DREAM COME TRUE
well as customizing the down pipe and intercooler pipe.
The next phase of the build happened after Mark connected with Robbie Bryant, from KEG Media, at the 5Rtrucks open house. Robbie was interested in Mark’s tattoo work, and a few months later, he and his wife, Keena, were under Mark’s skilled needle, getting tattoo cover-ups. The conversation naturally revolved around the industry and Mark’s truck. After expressing interest in checking out SEMA sometime, Mark was called in late July by Robbie asking if he wanted to bring his truck to the show. Mark was excited, but there was a catch.
The catch was that Mark only had a week to arrange and drive 22 hours to Tennessee for additional suspension work by Stryker Off Road Design. The SEMA crunch was truly on by the time Mark got his truck back, as he only had 15 days to install headlights, taillights, bumpers, grill, interior, and do all the paint and powder coating. Even though the main shop lined up to assemble this build fell through, Mark managed to put together the finishing touches in his driveway with the help of two close friends, as well as find quality local shops to handle the paint and powder coating. Mark Cescolini in Trinidad, Colorado, painted the body and Diesel Crew Performance painted the suspension in “Iced Candy Blue” with Prismatic Powders.
One of the key upgrades on this build is the Undercover Truck Lid that covers the bed. It is the LUX model and perfectly follows the bodylines of the RAM. They key is that is secures Mark’s tattoo equipment on his travels, preventing them from getting wet, stolen or bouncing out when going down the road. Swing cases in the bed hold cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous things that Mark doesn’t want rolling around the bed. Overall, it is a really clean way to top off this impressive build. Between a crazy hectic work schedule and insanely late nights, Mark was able to pull off the build just in time for SEMA 2016. He says he wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of his girlfriend, Kimmi,