Custom 1996 Chevrolet S-10 - XXX Sled

Sorry, Tom, Pinups Are Gonna Have To Do

Chad Lucas
Oct 1, 2005
Photographers: Mike Alexander, Chad Lucas
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Seeing the title of this story should grab the attention of the average perv. If that doesn't do the job, then Lakewood, California, resident Tom McWeeney and his sick '96 S-10 will. Taking hold of the '50s and applying it in a stylish and accepted way is not an easy task. Tom has pulled off several old-school styling cues that even the most seasoned street rodder would be jealous of.
Being a mini-trucker for 15 years as well as having his father's hot-rod influence has given Tom good taste in rides, as well good taste in movies. We say movies due to the multiple pinup-style Jenna Jameson murals throughout the truck. We all love us some Jenna.
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Tom's truck sports most of the basic shavings and custom work as others but also takes a trip back in time to when Jenna's parents were born. The old-school flavor such as the scallops and grille emblem look so comfortable on the S-10, that it's hard to believe that we haven't seen more of it. The vintage stylings flow into the interior without hesitation, as a '56 Chevy steering wheel takes center stage to set the precedence. A video system was added so Tom could watch his favorite actress in action on those long trips.
Working at corporate Line-X gives you a hint as to what the bed floor would be treated with. The bed floor and custom tubs are smothered in Line-X and topcoated with pearl white to match the scallops. The XXX crossmember staring at you from out of the bed floor screams, "I like cinema!"
We salute Tom and his gamble to make a true retro-custom out of a late-model mini. We also salute Tom for his good taste in movies and having a buddy that could paint good murals. XXX Sled is one vividly wicked mini. As Tom's fifth custom, we can't wait to see what he builds next. Now get out of here, you perverts.
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The Lowdown

Wheels/Tires 18x8-inch Colorado Customs Sugarcitys in the front, 20x10-inchers in the rear / Nitto 225/35R18 tires in the front, 275/35ZR20s in the rear
Suspension Go-EZ 3/8-inch airbag setup / KP six-link in the rear / two Viair 450 air compressors / 15-gallon air tank / DJM 2-inch-dropped spindles / Toxic shocks all the way around / custom rear crossmember with a XXX logo / painted rear frame clip / step notch / all suspension mods by Go-EZ Customs
Body Mods Body-dropped 3 inches / shaved doors, gas door, antenna, cab seams, taillights, and tailgate / unibody / all bodywork by Eric and Terry at Color Factor / Envoy front bumper / Envoy grille shell with '53 Chevy hood emblem
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Paint House of Kolor's Planet Green with heavy gold pearl with scallops painted in House of Kolor's Snow White with Abalone Flake / painted by Pee Wee at Kolor Kings / multiple Jenna Jameson murals by Blake Weaver of Paint by Blake
Interior Dash smoothed and painted with Jenna Jameson mural-pinup / '94 Toyota pickup bench seat upholstered in Pearl White Enduratex vinyl with green piping / white plush carpet / headliner done in Pearl White Enduratex with green piping / '56 Chevy steering wheel / Bel Air emblem on the glovebox / teardrop door handles / all upholstery work by Tito's
Stereo JVC DVD/CD / two 12-inch Ultra Linear subwoofers in custom enclosure by Plattinum Audio Designs / Ultra Linear 1600 powering the subwoofers / Ultra Linear speakers in factory dash and door locations / Ultra Linear 1200 powering separates / 8-inch Accelevision LCD molded in the dash / custom amp racks / all stereo work done by Steve Platt at Plattinum Audio Designs
Engine/Performance Engine panels by Tom at Kustoms / 17-inch glass packs / STS Performance headers / intake and power pulleys by STS Performance
Misc. Custom white-pearl Line-X by owner

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