Today’s featured ride comes to us by way of owner, John Bohning from Ponchatoula Louisiana. We ran into John while attending the 2014 High Lifter Mud Nationals in Texas and loved his rig! We asked John to tell us how his rig, appropriately named, “Can Dayum” was conceived.
My rig started out as a stock 2013 Can Am Maverick and I really didn’t start out building a show bike. I started out just wanting to build something that wasn’t yellow and black like every other Can Am around. I knew that if I was going to do anything to my Can Am it would have to be something different.
The ideas really started to flow once I started talking with Toni Renee Starnes at Hydroshock Custom Grafix in Albany GA, she came up with the name “Can Dayum”. After some research on Google, I couldn’t find anyone that was using the name “Can Dayum” so we were off. It was more difficult than I excepted to decide what kind of theme we would follow and that led to more brainstorming between Renee and myself.
A couple years ago I was building a Honda 300 Fourtrax. We searched for a color I liked for about a month, she kept talking about this “special effects” paint. We used the “special effects” paint she recommended on the four wheeler and I loved it! Needless to say I’m very glad I took a chance with that paint scheme and we decided to build a maverick up with the same paint.
When it was finally time for the paint, I brought Can Dayum to Renee. I had already added the S3 Powersports lift, role cage, and front bumper, along with mounting the light bar across the top. We literally stared at the rig and brainstormed that night coming up with a million different ideas. We knew we already had the color picked out but weren’t sure yet about the graphics layout. Well, a couple of years ago I attended “Scrapin The Coast,” in Mississippi and came across a big green Dodge named “Head Hunter.” After doing some homework, I found out that Robbie Bryant was the owner of that amazing truck and was also the owner of ‘”Keg Media,” in Texas. I fell in love with that truck and the way the graphics were laid out on it; Renee and I talked it over for about an hour and I left it in her more than capable hands.
About a month went by, Renee and I were on the phone late one evening when she said I’ve got an idea about something that has never been done before. My response was, “whatever it is I’m sure I will love it.” She responds with, “Beer Can speakers,” I thought for a moment and said Hell Yeah!!!! I made a phone call to my buddy Larry, owner of Onsite Audio in Baton Rouge, told him I needed four Wet Sounds REV8’s and asked him to ship them to Georgia. Textile Machine Services to be exact, shortly there after Chris Powers called me to let me know he received them, that’s how the beer can speakers were born. Chris and his brother, Nick worked in their father’s machine shop, a true family business and really great people to do business with. They are very humble and put their heart and soul in their work. Needless to say, efforts and quality workmanship paid off, the cans turned out fantastic. The idea that a speaker looks like a beer can baffles me.
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