Chris Hamilton December 21, 2021 OBS Builders Guide
To catch everyone up, our ’98 GMC Sierra known as Artemis has been fully bagged on a bolt-in air-ride suspension from Ridetech. We added 20-inch wheels and some upgraded EBC brakes before sending it off to Glarb Designs for a one-of-a-kind vehicle wrap like no other. Light-up panels and reflective vinyl highlights help this “Ready Player One” inspired OBS stand out at the truck show. A full bed wood kit covers the freshly Rhino-lined bed floor, and all new light housings were added both front and back. Now, the truck looks good and runs flawlessly, so we need to focus on the weakest link: that old worn-out interior.
When we picked up this completely stock GMT400, the interior was complete but brittle and breaking at every connection. The seat frame was broken and lopsided, and the dash was smashed beyond repair. So, the challenge was picking a direction for the design. Do we stay stock and simple, or go as wild as the wrap?
The choice was made to ride a fine line between classy and custom while incorporating a center console and rear speaker box. Memphis Audio 6.5-inch subwoofers powered by their signature VIV line of amplifiers will provide an audio pounding, all controlled by a state-of-the-art control center from Voxx Electronics. The steering wheel will be replaced by a super smooth billet wheel from Eddie Motorsports, and Autometer’s newest digital gauges will be wired up for style points. Finally, a new dash cap will cover up the current cracks just long enough for us to find a clean, uncracked dashboard to replace the original.
The icing on the cake will be a set of TMI Pro-Classic Universal Sport-VXR seats that will fit the contour and design of the new interior. A few last-minute touches include some wood inserts made of the same wood in the bed of the truck, stainless cup holders, new seat belts and a billet rear view mirror. The interior is where we spend our time, so attention to detail will be appreciated on those long trips to out-of-state events. We are getting ready for Slamfest ’21, which event are you excited for?
The interior is where we spend our time, so attention to detail will be appreciated on those long trips to out-of-state events.