1992 Chevy 1500 - Lime Juice
A Stinging Squirt In The Eye
In many builds, there are tales of things going wrong and the struggles that were overcome to make things work. Maybe that's why a builder may need to assemble and disassemble a custom truck multiple times - to make sure everything is just so. It takes a lot of talent to take an idea from conception and see it through to its execution. For the most part, it takes multiple personalities to pull off a show-stopping custom.
Cameron Outland of Orlando, Florida, got this message quick when he and his friends started working on an'86 Ford Ranger. When his money ran out, along with his enthusiasm, to finish the Blue Oval, it was quickly kicked to the curb. Another inspiring reason to push the Ranger aside was the price he found on a '92 Chevy 1500 standard-cab truck, already body-dropped and laying frame with juice.
Cameron started working a second job with his newfound inspiration. Some of his friends made fun of him for pimping someone else's build, but you can save yourself a ton of cash if you find an unfinished build worth buying. It's almost always cheaper to purchase someone's lost passion than to build it from scratch.
Cameron wanted to make the truck his own, so he envisioned a yellow color with a new front clip to regain the respect needed to prevent his friends from baggin' on him. Yet again, his money ran low, but Cameron had an ace up his sleeve that he didn't know about.
In the show scene, you can attain a certain version of rock stardom by having a cool truck. In hopes of landing a boyfriend with ghetto-celebrity status, Cameron's sister Shae loaned him the money to finish his truck. This way she could go with him to attend the shows with some credentials herself. No self-respecting truck builder could resist the temptations of a girl that's willing to give to the cause.
With money in hand, Cameron ordered up the front clip and started getting the body prepped for paint. A friend beat him to the punch and painted his truck yellow, so Cameron had to make a change to his plan to ensure his independence. After folding through a few paint chips, he decided on a lime-green hue. It was definitely a defiant color, and after all the pokes he put up with, that suited him just fine. The color was just obnoxious enough to attack your senses like a squirt of lime in the eye.
Who cares who started and finished the build? The truth is that it's a respectable build, with all the elements in their proper proportions to equal one sick truck.