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Whiskey Bent: Square Body Trucks Are Basically My Life

Whiskey Bent: Square Body Trucks Are Basically My Life

When pastime meets business you can really learn to enjoy your job. Wheels Deep caught up with Chad DuBois of Play Nice Customs LLC to learn a little more about his truck Whiskey Bent.  

Photo Credit: Dirt Mob

  • Truck Name: Whiskey Bent
  • Owner/Driver/Where From: Chad DuBois, West Suffield CT
  • Years Owned: 5
  • Truck Model: 1990 GMC Suburban
  • Engine: TBI 454
  • Tires/Lift: 14.9x 24 tr-171 BKT tires
    • Traingulated 4 link with modified 2.5 ton rockwells
    • 20″ travel nitrogen Scott Shocks
    • Custom sway bars

Photo Credit: Dirt Mob

WD: Awards/Competitions Won?
CD: Not big into racing or competition, I do this for fun and to promote my business and ability as a machinist/fabricator

WD: Favorite Mud Parks/Events?
CD: Maximum Power Park, Poland NY. Lots of small local events, Johnnys mud runs Enfield CT, and Truckfest at McCrays Farm, South Hadley MA

WD: Fun Fact about Your Truck and/or Yourself?
CD: people that know me know that Square body trucks are basically my life.

Facebook Page/Twitter Link if Available: facebook.com/whiskeybentmegatruck

Sponsors: Play Nice Customs LLC

WD: What got you into the mud biz? How long have you been at it?
CD: My Father had 4×4 trucks when I was kid and I have been building 4×4 and offroad trucks since I was 15 years old.

Photo Credit: 4G Photo

WD: Married? Kids? Are they involved?
CD:  Not married, no kids. My whole family is involved and I have 2 nephews that enjoy going to the events

WD: If you could get behind the wheel of any other truck which would it be? A favorite truck besides your own? CD: Such a tough call, there are so many great trucks out there.

WD: What keeps you in the game?
CD: Promotes my business and enjoy the fans and supporters at the local events. The young kids remind me of when I was a kid seeing big trucks.

WD: Do you have any rituals or habits prior to a race day or mud event?
CD: Basically check the truck over thoroughly to be sure it’s ready to go.

WD: What’s one fun non-mud related fact we might not know about you?
CD: I am a perfectionist. Machinist mentality, can build anything out of metal but can only make a fire out of wood.

WD: If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would you go?  
CD: I like visiting the west, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

WD: What do you think the most important part of a truck is?  
CD: Not necessarily a part but I believe reliability is the most important thing.

WD: What is your daily driver?
CD: Depends on the day of the week but mainly my 04 GMC 2500HD, reg cab long bed, white, 7 inch lift with 35 inch tires

WD: What is your Day Job?
CD: Owner/Bossman at Play Nice Customs LLC

WD: What is on the Horizon for you/your truck?
CD: Gathering parts for a rebuild, new body, new roll cage and  a little more hp

Photo Credit: 4G Photo

WD: How did your truck get it’s name?

CD: Not really sure but it came to me one day and fits it well, ol hank jr. is one of my favorites to listen to

WD: Final Thoughts?  
CD: Happy that a hobby I enjoy has led to a business. Couldn’t do any of it without the support of great family, friends and customers! The entire hobby/sport is full of great people.

 

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