Meet the Team |
MEET THE TEAM!
Damian Grihalva, Founder.
When D and C
Extreme started in February of 1999, Damian was there, making a mess in his
Father-in-laws garage. Damian has built almost all bumpers ever sold since that
time. Damian has also headed virtually all product development and R&D for D
and C. His most notable accomplishments (besides his family) include the
development of D and C's custom bumper line (the foundation that literally built
D and C) and the design work of D and C's 3 and 4-link conversions. Damianís
total commitment to quality is build into all D and C products and shows in
every rig we deliver. Damian is married to Christy, and has 4
Damian's rigs have been legendary in their own
time. His first Scout was a 1970 Scout 800A that he originally purchased
for $1300. Nicknamed Lil Mule
this Scout included SOA w/ 2.5 lift springs (front) w/ RS and LongTravel
Shocks. A quarter elliptic rear suspension, 4.09 gears and lockers, SII
axles and 35" tires.
Snoopy, Damian's second Scout and one of
his most popular Scouts, started life as a VERY mild 1967 Scout 800. However, by the time he was finished
with it, it was a mean rockcrawliní machine! Snoopy sported a 105 inch Wheel
base, Competition SOA w/ 2.5 lift springs, ĺ ton axles, 5.38 gears and Detroit
lockers, 4-wheel disc brakes, custom cage, Corbeau Seats, T98 4-speed trans w/
2.47:1 twinsticked Dana20 T-case.
38.5 SuperSwampers SX were mounted on custom Military beadlocks, and the
list of mods can go on from there.
For a complete build, check out ourExtreme Buildup page
and click on Beater Buildup for a complete and detailed
Damianís latest extreme wheeler project.
Although it started life as a mildly built 1979 Scout II, the rust in its
factory body dictated that Rusty would become a custom RockBuggy. Unlike other rigs owned by Damian,
Rustys body was cut off and replaced by a custom tube-chassis. By far the most extreme rock-crawler
ever built by D and C, Rusty sports 42 inch SuperSwamper IROK tires, 1-ton
axles, 4.89 gears and Detroit Lockers, full hydraulic steering, and two transfer
cases for an extremely low 125:1 final crawl. Front and rear 4-link suspension
w/ Sway-A-Way RaceRunner coil-overs, Corbeau seats and MANY MANY more extreme
modifications. Like Snoopy, Rustyís buildup has been documented in ourExtreme Buildup page.
Simply click on Project Rusty for a complete and detailed
With all the extreme Scouts Damian
has owned in the past, one may be interested to know what he has decided to
drive on a daily basis. To no ones surprise, Damians daily driver is another BIG
IH. A 1969 IHC Travette on
Damian bought the Travelette with the lift already on it, future plans include a
new suspention using coils up front and HD lift springs in back (for towing
use). But the build wonít end
there, a custom leather trimmed interior w/ D and Cís up and coming IH Truck
Dash converstion (complete with a full set of Autometer gauges) will complete
the interior. New body work and a fresh
coat of paint and undercoating will complete the exterior, and the
current 345 V8 will be excused for a custom built 392 w/ MPFI, T34 5-speed,
divorced NP205, Front and rear D60s with 4.27 gears (rear locker), and 37