Radical Renderings - KP Concepts
Koapono Patrick of KP Concepts has made quite a name for himself and has gotten himself many pages inside Truckin. He is constantly pushing himself and his designs to reflect current styles and to produce topnotch work. The fact that clients keep coming back says a whole lot about his talents. Coming from humble beginnings with a Graphic Communications Certificate from Francis Tuttle Tech Center in Oklahoma City in 2010, KP designs has grown in leaps and bounds to become a full-service design firm offering video, photography, print projects and—his favorite—digital-vehicle renderings for everyday builds and high-profile SEMA projects alike. To get a rendering for your current project or to look up some of his work go to www.kpconcepts.com, or www.facebook.com/KPconcepts/?pnref=lhc.
This ’92 Mazda B2600i looks like most other minis out there, but looks can be deceiving. Wicked Welds in Ft. Collins, Colorado, designed a one-off trestle TIG-welded frame running the length of the Mazda like a backbone. Narrowed Ford 8.8 independent rear suspension is teamed up with Slam Specialties ’bags and air management to control the custom torsion bar and rear ’bag setup to allow the18-inch custom-designed SevenK wheels to tuck away completely. Turbo rotary 13b Mazda RX7 engine features more go-fast upgrades than a typical drift car. Inside, a JDM Mazda RXl dash has been rewrapped in Recaro fabric to match the seats with Tilton floor-mounted pedals a Takata racing harness, and right-hand drive conversion. The paint is handled by Adam and his crew at Newstalgia Custom Paint, which consists of Dodge Challenger blue and a retro theme along the lines of the ’70s model Mazda Rotary pickups.
The crew cab luxury ’67 C10 is being built on a one-off CAD designed chassis that shares many characteristics with a trophy truck, including a tube frame, floor pan, all-wheel drive and a long-travel suspension. Fabrication of the four-door body will be built by the hands at Sisco Fab, and the floor, chassis, and steel tubing work will be handled by Battleborn Engineering. Demented Customs will take over for paint and bodywork. Some of the many companies and sponsors making this ambitious project a reality are Munssey Speed and Design, Camburg Racing, Torq Motorsports, Brothers Truck parts, Magnuson Superchargers, K&N Filters, Lokar, Billet Badges, Switch Pros, Blackwidow Exhaust, Dakota Digital, Vintage Air, Steele Rubber Products, Spidertrax, King Racing Shocks, Method Race Wheels, and Toyo Tires.