Artisans Custom Truck & Trailer
2003 Brought us a brand new 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 4x4 SLE with the new Duramax and a matching Wells Cargo dual axle trailer.
Eric, turning 30 in November of '03, decided to build the truck he couldn't afford in high school. Much to Stanley's dismay, the budget soured; but the truck is create a local head turner, which everyone seems to recognize when we drop by for estimates or to pickup/deliver restorations.
Complete with onboard satellite navigation system, custom installed sound system, a variety of lighting, a 4000 watt power inverter, onboard compressor, backup cameras, custom bumpers and brush guards, toolboxes, the rig is ready completely unique.
Our lettering by Rich Designs of Hillsboro, NJ is a combination of hand painted and custom cut vinyl. Rich took quite a bit of time to create a custom logo.
The airbrush work and pin striping, by Touch of Class in Jackson, NJ features a golden eagle bearing the "Live Free or Die" slogan. Custom hand airbrush and painting gave a final touch to the new rig.
These two artists definitely complimented each others' talents to offer the final touches to this custom rig.
Our trailer is setup with custom configured E-tracking and D-rings all over to assure the safety of pieces we transport.
Earning it's keep on an almost daily basis, this is perhaps the most usefully piece of equipment we've purchased in years. Now free of constraints from weather, we can pickup/deliver any time of year and likewise gain an extra storage capacity in a pinch. Not to mention it's great many uses for travel, recreational vehicles, moving friends, and other capabilities.
We only found one issue with this truck, and that is diesels DO NOT float ... Posi or not, this truck may be the ultimate "country Cadillac" for towing and long haul trips, but it's no off road monster.
Just before the customization was finished (note the missing pinstripes, a few less lights, etc and no airbrushing) the inevitable for Eric took place. 250 feet of wench cable (the big John Deere wouldn't budget it!) the truck was out.
Eric gave up on this being embarrassing, the simple fact is he'll find a way to get just about anything stuck. Credits include a bobcat, a small tracked excavator, a Cat 416 Loader 4x4 w/ Diff Lock, 4 Wheelers, a Dodge Dakota, once or twice a Camaro ... and a laundry list of other toys.