Traditional oak slats separated by stainless steel strips dress up the bed.
The interior got its share of attention, beginning with the distinctive-looking seats from an ’00 Chrysler 300. Wayne Lundy, of Wayne Lundy Interiors in Lula, Georgia, stitched the combination of charcoal Ultraleather and gray Ultra Suede, adding aluminum accents and incorporating a triangle theme on the seats, door panels, and carpet. A stereo was the final item on Jason’s list and Kirk Sullivan from CSS Innovations in Cornelia, Georgia, added his artistry to the project. All the factory equipment was removed and upgraded, beginning with a Kenwood KDC-MP242 head unit, capable of handling CDs as well as MP3 and WMA files. An HD radio option and iPod connection multiplied the fun. The receiver controls the amp and speaker mix that begins with a 12-inch Kicker Comp VR12 sub in the new custom center console, powered by a hidden 400-watt Kicker ZX400.1 Class D mono-block subwoofer amp inside the console. Mids and highs round out the sounds, with 61⁄2-inch Kicker KS65 component sets located behind mesh grilles in the doors. Once the audio segment was complete, the 7-inch Fahrenheit monitor, with its built-in DVD player was installed in the forward end of the center console, completing the visual portion of the system.
The four-year build was worth every minute since the truck not only looks and runs great, but it is also a tribute to the two special people who started the project. The truck has also become great fun for Jason and his 9-year-old son, Dylan, as well as for Daryl’s sons, Zach, Austin, and Cale. Family connections like this are priceless and you won’t find them on any new truck option list! CCT