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ggbaird



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PostSubject: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 12th 2014, 2:27 pm

Take a ride with new Icon Chevy Thriftmaster truck



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We were big fans of the Icon Chevrolet Thriftmaster when it debuted at the 2013 SEMA Show (okay, we're kind of big fans of whatever Icon does). Its retro looks and beautiful craftsmanship combined with a brawny 5.3-liter V8 make it seem like a prime vehicle for summer's night cruise.

Now, Roads & Rides has taken an inside look at the Thriftmaster and interviewed the truck's designer (and Icon's CEO) Jonathan Ward. Besides showing off the matte-colored truck on one of California's famous winding roads, R&R takes a look inside Icon's facilities and talks to Ward about the meticulous design work that's gone into the retro-modded pickup, ranging from designing a font for the gauges to perfecting the truck's innovative infotainment system.



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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 12th 2014, 4:08 pm

I never liked that body style but that's an amazing old pickup. I'm growing fond of matte paint and the brushed chrome look.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 12th 2014, 5:52 pm

I like that era of trucks, all the brands. The matte paint really sets it off.

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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 13th 2014, 1:16 am

Sounds really cool right up until this part,
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perfecting the truck's innovative infotainment system.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 13th 2014, 1:57 am

Diesel Dan wrote:
Sounds really cool right up until this part,
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perfecting the truck's innovative infotainment system.

Full digital audio system by Audison with a Kenwood head unit. [AM/FM/CM/SAT/NAV/iPOD/MP3]. The truck is also a WiFi hotspot, capable of supporting up to 20 users in a 150' radius of the vehicle.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 13th 2014, 12:11 pm

Yup, exactly what I'm not interested in.
FM/LS3 is all I'd need to listen too.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 13th 2014, 1:28 pm

I agree, but, it's made for the masses, not us!
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   February 13th 2014, 8:59 pm

I would rather have a stock Thriftmaster than that vomit truck .
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   April 30th 2014, 10:03 am

The original 235 or the bigger bore 261 with a turbo and overdrive transmission would suite my taste better. And raise it 3 inches.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   April 30th 2014, 12:49 pm

Too keep with the modernized old school theme they could have used an Atlas I6 from a late model trailblazer even.
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PostSubject: Re: Icon Chevy Thriftmaster   September 12th 2014, 4:21 pm

turbobill wrote:
The original 235 or the bigger bore 261 with a turbo and overdrive transmission would suite my taste better. And raise it 3 inches.

Then it wouldn't handle worth a damn, and we don't make motor mounts for inline sixes on that chassis. Wink
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