2000 Chevy C3500 - Busted Knuckles
Custom-Built Canadian Dualie
Justin Paterson of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is the owner of this downright sick '00 Chevy 3500 dualie. This rig has been fully customized to show just how much can be done with laser cut parts. Aside from the 'bag brackets and four-link tabs, almost every component of the chassis has been CAD designed and built using laser cut profiles and handformed boxing plates.
Under the hood is a rebuilt 454 driving a GM 4L80e transmission. This is hooked up to a custom length driveshaft and Dutchman Motorsports axles. The rear end has been narrowed 9-inch to fit the Alcoa 22 1/2-inch semi truck wheels and 22-inch Falkens. The machining of the wheels and the custom 20-hole design was done by Tennessee Wheel and Tire.
The chassis runs bumper to bumper to allow for a stock-floor body drop. Custom upper and lower control arms, Chevy 2500 hubs and rotors, and rack-and-pinion steering finish the front half while all of the rear end components and all crossmembers and link bars are built from 1/4-inch and 3/16-inch laser cut plate. The rear sports a parallel four-link suspension with the 'bags mounted on a bellcrank setup behind the cab. Cantilevered Bilstein remote-reservoir shocks in the rear and RCD Classic shocks in the front make for a smooth ride. All the chassis and suspension work was done by Joel Liss at Mindliss Metalfab.
Future plans include a sheetmetal bed floor, suicide rear doors, slight body modifications, a powdercoated chassis, and paint. At the RA All Star Event in 2009, while still in its under construction state, this dualie took home the Best Fabrication award. Now that it is almost complete, there is no doubt that more awards await this custom Chevy.
Special thanks to: Max Fish/Bio Kustoms, Steve Duck/RCD Classics, Trevor Lockhart/TN Wheel and Tire, iLLconformity, Frank Bobwick, and everyone who helped get the truck ready for Summer Shocker 2010 (Dan, Adam, Tyler, Eric).