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Syborg tt 02-22-2007 07:16 PM

Syborg Twin Turbo - One wild Sonoma GT
Good Morning All,

I would like to introduce myself my name is Marty. I have been working on this project for the last couple years. This truck was supposed to be a daily driver. I purchased a Sonoma GT so I could build it to drive. However with all projects they sometime start with good intentions and then end up on a completely different path.

Currently the truck is almost ready for paint. The chassis has been set at 4.75 in the rear and 4.25 in the front at it's lowest point. Front Suspension is by Air Ride and the rear suspension was hand fabricated by Dave at Competition Fabrication ( www.compfab.com ) .

The first rendering was done by Bob Thrash at Rad Rides by Troy and the second rendering was done by Carter Hickman.

Currently the truck mods include:
18 x 8 & 20 x 10 Billet Specialties Wheels
BF Goodrich KDW-2 Tires
Currie Aluminum 9"
Wilwood 14" Disk Brakes Front & Rear
Vintage Air
Billet Specialties Serpentine System
4.3l All Aluminum Twin Turbo V6
4L80E Transmission
Big Stuff 3 w/Trans Controller
8 Point Roll Cage
Recovered Factory Interior in Viper Leather and Suede

There are so many other mods that I can't even list them all.

here are a few pics.

Syborg tt 02-22-2007 07:16 PM

Barbell Company 02-22-2007 07:39 PM


Is the rendering by Carter hand drawn or a computer generated graphic?

Can't wait to see the finished truck!

Syborg tt 02-23-2007 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by Ivanko (Post 72)

Is the rendering by Carter hand drawn or a computer generated graphic?

Can't wait to see the finished truck!


We had to have a 3d model of the truck made before it could be drawn digitally. Very Expensive to have a 3d model made.

Syborg tt 03-01-2007 07:28 PM

02-27-07 Update - Dedicated to Dave "Myclone"
Good Evening All,

This has been a very long week and a very sad Week.
We lost a great guy in the SyTy Community and he will be Dearly missed.

One of his last post over on syty.net was in my build thread. Dave asked if I would adopt him.
The answer is yes but I think you a little to old to be my son and no you can't drive my truck.
So you are going to have to sit in the passenger seat.

The seat is yours Dave - gonna miss you big guy.

Okay I will try to go to back to the updates.

The New Head Gaskets arrived

Getting ready to rip the truck apart again.

Don't try this at home alone -- not a good idea.
Really I am going to buy a lift for my garage.

Wait I have an idea anyone want to sponsor me.

The Bed off and on it's body work stand.
Looks like I am going to need to contact Caleb and ask him if he set it up for 7 foot tall body men. :dunno:

Syborg tt 03-01-2007 07:29 PM

Chassis sitting naked.
Actually I started doing a hardware inventory and it's time to get some new nut's and bolts.

Decided to take a few Pics of the chassis while it was apart again.

Just another angle of the rear back half

Syborg tt 03-01-2007 07:29 PM

Tom stopped by on Sunday to help me put the motor back in the truck.
Yep -- missing more bolts time to call Billet Specialties.

Fuel cell located back between the rails.
Yep missing some more bolts.

This has been the hardest post that I have ever done.
Farwell Dave we are all going to miss you.

Syborg tt 03-07-2007 08:08 PM

Good Evening All,

What a weekend. Stopped by Rad Rides on Saturday to see the progress on the car there building
to compete for the Riddler Award. Wow is all I can say I promise I will post pics next week.

Okay back to the update.
Mocked up the interior to see what it would look like.
My Goal is to make it look like a Factory Prototype

The Factory Seats have been recovered in Leather & Suede.

Billet Door Sills - I Also have Billet Sill Plates to protect the paint.
Working on an Idea for the Side Bar.

Quick Shot of the Dash.
The Dash will be leaving tomorrow morning to get body worked and painted.

Ordered some parts from Lokar to compliment the Interior

Door Handles - I was going to go black but i need to get an accent color in the door panel

Syborg tt 03-07-2007 08:09 PM

Cable releases for the door latch.

Inside door handle pulls.

Billet "Black" Gas Pedal. It compliments the Wilwood brake pedal nicely.

I want to thank Eric at Lokar for helping me out.

That's all - Have a great weekend.

Syborg tt 03-22-2007 01:56 PM

Good Morning All,

The truck is going back together yet again and waiting to get loaded in the trailer to head over to the body shop.
Put the Cab back on Saturday Afternoon in between errands and go-cart racing.

Working on the new Dash Layout.
Looks like I may change the Gauge color and go silver background instead.

Tom was kind enough to send me all my material to match my seats.

That is what's left of 2 really big Cow's

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