Radical Renderings by Michael Trinchini
Strictly Custom Designs
Michael Trinchini, although only 19 years old, has been running of Strictly Custom Designs for a few years because of his love of drawing. As a youngster Trinchini, was the kid who constantly doodled on everything he could put his hands on. As he got older, automotive hand drawings began to dominate his interests. Determined to expand his ability to produce digital renditions, he merged the two mediums. With long hours and plenty of practice, it became a second nature. After a little more than a year of working on digital renderings, he began to be approached by countless clients asking for digital renderings of their custom rides. Throughout 2015, he was fortunate enough to be a part of several builds that become SEMA projects. His inspiration for the creative world and for custom vehicles grew out of his fascination with custom big rigs built by his uncle Tony Trinchini, who dubbed one of the rigs Strictly Custom. After his uncle lost a fight with cancer, Trinchini created Strictly Custom Designs to honor his memory. Contact Trinchini at www.facebook.com/Azhotshot?fref=ts.
Johnathan Norton owner of Limitless Hydrographics and Painting out of Dallas, Texas, is the proud owner of this ’15 Silverado 2500, which received a complete exterior makeover in the form of painted Backwoods Bumpers, custom Kryptek wrap by Universal Wrap Company, powered AMP side steps, a Rack Works roof rack, and a custom grille by Overkill Fab. Get up and go is provided by PPEI upgrades, an Edge CTS2 tuner, and 208 Diesel is building a 10-inch diamond cat-stack exhaust. Roughdiamond headlights were customized by Hardwire Customs, Joseph’s Audio created the custom sound system, and the GTFO was handled by a set of Trainers by Hornblasters. A 7-inch TCS lift kit, with rear ’bags and Viair compressors keeps this 2500 living the high life, while it rolls on a set of Specialty Forged SF009 22x14 wheels and 37-inch tires.
This ’16 Ram 2500 made a huge stir at SEMA 2015, and owner and builder Joseph Khan couldn’t be happier with his creation. It rides on a 16-inch Ultimate Air Ride lift, Firestone ’bags, with Viair compressors, and an AccuAir management system. The fully built engine sports a Borg Warner Turbo, a Fleece Performance Turbo kit, Fluidampnr Harmonic Balancer, and ARP bolts and fasteners. It has been balanced and blueprinted, and features a Flow-Pro exhaust. Inside the cab is a Kicker audio system, Roadwire Leather, a wireless Ride Controller system for the air, and a Turbosmart monitoring system. The exterior is also dripping with custom features, including Monster Hooks, B&W Hitches, Fusion Bumpers, a Royalty Core grille, Amp Research steps, Brushed Metallic black vinyl wrap, Fiberwerks fenders, Rhino Bed Liner—all sitting on 24x16 SF007 Specialty Forged Wheels, wrapped with 40-inch Toyo Open Country M/Ts.