The 411

'69 400ci block bored and stroked to a 421ci / Weiand 6-71 blower with black ceramic coating / ported and polished World Products Sportsman II heads / Canton Racing valve covers / splayed main caps / Lunati 9.5:1 pistons, stroker crank, and a roller cam / dual Holley 750cfm carburetors / custom headers with 2-1/4-inch primary tubes into 4-inch exhaust pipes with 44 series Flowmaster mufflers / MSD 6AL ignition box and 8.5mm wires / '62 Corvette distributor with MSD guts / TH400 transmission with a B&M shift kit / 10-inch, 3,000 rpm stall converter / custom-built rearend with Strange 4.57 gears and 31-spline axles / CCP master cylinder / custom stainless steel brake lines / aluminum Be Cool radiator / Moroso fuel filter / Optima Red Top battery
By: Bobby D, Wolf Coating (ceramic coating), Kevin Bickerstaff (exhaust), Mike at All Trans Transmission in Houston (transmission) and Ronnie Wells

Front: 15x8 American Racing Torq Thrust
Rear: 15x14-1/2 American Racing Torq Thrust

Front: 28x10.50-15LT Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pros
Rear: 31x18.50-15LT Mickey Thompson Sportsman Pros

Front: JW Rod Garage Mustang II-style front end with tubular A-arms / 10-inch QA1 coilover shocks with 350lb springs / owner replaced the JW crossmember with a hand-built piece to give more clearance

Rear: Competition Engineering ladder bar suspension / 12-inch QA1 coilover shocks with 200lb springs / Strange four-piston disc brakes

Accessories: 20-gallon fuel cell

Chassis: Entire frame boxed in / 2x4 square tubing back half / custom-made front crossmember
By: Owner / Ronny Wells

Body Mods:
Shaved drip rails, firewall, heater vents, radio opening, and marker lights / full custom bed floor / head unit relocated to heater controls area / bed sides smoothed for no tailgate
By: Owner, Ronnie Wells, and Willy Rios at 552 Customs

Custom Paint:
PPG Viper Red
By: Willy Rios at 522 Customs, South Houston, Texas

Eight-point rollcage / stock bench seat modified to fit around cage / seat and door panels covered in red and black vinyl / Auto Meter gauges in a Covan's Classic carbon-fiber cluster / B&M Magnum Grip Pro Stick with a B&M line lock on a custom mount / Billet Specialties Outlaw steering wheel / ididit steering column / Simpson seat belts
By: Owner / 552 Customs

Kenwood head unit / Pioneer 6x9-inch speakers
By: Owner

Sick Rides

Special Thanks:
"A special thanks to my son Robert Cody, Ronny Wells, Kevin Bickerstaff, Willy Rios at 522 Customs, and the rest of my friends who helped me spend money on this project."

The Build
What initially started as a minor tub job snowballed into a full pro street build. Competition Engineering ladder bars and 10-inch QA1 coilovers hold up the hand fabricated 9-inch style rearend. The front was upgraded with rack 'n' pinion steering, tubular control arms, and 12-inch QA1 coilovers. Motor plates hold up the 850hp small block and an eight-point cage tighten up the frame. The body received 18 coats of PPG Viper Red after the sheetmetal was blocked