Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - October 2004

Hometown Cruisin' Local Customs

Mike Alexander
Oct 1, 2004
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Girls Like It Low
Ashley Long from Phoenix proves that girls can drive 'bagged trucks just as well as the guys. She's been into mini-trucks since she was 15 years old, and at 20, she still drags her truck everywhere she goes. Her first truck was a juiced '90 Isuzu p'up. In 2002, Ashley decided to buy a brand-new GMC Sonoma as her next project. She started with the suspension by 'bagging the truck with Firestone 'bags, two 3-gallon air tanks, and a Viair 400c compressor. For adjustment purposes, she has FBSS, thanks to four four-way spool valves from Street Beat Customs. Ashley cruises on a set of Kruz chrome 18-inch wheels wrapped with 225/40R18 Falken rubber. In the interior, she removed the stock bench seat and mounted up a pair of S-10 buckets. Ashley would like to Rob at Street Beat Customs, her boyfriend Aaron Hunt, and all the guys from Art of Noize for helping her redo her truck. Be on the lookout for Ashley's truck sporting a body drop, full interior, and two-tone paint.
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Touchin' Pavement
This super-slammed '92 Chevy Blazer belongs to Brad Carney. Its super-low stance is due to the huge 4-1/2-inch body drop. The suspension has all been custom-made and is still under construction. The smooth exterior was made possible by shaving the roof rack, antenna, and soon-to-be-gone gas door, front bumper, and frenched license plate in the tailgate. Brad plans on taking his truck all the way. Since this picture was taken, he's added a set of 20-inch Kruz wheels, and the Blazer is still under major construction. Brad says he should be done putting the finishing touches on his ride by the end of the summer. We look forward to checking out the final product at a show this season.
The Dirty South
Down in Georgia, the mini-truck scene is booming. Jeff Forester from Dade County went to the Mini Nats and came home instantly addicted. He got right to work on his '96 Tacoma by lowering it as far as possible without airbags. He then changed out his wheels for a set of 16-inch Grand Prixs and updated the exterior with some euro tails, a shaved Stylin' Concepts roll pan, and a Lund hoodscoop. Jeff also swapped in some bucket seats, installed a cold-air intake, and painted flames coming off the front fenders. Inside, the truck pumps 1,500 watts of Sony power, and Jeff's not done there. He plans on going much lower, upsizing his wheels to at least 18s, and going all out on a paintjob.
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