With the rear end done, the duo jumped to the top of the bed, where they filled in the stake pockets. The truck's look was starting to come together, but the Chevy's side profile still wasn't satisfying them. Therefore, the next things to go were the front and back side marker lights. They also hacked 1 1/2 feet out of the longbed to make the truck a shortbed. Lastly, it was time to lay down a paint job that would blend all the new mods together in a subtle and sleek way. As Steve thought more and more about it, he realized there's no better color than black. The truck made its way over to Randy Fawks for the PPG Black paintjob, which, by the way, is the only part of the truck that had to be farmed out.
Underneath the stylish exterior, Steve kept things rather simple as well. In the rear, he installed a narrowed Ford 9-inch. Helping the 14x15-inch Centerline wheels wrapped in 31x18.5-inch Hoosier Pro Street radials get traction is a ladder-bar setup with coilovers. Matching the monster tires in the rear are Centerline 15x7-inch wheels with BFGoodrich 235/60/15 rubber up front. Dropping the Chevy on the ground is a full Air Ride Technologies system. Under the hood lies a GM 350 crate motor. To help the motor inhale better, Steve installed an Edelbrock carburetor with a K&N air filter. Allowing the motor to exhale are Sanderson headers with a 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust system. Channeling the power from the motor to the rearend is a 700R4 tranny.
Moving inside the cab, Steve installed an interior right along the lines of the rest of the truck: simple yet elegant. Steve laid down black carpet, then covered the stock bench seat in black leather and tweed. As for the door panels and headliner, Steve got that from RodDoors. He ordered a steering column from ididit, and the steering wheel is a Billet Specialties Banjo wheel. Behind the wheel sits Dakota Digital gauges. Strapping the truck's passengers in are black Juliano's seatbelts.
Now that the truck is finished, it's easy to see why the killer low and black Chevy is sure to kill 'em with kindness.