Custom 1999 Ford F150 Truck - Sibling Rivalry

A Brothers Challenge Makes A Dream Come True

Gary Blount
May 1, 2006
Photographers: Joseph Dowling
If you have siblings, then you probably remember some torturous times as a kid. Sneering facial expressions, wedgies, wet-willies, noogies, red bellies, and other types of torture were all part of daily life. The screams of "He's looking at me" and "I didn't do it" are commonplace-which is probably where the term screaming me me came from. What is all this animosity about? Where does sibling rivalry come from? And what purpose does it have?
The answer is: These irritating actions establish the pecking order and give the "King of the Roost" crown to one, normally the oldest, child that is usually struck with a sense responsibility for the newfound kingdom. The self-proclaimed king is the first to yell at their brothers or sisters for doing something wrong. This dominant individual will even take it upon them selves to actually discipline their siblings in an attempt to keep the peace between family and friends to prevent disaster.
The natural essence of sibling rivalry also teaches the basic principles of competition. This, of course, leads to learning the benefit of hard work, which can provide a means to achieving success. Junior Garza found the ends to some sibling rivalry by age 19. It was Junior's older brother who told him he could build a show truck from a stock Ford F-150. With this bold statement in mind, Junior bought this Blue Oval, so he could either have a cool truck that he didn't have to work on, or so he could yell "I told you so" in the face of his older brother.
The thing about time and work is that with enough time given to hard work, many things can happen. In fact, as Junior's brother chipped away at the stock truck to build a custom, Junior started working on the truck as well. Before they knew what hit them, the challenge invoked by rivalry worked itself into a close bond. Even though they both have their own fish tales about who did what, they were brought together under the label of "Custom Builder."
The 411
Owner/hometown: Junior Garza / Pasadena,Texas
Year/make/model: '99 Ford F-150
Engine/drivetrain: 4.2 V-6 / automatic transmission
Wheels/tires: 22-inch Center Line Lexi IV / Pirelli 265/35R22 Scorpion
Suspension: Firestone 2600 airbags /Viair compressor
Fabricator: Xtreme Toyz in Pasadena, Texas
Body Mods: 4-inch body drop / rag top / Colorado Customs Fire 14-inch steeringwheel / shaved taillights, door handles, tailgate, gas door, and smoothed bed
Brightwork: Trenz grille / Sir Michaels roll pan / Street Scene mirrors
Custom Paint: PPG Blue Frost
Painter: Orlando Lopez of Chestnut Toyz
Interior: Tweed gray interior with flames stitched into the seats
Upholsterer: Arjonas in Pasadena, Texas
Audio/video: Pioneer 6500 head unit with Eclipse separates
Club: Damage Inc.

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