FLO Squared

Truckin - - BUSTED KNUCKLES -

The beau­ti­ful ex­te­rior styling and trim of the square-body are re­tained with the FLO Blazer build. Its chrome sec­tion trim, fender trim, bumpers, and grille have all been restored to their for­mer glory. Both the front and rear bumpers have been pulled in for a sub­tle clean­ing ef­fect. All new glass has re­placed the wind­shield, pas­sen­ger win­dows, cab win­dows, and pow­er­re­tract­ing rear wind­shield, with new rub­bers from Pre­ci­sion Re­place­ment Parts. With such a short time frame be­fore the build was painted, flush glass was one of the largest chal­lenges, but even the top­per was smoothed, and the FLO Blazer is the only K5 Blazer in the world to boast flush-mount glass all around!

Nathan Coker from Coker’s Rod Shop and Rob Perry teamed up on the body and paint to pull off a three-week mir­a­cle. The truck’s two-tone paint scheme is achieved with a com­bi­na­tion of Ti­ta­nium Storm Gray and Blue My Mind La­guna Blue from PPG. The ma­jor­ity of the truck is fin­ished in the icy jewel tone, with a per­fect con­trast in the warmth of the gray cen­ter­sec­tion. The scheme ex­tends to many of the truck’s key fea­tures. The ex­te­rior, in­te­rior, and un­der­side also make use of a balanced combo of matte gray metal­lic, blue, and chrome com­po­nents.

The K5 in­te­rior com­ple­ments the retro styling of the ex­te­rior with taste­ful mod­ern­iza­tion. Cus­tom black and gray uphol­stery stretches in all direc­tions of the in­te­rior. Com­fi­ass Seat Co. knocked out the in­te­rior with help from many close friends in a mat­ter of three days, again, yet an­other SEMA mir­a­cle. Dual­color pat­terned stitch­ing con­tin­ues the gray and blue color palette. The seats are out­fit­ted with FLO’s icon in the cen­ter stitch­ing. The dash is paint-matched blue and com­ple­mented with the daz­zling blue LEDs within the cus­tom Dakota Dig­i­tal HDX gauge clus­ter. Satin black bil­let touch­point comes by way of the Bil­let Spe­cial­ties steer­ing wheel and Amer­i­can Pow­er­train shifter. The Air Lift Per­for­mance 3H dig­i­tal con­troller is cush­ion fit to the cus­tom cen­ter con­sole along with bil­let-rimmed cuphold­ers. Cus­tom black-loop car­pet cov­ers the floor. SoundSkins in­su­la­tion lies through­out the cabin un­der­neath the cus­tom trim­ming, which aids the pow­er­ful au­dio ex­pe­ri­ence brought about by a host of Kicker Q-class au­dio equip­ment. Dual Kicker am­pli­fiers and sub­woofers are flush fit in the rear sec­tion. The Kicker au­dio is kept juiced up by dual XS bat­ter­ies. The in­te­rior fo­cal point is the next-level air tank con­fig­u­ra­tion of the FLO Air­ride bil­let rail sys­tem and twin hand-painted air tanks ex­posed in the rear sec­tion, while the

Air Lift 3H valve man­i­fold glows blue from the cus­tom-trimmed rear notch pan­el­ing. The jaw-drop­ping in­te­rior is kept pow­ered up and cooled down with a com­bi­na­tion of Resto­mod Air’s A/C sys­tem and Pain­less Per­for­mance wiring.

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