Van Hauler Gets A Makeover
Back in 1993 at the height of the sport truck movement me and dad took on a project for Eddie Van Halen to build him a truck that he could run around in. Eddie wanted a Boyd Coddington built sport truck. So the Van Hauler was born. The Van Hauler featured an LT1 engine, Corvette independent rear suspension, billet grille, smooth front bumpers and rear roll pan. What added the Van Halen touch were the red paint and asymmetrical Boyd Coddington Wheels and graphics that matched the signature Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Guitar paint scheme. Well after 21 years the truck has found it’s way over to American Hot Rods in Orange, CA. American Hot Rods is owned by Duane Mayer. Dwayne contacted Boyd me to get the wheels updated to a larger 20-inch diameter wheel and newer style guitar inspired graphics. In all, the truck looks just as good or better than it did when it rolled out of Boyd Coddington Garage 21 years ago. Carter Hickman turned out the 3-D rendering at my request in less than 12 hours. Carter is one of the top 3-D artist in the automotive industry today.