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'70 383ci small-block V-8 (350ci block with 400ci crankshaft) / forged pistons / roller rockers / smoothed and painted block / polished B&M 6-71 Blower (10 lbs of boost) and scoop / Holley 950 carburetor and electric fuel pump / ported and polished 2.02 camel-hump heads / Mallory HEI-style distributor / steel-braided spark plug wires / Advance Adapters headers / 2-1/2-inch Flowmaster mufflers / TH350 transmission / B&M 3,000-stall converter / custom one-piece driveshaft / 10-bolt rearend out of a '97 fullsize Chevy, narrowed 6 inches with 3.73 gears / Moser axles / Ron Davis Racing aluminum radiator / Summit Racing accessory brackets / Billet Specialties dress-up kit / Powermaster alternator / polished buttonhead Allen bolts
By: Lynn Walker (short-block), Bruce Eshelman of Esh's Automotive Specialties, Tomball, Texas (assembly and detail work)

Front: 18x8 Boyd Coddington Harm with 4-inch backspace
Rear: 20x10 Boyd Coddington Harm with 4-inch backspace

Front: 225/40R18 BFGoodrich G-Force
Rear: 285/30R20 BFGoodrich G-Force

Front: Owner-built tubular control arms / 2-inch Belltech spindles / 224C Firestone 'bags / street rod-style chrome shocks
Rear: Extensive Metalworks two-link / 224C Firestone 'bags / street rod-style chrome shocks
Accessories: 1/2-inch GC valves / Air Zenith compressor / 3/8-inch stainless steel air line / two 10-pound NOS bottles for air tanks / 15-gallon aluminum fuel cell custom made by Joe Garcia / disc brakes at all four corners / stock S-10 up front and stock '97 fullsize truck in the rear
Chassis: Entire frame boxed / 2x4-inch rear section / all welds smoothed and frame painted silver / all components painted, powdercoated, or chromed / motor mounts dropped 1-inch for transmission clearance
By: Owner and Bruce Eshelman

Body Mods:
5-1/2-inch body drop / shaved roof seams, bodyline, mirrors, door handles, wipers, antenna, taillights, tailgate handle, and emblems / '90 grille shell / '98 fullsize front bumper narrowed, smoothed, sectioned, and pie-cut to fit around fenders / Sir Michaels rollpan molded in / LED brake lights under tailgate / smoothed firewall
By: Owner and Bruce Eshelman

Custom Paint:
PPG Ford Lightning Silver / PPG Dodge Viper Blue / airbrushed emblems and moldings
BY: Bruce Eshelman (base and clear), Patrick Reid at Mad Concepts, San Leon, Texas (graphics)

'02 Cavalier bucket seats covered in gray and charcoal leather / RCI four-point harnesses / '65 Suburban dashboard narrowed 8 inches to fit / Stewart Warner Wing gauges / all interior panels constructed from sheetmetal, molded in, and painted / rear cargo floor flips open to access the Optima battery and fuel cell / gray and charcoal leather inserts on doors / Lokar interior door handles / handmade sheetmetal console / B&M Star shifter / sheetmetal wheeltubs and bridge cover / Flaming River billet column / Billet Specialties Eliminator steering wheel / Lokar billet pedals
BY: Owner and Bruce Eshelman (sheetmetal)


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Special Thanks:
"Brault's Auto Body & Paint for the materials, my father at Esh's Automotive Specialties, Patrick Reid at Mad Concepts, Severed Ties, and my wife Paige."