In terms of suspension, the options seemed unlimited, but in Michael's vision there was only one answer. He wanted the truck to sit on the ground at all times, even if it scraped from time to time. In the front Backyard Rigging installed DJM 3-inch drop spindles with 2-inch drop springs. In the back the truck was tubbed, C-notched, and brought down to the ground. In the front Budnik Tri Tech 15x7-inch wheels with Pirelli 205/60/15 rubber were installed. In the rear Budnik Tri Tech 15x15-inch rims with Mickey Thompson 33x19.5x15 meat were stuffed into the tubbed wheelwells.
For the trucks's exterior, Michael wanted to keep things all Chevy, besides the paint. The marker lights, door handles, and a lot of trim were left on the '84; however, he did shave the emblems, side mirrors, and bed stakes, and the gas cap was moved inside the bed. Then Pats Auto Body in Houston, Texas, laid down the two-tone PPG Black and House Of Kolor Silver Orion paint job. After that, Maxwell Designs in Spring, Texas, worked up the retro-lookin' Chevy trim using an assortment of colors and faux chrome trim. The bed was then covered in black Line-X to finish the exterior off. Up front, the stock grille was swapped for a '90 Suburban grille.
The last farmed-out job was at Medina's Auto Trim in Houston, who stitched up the gray tweed seats and more. When that was done, Michael took the truck home and installed power windows and door locks. He also unleashed a heap of billet interior pieces along the '84's door panels and dash. Along with that, Auto Meter gauges were installed, and an NRC billet steering wheel found a home as well. We're pretty sure it's a good thing Michael took that plunge off the bridge with his buddies!