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Trent VanArsdalen
Baltimore, Ohio
2005 GMC Canyon

Why did you build your Ride?

To have the ultimate tailgating machine

How Long Have You Been in the Sport?

Way too long

Previous Rides:

Chevy Colorado, Suburban, Caviler, S10.

What would you like to build next?

A Buick


Toby Mosholder


Make Chevy

Year 2005

# of Cylinders 5

Engine Modifications AirAid throttle body spacer

Engine Add-Ons Engine cover and dual tube air intake, Pi-thon hose clamps, Throttle body spacer, and Corsa exhaust

Any Chrome or Polish?

Engine Builder/ Shop: Trent’s Trick upholstery fabricated the engine cover.


Transmission Builder/ Shop
Bowler transmission installed


Stock or Custom? Stock

Mods to the Frame: Progressive Automotive control arms.

Inches of lift or drop? Please specify! 7 inches drop

Who did the Mods to the Frame? Progressive Automotive

Front Shocks: Air Ride Tech Shockwaves

4-Link: Air Ride Tech 3-Link

Compressor model and Brand: Air Zenith

Number of Valves and Size: E-ride Digital controller

Wheels and Tires

Front Wheel Type: Bonspeed Wildthang

Size: 20”x 8”

Tire Size:

Rear Wheel Type: Bonspeed Wildthang

Size: 22” x 8”

Tire Size:


Paint Color: Champagne, Red, and Yellow all custom mixed

Type of Paint: Valspar/ House of Kolor.

Describe Graphics, including paint colors and types: Champagne and red two tone with yellow flames all base clear.

Painted By: Aaron Lynch of Lynch Concepts. Chillicothe, Ohio

Graphics By: Aaron Lynch


Hood: Reflexxion 2” steel cowl induction

Grille: Trenz

Bumpers: Street scene front cover

Add On Accessories: Street scene side skirts, electric mirrors, Hidden trailer hitch. Freedom Grill hitch mounted

custom grill. L.E.D. bulbs by Spiderlite. ARE Tonneau Cover, Rostra back up sensors.

Body Mods: Custom door handles and tailgate handle, Left swing tailgate. Tailgate skin.

Body Mods By: Lowe Body Customs and Naked Sculpture.


Dashboard: Wrapped in Optima leather

Gauges: Custom Speedo cluster by US Speedo

Steering Wheel: Cascade steering wheel by Flaming River

Console: Custom by Trent himself

Head Unit: Dual XDVD8170 multi format

Amps: Kicker SX Series

Speakers: Kicker SS6.5 components and s12L7 subs

Video System: Dualav and 27” Westinghouse LCD Flatscreen

Stereo Installed By: Trent

Seats : Custom by Trent

Window Tint %: Yellow with flames on windshield

Trunk / Bed : Red Optima leather and kicker audio and Westinghouse Video.

Describe Upholstery Material/ Color Scheme: Red Optima leather and Gross point carpet by interior supply.

Any Other Interior Mods: Dash trim kit by woodcorp

Upholstered By: Trent @ Trent’s Trick Upholstery.

Special Thanks: GMC, Bob Kern, McCullough PR, Dave Planton, Josh Cyrus, Steve, Chad, Lit’l Bill, Uncle Gary, and Dave Bennett.

A word from Trent's sponsors...


* Factory engine with custom engine cover fabricated by Trent’s Trick Upholstry.

* Bowler Transmission

* AirAid air intake and throttle body spacer.

* Hose clamps provided by Pi-Thon

* Cool-Tube Extreme provided by Design Engineering.


* Air Ride Technologies

* Control arms and chassis work by Progressive Automotive.

* Air pumps by Air Zenith

* Brakes by Stainless Steel Brake Corp.


* Portable grill provided by Freedom Grill.

* Paint Equipment provided by SATA.

* Accurate window tint

Pickerington , Ohio

* Paint: custom mixed champagne, red and yellow by Valspar/House of Kolor.

* Painter: Aaron Lynch of Lynch Concepts

Chillicothe, Ohio

* Bumper cover, side skirts, electric mirrors hidden trailer hitch provided by street scene.

* Color-forged Wildthang rims- 20” front & 22” rear provided by Bonspeed/USA wheels

* Wrapped in BFGoodrich tires.

* Lug nuts provided by Topline.

* Custom fabricated door handles and left swing tailgateby Dave Dean of Lowe Body Customs.

* Custom fabricated tailgate door for tailgate accessories by Dan Dreisbach of Naked Sculpture.

* Custom taillight bulbs provided by Spiderlite.

* Steel hood by Reflexxion.

* ARE tonneau cover.

* Rostra back up sensors

* Custom billet accessories by Trenz.

* Corsa exhaust

* Special hot sauce provided by Mad Anthony’s a Michael Anthony product.

* Hot sauce produced by Mike & Diane’s Gourmet Kitchen.


* Interior design and install by Trent’s Tick Upholstry.

* Optima Leather and Gross point carpet provided by Interior Supply & Services.

* Dash Trim by Woodview Corp.

* Custom Speedometer cluster by US Speedo.

* Stereo equipment provided by Kicker/Stillwater Design.

* Multi video unit provided by Dual Electronics.

* Cascade steering wheel by Flaming River.

* 27” LCD Flat screen TV by Westinghouse.
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