1989 Chevrolet Kodiak Rendering Envisions A Slammed Car Hauler1
Customizing a big truck like a Chevrolet Kodiak in real life would be a costly and time-consuming endeavor, but thanks to the magic of technology, we can get an idea of what a heavily customized Kodiak would look like without ever leaving our living rooms.
Digital rendering artist Timoty Adry recently tried his hand at rendering a slammed, lowrider-inspired 1989 Chevrolet Kodiak flatbed truck. His Kodiak is definitely over-the-top, featuring slammed suspension, custom red and black two-tone exterior paint, large TorqThrust-style wheels wrapped in slick tires, chrome side-exit exhausts, chrome bumpers and an abundance of chrome trim.
Let’s not overlook those two turbochargers sticking out of the ’89 Chevrolet Kodiak’s hood, either. The first-generation Kodiak was sold with a Caterpillar 3208T turbodiesel V8 engine, but we envision this truck ditching the big industrial diesel for something a bit sportier. Perhaps a twin-turbocharged version of GM’s new 6.6L L8T gasoline V8 engine would be a good fit? We can dream!
The car being hauled on the back of this stylish flatbed is not to be overlooked, either. Adry says it is a supercharged ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air and from the photos, we can also see this car has been envisioned as a super stock-style dragster thanks to its absolutely massive rear tires, skinny fronts and beefed up rear differential. Needless to say, if we saw this truck/car combo coming down the road, we’d stop dead in our tracks to gawk at it.
Just like the custom Buick GS Stage 1 that Adry rendered last month, this digital mock-up has us wishing this custom Chevrolet Kodiak and Bel Air combo was real. It unfortunately only exists on our computer screens, however, so this photo set will have to do. That is unless some mad SEMA builder with a (very) big budget wants to have a go at building this jaw-dropping pair for real.
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Hope this thing is on air bags. Riding this low with that much weight, is a bit crazy. Twin turbos, is a little much. And, 5 lug wheels, will never hold all the weight this thing is hauling. The idea is kool, but think people, the real life build would need some real hard thought, on how to do this right. Big Daddy Roth, used to come up with some really crazy cars. But the real life builds, sometimes, wouldn’t hold up on the street. Remember, this is a rendering! If one built this in reality, serious thought would need to go into it. Just sayin’.