painted silver and the frame painted black to contrast. This magnificent custom frame rides on 28-inch Versante Wheels with 295/25R28 Fullway HS288 rubber.
With the frame complete, the body was next on the agenda. First thing was to shave all the handles, tailgate, and antenna. Next, the rear doors were suicided so that when all four doors are open, the interior will be fully visible. When the body is complete, it will be covered in dark red paint with silver leaf accents. Inside, black leather and tan suede adorns the floor, roof, and seats. Along with the leather and suede, the seats also have the Boyd Coddington logo stitched into them. A fiberglass dash, console, and door panels will be built and a complete system will be installed.
The only things left to do is finish up the interior, install the system, finish the bodywork, and drench the whole truck in paint. Roger is well on his way to a sick custom truck and should be proud of his accomplishment. Keep on the lookout for this truck when it’s complete, on the show circuit. Roger wanted to thank Jacob Stone from Nor Cal Kustoms, in Fresno, California.