2007 GMC Sierra & Daytona Eliminator - Loud And Proud
The Sights And Sounds Of Custom
Do you ever wonder if the guys who make and sell the parts for your truck are actually truck guys themselves? The owners of Street Scene Equipment are truck guys, so when they built this '07 GMC, they went big on eye-catching graphics and head-turning audio. Their GMC Sierra, for example, has the look and sound of a custom that was built to be driven.
Starting with the suspension, the Custom Truck Shop in San Dimas, California, replaced the stock spindles and springs with new pieces from McGaughy's that combined to drop the front of the truck 4 inches, meanwhile a McGaughy's flip kit and Ride Rite helper 'bags lowered the rear 7 inches. The truck was set to ride on a set of 24-inch KMC Dimes on Nitto tires, which meant extra rolling mass and some pretty big voids in the wheels, so a set of Baer Extreme Plus brakes were added to the front, then the rear drums were converted to discs with six-piston calipers. Now, the Sierra had the stance and the performance to back it up.
L&G Enterprises handled the bodywork on the Sierra, as the truck got the full Street Scene makeover with a urethane bumper cover, roll pan, and side skirts. With the lower edge cleaned up, the other details of the truck were taken care of with a Street Scene tailgate handle relocator, Cal-Vu mirrors, and a smooth wiper cowl. Up front, Speed Grille inserts filled the factory grille opening, as well as the bumper cover, for a unified look. Lastly, a SnugTop tonneau covered the bed and provided even more canvas to paint. Once all of the urethane pieces were prepped, Theresa Contreras rolled the truck into her booth and sprayed the DuPont Hot Hues Red, Orange, Yellow, and Silver.
The symmetrical swoops of color were brought into the interior by 714 Motorsports, where the seats were recovered with black and yellow leather upholstery from Road Wire. Back at Street Scene, Mike Ungles took on the task of filling the interior with Sony audio. Mike's first job was molding the one-off center console and under-seat sub box out of fiberglass. The Sony XAV-W1 head unit provides a 7-inch monitor for DVD playback, and gives the driver control over the four 10-inch Xplod subs in the two fiberglass enclosures. For the higher frequencies, two 6-1/2-inch Sony component speakers were mounted into each of the custom pods in the front doors. To power the system, Mike chose two Kinetik batteries and an array of Sony amps, including two 800-watt Xplod amps for the mid-range, and three 1,200-watt Xplod amps for the subs. To keep the clutter down, and to show them off at the same time, the amps were mounted into the BedRug-lined bed.
To make for an even more striking presence, the truck was joined by an Eliminator Boats 27-Daytona with a catamaran hull. The gel coat was given yellow, red, and silver graphics; before being upholstered in matching colors. Behind the wheel of the boat, the driver has Hardin Marine controls at his fingertips and a full array of Auto Meter gauges to keep tabs on the 425hp Mercury 496 HO that's bolted to a Mercury Racing XR outdrive. Several custom touches tie the boat into the truck, including the one-off air intakes that use the same pattern as Street Scene mesh grille material, as well as the audio. Audio Innovations used Sony products throughout the boat, as six 6-1/2-inch separates, four 10-inch subwoofers, and a Sony PlayStation II provide audio/video entertainment for when the boat is beached at a sandbar.
Getting the boat to the water was no problem, as Extreme Custom Trailer stepped up to build a matching trailer, right down to the DuPont Yellow paint. Unique Funtional Products even went the extra mile to cross-drill their rotors to match the Baer Racing disc brake setup on the truck. Finally, 20x8-1/2-inch KMC Dime wheels were bolted on, so that front to back, each wheel was identical.
The owners of Street Scene built this GMC to show their vision of a drivable custom. With a fresh batch of products and the best the aftermarket had to offer, they had a good head start, but the important part in making it all come together was the talent that went into the build.