Custom 1992 Chevrolet S-10 - Total Package

Quest To Be Different

Chad Lucas
Oct 1, 2009
Photographers: Phil Fowler
Photo 2/8   |   1992 Chevrolet S10 passenger Side View
Massachusetts isn't exactly what you would call the mecca of mini-truckin'. Heck, it's not even one of the random hardcore mini-truckin' communities. That's why situations such as these make us happier than anything. Nathan Davidson of Shrewsburry, MA, and his heavily detailed '92 Chevy S-10 came out of nowhere. There are no mini-trucks in his immediate area, no old-school mini-truckers to guide him in the right, and no local mini-truck cruises to help fuel his fire.
This all being the case, how did Nate grow into the builder that he is now? Let's see...Nate ended up going to the Magnetic Mini show some five years ago and caught a glimpse of an old-school S-10 that was just hammered to the ground. This vision stuck in Nate's head and would end up being the ultimate goal in his future. There is nothing like this where Nate lives, so he loved the idea of being different. Nate works at Bolyston Body Shop in Bolyston, MA, so working on autos wasn't foreign to him.
After the initial build was over, Nate was driving his prized mini down the road. Due to either the strong winds or utter power of the mildly modified GM thunder, the hood would proceed to swing back and rip the wiper cowl, which had been molded to the fenders. Nate took this as a sign from God and put his dime back in the shop. This build would be the epitome of custom and everything that Nate had dreamed of. A one-off interior by Mark Shea of Sound Sensation in Auburn, MA, and a completely detailed undercarriage make this ride a showstopper.
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 20x8-inch Eagles
Tires: 235/35ZR20 Toyo

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: air
Rear suspension: custom cantilever four-link
Airbag/cylinder type and size Front: 2500 Slam Specialties, Rear: 2600 Slam Specialties
Control arms: modified Chassis Tech upper and lower control arms
Spindles/springs: Chassis Tech drop spindles
Shocks: Toxic
Valves: Asco 1/2-inch
Compressors: 125 Nitrogen tank
Air line: Parker stainless steel 1/2-inch line
Frame mods: monster-notch, smoothed and shaved
Frame material: 1-1/2-inch tube
Gas tank: aluminum fuel cell
Brakes: cross-drilled
Detail work: frame painted PPG silver
Performed by: owner

Body Modifications
Shaved: doors, body lines, cowl, bed, and rockers
Frenched: rear license plate
Body dropped: 4 inches
Back end: FBI tailgate combo
Taillights: 6-inch LEDs
Exterior bolt-ons: billet grille, aluminum Harley mirrors
Misc: flared bed sides and front fenders
Performed by: owner

Paint
Brand and colors: House of Kolor pearl, PPG silver, and Global clear
Style: graphics on hood
Pinstriping: owner in HOK Neon Green
Airbrushing: skulls in graphic
Performed by: owner at Bolyston Auto Body City/state: Bolyston, MA

Interior
Seats: chopped Camaro buckets
Material: blue and gray tweed
Dash: custom fiberglass
Door panels: fiberglass
Center console: custom fiberglass
Flooring: tweed
Headliner: tweed
Gauges: Auto Meter with white faces
Performed by: upholstery by Matt Smith of New England Trim; custom work by Mark Shea or Sound Sensation

Stereo
Head unit: Rockford Fosgate
Mids & highs: Boston
Amplifier for mids & highs: Boston 2-channel
Subwoofers: Boston G5 subwoofer
Amplifier for subwoofers: Boston 2-channel
Video: Accele 15.5 widescreen in dash
Custom fabrication: custom fiberglass console housing 10-inch sub
Performed by: Mark Shea City/state: Auburn, MA

Engine/Performance
Camshaft: Comp Cams
Intake: Edelbrock 300-cfm tbi
Header/exhaust: Edelbrock headers, Flowmaster mufflers
Driveshaft: painted
Battery: SRV Location: bed
Detail work: smoothed and painted top and bottom
Performed by: owner

Special Thanks
Nathan's parents, Mark Shea at Sound Sensations, Matt Smith at New England Trim, Jon at Bolyston Autobody, Keith Holmes, and Paul

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