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Under Construction Mini Trucks - Construction Zone Special - December 2002

The Construction Zone Special

Russell GulowSep 2, 2009
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Owner's Name: Matt Palasko
Year & Make: '91 Mazda B2200
Location: Hardy, Delaware
Modifications: Shaved cowl panel, door handles, emblems, tailgate, antenna, gas door, and mirrors. Other noticeable modifications include the Toyota 4Runner front bumper and valance, the smoothed and radiused bed, the 3-D graphics in the hood, the custom smooth dash, and the 3-1/4-inch body drop that uses the stock floor body-drop method.
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Chassis: The corners have been 'bagged using 2,500-pound 'bags up front and 2,600-pounds 'bags in the rear. A custom bridge-notch was made to help hold the rear 'bags in place while a reverse four-link allows movement.
Wheels & tires: Budnik Mercury Six 18-inch billet aluminum wheels are wrapped in Yokohama Parada 215/35R18 tires.
Project notes: Matt would like to warn people that cutting crossmembers can result in damage to one's eardrum. Although Matt believes it was $2,000 well spent, he would've rather spent it on the truck. Brightening Matt's spirits, though, was his soon-to-be-wife who helped in building him a shop for the sole purpose of body-dropping his truck.
Misc: Thanks go to the friends and family members who helped Matt get this far on the truck.
Completion date: Show season 2003.
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Owner's Name: Bobby Suchetski
Year & Make: '95 Nissan King Cab
Location: Channelview, Texas
Modifications: Shaved bodyline, drip rails, handles, locks, emblems, gas tank door, window washers, cowl vents, taillights, antenna, marker lights, and third brake light. A Toyota front bumper takes place of the factory one. The inside of the bed has been smoothed, raised, and lined. Other outside mods include a 40x40-inch sliding ragtop, Cadillac taillights, a tailgate skin combo, a bed corner mounted gas filler, and a 6-inch body drop.
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Chassis: The truck has airbags mounted at the corners for adjustability. The tublar bridge provides the needed support for the frame while the Nitrogen tank feeds the airbags.
Wheels & tires: Colorado Customs 17-inch Telluride billet wheels with 215/40R17 tires.
Project notes: Bobby would like to thank his buddy Eric for being a lousy pool player, but being good at working on trucks. If only all trucks could be built from a lost pool bet, eh?
Completion date: None stated.

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