When it came time to spray some paint over the factory gray, the MIC crew went over several different designs. Before the accident, Pat had said that he wanted a skull theme throughout the truck, so when the time came it was decided that skulls would definitely be a component in the paint scheme. Doug of Starside Paint went to work laying out the abstract tri-tone design that encompasses the entire truck. With the help of Steve "Beamer" Beam, white lightning bolts were airbrushed over the House of Kolor Limetime Green and skulls were 'brushed over House of Kolor Tangelo. Both the hood and tonneau cover were masked off and the design was sprayed onto them as well for continuity.
The factory mirrors were removed and a set of Street Scene Cal-Vu mirrors was painted and bolted onto the truck. The nose of the truck was outfitted with an MIC Tiki Tribal grille, clear corners, and HID headlights for improved visibility. Once the exterior was taken care of, all efforts were directed to the interior and bed of the truck.
Eric's Auto Upholstery in Anaheim Hills removed the interior and began stitching up covers that would match the exterior designs. Orange and green vinyl were cut and integrated with gray Enduratek to form the seat covers. A skull and crossbones were stitched into both the driver and passenger seat to continue the theme within the cab. The headliner and sun visors were pulled down and treated to a healthy dose of vinyl as well.
The next step in creating Pat's dream truck was to install a monster stereo. Audio Designs of Placentia removed the rear seat, and a box containing six 12-inch MA Audio subs was stuck in its place. To power the subs, two 3,600-watt MA Audio amps were mounted in the bed within their own enclosure. A set of 2-farad capacitors was wired in line and mounted between the two amps. Controlling the 7,200 watts of power is a Pioneer Mosfet head unit with flip-down face. To finish off the truck, Sound Advice in Mission Viejo wired in a Clifford alarm, which controls the door locks, windows, door poppers, as well as the remote start.
Once the truck was finished, MIC shipped it out to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA show. A few months later, Pat was released from the hospital to be reunited with friends, family, and, of course, his dream truck. With the help of his doctors, family, and sponsors such as MIC, Lexani, and MA Audio, his nightmare of a struggle has slowly become a thing of the past, and now his rehabilitation includes sitting at truck shows and hitting switches.
The interior is decked out with custom stitching as well as Trenz billet accessories.
Twenty-inch Lexani Slate wheels sit up front, while a 22-inch version is stuffed in the re