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1989 Chevy K3500 Pickup - 2007 Top Truck Challenge Competitor

Posted in Events on November 1, 2007
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Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

Rick Johnson owns his own granite countertop company, so he knows all about working with stout components, and as a Texas native, he surely must know a thing or two about really big trucks. Well, Rick's Chevy 1-ton is one tall Texan, it sports some big power underhood, and comes loaded for bear with custom camo bodywork. And with an assessed valuation of $10 million, heck, this might be the priciest rig that's ever rolled into Hollister for TTC.

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Owner name/city: Rick Johnson/Willis, Texas
Occupation: Owner, JCS Granite
Vehicle model: '89 Chevy K3500 pickup
Estimated value: "$10 million, according to wife"
Engine/aspiration: 454ci 13.0:1 Chevy V-8, bored 0.030 over, oval-port heads, SRP pistons, solid roller cam/Holley carb, Team G intake manifold, Hedman headers, NOS 150hp nitrous, 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust
Transmission: Keith's Transmissions TH400 with manual valve body
Transfer case: Divorced NP205
Suspension (f/r): Three-link, coil springs, nitro shocks/Three-link, coil springs, nitro shocksAxles (f/r): Welded 2 1/2-ton Rockwell/Welded 2 1/2-ton Rockwell
Axle ratio: 6.72:1
Wheels: 16.5-inch Marsh steelies
Tires: 46x19.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws

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