Ayers spent 1,000-hours on this project, and he’ll make no bones about it: you won’t ﬁnd another custom built UTV quite like this. His tricked out mean-green skull crushing machine is a 2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat, 1000i H.O. When he began, Ayers noticed some of the paint was looking dull and outdated. So he touched up the original eye-popping shade of acid green, using the Preval Sprayer.
“Preval is easier to use, and do small touchups with, than a paint gun,” he said. “I can go buy a can of spray paint from Walmart, but with the Preval Sprayer you can match the paint. I like that I can use the exact color I want. The paint mix I use includes reducer and hardener. I put it all in the glass jar, shake it until it mixes really good, and I can go straight to spraying.”
With the paint touch-ups complete and dry, Ayers outﬁtted the Skull Crusher with all ﬁberglass seats and ﬂoorboards, as well as the headliner, dash piece and kick panels. Using so much ﬁberglass was expensive, hard to do and time consuming, but Ayers was up for the challenge.
Adding to the unique look, seven talking skulls put the “Skull” in Crusher. Several of them have pre-programmed messages while others play tracks. The eyes blink — a remote controls their movements — and the mouths also move. If that isn’t spine tingling enough, the Skull Crusher features seats made to look like cofﬁns and a ﬁberglass-cofﬁn sub box.
When the UTV gets rolling at night, light whips and strip lights cast a glow. And if all of that wasn’t cool enough, the Skull Crusher features a bone rattling 10-inch subwoofer in the ﬂoorboard, a 12-inch subwoofer between the seats, and a speaker box that looks like — you guessed it — a cofﬁn.
So what will Ayers dream up next? We’ll have to wait until 2018, when he plans to start his next custom built UTV project. Until then, you can spot the Skull Crusher in November at SEMA 2016, where Ayers plans to display it.
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