After putting a solid three years into getting the SUV to where he wanted it, the first thing he did was go pick his son, Ivan, up from school in it just to see his reaction. Apparently it was priceless. Joe is quick to thank his friends from Ground Zero and his wife for keeping the faith when things seem to be stalled. With this Tahoe, Joe was able to spend some entertaining time with his brothers, Carmen and Roland, who are also part of the sport. As it normally occurs, building a show-quality rig is an ongoing process. Joe tells us the Chevy is finished, but he has been eyeballing a set of 22-inch wheels for it. We're sure the new wheels will fit the theme perfectly, because hot rods never die.

Inside The Build

Year Make Model: 1997 Chevy Tahoe
Owner And City/State: Joe Robles • Houston, Texas

Type: 350Ci Vortec
Induction: Spectre Conical Air Filter
Exhaust: Flowmaster

Front Suspension: Belltech Drop Spindles And Slam Specialties Airbags
Rear Suspension: Two-Link With Panhard Bar And Slam Specialties Airbags
Brakes: Stock

Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 20-Inch Centerline Retro
Tires: 255/35 And 275/35Zr20 Nitto Nt-555