Custom Cruise Friday
The time of year has come where classic vehicle owners have put them away for the season. Each of the cars and trucks have had its owners Cover them in soft blankets, perhaps raised them off of the ground. Regardless, for the remainder of the snowy and winter season we will change our focus to modified pickup trucks. Devotees of the Don Wheaton Blog may recall feature done last winter, called Custom Truck Thursday. However, since Custom Cruise Friday was so popular, the previous moniker is being replaced by the latter. For the first winter edition of Custom Cruise Friday we’ll be profiling a lifted 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali owned by Harold Cundal.
Cundal is an oil field construction worker and getting to the remote locations where such work occurs requires a pickup with some serious capabilities. A GMC Sierra is a natural choice for this kind of need. He has only owned the 2015 Sierra 1500 Denali for a few months. Immediately upon taking delivery of the truck he made several trips between Peace River, Alberta and Dawson Creek, British Columbia to work in the oil fields. He had previously owned a 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali. During the outfitting process, Cundal made sure to choose components to make driving long distances as comfortable as possible, without sacrificing capability.
“(I am) extremely pleased,” Cundal said. “It turned out much better than I expected.”
The upgrades Cundal had installed on his new truck include a 7.5-inch lift kit from Full Throttle Suspension, aftermarket wheels by Fuel Pump wrapped in 35×12.5×20-inch Toyo Open Country tires. Upgraded mud flaps cover the rear wheels. He also had all of the plentiful chrome components blacked out and additional body-color-matching fender flares added.
Cundal’s previous GMC Sierra Denali had a 4.5-inch lift kit applied to it. The advantages of going bigger were evident during his maiden voyage in the new 2015 model. He described it as night and day. The ride characteristics were far smoother than he could have expected. Cundal easily quantified the change as being “10 times better.”
If you have a customized or modified pickup truck that has been built to take on just about anything, please send photos and pertinent information to Don Wheaton Internet Manager, Melina Kawecki by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Owners can also feel free to contact Kawecki by calling 780-439-0071.