SEMA Show Highlights

Day 5: 5 Top Feature Vehicles From SEMA360 Builder’s Showcase

By Douglas McColloch

It wouldn’t be the SEMA Show without show-stopping builds and customizations, and while there’s no show floor in Las Vegas this year, SEMA360 is no different. More than 300 builders entered some of their latest creations, and you can see them throughout the week at the SEMA360 Builder Showcase page. We’ll be spotlighting five awesome builds each day of the event, starting with the ones you see here.

Submitted by: Chad Whitlock
Vehicle: ’70 Chevrolet C10
The recipient of a Duramax diesel swap, this ’70 rides on a Roadster Shop chassis and rolls a set of Nitto Tires wrapped around Rotiform wheels that are halted by a Baer Brake kit. Under the hood, Wehrli Fab turbos feed the engine, Profab Performance headers handle exhaust chores, and an American Autowire harness runs the electrical system with the aid of an Optima battery. Billet Rides mirrors, Oracle lights and BASF paint provide exterior dazzle, and inside, Dakota Digital gauges, Relicate Leather and Vintage Air A/C enhance creature comforts.
Chad Whitlock
Submitted by: Jeffery Allison
Vehicle: ’64 Chevrolet Chevelle
It may be plain-looking on the outside, but this Chevelle is built to perform, starting with the 6.2L LS3-spec engine underhood that’s equipped with a FAST intake, a Comp cam and LS3 throttle body. Backing that is a Tremec T56 transmission running a  Hurst Driveline Conversions shift kit that send power to a 9-in. rearend that houses a Truetrac limited-slip. The car rides on a  Detroit Speed suspension and rolls BFGoodrich tires wrapped around Grip Equipped Rebel wheels that are stopped by a Wilwood brake kit. Inside, Recaro seat and g-Force front harnesses keep the driver secure, and Vintage Air keeps him comfortable. 
Jeffrey Allison
Submitted by: Jonas Neels
Vehicle: ’08 GMC Sierra
This tall-riding GMC sits atop an all-custom Machine Tech suspension that’s outfitted with remote-reservoir King coilover shocks. Under the hood, aFe headers and up-pipes assist with exhaust, and Wehrli Custom Fabrication provided turbo piping. PSC hydro-assist steering makes directing the large tires easier, and Powerstop brakes bring the truck to a stop. Royal Hooks bumper hooks adorn the front end, and the Gen-Y hitch rests in back. Seating from provide comfort, and a set of Horn Blasters air horns lets you know when the truck is near.
Jonas Neels
Submitted by: Maxlider Brothers
Vehicle: ’72 Ford Bronco
Finalists at last year’s Battle of The Builders, this team returned this year with this ’72 two-door. A Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote sends motive power to a Bowler racing transmission and Atlas II transfer case, which helps turn BFGoodrich tires that are steered by IDIDT and braked by Wilwood. The interior boats gauges from Classic Instruments, climate control from Vintage Air, and two-tone seating courtesy of Twin Cities Upholstery. The custom blue paint is from PPG and was applied by the experts at A&B Paint Supply.
Maxlider Brothers
Submitted by: Rod Neilson
Vehicle: ’64 IH CO 1700
This unique forward-cab, which is coated in Sherwin-Williams Candy Orange and Silver paint, rides on a set of Mickey Thompson tires that are braked by a Wilwood disc kit. An AEM cold-air intake aids the engine with aspiration while an RCI fuel cell stores the go-juice that’s delivered via an Aeromotive fuel pump. Painless Wiring provides an electrical upgrade, and Flaming River  components handle steering chores. Inside, Arc Audio and JW speakers supply tunes on demand, Dakota Digital gauges monitor underhood functions, and parts from Energy Suspension help ensure the ride is quiet and rattle-free.

Rod Neilson