Winner of Many ELITE AWARDS including Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo, Summernats 29, MOTOREX etc.
Even Chip Foose, did a personalised Custom Render of this Custom Ute!
This sensational work of ART has had over 8000 hours of craftsmanship invested into it!!
The aim wasn’t to go “troppo” with any one aspect, but to have balance and symmetry between ride, power, handling and appearance. Most of all, it had to be practical.
The owner went to huge lengths to ensure living with Refined would be as simple as possible.. While the custom fuel tank lives under the tray floor, an access panel lifts up on gas struts so the tank can be filled and features a rubber seal so it doesn’t rattle or rub on the custom-made chassis. That chassis has been built to withstand 500hp worth of 6.2-litre LS3 V8 punishment – more than double the output of the FC’s original grey six!
Refined was always envisioned as if Holden had built it, which meant that the hand-made chassis and floor sections were coated in stoneguard or painted black instead of shiny two-pack to match the shell. The owner wanted to drive Refined, so it was vital the undercarriage could deal with plenty of kilometres.
The floor-mounted Hurst shifter connects to a modern Tremec six-speed manual. Modern Holden seats are a comfort addition, while the slave cylinders for the brake and clutch systems are recessed into the dashboard to afford more space and a cleaner appearance under the bonnet.
Below are just some of the features:
The Engine is a GM LS3 Series , injected V8 mated to a TREMEC T56 MAGNUM 6 Speed Manual.
Differential is a 9 inch, 31 Spline with Billet Axles.
Painted in Stunning grey HOK Custom Grey Metallic Paint.
Upgraded gauges and stereo
Upgraded suspension, chassis, steering, brakes etc.
The list goes on and on.
For a full list of mods and access to our additional photos- please call or email Chester today