There’s something special about the so-called OBS, or Old Body Style, trucks. The older pickups from the ’90s have aged really well and, when modified a bit, have a really tough stance to them. Take, for instance, this 1996 GMC Sierra owned by Alex Huertas, who clearly had his own idea on what a tough stance means for the GMC truck. The end result is one clean OBS regular/single cab truck.
Up front, this Sierra has a chrome bumper that matches quite well with the center grille surround and horizontally-slatted grille. The grille surround, front bumper and wheels are the only bright pieces on the truck, since everything else receives the blackout treatment. Put it all together, and everything works really well together, working in full harmony with the ultra-dark gray metallic paint job.
Huertas’ truck rolls on an air suspension system from CCEAir Systems which is paired with an adjustable four-link suspension arm solution allowing for easy on-the-fly ride height adjustment. This allows Alex to air out his truck over chromed 26-inch Camaro IROC-Z-style wheels wrapped in low-profile tires, and, when needed, slam it to the pavement.
Out back, the bed liner is coated in red, providing a sharp contrast on the otherwise dark pickup. But it’s inside the bed where things get really interesting, since the OBS GMC Sierra has a billet fuel cell setup and the proper cutouts to clear the frame, suspension and tires at maximum low. There’s also custom headlights and taillights.
It’s a setup meant for flexing (showing off) whether it’s on Instagram, the local car show or on the street. Huertas seemingly recognizes this with his custom vanity plate – “Ondeado” – which literally translates from Spanish to “wavy”, and is meant to say fresh or stylish. It’s an appropriate tag, because anyone who sees this bagged GMC Sierra rolling down the streets of Chicago is sure to think it’s one style-heavy ride.