1994 Ford Ranger - Readers' Rides
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Slammed RangerWho: Rick Hohl IIIWhere: Lakeland, FloridaWhat: '94 Ford Ranger
This sweet-looking Ranger belongs to Rick Hohl down in Florida. Rick switched out the bed for a '96 Stepside bed, and then, with a little help from his dad, shaved the tailgate handle, stock emblems, and step rails as well as added a roll pan. The truck was then painted Civic SI Blue and dropped 6 inches up front and 7 inches in the rear onto 17-inch Konig wheels. To squeeze a little more out of the 2.3L, an Arospeed intake and a DTM performance muffler were added.
AstronomicalWho: Calvin Lee MooreWhere: Jonesboro, IndianaWhat: '88 Chevy Astro Van
This crazy concoction belongs to Calvin Lee Moore of Jonesboro, Indiana. The van is built off of a K5 Blazer chassis and is powered by a built 355ci engine. Below the truck are 6 inches of suspension and a 6-inch body lift, which is hinged in the rear for easy engine access. Once the 39.5-inch TSL Super Swampers and 15x15-inch Monster rims were installed on each corner, the van measured 10.5-feet tall.
Clean-ShavenWho: Joseph FortnerWhere: Sunderland, MarylandWhat: '03 Chevy Silverado
It's pretty obvious that Joe Fortner has some skills when it comes to bodywork. Joe shaved all the handles, body lines, seams, and taillights, then spent 15 hours creating the custom grille shell. Street Scene mirrors, Caddy taillights, and a smooth cowl continue the restyling. A Gaylord's hard tonneau and Sir Michaels roll pan were added to the bed, and then the truck was dropped using Belltech components. The truck rolls on 24-inch Niche wheels and explodes off the line, thanks to a Superchip, a K&N intake, and duel Flowmasters.
Tire FryerWho: Kyle UnruhWhere: Glendale, ArizonaWhat: '02 Dodge Dakota R/T
Kyle Unruh's tires don't melt because of the hot Arizona summers; they melt because he's not afraid to light them up. Under the Cervini's Ram Air hood is a K&N intake, Mopar performance headers, a 52mm Fastman throttle body, a Mopar M1 intake manifold, a performance PCM, and a Gibson after-cat exhaust. To keep those extra horses in line, a full Hotchkis Performance suspension package was installed. Kyle loves rollin' up to someone and watching the surprise on their face as he spanks them off the line.
Tidy WhiteyWho: Michael MinjaresWhere: Tujunga, CaliforniaWhat: '01 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
Michael Minjares has lowered his Quad Cab 1 inch all the way around and added APC Diamond corner lenses, Super Plasma headlights, and Street Scene speed grille inserts. Beneath the hood is a JET power module and a K&N air filter. To protect his bed, Michael chose a Gaylord's hard tonneau cover.
Blue RibbonWho: Jerry Van ZantWhere: Stockton, CaliforniaWhat: '03 Chevy Silverado
Jerry Van Zant of Stockton, California, started off on his Silverado by removing all the emblems and side moldings on the body. Up front, the stock grille was covered with a billet version and then capped with a billet Bow Tie. To bring the truck down, Jerry installed a Belltech 3/4-inch drop onto centerline dubs that were wrapped in Goodyear rubber. Next on the list is to color-match the front bumper.