|This colorful truck blends sport
truck style with real world functionality. Owning a sport
truck is often a compromise between utility, style, and
performance. Kurt Abts of Burmingham, Alabama wanted it
all. He found out through years of experience and
countless hours of work, you really can have your cake
and eat it too.
most drastic change to this truck was its altitude
adjustment. The truck was brought down close to the
ground via a 5/8 slam. To get that low, Kurt added 3-inch
lower control arms and 2-inch drop springs up front for
the 5-inch nose-dive. Out back, 2-inch lowering shackles
were added along with dropped leaf springs to attain an
8-inch drop. In the rear, a custom C-notch and
reinforcement was added to the frame for added axle
clearance. Doetsch Tech Nitro Slammer shocks were mounted
using custom shock mounts for extended travel. To keep
the rear-end off the frame with the giant drop, Kurt
added a pair of Hellwig airbags. Polyeurethane bushings
keep the ride firm and performance on-track. Wheels and
tires are 16-inch Budnik Switchblades measuring 7-inches
wide in front and 10-inches wide at the rear, wearing
245/50 and 275/50 BFG Comp TA VR4's respectively.
Polished stainless steel dust shields were added behind
the wheels for added style and shine.
||The burgundy and orange mica
paint work well together to produce an awesome effect.
Subtle stripes set the two colors apart.
|The paint scheme is a custom two
tone which sets this truck apart from everything else on
the road. The paint is burgundy over orange mica with 4
smaller stripes of green, blue, magenta, and silver
dividing the two tone. Ghost stripes were added in the
orange mica for an added effect. The tailgate handle was
flipped inside the bed and the back side of the truck was
welded smooth. The stake pockets have been smoothed and a
Checkmate fiberglass flush-fit tonneau was installed.
aluminum pieces accent the dash, doors, and pedals. The
Budnik split grip steering wheel adds the finishing touch
with a matching leather cover and style to match the
|The interior includes 1994 bucket
seats along with sculpted tweed doors, headliner and
console. Polished billet is everywhere inside including
the dash, coat hooks, heater box, door sills, door jams,
seat risers and custom polished billet door pulls, which
are one of a kind pieces.
sound system consists of a Pioneer Premier DSP head with
CD and a 12 disc Pioneer Premier changer with 1 remote
control to work everything. Three JL 10 W6's are hidden
in a custom-covered fiberglass enclosure under the rear
seat. Rockford Fosgate 500M and 4080's are linked in a
smooth, flush-fit amp rack behind the rear seat. Two
Fosgate 5-1/4's are in each door with 1-inch tweeters and
two 4-inch Fosgate Audiofiles in the dash with two 1-inch
tweeters in the dash as well. Fosgates are also in the
stock rear pillars. To protect the sound investment, a
Prestige alarm keeps everything safe.
||The engine is a 350
V8 with performance enhancements including a Hypertech
Stage II chip, 160 degree thermostat, K&N air filter,
and Jacobs wires and cap. Exhaust gasses are channeled
through JBA stainless steel shorty headers to a high-flow
converter. The exhaust exists through a Flowmaster
muffler. Further enhancements to the engine compartment
were made with polished parts in the form of chrome valve
covers, compressor cover, fan and nose shroud covers, and
a polished air cleaner.
|A roll pan was
added to smooth out the bottom, and the class three
receiver hitch is hidden behind a flip-up license plate
to allow this truck to tow as well as show.
|With the truck finally complete,
Kurt found that he has run into a sticky situation. He
has twins on the way, and it looks like the truck must
go! Kurt discovered that although you can have a
truck that does it all, you can't always have your sport
truck and your family. If you have any questions
about the truck, you can contact Kurt by
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