We've come clean about our fondness for lowered dualies, it's noting new. When we spotted the '94 Chevy 3500 that Lynn and Jan Roberts recently purchased and cruised out to Scrapin' the Smokies, we knew we had to get a shot of it driving down the road. While at rest the big brute can tuck a lug nut into its fender, it can't cruise that low. It doesn't matter though, it still turns heads tucking tire.
Dualies take a bit more work to lay out like this, so Devious upper and lower control arms were mounted up front along with a new crossmember to get the frame nice and level to lay out cleanly. Belltech 2-inch drop spndles and Slam Specialties RE8 'bags finished the front, and are fed by Air-Zenith compressors and 1/2-inch valves. The rear features addition RE8 'bags and a four-link to locate the massive rear axle. The entire bed floor was raised and received a small notch in the center to clear the pumpkin on the 14-bolt. A set of 24-inch, 10-lug Alcoa wheels were adapted to the axle and spindles to give the truck the big-rig tow pig look. Low-profile Kumho 255/30 rubber was mounted all around. Of course, with the frame fully grounded, the body still needed to meed the pavement as well.
Enter Brandon Bowden, who performed the 3-inch body drop. Other body modification include shaved door and tailgate handles, and widened and stretched the rear fenders which was done by Ike Ray, the former owner. With the bodywork completed Classic Steel Design in Tulsa, Oklahoma, set upon the intimidating task of painting the acres of sheetmetal and fiberglass and masking off the multi-layered graphics. Gallons of House of Kolor red, orange, and yellow were drizzled over the truck before everything was buried in clear.
The interior of the truck received its share of paint on the dash, door panels, and the custom center console that houses the Kicker subwoofers. Additional 6 1/2-inch Kicker components are mounted in each door, while a Kenwood head unit manages the music. A Billet Accessories Direct steering wheel and billet trim on the door sills and HVAC system accent the four beige leather bucket seats from Don's Classic Upholstery in Muskogee, OK. The result is an interior with top to bottom appeal and plenty of comfort for the long haul.
Speaking of hauling, it takes torque to move loads, so there's no surprise that under the hood lurks a .030-over 454 V-8. With a Comp 268 cam and go-fast and look-good parts from Speed & Performance and Flowmaster, the big block moves the big red beast with authority. Power is routed to the dual rear wheels through a 4L80 transmission and the 14-bolt's 4.11 gears.