The interior of the truck contains new black leather, ’69 Camaro-style bucket seats ordered from Year One. The custom center console features a black textured top and sides covered in matching leather. Dakota Digital gauges monitor vital engine functions, and the Billet Specialties steering wheel turns on an ididit tilt column. The Pioneer stereo uses two Pioneer amps and two shallow-mount 12-inch subs in the rear cab wall. Two 6½-inch component sets inside the kick panels round out the mix. Bynum built the kick panels and stereo box while Maurice from Memphis upholstered the rear cab wall and the door panels.
Under the hood is a 5.3L (327ci V-8) that his grandfather found. It runs Corvette injectors and throttle body on a Weiand intake. The front pulley assembly came from Street & Performance with a polished Camaro water pump, 200-amp Power Master alternator, and chrome Vintage Air A/C compressor. They added Hydroboost for the brakes and positioned a Corvette master cylinder on the smooth firewall. S&P headers feed stainless steel Magnaflow mufflers. The motor is hooked up to a 4L60E transmission with a nostalgic Lokar shifter controlling the action. Cosmetics on the motor include the unique engine cover from Street and Performance, modified by Bynum to make it fit. He also added his shop’s logo, a subtle spider web, underneath the polished hood.
The long construction process was finally complete with the elegant paintjob that is a combination of Mercedes silver and charcoal. The airbrushed side spear, with a brushed metal effect, is similar to a ’57 Chevy Bel Air. From start to finish, the build began in 2001 and finished in November 2010. In fact, Shawn finished it three days before the SEMA show and drove 26 hours straight to get there on time. What was the best part? Shawn flew his grandfather out, and not only did he get to see the truck on display in Las Vegas, but it was also his first time on a plane. Two memorable experiences in one week! Special thanks to George McNaughton, Gerald Barnett, Clyde Bynum, and Mike Alexander. CCT