The next step was choosing a paint scheme for Justin's truck. He wanted something that would draw attention without being overly busy. House of Kolor's Tangelo Pearl was chosen and sprayed over each of the body panels once the truck was primered and blocked. After the paint had been cleared and baked, a 19-bar phantom billet grille was installed up front along with a freshly chromed bumper.Together, Justin and his father tackled the interior of the truck so it would match the rest of the build.
The stock seats were pulled out and a tan carpet kit was laid down as a base. Next, a set of newly upholstered Recaro buckets was bolted in the driver and passenger position and a custom center console was placed between them. Within the center console, a 5.6-inch Icon monitor was mounted along with the gauges and switches for the 'bags. A set of white face gauges was placed behind a freshly painted dash, then accented with a billet shifter as well as a billet steering wheel.
Eighteen-inch Enkei AKA wheels andNitto rubber are set at all four corners.
Behind the seats, a custom sub enclosure was built and stuffed with two 10-inch MTX subs. On the floor below the subs, a set of MTX 280-watt amps was bolted into place along with a PlayStation 2, which provides the video signal for the monitor. Heading up the tunes department is an Alpine CD player that was installed within the dash and wired to a set of Polk separates. The door panels were covered in tweed with cheetah inserts and accented with some paint to match the rest of the truck.
It's always refreshing to come across a first-generation Dime that has been built to today's standards. With the help of his dad and the crew at LA Kustoms as well as a helping hand from Linda's Upholstery on the seats, Justin was able to drag away a super-clean, super-smooth truck.