Readers' Custom Trucks - Readers' Rides - March 2006
Mud Lover This '99 Ford F-250 belongs to Adrian Alba of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Adrian is a dedicated student at the University of New Mexico as well as a dedicated truck lover. Adrian took his time in modifying his truck because he first wanted to have fun with it in the mud. He began upgrading it by adding 37-inch rubber, a billet grille, lights with clear covers and a toolbox in the bed. For the interior, the dashboard was modified and for sound, an Alpine entertainment system was installed with a 5-inch DVD screen for viewing.
The Midst This '99 Chevy Silverado rides around the streets of Waldorf, Maryland, with its proud owner behind the wheel. John Bergling puts pedal to the metal when he shows off his truck to his neighbors. Initially, John didn't want to change his truck, but after reading Truckin' he was inspired. He installed a Billet grille with a front Bow Tie and changed the lights to clear ones. Last but not least, the 20-inch sport metal Krynos wheels wrapped in Goodyear rubber were installed.
Idolized For Quinn Pearson of Friendswood, Texas, his '05 Ford F-150 is getting ready to be seen and heard through the show crowd. In order to achieve his goal, Quinn has lifted the truck with a 6-inch Fabtech suspension system and installed 22-inch wheels wrapped in Toyo rubber. For amazing sound a 10-inch Solo-Baric with a Kicker amp was added. Quinn hopes to continue upgrading his truck so he can enter it in many shows.
Blazin' Doug Craig of Shorewood, Illinois, owns this '04 Chevy Extreme Blazer. Doug tells us that he's been working on his truck since he first set eyes on it. With so many innovative ideas on upgrading his truck, he didn't know where to begin. First installed were 20-inch Kane wheels wrapped with Nitto rubber along with a 4-inch drop kit and carbon-fiber taillights. To entertain passengers, he installed a Kenwood 6-inch screen along with an audio system. Future plans include a change of color, a shaved body, and a custom interior.
Dakota 4U Nic Fielden of Derby, Kansas, is the proud owner of this '01 Dodge Dakota. Being a full-time student, Nic found a way to make time to modify his truck and still keep up with his schoolwork. The truck rides on 20-inch wheels on a 2/3 drop and roars with its ram air hood intake. A tonneau cover and third brake light cover were added along with fender flares and grille inserts. In the future Nic plans on customizing the interior and giving the truck's engine more power.
All Fired Up Greg King of Marina, California, is the proud owner of this '03 Ford F-150. Greg installed a T-Rex polished grille with bumper inserts along with mirror accents and clear taillights. The truck rides on 22-inch Da'Vinci Pasha wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes and is equipped with a K&N air filter.