While this may not be the most epic massive build we're ever done....this shows what we can truly get done when customers trust us and leave it up to the professionals!
This client has been following us for quite some time (since he lives near the shop) and he acquired this GMC Yukon Denali from his 'papa' after his passing. In honor of him, the client wanted to make this Denali stand out among the rest...but make it a nice tribute at the same time. He had a general idea of what he wanted to do; but mainly let us do our thing and couldn't wait to see the final result.
Here is all we did:
De-Chrome ENTIRE vehicle
LED Light Bar
Custom Front Grill
Painted Brake Calipers
So....this is Phase 1 of this build....the client has already stated he'll be back for me.....but this was the dramatic 'visual' portion of the build....and boy did we acheive that! No other shop in the valley could take a vehicle like this and achieve this look without shipping 1/2 of the parts off for other specialty shops to help.....we facilitated every aspect of this build for the client!
This was a massive portion of the build. over 1/2 of the chrome pieces on this car simply DO NOT come off...if they do, you're pretty much assured they'll break and you CAN NOT replace them.....so we did a 50/50 WRAP and PAINT. The parts we could remove, were taking to our homie Lewin to throw down that Gloss Black amazingness....and the rest were wrapped in Gloss Black by the gents over at Eidetic Creations.
In the process of removing ALL of these intricate chrome pieces, we also grenaded the OEM grill and prepped that for paint. We also removed all the factory lighting and either threw some away, prepped for paint or stuck them in the oven for customization....@250 degrees!
We tinted the remainder of the windows to match the rest and give it that sleek murdered look.
We installed a 2"/3" Lowering Kit via new springs....this brought the SUV down to the perfect ride height...as they left plenty of room to play with from the factory.
Then we wrapped his nearly new existing tires around his new 22" Dub wheels....which fit perfectly with the overall look of the build we had envisioned!
While we were in there messing with the suspension, we remove the brake assemblies and coated them in a nice hotrod Red brake caliper paint....so they'll stick out through the new wheels and give it that slight accent color that's deserving of this menacing beast!
The client knew he wanted custom headlights....but in a pinch I couldn't give him the full meal deal of what could be done.....so we settled on 'do what you can in as little time as possible'....and that's what we did.
I split open the headlights and fully blacked out everything. There was some intricate masking involved because GMC actually has a nice little Carbon Fiber panel inside...which is not removable...but I wanted to keep it. The memorial portion of this build was to be a surprise to his G-Ma and recreate his PaPa's business logo and discretely place it somewhere few would notice without it being pointed out.....what better place to do this than INSIDE the headlights.
I had the gents over at Eidetic recreate this old logo from a picture....then I placed it inside the the high beam bucket and it blends in nicely! The client also asked for a some subtle 'Hustle' texts.....as that's how he got to where he is today....so a nice small Matte Black on Gloss Black combo hides it perfectly!
Whilst I was in there, i also threw in some Red Passive Demon Eye paint....so at the right angle, this beast looks pissed off!
For the foglights, we replaced them with our Morimoto XB LED Fog Assemblies.
The Rear taillights got the "trax dark" smoked and the front grill got a Baja Designs 30" Squadron light bar!
This was one of those projects where we touched about every inch of this thing and it truly shows.....it completely changed the look of this ride. So much so, Ryan didn't really want to give it back....and while it was getting the final touches in the shop, NUMEROUS clients offered to take ownership of it before giving it back to the actual owner......which means we must have did something right! Even after the fact, we didn't put our logo on this car and we are STILL getting people saying that they spotted it in the wild and thought "I bet them Trax boys did that thing"
This was such a fun build.....can't wait to get it back for Phase 2!