DREAM COME TRUE

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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,

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