Crystal was tired of riding shotgun in Mark’s tricked-out rides so she decided to build her own custom truck to cruise in. Starting with a stock 2004 Silverado, an Ekstensive front kit was installed, consisting of new control arms, along with McGaughy’s 2-inch drop spindles, DJM shocks, and Firestone 2600 ’bags. Out back, a C-notch was cut into the frame and a simple two-link was bolted on. Matching Firestone ’bags were bolted into place and fed by ½-inch SMC valves. For rolling stock, Crystal went with Boze Six Speed 22-inch billets with custom-painted Speed Grille inserts. The billet hoops are wrapped in Nexen 295/30R22 rubber.
Moving to the body, Crystal decided to ditch the door handles, tailgate handle, and gas door. The front bumper was swapped out for a Street Scene SS bumper and the rear received the roll pan treatment. The bed is tubbed and smoothed and finished off with Line-X. Once again, the airbrush skills of Patrick Reid were called upon, and after spraying VW Cyber Green and Chrysler Black Metallic paint, Patrick airbrushed some green real-fire flames then laid down a sick “biomechanical” graphic. Crystal wasn’t 100 percent sure what else she wanted airbrushed onto the truck, so she told Patrick to do skulls with hair. He laughed and said, “Skulls don’t have hair, but I get where you’re going with the idea.” Now residing on her Silverado’s tailgate is a large skull with what looks like hair. Good job Patrick.
Inside, the dash has been smoothed and painted and fiberglass door panels were created and also painted to match the exterior. Patrick even went as far as bringing in the graphics onto the jambs, door panels, and lower dash. It truly is something to see. The seats were wrapped in dark green alligator skin and black vinyl. The carpet is black plush pile carpeting and the headliner is black vinyl over flames. For added show points, a Colorado Customs’ Severed Ties steering wheel was bolted to the column. MTX and Pioneer audio equipment was used in Crystal’s truck for superior bumpability. After installing a 12-inch MTX sub behind the seat, 4x6-inch Pioneer speakers, and 5-inch Pioneer singles were installed in the doors. These were plugged into MTX amplifiers and connected to a Pioneer head unit.
Crystal wasn’t to be outdone in the graphics department and called upon Patrick Reid’s airbrush skills for her truck as well.