Sometimes it's not how many rides you build that gets you noticed but the actual quality of how you build the ride that earns you respect. Jimmy Cox of Pocola, Oklahoma, knows a thing or two about cranking out something from the bowels of truck fantasyland. A body man himself, Jimmy knows what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind show-stopping truck.
At first glance, you might think that this is another typical fullsize Chevy, but the details that swallow this truck will quickly overwhelm you. Jimmy has learned a thing or two in his day of building custom rides. One of the biggest lessons of all - that doing the job half way just does not work. So it's no surprise that when we came across his '94 Chevy, the right job was all we found. This pristine red beast just screams for attention, and getting noticed is exactly what it deserves.
Jimmy rescued the lonely machine from the grasps of a used car lot and quickly set about making it all a truck should be. Overall, this is a unique fullsize that has found a new master with a Frankenstein kind of passion. Jimmy has transformed this truck from the big-city tow-pig to a respectable cherry of a ride.
This fully built creature has been transformed through and through and is sure to get a few heartbeats going. Take your pick - a slick paintjob, a smooth ride, a wicked interior, or the mind-blowing engine transplant.
You can be sure that this is one Chevy that Jimmy is proud to have built and one show grabber that others will definitely try to imitate.
Owner: Jimmy Cox
Year/Make/Model: '94 Chevy Extended Cab
Engine/Drivetrain: '86 Corvette TPI engine mated to a Street Performance 700R4 gearbox; Engine Works geardrive and Jet Hot-coated exhaust manifolds; 2-1/2-inch pipes flowing to a pair of aluminized Flowmaster mufflers
Wheels/Tires: 18x7- and 20x8-inch Budnik Fontana wheels/225/40R18 and 225/35ZR20 Kumho tires
Suspension: front: Belltech drop spindles and Firestone airbags; rear: Ekstensive Metal Works airbag kit, Billy Bar rear two-link setup with 224C Firestone bellows and KYB shocks
Fabricator: Jimmy Wiser Suspension
Body Mods: shaved tailgate handle, taillights, antenna; the factory rear bumper was ditched in favor of a sleek AIM roll pan with custom LED brake lights; the stock hood was swapped with a Goodmark steel cowl-induction hood; billet grille insert; custom-made front bumper with an offset license plate box
Custom Paint: PPG Red
Painter: Rusty Cox of Dusty's Collision Center in Pocola, Oklahoma, laid the base and Bob Watkins did the airbrush work
Interior: '98 Tahoe all-power buckets wrapped in tan ultra leather; dashboard, steering column, center console, door inserts, seat tracks, and other various pieces received the royal Rusty treatment and were painted the same attention-grabbing red to match the exterior of the ride; Billet Specialties steering wheel; white face gauges to accent the smooth dash; ultra-leather sliding ragtop
Upholsterer: Tracey Morris
Audio system: Alpine CD head unit, Kenwood 4-inch dash speakers and 6-inch coaxial door speakers; two 18-inch Kicker subs are powered by a pair of 600-watt Phoenix Gold amps