Northstar then came up with a two-tone paint scheme that would bring out the unique body lines of the truck. The top portion of the truck was sprayed using Dupont Silver and the lower half was coated with White. An overlapping flame design was laid out over the fenders, doors, and bedsides, then connected below the custom body lines of the tailgate. The Dupont Blue flames were then pinstriped by the steady hand of Rick Mayo of Eight Ball Engineering.
Below the hood, a few upgrades were added to the 5.3L powerplant. A K&N cold-air intake and Poweraid throttle-body spacer were added to the top of the engine, while a set of Gibson headers was coupled with a MagnaFlow exhaust down below. To improve the stock programming, a Hypertech Power Programmer was plugged in below the dash to re-burn the computer.
The inside of the truck was treated to a slew of fiberglass, paint, and billet. The door panels were removed and reconstructed using resin and 'glass, then painted to match the exterior. A center console was constructed from steel and incorporates the vent styling from the hood. The two-tone graphics were applied to the console, and the dash was smoothed and sprayed with silver. Behind the dash sits a Cadillac gauge cluster, which continues the Caddy theme. Cody Boles used white and sapphire leather to rewrap the seats and headrests.
The tailgate has been reworked...
The tailgate has been reworked to add some unique body lines to the truck.
An Alpine 6100 flip-screen head unit was chosen to command the stereo equipment throughout the cab. Alpine full-range speakers fill up the dash, doors, and rear pillars, while two 10-inch MTX subs bump from below the rear seats. The subs are supplied with 800 watts of Alpine power, and the full-range speakers are powered with a 500-watt Alpine amp.
To finish up the truck, Robby sprayed the bed using a Reflex spray-on bedliner, which can be mixed with standard automotive paint for color-matching. It's the little things that end up setting one truck apart from the next, and Robby, with the help of some other great people, went the extra mile to make subtle, yet extremely effective modifications to his truck. Hopefully, after they get some needed rest and relaxation, they'll start to like the truck again.