With the truck tucked safely in his garage, Henry began planning his vision for the build. The plan was to make a mix of modern muscle with a touch of classic styling. Before long, Henry contacted Justin Arnold, the owner of Air Art/Custom Justin in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma, and made the plans to start tearing down the truck. Justin first removed the body from the frame so that he could lay the rockers of the truck on the ground. A Choppin’ Block chassis was swapped out from the stock frame with the help from the guys at 405 Kustomz in Tuttle, Oklahoma. A set of Slam Specialties RE7 bags were chosen for all four corners of the truck to give it the maximum lift. Custom half-inch stainless steel hard lines were fabricated to line the frame and give a clean install look. To finish up the list of items for the frame was a custom aluminum polished gas tank that was fitted up between the rear frame rails.
While the frame was in the shop, this gave Henry and Justin the opportunity to search for some wheels. Instead of going with something classic, a modern big inch look was chosen to allow the finders to suck up most of the rim. A set of Intro EZ - XLR 24x10 billet rims up front and 24x15s out back wrapped in Pirelli P-zero 275/30/24(f) / 405/25/24(r) rubber were chosen to achieve the modern look Henry wanted. To get these big rollers to fit the truck, the 405 Kustomz guys had to narrow the rear end to get the maximum rim-tucked look.
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