Chassis Includes extended-length upper control arms, a bridge-notched rear frame section, and a -inch steel-plate frame reinforcement in the rear frame clip.
Engine Under the hood of the '97, the original 4.3L Vortec V-6 engine has been refreshed with machine work performed by Motorhead in Albuquerque. Additionally, a Vortech supercharger that pumps out 12 pounds of boost puts plenty of added horsepower to the ground. If that's not enough, then George's secret weapon always helps his need for speed: a 75hp shot of nitrous. Other performance upgrades to the truck include a pair of Jet-Hot-coated JBA headers, a Flowmaster exhaust, a B&M Shift Improver Kit, and a PowerTrax locking rear differential with 4.56:1 gears. Today, the truck is capable of putting out 325 hp when it's not bottle-fed. Once it starts chugging on the bottle, however, that number jumps to more than 400 ponies.
Body Modifications Third World Customs performed plenty of body surgery on the S-10 before it repainted the truck. George's laundry list of custom body modifications include: shaved door handles; a shaved third brake light, which was replaced with a '96 Ford Mustang third brake light; shaved rear Sportside steps; a Street Beat sliding ragtop; a 2000 GMC Envoy front fascia and headlights with polish billet inserts; a Street Scene three-piece roll pan; one-off billet forward side steps; a Goodmark cowl-induction hood; and an Urban Industries SlimTop tonneau cover. Paint/Graphics First, a basecoat of PPG Viper Blue was sprayed over the entire truck. Next, Brian Moon at Third World Customs sprayed the nose and the sides of the Chevy with House of Kolors Flame Yellow and Candy Orange flames.
Interior The interior of the S-10 was vastly improved by wrapping the dash using gray tweed. Further, what wasn't wrapped in tweed was painted using the same PPG Viper Blue as the exterior basecoat. This, and the strategic installation of one-off billet kick panels and a polished billet aluminum Budnik Bladerunner steering wheel, makes the interior of this S-10 one hard act to follow. If you look closely, you'll notice that George can keep track of what's going on under the hood even more diligently with the installation of an Auto Meter gauge pod housing an oil-pressure gauge and a boost gauge to closely monitor his supercharger's performance.
Stereo System The center of the truck's stereo system is a Clarion 95752 head unit that instructs the speakers enclosed in a handbuilt fiberglass enclosure to mercilessly pound at the senses of the truck's occupants with high-volume tunes. High audio volume isn't even a concern, since George has plenty of Orion HCCA power to back up the array of Orion speakers he has installed. What appears to be a killer-looking bed treatment also serves as the subwoofer enclosure for the S-10.
Special Thanks "Thanks to my sponsors for their help, to my wife for her commitment and love, to my family for their support, and to Moonie at Third World Customs."