1999 Chevy Blazer - Boom Box - Hometown Heroes

Justin Watkins is someone who loves trucks, customizing them and taking pride in them.

Galen Armenta
Jul 1, 2009
Photographers: Galen Armenta
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OWNER: Justin Watkins
RIDE: 1999 Chevy Blazer
CLUB: Devious Intentions
Walking around shows all over the South, Justin picked up some ideas he liked and ran with them while building his own show truck. Beginning with the chassis, Justin bolted on a set of Shockwaves up front and an Air Ride Technologies Air Bar rear kit to give him that adjustable setup he was looking for. Under the hood lies the Vortec 4.3L adorned with painted plastics, and several polished metal pieces for those added show points.
Moving inside, Justin's stock seats were scrapped in favor of four Recaro bucket seats wrapped with gray and red suede. The dash was pulled out of the Blazer along with the door panels and painted to match the exterior color. In addition to the crazy loud audio setup, a one-piece center console starts up front under the dash, continues back between the rear bucket seats, and goes up and over the massive sub box.
Photo 3/12   |   1999 Chevy Blazer rear Left View
To execute the buildup of the spine-twisting sounds, Justin hooked up with Robbie Hardin who used his talents to build the one-off custom speaker enclosure. The chest-pounding woofers are backed by two Cadence amplifiers, while the sound is balanced with eighteen Power Bass components. A DB amplifier powers the mids and highs and brings a whole new level of elevation to the sounds. Streetwires power cable supplies the juice, while a JVC head unit handles music commands and system management. Three video monitors contribute viewing pleasure to go along with all the listening entertainment.
Justin had a clear vision in mind when he started on this project. A vision of a bass-rattling Bow Tie built to hit the high SPL numbers and pull the gold hardware at the shows. With a little perseverance and commitment, his dream finally became a reality.
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The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: (Front): 20x8.5 Zenetti (Rear): 22x10 Zenetti
Tires: (Front): Nitto NT555 245/35ZR20 (Rear): Nitto NT555 255/30ZR22
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Suspension: Shockwaves up front, Air Ride Technologies Air Bar in the rear
Valves: Parker
Compressors: DC 7000
Frame mods: C-notched for rear axle and tie-rods
Performed by: Owner
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Brand and colors: Factory Metallic Red
Performed by: Scott Tomarazzo
Seats: Recaro buckets wrapped in gray and red suede
Dash: Stock with two monitors smoothed and color matched
Door panels: Smoothed and painted with gray suede inserts
Center console: Custom fiberglass
Headliner: Gray suede
Performed by: Alvin Lawrence
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Head unit: JVC 7400
Mids and highs: Fourteen 6.5-inch, two 4-inch, and two 1-inch component speakers all Power Bass
Amplifier for mids and highs: DB Drive DBA80.4
Subwoofers: Four JL Audio 13.5 W6
Amplifier for subwoofers: Two Cadence H7's
Wiring: Streetwires
Video: One 10.5-inch, one 7.5-inch, and one flipdown 15.2-inch
Performed by: Robbie Hardin
Special Thanks By Owner
Alvin Lawrence, Robbie Hardin, Scott Tomarazzo bodyshop, Performance Tech, and all my other friends that helped along the way.



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