H28 Hummer - Rolling Red and Raucous
Rollin' Red and Raucous
Mr. Scrape Customs scraped the victory-red icing off a Hummuliscious cake to build this H28. Yes, the Sumter, South Carolina, shop named this ride "H28" because this Hummer rolls on 28-inch Dub Condo wheels and is equipped with 28 TVs. This isn't some off-road wannabe, but a street-smart custom. Starting from the front, Defenderwerx grille inserts and hood pull, and chrome bumpers bling it up, with the help of custom H28 badging that replaces the factory emblems on the body, sills, steering wheel, and hitch plug, and a fabricated skidplate at the prow cut with an H28 logo that is outlined in victory red. Of course, no shop is going to give up the opportunity to wave its logo in front of the general public, which is why a Mr. Scrape Customs Edition emblem tags the tailgate. The rear glass is bookended by chromed D-pillars cut in a louvered style. More chrome on the license plate frame, tow hooks, billet gas door, and even the Xe7 projector beam headlights from Brightlights raise the libido of this ride. A TracVision satellite television antenna replaces the roof rack. (That's pretty cool.) Billet door handles, SS sidesteps, and LED corner lights round out the exterior upgrades.
Under the hood rumbles a 6.0L Vortec V-8 with just a few modifications; namely, a pair of Ohio Generator alternators for the Optima red top battery and two other Stinger 2150 batteries under the amp rack. A K&N cold air intake breathes in the good air, while ceramic-coated headers and aftermarket exhaust blow out the bad. Red plastics match H28's external accoutrements.
Leather and suede branded by the H28 nomenclature dominate the interior. Katzkin lined the seats in wheat and black with red stitching. Even the center console is embroidered with H28 in the same color scheme. Like the exterior, all that glitters is chrome, as the trim, A/C vents, grab handles, door controls, domelight controls, and speaker rings got the high-shine treatment. US Speedo SS gauges pop from the dash, and 'glassed and color-matched panels set the dash, center console, doors, and sub enclosures on fire. Speaking of subs, four MTX Thunder9500 models flare up the flanks of the four MTX TA81001 Super Amplifiers curving down the amp rack in the cargo area. These amps pump 1,500 watts each (2-ohm and mono) to the subs, while the MTX Thunder1004 amplifier handles the six 6-1/2-inch MTX Dome-Axials 6502 coaxials in the front and rear doors.
As for video, there's a gang of it. Heading up the entire system is an Eclipse AVN-5435 CD/DVD/Navigation source unit in the dash with its own 6-1/2-inch monitor. Six Microvision 7-inch monitors crowd out the sun visors in the ceiling. A Vizualogic 3-1/2-inch screen monitors the rearview camera. Each front door panel blazes with a 12.1-inch Fahrenheit screen, while the rear doors house a total of four 7-inch Accelevision widescreens that face outward and inward through the windows. Another pair of 17-inch Accelevision monitors face out the rear glass. Glitzing the sub box in the back are two 7-inch Fahrenheits, while four 7-inch monitors in the headrests do their best to add to the visual din. Under the seats lie a Microvision DVD player and the TracVision satellite TV controller and a tuner for local broadcasts. An A/V switcher manages all of the video sources. Wireless headphones help passengers create their private space. Stinger wire and power accessories connect all the A/V components.
It took a year for the Mr. Scrape Customs crew-Mike Lee, Greg and Robbie Casselman, Cory Osteen, Matt Miller, Billy Parker, Mike Poole, Neal Welch, and Robert Williams-to build a standout shop truck. This was almost the shop's second cover truck in a year, and for good reason. Maybe next time, guys, maybe next time....