When Nathan saw the Boyd Coddington edition GMC’s sitting outside the dealership he stopped to look, fell in love and took one home. His GMC 2500HD is #10 out of 50 and has a license plate to match. What’s your real name? (What’s your online screen name?)
Nathan Warkentin (NW-99SS)
What do you do for a living?
Halliburton Wireline as a perforating service field supervisor
What GM(s) do you drive?
2008 GMC 2500HD, 2007 Cobalt SS/SC and a 1999 Camaro SS. I have owned GMs for the last 15 years.
How long have you had your GM(s)?
I purchased the GMC and the Cobalt new, and I bought the Camaro as the second owner in August of 2000.
What got you into GM(s)?
My family has always been loyal to GMs, my father and my uncle owned various GMs including some very nice Camaros, Impalas, and Chevelles.
What made you buy your Boyd Coddington Edition truck?
I saw them at the dealership where they had one outside. I was asked if I wanted to test drive and of course I couldn’t say no. Well after driving one, a stock 2500 SLT Sierra just wasn’t going to cut it anymore! I also thought since Boyd Coddington was no longer with us, it would be nice to have something like this truck that had his name and limited edition numbered badges on it.
Have a favorite story to tell about your truck?
Just one funny story about a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible that tried to race the truck one lonely evening … no one ended up winning but my truck didn’t lose either. He wasn’t the only one who was surprised as I did not even have a programmer in my truck yet!
What’s next for your truck? Why?
I plan on adding a Banks cold air to compliment the Banks 6 Gun and PDA already installed. A few more cosmetic items like tinted windows and taillights are also coming soon.
Who has done most of the modifications on your truck?
Other than the Boyd Coddington package already installed by the dealer, I perform all the installs on my vehicles and my truck in no exception.
What was your favorite modification? Why?
As much as I love the power that the programmer adds, I have to say the HID conversion I added to the truck is my favorite at this point. The difference the lights make at night is so nice; I don’t even use my high beams anymore!
Is there a particular shop you’d like to recommend?
Unfortunately, I can’t recommend any as I haven’t used a shop in a long time.
Do you spend time on any GM sites? Which ones?
I spend most of my time on ls1tech.com and performancetrucks.net as well as a local forum in Canada – thefbody.com.
Boyd Coddington passed away in 2008, but if you had the opportunity to talk to him . . . What would you say?
I would commend him on the quality of the hotrods that he made and his great taste in keeping things simple, clean, and beautiful!
Boyd Coddington package:
- 18” Boyd Coddington Wheels with 33” Interco Tires
- 4” Aries Push Bar with Boyd Coddington laser cut lower plate
- One piece Billet grille
- Magnaflow dual outlet exhaust
- Katskin interior seats with red suede inserts and Boyd Coddington embroidered logo
- Boyd Coddington edition stainless steel gauges
- 4” Rancho lift and shocks
- All body moldings and factory emblems removed
- Boyd Coddington edition badging and numbered dash plaque
Dealer installed accessories:
- GMC mudflaps with stainless steel offsets to clear the 33” tires
- GM box rails
- Linux spray in bedliner
- GMC Stainless door sill plates and kick plates
- 12K HID Low beam kit
- Banks 6 Gun with Power PDA and EGT
- BOYD 10 custom license plate (Truck is number 10 of 50 in the series of which only 15 were diesels and the other 35 were lowered 1500 Sierras)