The cab of this truck is like Christmas morning. Gary wanted something a little different and worked closely with Dirt-Tech on the design of the interior and dash. After going for a ride, we all decided that the cab most resembled the Batmobile. All of the upholstery was installed by V&J Upholstery of Vista, California, creating a beautiful leather-stitched interior covering the dash and 'cage work. Stack gauges are getting very popular in the desert because they encompass all of the information you need into one small well-lit package -- a fact not lost on Gary. A Lowrance color GPS unit was placed in front of the passenger or navigator to keep the driver from getting lost while behind the wheel. In case you needed even more entertainment, there are JVC television screens installed in both sunvisors so you can watch your favorite off-road movie, while off-roading. Three Premier Racing Products (PRP) seats are mounted securely to the chassis and feature Crow five-point racing harnesses. For communication needs, a Racer X race radio was installed along with three Racer X headsets. All wiring was done by Mark Wadell of Wire Fab in Ramona, California.
The storage compartments are really what we felt made this truck stand out. The compartments are located just behind the cab and are accessible not only from the outside but from the inside as well via two small doors inside the cab. The rear storage is completely surrounded in black, powdercoated aluminum and was built by Tom Bryant of Ramona, California. Tom is well known for doing all of Robby Gordon's aluminum work. This truck is going to do everything from prerunning to chasing to playing in the dirt at Gary's desert home in Ocotillo Wells, California. Knowing this, Tom created an area that would be safe from not only the elements but protected from thieves as well. Inside is a fullsize spare tire, air tank, aluminum floor jack, and extra fluids. Check out the well-designed fuel mouth Dirt-Tech created for quick and easy fuel dumps.
The guys at Dirt-Tech know what they are doing when it comes to building a strong suspension system. Much of their experience comes from producing some of the better A-arm and link kits you see running on some of the top-dollar prerunners and race trucks today. This front end is pushing 26 inches of wheel travel using Fox 2.5-inch four-tube bypass shocks, Fox 2.5-inch coilovers, and King bumpstops. The rear four-link suspension is pushing 32 inches of wheel travel and also uses Fox coilovers, Fox four-tube bypass shocks, and King bumpstops.