1970 Chevy Suburban - Alaska Cool
Brian Saupe's Northern Custom is One-Of-A-Kind
I received these photos of an amazingly customized '70 Chevrolet Suburban Woody all the way from Anchorage, Alaska. Unfortunately, the images are not suitable for print, but it was too cool not to show everyone. Brian Saupe is the proud owner of Custom Crafts, a custom painting shop in Anchorage, Alaska, and the proud owner of this woody. Brian performed all of the rust repair and bodywork himself and he also painted the 'Burban. The front end, doorjambs, and lower body section are PPG Vibrance Collection Aquamarine with metal flake and the wood, well if you can believe it, it's actually airbrushed on. That's right, Brian used a mixture of House of Kolor Root Beer Brown, Tangerine, and Pagan Gold to create the dark and light wood effect. It took Brian two days to apply the woodgrain effect and get the colors just right. The results speak for themselves. It's stunning. The roof is covered in Mercedes Benz convertible top material and matches the, get ready, 85-inch sliding ragtop!
Transforming the 'Burban into a limo, Brian built a dividing wall and installed a limo window. The large back seat was made out of wood and a marble shelf was added to match the body color. "Big Daddy's" handled the wild interior that includes Alligator diamond leather throughout. Shades of Competition added a stereo and DVD player, along with a large front sunroof The engine is a 350ci small-block with a simulated Hilborn Injection system built by Don Garlits.
The Chevy was lowered and features 22-inch chrome wheels with Vogue Tyres. Brian was quick to thank his wife Brenda, sons Shawn and Gehrig, and daughter Crystal for their support. What a cool ride, literally!