And while we’re sure that at least once or twice you’d wished that you could drive one of the vehicles on display, here’s your opportunity to actually own one and help a great cause at the same time.
That’s exactly the opportunity that Lyon and Jennifer McClenahan of Finish Line Speed Shop in Bremerton, Washington, want to provide you. According to Lyon, "We built the truck in honor of a good friend and local custom car builder Mark Cain who lost his battle with A.L.S. shortly after we returned from SEMA 2016. The truck will be auctioned off this spring with proceeds going to A.L.S. research in Mark’s honor."
That long list includes a PorterBuilt Fab front Dropmember with AccuAir ENDO-VT E-Level Ride Management system, VIAIR Compressors and Dominator 2600 air bags front and Dominator F9000 rears. According to Lyon the truck, "Lays frame when aired out, about 12-inches." Rear suspension is also by PB Fab, using their four-link kit, while QA1 shocks all around handle damping duties.
Under the hood is a significantly more modern 2006 5.3L LS V8. Bolted to the back of the LS is a Chevy 4L65E driving a 12-bolt fitted with a Detroit Truetrac LSD wrapped by a 3.73:1 ring and pinion. Intake air is channeled through an AIRAID 101-302 U-Build-It Master Kit directly into the AIRAID 200-512-1 PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer, which is designed to increase part-throttle torque and improve mid-range power. The spacer utilizes a unique, patented Helix Bore to spin the incoming air charge as it passes through the throttle body spacer. This increases the velocity of the intake air and improves atomization of the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. Spent gases are moved from the engine compartment by a Hedman C10 LS Swap Ceramic Coated Header with Stage 8 Locking Header Bolts.
Tunes are blown out through a Bluetooth controlled head unit via a KICKER IQI interface. A custom enclosure behind the bench seat houses three eight-inch subwoofers powered by a dedicated amplifier, while upper registers are handled by two sets of 6.75” speakers mounted in the doors and powered by a four-channel amp, all courtesy of Kicker. On the inside DEI Boom Mat sound deadener and insulating were installed throughout the cab to keep the tunes in and road noise out.
Vital information is provide to the driver via a Dakota Digital HDX gauge cluster, while a Rostra Precision backup camera is cleverly embedded in the rear view mirror.
You hardly need to tilt your head to spot the Centerline Smoothies wheels, perhaps one of the most attention-getting components on the truck. With 22” x 9” all around wrapped with 265/35R22 Toyos in the front, and 285/35R22 Toyos in the rear to say they make a statement is, well, an understatement.
A feature that Lyon is particular proud of is hidden in the bed of the truck. Lyon describes it as a “notch cover in bed of truck, which was fabricated out of two square-body Chevy truck hoods put together for a hinged cover we refer to as the Trunk.” Describing the trunk, Lyon said, “It uses the factory hood latch assembly and has another tailgate handle in the bed floor riser that releases the latch assembly. The tailgate must be in the down position to see the handle and the fuel filler.”
There’s always plenty of attention and admiration wherever the truck is parked, perhaps as much for its paint as any other feature. The paint comes from the world-renowned House of Kolor, with S2-LE03 Blood Orange over KD3004 Red Sealer and BC26 White with Ice White Pearl side covers.
To complete the package and make it auction ready, there’s a custom billet badge of the Strike Out A.L.S. ribbon mounted to the tailgate. A fitting tribute to a good friend to many, who was never too busy to help out on someone else's project.