By Danny Baggott @DAN_BAGGIE
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Videographer / director: Ben Holland
Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote
Editor: Ethan Edwards
Over the course of eight months, Corey worked tirelessly to finish his masterpiece that boasts a metallic blue exterior and multi-coloured LED lighting.
A custom ‘peanut butter’ interior helps to take some of the shine off the colossal rims that Corey has personalised with his logo ‘CJ_ON_32S’.
Corey, who resides in Illinois, has managed Crusader Customs for more than 10 years, building a variety of ‘crazy’ vehicles that he shows off on his successful YouTube channel.
But a ride with 34” rims is something that even he has never achieved before.
Corey told Barcroft TV: “This is my most expensive build.
“It’s not just a car. I’ve got such a passion for this.
“I’ve been building cars like this for a while now, but this one is over the top.
“It’s got the speed, the muscle behind it and, of course, the big custom wheels.
“I had two Camaros before this and this is my favourite build right here.”
Corey’s love of cars dates back to when he was a young boy.
“I’ve always been into cars, even when growing up,” he said.
“I have been doing this for over 15 years now. You enjoy the process, but sometimes it can be a headache, because nothing goes perfectly.
“It took me eight months to build the car and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out!”
With a number of unique features on both the exterior and interior of the car, Corey admits the process wasn’t cheap.
He said: “The craziest thing for me is how much money I put into this car.
“I think I’m close to $100,000 – that’s with purchasing the car too.
“Under the hood we’ve got a 5.7 litre HEMI engine, but it’s not your regular engine - we’ve got a huge pro-charger added.
“As you can see the paint job is crazy. They call this the ‘outrageous paint job’.
“It flips a lot of colours with the LED lights. This is all my own design.
“The inside is all custom too. Everything from the door panels, speaker, stitch seats, steering wheel – a lot of work and a lot of money went into the build.
“I even have a remote that makes stars come on in the roof.”
Corey understands why some people look at the car and make negative remarks, but for him, it’s all about acting on his passion and producing vehicles that he enjoys.
“It’s unique and it’s different,” he added.
“Some people hate it, but I don’t care. I love it.
“You’ve got to do a lot of different things to get a car like this right.
“That was my goal, to make it as crazy as possible and still keep it as something that I can take and drive anywhere.
“I’m 100 percent satisfied with these results.
“You get hate sometimes, but if I didn’t build a car the way I wanted, then I wouldn’t be living my life.”