After all the mechanical changes were in place, Scott installed the air suspension system, beginning with the Chassis Tech DC5000 compressor that fills a pair of 7-gallon aluminum tanks mounted where the spare tire used to be. The system uses 3/8-inch lines, four Ekstensive Metalworks valves, and a pair of Extensive switches with a dual-needle APC gauge mounted in the freshly modified Sequoia center console.
The tailored-to-fit, color-matched console has a factory look and was the first of many changes inside. Scott showed more of his fabrication skills by creating handmade door panel inserts that are painted to match the exterior paint scheme. The repainted instrument cluster looks like what the factory should have done in the first place. A Billet Specialties GT steering wheel adds a little sparkle inside. All the stereo additions were done with stealth in mind, beginning with Q-Pad sound-deadening panels installed in the floor, rear of the cab, and all four doors, minimizing unwanted sonic intrusion. A new Alpine AM/FM/XM/CD head unit replaced the factory sound setup with Scott adding a US Acoustics four-channel amplifier to drive the two 6-1/2-inch Boston Acoustic component sets in the rear door panels and the single 5-inch center channel surround-sound speaker. A second US Acoustics two-channel amplifier was bridged to supply 450 watts to the pair of Boston 8-inch subs mounted under the rear seat. The combination fills the cab with sound.
The last area of attention was the 4.7L V-8, now equipped with a K&N air tube and filter for deep breathing along with 2-1/4-inch dual exhausts and Flo Pro mufflers. An Optima battery powers both the truck and the stereo.
You might be wondering where the nickname Two Times came from. As you can probably tell, Scott is a perfectionist and, as a result, nearly everything was done twice. Since the truck had to remain functional, most of the modifications were done with daily driving in mind, but the dual-purpose truck is so successful that it now serves as a rolling calling card for his striping and graphics business.
Great trucks don't occur in a vacuum, and the truck benefitted from talented friends in Minnesota as well as his new home in Boca Raton, Florida. Scott would like to thank several of them for their help in creating his dream truck, beginning with Larry and Bob for their machine work; Dan for the rear suspension and welding; Steve at Jim's Auto Care in Rochester, Minnesota, for his help with the wheels and tires; Mike at C&M in Rochester for the use of his shop space; Ed's Super Secret workshop; Mike at South Florida Collision in Oakland Park, Florida; and Clint at The Shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida.