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"RATIKI"  1965 Chevy Suburban

Build Team


  • Overall Concept & Design - Cameron Day & Kevin Peake for House O' Speed, Austin, Texas

  • Concept Renderings - Brian @ problemchildkustoms.com

  • Auto Bodywork & Paint - Don Twomey, Ray, Sonny and Gene, Twomey's Auto Body, Austin, Texas

  • Interior Tiki Art, Faux Bamboo and Tiki Grill Painting - "CRASH" aka, Cindy Raschke, Pflugerville,Texas

  • Custom Lighting - Alan "Ray Ray" Raschke

  • Wrenching - Ronnie Whitehead, Master Mechanic, Dave Geddes, Owner, Dave's Auto Perfection, Austin, Texas

  • Paint Stripping - Brad at True Grit, Round Rock, Texas.

  • Powder Coating - Pro-Tec, Round Rock, Texas

  • Upholstery - Mario's Upholstery & Sean Johnstun at Fat Lucky's, Austin, Texas

  • Exhaust - B&B Muffler, Austin, Texas

  • Engine - Joe Kettler, All Chevy Engines, Waco, Texas

  • Transmission - Eagle Transmission, Austin, Texas

  • Air Bag Suspension - Installed by Jon Henson at DB Rods and Miniz, Pflugerville, Texas

  • Miscellaneous Brainstorming, Assembly and Technical Support - Drew and Cameron Day, Denny and Malcolm Finch, Austin, Texas

  • Website Design - Debbie Day, writing - Cameron Day, Austin, Texas

Parts and Suppliers:

Engine, Transmission, Exhaust:

383 Stroker engine, 410hp, accessory brackets, Bill's Hot Rod Co; water pump, Flowcooler ; Carburetion, 625cfm Road Demon, Barry Grant; Headers, Hooker with Jet Hot Coating ; Valve Cover, 60's no names, Pate Swap Meet; Pulleys, GM Performance Parts; 3-chamber mufflers, Flowmaster ; aluminized custom bent exhaust, B&B muffler, Austin; Transmission, rebuilt 700R4 with Corvette servos, overdrive converted to non-computer controlled, 2,100 stall speed converter, Eagle Transmissions, Austin, Texas; 23" Nostalgic Shifter & linkages - Lokar.

Brakes, Suspension, Wheels and Tires:

 Brakes, 6-lug front discs, Early Classic Industries; custom bent lines, Dave's Perfection; hydro/electric brake booster, ABS Brakes; Suspension, 4-way Ride Pro air bag system, shocks, AirRide Suspensions; Rear C-notch kit, front sway bar, Early Classic Industries; Lowering cross members, adjustable rear panhard, Classic Performance Parts; Wheels, Caps, Tires - 17X8" rears, 16X7", fronts, short bullet caps, Wheel Vintiques; Tires, 275-60-17 rears, 255-50-16 fronts, BFGoodrich T/As; Power Steering kit, REZ Engineering.


Wiring harness, EZ wiring ; Ignition, light and wiper switches, So. Cal Speed Shops ; Hi-Torque Starter, Summit Racing Supply; Twin electric, thermostatically controlled, electric cooling fans, Spaal.

Upholstery and misc. interior:

Pearl white vinyl and seat foam, Capital Upholstery; Authentic Bark cloth, Barkclothhawaii.com, Honolulu ; Bamboo chutes, Bamboo & Rattan Works, Inc, NJ ; Rattan dashboard material, Pier One Imports ; Sixties style loop carpeting, Auto Carpet Specialties ; Custom headlight, wiper, ac and fan control knobs, Mooneyes, So Cal Speed Shop, House O' Speed. Tilt Steering Column, Ididit ; Infiniti speakers, Sony head unit, big-ass amps; 1963 Ford Falcon Center Console, 1963 Cadillac steering wheel, E-bay ; Instruments, Mooneyes, Santa Fe Springs, CA;  A/C, complete R-14 a/c system, Vintage Air ; Vents, Billet Specialties. Insulation, adhesive backed anti-vibrations pads, Q-pad; Elastomer roofing compound and expanding Styrofoam, Home Depot; Rubberized bed liner, Pep Boys, Heat and sound-shielding material, Lymax Corp.; Sixties style aircraft seatbelts, Wesco, CA; Steering wheel restoration kit, POR-15 Industries.

Paint and misc. exterior - Paint, two stage, PPG; Swan side-view mirrors, So. Cal Speed Shops, CA ; Custom tiki grill, House O' Speed, Austin ; Tinted Windows, The Tint Shop, Austin, Texas; Replacement windshield and rear glass, Twomey's Auto Body, Austin. Undercoating and gas tank rebuilding Supplies, POR-15 Industries.

Concept, Restoration, and Design - House O' Speed, Austin, TX.



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