1971 Chevy Dually - Drawing Board - Homemade Crew Cab: Part II
Sport Truck Drawing Board
If you can remember back to the December '07 issue of Sport Truck, then this rendering will look a little familiar because we showed you the truck in its infancy stage in our Busted Knuckles section. This homemade dualie belongs to Tim Heermance of West Palm Beach, Florida. Tim and his father started Tim N Tim (TNT) Kustims in the early stages of this buildup and have been cranking out customs ever since.
Back then, the truck was just at the end of the sheetmetal phase and sat low to the ground thanks to a custom 3x5x0.25-inch boxed-tube frame. The frame features a 3-inch Z that not only holds the custom airbagged suspension but also has a stock-floor body drop. All this lowness is accentuated by a set of modified 24.5 Alcoas that Diesel Wheels cut down to 24s and called Rodders.
The truck was in primer and looked sweet, but now that we have the rendering from Eye Kandy Designs all the details Tim wants can be seen. The truck will receive a somewhat stock-looking light blue and white two-tone paintjob over the highly modified sheetmetal. To solidify the stock theme, upper and lower factory moldings will be airbrushed onto the paint for a realistic look without the hassle of trying to bend all of the factory aluminum.
The inside of the dualie will be fitted with two stock bench seats in either black or beige (Tim hasn't decided just yet, but he did say black might be the one). Under the hood is a fat rat 454ci big-block backed by a TH400 transmission. The motor is stock right now, but Tim said a mild cam will go in when the motor gets rebuilt.
We were impressed with Tim's dualie when we first saw it at our Havoc show in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and this rendering just hammers home that impression. The truck will be finished by the beginning of the show season next year. When it is, we'll be there with our cameras so all of you at home can appreciate the amount of work it took Tim and his father to create a truck Chevrolet never built.