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Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - December 2005

Hometown * Cruisin' * Local * Customs

Chad Lucas
Dec 1, 2005
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Leave Me a Loan
Being a broke college student doesn't mean you can't roll in a truck like it's a Bentley. The best way that Cheston Jones of Derby, Kansas, knew how to accomplish this was to go into debt. After a hefty loan was obtained, the call for the air suspension was made. Suicide Doors cups, Airlift bags, and 2-inch drop spindles round out the front, while an Air Ride Technologies Roadgrater three-link suspension was attached to the rear. Air management is handled by GC 1/2-inch valves, two 450c compressors, and two chrome 5-gallon tanks. Moving to the exterior, 20-inch Eco 820 wheels fill the wheelwells. The tailgate handle was shaved, a Checkmate cover was added, plus custom lighting all around. The inner sanctum plays host to a custom fiberglass center console, which contains all necessary controls. By Cheston's list of future mods, it seems that he hasn't yet begun to build. Bigger, wilder, faster, lower, and smoother are all in the future for this S-10. If this is being broke, we want to get a copy of your financial plan, Cheston.
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Ricky De Luna of Fort Worth, Texas, is ready to start another mini, but first we'll show you his slick '95 Chevy S-10 extra cab. Ricky's ride rolls on 18-inch Lezaro wheels and a two-pump hydraulic setup with eight switches. A suicide hood with scoops added on and a billet grille keep the front up to form. A two-tone House of Kolor paintjob consisting of Aztec Gold with gold flake and blue marbelizer overtake the factory paint. Baby footprints are ghosted in the marbleized area of the paint. Inside, Ricky's beast is covered in tweed and houses a custom-built speaker box for two 12-inch Audiobahn subwoofers.
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Teacher's Assistant
John Rader of Willow Springs, Missouri, has no problem taking people to school with his '98 Chevy S-10. For the strangest application on this truck, let's start with the use of chalkboard paint to cover his vehicle. With that kind of surface area, John should never run out of space to take notes. The rolling learning utensil rides on 18-inch Helio Beast suspended on 2-inch drop spindles and airbags. The air system is controlled via 3/8-inch valves, a Viair 450 compressor, and a 5-gallon air tank. The tailgate handle and third brake light were erased off the board. The teachers' conference room consists of a custom-made center console housing a 10-inch Memphis sub and plenty of zebra and ape fur. In-car entertainment is handled by a 6.5-inch Eclipse flip-out LCD with a built-in DVD player. School's out - time for homework.
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Brandon Brown of Louisville, Kentucky, owns this shining example of a '93 Ford Ranger. Brandon's ride sports air ride with F-B-S-S capabilities as well as a four-link. The front's aggressive stance is attributed to a Street Scene bumper with air dam and billet grille. The Ranger also is complemented with Street Scene mirrors, APC euro taillights, and a Leer Topper. The interior host its own pile of customizations. Gray and blue tweed wrap the interior, and a 7-inch Kenwood monitor keeps the boredom level down. Brandon's mini rolls on 18-inch chrome KMC's and is said to come out finished before this issue does. Keep an eye out for Deluzioned in the dirty South. Good job, Brandon.


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