Now that all the basic suspension, drivetrain, and engine work was complete, it was time to work on the exterior for that final show-stopping look. This began by installing a Stull Industries Phantom front billet grille and bumpers. Jeremy then added a Sir Michaels rear roll pan. The chrome and polishing work was all done by Metal Masters in Salt Lake City. For the hood, Jeremy went with a Reflexion steel cowl-induction unit, creating a powerful look. All the paint and bodywork was completed by Elite Collision and Customs in Ogden. Brock Smith and Blain Willardsen shaved the door handles, giving this rig a smooth show look. They then sprayed the PPG Silver Metallic paint with the Black top colors.
If you ask Jeremy what he learned from building this project, his quick answer is, "It always costs more than you expect and takes more time than you plan on."
Jeremy sends special thanks to Blain Willardsen, Brock Smith, Jeff Debartollo, Shawn O'Keefe, Troy Herzog, David Trease, and Curtis Garrelts for their help with this project. Most of all, Jeremy thanks his wife Linsey and kids Kyler and Heyden for letting him work late into the night to finish this ultimate rig. He also adds a big thank you to Big Bubbas Trailers of Ogden, Utah, for supplying him with a great trailer to show this big rig at events and SEMA.
|Owner/hometown : ||Jeremy Manning/Utah |
|Year/make/model : ||'94 GMC Suburban |
|Engine : ||454-cid BBC |
|Transmission : ||GM 4L80-E |
|Front axle : ||Dana 60 with 5.13:1 gears |
|Rear axle : ||GM 14-bolt with 5.13:1 gears |
|Suspension : ||PowerPlay Performance custom four-link with |
Firestone airbags and Pro Comp ES9000 shocks
|Tires/wheels : ||44x16.5R19.5 Super Swampers/16.5x14-inch |
Weld Scorpio wheels
|Accessories : ||Eclipse head unit, Rockford Fosgate amplifiers, |
JL Audio subwoofers installed by the Hi Fi Shop
in Ogden, Utah