THE LOWDOWN

Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 18x7-inch Boze Tribes / 20x8.5-inch Boze Tribes
Backspace (Front/Rear): 4-1/2 in / 6-3/4 in
Tires (Front/Rear): 215/40-18 Yokohamas / 255/35-20 Yokohamas

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Airbags
Front suspension: Tubular upper arms
Rear suspension: Parallel four-link
Airbag/cylinder type and size: Front: 2600 Firestone; Rear: Slam Specialties
Control Arms: Chassis Tech uppers and lowers, modified by owner
Spindles/springs: 2-inch drop spindles from Belltech
Shocks: Toxic Shocks, all four corners
Valves: 3/8 in, SMC valves
Compressor(s): 450 C Viair
Air line: 3/8 in, DOT
Air accessories: Mooneyes gauges, custom polished aluminum gauge and switchbox
Frame mods: Monster notch, custom crossmembers, custom shock mounts
Frame material: Modified notch
Gas tank: 16-gallon fuel cell
Brakes: Master cylinder relocated to the framerails
Detail work: Completely painted and all stainless braided lines were used, stainless hardware also used throughout
Misc.: Retractable license plate, telescoping driveshaft
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Body Modifications
Shaved: Tailgate, bodylines, gas door, stock mirrors, roof seams, pinch weld, door handles, wiper cowl, bumper bolts
Frenched: Caddy tails, moon gauges
Body-Dropped: 5-1/2 in
Taillights: Caddy tails
Suicide doors: Done by owner and uses a safety pin and poppers
Exterior bolt-ons: Handmade roof rack, clear covers for parking lights.
Misc.: Chrome side-view mirrors, handmade grille insert, custom hood cowl by Dan Fournier
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Paint
Brand and colors: HOK Brandywine base, multicolor artwork. "HOK UC-1 clear not available in the U.S.!"
Style: Ron Finch artwork. "It looks like a freakin' chopper from the '60s!" Ernie Macias says
Pinstriping: Multicolor by Tom Galli
Airbrushing: All done freehand by Ron Finch
Misc.: Graphics are carried through the jambs, dash, and firewall
Performed by: Base/clear, owner; graphics, Ron Finch; taping, "Anyone I could Tom Sawyer!"
City/state: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Interior
Seats: Modified bench
Material: Leather and suede
Dash: Handmade steel dash, moon gauges, switches moved under dash to keep it clean
Door panels: Upper steel, lower leather and suede, Lokar handles
Center console: Custom air switches, gauges, turn indicators, Lokar 16-inch shifter wrapped in a leather boot
Gauges: Moon gauges
Performed by: Steel, owner; material, Johnny Halfdone
City/state: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Stereo
Head unit: Kenwood faceplate in headliner under the visor
Mids and highs: 6.5-inch, 5.25-inch, and 1-inch tweeters
Amplifier for mids and highs: MTX
Subwoofers: 10 in
Amplifier for subwoofers: MTX
Wiring/accessories: Street wires
Video: Kenwood monitor, rearview mirror is a cam, TV tuner
Custom fabrication: All components remote and hidden under tonneau
Misc.: Custom kick panels with built in 5.25s, six-disk changer
Performed by: Owner, Rich Falcinelli, Purple Jay, Mickey Shorres
City/state: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Engine/Performance
Displacement: 350
Model/year: ZZ4 crate motor
No. of Cylinders: 8
Head type: Aluminum
Transmission: 400 turbo, B&M torque converter, tweaked internals
Intake: Aluminum
Header/exhaust: Handmade by owner, Flowmaster mufflers
Ignition: G.M. HEI
Driveshaft: Custom telescoping
Rearend type: 12-bolt Chevy out of a '60 Impala, shortened and hardened axleshafts
Battery: YellowTop Optima
Location: Under tonneau in front of the front gate, mechanical back glass latch, so if the battery dies you can still get to it
Inner fenders: Custom aluminum by Dan Fournier
Detail work: Painted block and intake, polished air cleaner
Misc.: Custom-polished radiator, electric fan, steel braided hoses, remote oil filter
Performed by: Owner, dad, Rich Falcinelli
City/state: Sterling Heights, Michigan

Special Thanks (from owner):
Dad (D.T.M.), Rich, Fonz, Ron and Ruth Finch, Sloppy, Scrap, Purple Jay, Dan Fournier, Rich the Plumber, Harry Lightner, Ritchie Bones, my cousin Brandy, Kelly Wojcik, Gillman, my favorite ladies: my mom, Vicki, my girlfriend, and Erin, and anyone else who had a positive outlook on my project