Renderings By Tristan
Tristan Pengelly became interested in becoming an artist at an early age, he discovered that he had a talent for creating visual representations of what he saw, but he almost did not get into the rendering game. At 14 years old, his artistic influences were leaning toward the tattoo world and his goal at the time was to open up a shop. However, he took another path and formed an appreciation of custom trucks. His first vehicle was a ’93 Chevy S10 and his love for the mini-truck scene sealed his fate as an artist. He started doing vehicle renderings, and soon had more and more people requesting work from him. Later, Pengelly quit his 8 to 5 job. RBT has now become his full-time commitment and his aim is to show an alternative rendering style and creating a first look for those building and creating automotive art. To get a vehicle rendering done for your custom truck, contact Pengelly directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and see some of his work at www.renderingsbytristan.com.
This ’68 C10, dubbed Project Goldmember, certainly lives up to its name with a chassis full of CPP components and Porterbuilt crossmembers, a LS3 complete with a Flowmaster exhaust, a 4l80E trans and 3.73:1 posi in the rear. A fully painted and powdercoated chassis and underbelly shows the level of commitment to this build, while the body was treated to a ’68 Anniversary-esque color scheme, which pays homage with custom-mixed gold paint that pops with the white two-tone. Inside the cab, a set of buddy buckets out of a ’63 impala that will let the driver and passenger fully enjoy the tunes blasting out of the full JL Audio system and the light of a Dakota Digital dash. CPP will come through again with a four-wheel disc brake kit, while Intro wheels and Falken Tires round out the build. Kaotic Kustoms of Langley, British Columbia, will be handling the build.
The Sealand Corp., of Bridgeport, Connecticut, built fire trucks off the Commercial Duty GMC truck chassis in the late ’30s to early ’40s. This ’39 GMC Sealand fire truck has now fallen into the hands of Wicked Welds, which will be body dropping it 5 inches onto a set of 22s and 24s to become a lay-rite hot-rod. This ultra-rare pumper will get a 24v Cummins, stainless 5-inch custom exhaust, a full custom chassis that, with the help of Slam Specialties and its yet-to-be-released touchpad control screen, will lay the truck out flat. The exterior will be stripped of all its firefighting equipment, sprayed a deep red and receive a set of one-off custom running boards that blend into the fenders. Seating arrangements will double with a second row and redone in tuck-and-roll brown leather. CT Sounds will make the truck go boom with a complete system while an Ididit steering column will be installed under the vintage steering wheel and dash.