Custom Chevy S-10 - Mini - 2 - NV - Mini Truckin' Section
Another Kustom Kars Kreation
Derek Pinkstaff is a guy who loves trucks: customizing them and taking pride in them. If you can relate to these qualities, the two of you would probably get along great considering his daily driver is a super-clean mini worthy of envy. Walking around shows all over the South, Derek picked up some ideas he liked and ran with them while building his own show truck. Draped in bright paint and sporting large billets, this S-10 is as clean as it is well put-together.
Beginning with the chassis, Derek drove the truck to Kustom Kars in Savannah, Tennessee, where the talented team bolted on a set of Firestone airbags and an Air Ride Technologies Air Bar rear kit. Using 3/8-inch line and Easystreet valves, the truck can air out quickly and put the Xtreme body panels on the ground. Stuffed under each fender are Boyd Coddington Turbines measuring 18x8 inches wrapped in 225/40R18 rubber.
Larry Harville of Kustom Kars is responsible for the multiple colors appearing on the S-10. Using House of Kolor Sunrise and Sunset Pearl along with white and green, the Chevy now sports a flamed two-tone with a Swiss-cheese graphic going through it. Before the paint was applied, the tailgate handle was shaved and a steel cowl-induction hood was installed. Other exterior modifications include euro taillights, clear corners, diamond headlights, and billet steps by JBS Enterprises.
Open the two-tone doors and a completely covered tweed interior expertly wrapped by Gary Sellers of Corinth, Mississippi exposes itself. Derek's stock seats were also wrapped with tan leather to add some elegance to the fabric. Audio Addiction, also of Corinth, built the audio system using a Pioneer DVD head unit, Memphis audio amps, and a sub box housing five Memphis Audio 12-inch subwoofers. Several painted pieces add contrast to the interior, and billet pieces add the requisite flair.
Under the cowl-induction hood lies a Vortec 4.3L adorned in billet caps, painted plastics, and several polished metal pieces. Performance mods include a K&N intake, a Poweraid throttle-body spacer, a 160-degree stat, and a Flowmaster exhaust.
Front to back, Derek has one nice ride and wanted to thank Kustom Kars, Audio Addiction, Brad Hosea for the wrenching, and Gary Sellers for the interior.