Built for Jonathan Barber who was paralyzed in a coal-mining accident, the truck will feature a 14-inch lift, 24-inch RBP wheels wrapped in 40-inch tires with a custom wheelchair lift and gullwing door.
LAS VEGAS (November 2019) — Rolling Big Power, an industry leading manufacturer of aftermarket grilles, running boards, wheels, suspension and exhaust components, has partnered with Keaton “The Muscle” Hoskins from television’s “Diesel Brothers” to debut a one-of-a-kind 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali. The truck was for built Jonathan Barber, who was involved in a coal-mining accident in 2017 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. After connecting on social media, Hoskins and Barber became friends, and Hoskins transformed the Sierra 3500HD into a handicap accessible one-off show truck.
The GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali was the ideal platform as it provided plenty of room and power for Barber to travel with his family. Barber is a longtime truck enthusiast who always dreamed of owning a lifted truck. The goal was to build a daily driver that was special enough to show off at truck shows on the weekends.
Under the watch of Hoskins, the truck was transformed into a handicap-accessible show rig, complete with an All Terrain Conversions hydraulic chair lift and gullwing door, and hand controls with a twist handle for throttle and brake control. The 14-inch lift features custom King shocks to fit wheelchair accessories and sits on 24-inch Rolling Big Power 12R Apex wheels with True Spike lug nuts and 40-inch Rolling Big Power Repulsor tires. Barber’s Sierra is equipped with Rolling Big Power Stealth Power Running Boards to allow for easier entry for his family, while a custom RBP Grille and fuel door provide signature RBP styling.
For increased tire clearance, Fusion bumpers were added front and rear, and a Leer shell provides plenty of secure storage space for Barber’s wheelchair and gear. Primo Dynamics head and taillight assemblies were added for a truly custom look. This truck has performance modifications to match its style, including an HP tune, Wehrli Custom Fabrication-built transmission, and billet SunCoast torque converter.
The Sierra will be on display through November 8 at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Pilot Automotive booth #20113 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Follow Rolling Big Power on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OfficialRBP and on Instagram at @RollingBigPower for more photos and videos of the rig from the SEMA Show floor. For more information on Rolling Big Power and its complete line of products, visit www.RollingBigPower.com.
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Since dropping in 2001, Rolling Big Power (RBP) has become a unique player in the custom off-road truck category. The RBP portfolio adds a distinctive, bold aesthetic to rugged off-road wheels, grilles, steps, and accessories. These high-performance, off-road products are engineered to handle all the mud, dirt and grit you care to throw at them, then clean up nicely for a night on the town. That’s the reason RBP has become a favorite of master modifiers and top truck designers across the country. RBP is continually researching trends and materials to bring you innovative accessories that perform well in all terrain, and can get your heart pumping when your truck’s standing still.