Radical Renderings of Custom Trucks
From an early age, Dan Kovach was always drawing cars and trucks when he was not in the shop with his pops working on vehicles and picking up painting skills. He carried that passion into college at the Bradford School in Columbus, Ohio, where he learned graphic-design skills and became more adept at his craft. He cut his teeth in the rendering world doing prospect drawings for himself and projects for friends. His current gig as Creative Coordinator for the Kroger Corporation allows him to be involved in the graphic world and sharpen his renderings skills. He has been involved with several SEMA builds and likes that he can help people visualize their dream builds. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at his Facebook, www.facebook.com/dan.kovach.7.
This ’16 Ford F150 Lariat is owned by Matt Holden and had the major suspension work and the majority of the build done by Phat Phabz. Jake McKiddie put together a full frame and also gave it a stock floor body drop. It will sit nice a low to wow anyone who looks at it and wonders how exactly it was able to tuck 26-inch wheels. A Hypertech tune will give it more horses while a Wilwood brake setup will keep those ponies in check. The ups and downs will be handled with AirLift Performance ’bags, Viair compressors and the highly advanced BTS tank from FLO Airride. An Extang tonneau cover will make it more aerodynamic, with a T-Rex grille up front and a killer paint job by CD Designs.
The name Nick Nikoloutsos should remind Truckin readers of his ’bagged and ’bodied on 24s ’15 Chevy Colorado dubbed “Red Devil.” His most recent project will debut at Lone Star Throwdown 2017. This ’12 Sierra was upgraded by Nikoloutsos and fellow Twisted Koncepts club member James Seward to include Slam Specialties RE 7s in the front with RE 8s in the back. A water trap from Thor Bros, an oasis compressor, Accuair E-Level and two 28-inch FLO Airride air tanks complete the air system. The front bumper and valance had its foglights and lower grille removed by Allon Cothern with LVLD Fabrication in Alabama. A custom metal lower valance was color matched by Adam Lovette with Lovettes Autoworks in Dunn, North Carolina. Who also installed the Kindig-it door handles, color-matched bedliner, roll pan, shaved tailgate and graphics.