Bigger is better, just ask anyone with a fullsize truck. About the only complaint is parking, which is minuscule in comparison to the convenience of haulin' ass-or any other type of load for that mater. When choosing a rig to modify, why not use the biggest one of its kind? When Tim Thanscheidt of Yukon, Oklahoma, decided to build his '93 Chevy Crew Cab dualie, he knew it was going to be an adventure to remember. Armored for battle, Mike took to hacking the winged mince down to size. Two nights of the round table, Bobby McCurdy and Chris Daley (techs at Totally Polished) helped finish taming the beast. They installed a set of 6-inch hydraulic cylinders from Pro Hopper and a set of Belltech spindles, which allows the beast to launch its frontal assault. Firestone airbags get the stance right out back, no mater the altitude up front. MIC Highflow air valves on 3/8-inch line and 120 psi control the rear 'bags. Between the hydros and 'bags, the creature can easily ground its steel undercarriage.
Submerging the massive frame 3-1/2 inches into the body of the beast was a tough job, but the techs at Totally Polished got it dialed. The low profile of this slammed monstrosity gives the fanged creature stealth ability. Prowling for prey is done on 16-inch Alcoa's stuffed in a set of 205/55R16 Goodyear radials. The creature's new grappling claws tuck neatly into the stock fenderwells, but its ability to wreak havoc is still obvious. Taking flight is done through a fire-breathing big-block. Spinning the alloy talons, peeling off some skin, and spitting gravel is a sure sign the beast is on the make. The chrome, smooth front bumper, Speed grille, and colorless turn signals give the creature a cold stare. A bed cover and roll pan clean up the basics on the back.
The guys at Kars Body & Paint scrubbed down the beast and shot the green pigment to its hide. A custom-molded Bow Tie emblem and shaved running lights enhance the bodylines on. Mirror tint covers the rear and side glass to keep things private inside. Some alloy components, such as a Budnik steering wheel and aluminum pedals, break up the two-tone gray interior. The tweed and leather interior augment the attitude of the beast. Tribal-style inlay on the doors, dash, and headliner are all too familiar; they hint to the scent of evil. Pro Audio installed the music box to keep the beast under Tim's control, and a Kenwood head unit, a couple of Ultra Linear amplifiers, and a plethora of MA Audio speakers provide the sound to rile the savage beast's rage. Tim is a lucky man to have the "X of caliber" at his whim. See what patience and money can do?
The sounds of a good stereo are without a doubt part of the customization prerequisite.
Tweed and leather encompass the interior of the dualie. The hard lines in the leather are