Custom Sport Trucks - Readers' Rides - October 2004

Readers' Rides

John O'Neill
Oct 1, 2004
Photo 2/5   |   readers Rides October 2004 1989 Chevrolet S10
No Rubbin'
Eric Tunnicliff
Where: Cranston, Rhode Island
What: '89 Chevy S-10
Eric Tunnicliff of Cranston, Rhode Island, lowered his Dime - using Belltech coils, spindles, springs, and blocks - onto a set of 20-inch ADR Titans. To update the styling on his truck, a Xenon body kit and bumper cover were installed and painted pewter to match. To give the truck a little more power, a header and exhaust package was added, along with a K&N intake and a Stage 2 performance chip. Finishing up the truck is a leather tonneau cover from Extang Inc.
Photo 3/5   |   readers Rides October 2004 2003 Dodge Ram
Helluva Hemi
Richard Howington
Where: Haltom City, Texas
What: '03 Dodge Ram
When Richard Howington went to the dealership, he knew exactly what he wanted: a fullsize Dodge packing some serious Hemi power. Once he got it home, he gave it a 2/4-inch DJM drop and cleaned up the appearance by removing all the badges, except the Hemi decals of course. The bed was covered with a Literider roll-up tonneau cover, and the windows were treated to some tint. Inside the beast, a Kenwood head unit and 10-disc changer were installed, along with JL component speakers and a 10-inch JL sub', which are driven by a 300-watt amp. A set of 18-inch Enkie Valor chrome wheels and 285/60 rubber was chosen for the rolling stock. Beneath the SRT hood sits a K&N intake, which helps the Hemi breathe a little easier.
Photo 4/5   |   readers Rides October 2004 1958 Jeep Fc 170
Peter Ulbricht
Where: Socorro, New Mexico
What: '58 Jeep FC-170
It's fair to say that Peter Ulbricht deviates from the norm when he chooses his project vehicles. His current project is this old-school Jeep that has not only been completely restored, but boasts some pretty cool mods. too. The Jeep sits on a shortened Chevy frame and is powered by a 350ci small-block running through a 700-R4. Custom running boards and fenders were fabricated to cover the 20-inch MB Precise wheels wrapped in 275/55 rubber. The door handles have been shaved, and a fresh coat of Thunderbird yellow has been squirted over the truck. A set of silver ghost flames wraps around the front, continues on the sides, and covers the rear wheelwells. The inside of the Jeep has been treated to a slew of modifications as well as some diamond plate to match the exterior.
Photo 5/5   |   readers Rides October 2004 1993 Gmc Extended Cab
Purple Haze
Pablo Miguel
Where: St. George, Utah
What: '93 GMC Extended Cab
Pablo Miguel has spent the last two years transforming his truck into something special. He started off by installing a DJM 3/4-inch static drop onto a set of five-spoke 17-inch Centerlines encased in Falken 255/50 tread. Up front, the stock clip was removed and replaced with a '94 clip and a phantom grille. Out back, a Sir Michaels roll pan was added along with a set of euro taillights. The stock mirrors were removed and a set of Street Scene mirrors was installed. Finally, Pablo had a set of custom graphics painted from nose to tail as well as on the hood.



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