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2009 GMC Sierra Charlie

In the Book of Life, the Answers Aren’t in the Back

Phil Gordon
Oct 30, 2017
Photographers: Phil Gordon
For thirty-two year-old Trey Goodwin of Mobile, Alabama, he knows all too well about how to accomplish things in the face of adversity. The fictional character Charlie Brown is depicted as someone who frequently suffers, and as a result is usually nervous and lacks self-confidence showing both pessimistic and optimistic attitudes. Some days the character is reluctant to go out because his day might just be spoiled, but on others he hopes for the best and tries as much as he can to accomplish things. Since 1948 Charlie Brown has been in the public eye, and Trey’s three children Brody, Zoie and Novah are huge fans of the character Charlie Brown. Novah even affectionately named her father’s truck Charlie.
Photo 2/13   |   2009 GMC Sierra Charlie
One of the biggest motivations for Trey was his good friend Daniel Farmer. Farmer has always had custom trucks so it was only a matter of time before his influence rubbed off on him. Trey was rolling in a Chevy Blazer and it just wasn’t large enough for his family. After some heavy thought, he decided to get a larger truck.
He put out the word on social media that he was looking for something larger, and within days he had a truck owner from Houston offering up his 2009 GMC Sierra. The truck was almost brand new with low miles so it seemed to be a perfect choice. The truck was bagged and Trey loved that. However, three miles away from the seller’s home, a rear airbag blew and he was stuck in Houston for the night. After it was repaired, they were back on the road only to blow the second rear bag. Once the truck was finally home, Johnie Harvison of J&J Kustomz ripped apart the setup and upgraded the entire suspension.
Photo 3/13   |   2009 GMC Sierra Charlie Engine
Trey has many additions he is still working on but is very proud of Charlie. It’s come a long way and has earned its stripes with Trey’s truck club Acrophobia. He wishes to thank Daniel Farmer, Johnie Harvison, Ryan Gartman, Sean Randall and the entire Acro family. The biggest thanks is to his lovely wife Susan and their three beautiful children for allowing him to dedicate the time and effort he has to Charlie.
Photo 4/13   |   2009 GMC Sierra Charlie Wheel

Inside the build

Year/Make/Model: 2009 GMC Sierra Texas Edition
Owner and City/State: Trey Goodwin; Mobile, Alabama
Club Affiliation: Acrophobia
Chassis:
Front Suspension: custom lower control arms, Dominator 2600lb airbags
Rear Suspension: 2-link with rear trailing link bars, hidden hitch for towing, two 5-gallon air tanks, and two Viair 480 compressors all done by Johnie Harvison at J&J Kustomz
Drivetrain:
Engine: 5.3L
Body/Paint: Grant Customs rollpan, shaved stake pockets, tailgate handle relocated by Bernal Auto Design, PPG Bright White and Stealth Gray basecoat and clear coat by Wayne’s Custom and Collision, House of Kolor graphics and hand pinstriped Tangelo Orange done by Pat Maxwell
Interior: dash & door panels slicked by Daniel Farmer and owner, painted by Ryan Gartman at Insane Air Audio, console built by Allstar Customs
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 26x10, 26x12; Raceline Deceptive 6
Tires: 295/30R26; Nitto NT420

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