Silver, blue, orange, green, purple, red, yellow, black, white -- and we’re not describing Skittles, Crayola crayons, or even the top shelf of your local paint shop. All of the aforementioned colors are just a sampling of those found on Willy Sifuentes’ totally custom 2005 Dodge Ram. The standard cab Ram pickup may not be a giant canvas, but Czar Zamora of Master Mind Designs used the sheetmetal to infuse the entire rainbow of colors into one truck. Using the center of the truck as the dividing line, each side received its own body color and unique graphics to create a Ram with a different personality from side to side. The end result will make you scratch your head as you try to follow the graphic’s flow and design into a seamless and creative world of color.
Before a drop of paint was applied, Willie Rios of 522 Customs, in Houston, laid out the Ram over 22- and 24-inch Centerline wheels. Up front, the frame was Z’d three inches and Goodyear airbags were bolted in place, while the rear was modified with a C-notch and a two-link featuring matching Goodyear airbags. Willie also took the time to perform a 3-inch body drop to get the Ram as low as possible. After rolling around on twos and fours with airbags and a body drop for a little while, Willy got the itch to go crazy. Czar Zamora specializes in going crazy -- only he does so with 3M tape and an airbrush gun.
Skulls, woodgrain, and plenty of pinstriping are found all over the Ram.
It’s hard to go wrong with the House of Kolor Scarab.
Czar Zamora of Master Mind Designs, capped off the intricate paint scheme with his signatu
While at Czar’s Master Mind Designs, in Pearland, Texas, the Ram lost its door handles, tailgate handle, and rear bumper in favor of shaved smooth sheetmetal. Once the primer was sanded to perfection, Czar applied a custom mix of House of Kolor Cobalt Blue onto the driver side and then laid down Orion Silver along the passenger side. Then wild graphics were intricately taped off and sprayed. Each side features unique graphics that flow from one side to the next. The colors are amazingly vibrant and the attention to detail is impeccable. Other details include airbrushed woodgrain inside the copper graphic and menacing skulls, which can be seen within the green center sections on each side. Even the Centerline Hollywood wheels received custom airbrushing along the hoops. Craziness also abounds inside the Ram where Czar and Infinite Sounds went off the chain with fiberglass work.
Inside the regular cab, Infinite Sounds, also in Pearland, Texas, built a radical center console/sub box with four Memphis Audio 10-inch subs. Once the fiberglass door panels, rear amp rack, and center console were ready for paint, Czar stepped in and applied matching two-tone paint and wild graphics to every part of the interior. Two 15-inch monitors are found in the doors, while an 11-inch screen is mounted front and center in the top of the console. A JVC double-din head unit controls the multiple Memphis Audio amps and Memphis components in each door. Arjona’s Upholstery, in Pasadena, Texas, then finished off the interior with two-tone leather and suede seats, black suede headliner, and black carpet.
Covered in amazing paint, graphics, and airbrushing, the Ram causes plenty of passersby to do a double take -- and rightfully so. When we asked Willy what his favorite part was, he laughed and said, “Everything, it was an amazing experience.”
| 2005 Dodge Ram |
|Owner and City/State: ||Willy Sifuentes • Houston, Texas|
|Type:|| 3.7L V-6 |
|Induction:|| K&N filter |
|Front suspension: ||Z’d frame, Goodyear air springs |
|Rear suspension:|| Two-link with wishbone and Goodyear air springs|
|Wheels & Tires|
|Wheels: ||22x9 and 24x10 Centerline Hollywood |
|Tires: ||265/35R22 and 305/35R24 Nexen Rodian HP|