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Custom 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Extra Cab Mini Truck - S-Done

Not Your Average Dime-A-Dozen Roller

Chad Lucas
Sep 1, 2006
Photographers: Mike Alexander
Photo 2/18   |   OWNER: Jason WoodsRIDE: '98 Chevrolet S-10 Extra CabLOCATION: Glendora, CACLUB: Severed Ties
Mini-truckers seem to go through vehicles like Chuck Norris goes through opponents. Very few mini owners are consistent and patient on one goal. Jason Woods of Glendora, California, is one mini-trucker who doesn't share this trait. Buying his S-10 brand new in '98, getting in debt was the first thing on his mind. Before the paper plates were yanked, Jason had a frame-laying, 17-inch-billet-wheel-sitting (big baller at the time), woofer-booming, sick mini.
The amount of incarnations that Jason's truck has been through puts the ladies of Dr. 90210 to shame. The amount of themes, ideas, premises, and stances are just far too many to categorize. In one manifestation, the back of the dime was fitted with 21-inch wheels that not even the manufacturer of the wheels could get tires for at the time. How did he get them, you ask? Air shipping from Japan, of course. Hey, when SEMA is your calling you make the next-to-impossible happen. Also, in crunch time for SEMA, Jason and his girl Alyson switched time waiting in line for the brand new PlayStation 2. Trust us, it was the only one at SEMA with the hot new video game system.
Not liking the "full pull" look of staggered rim sizes, Jason would eventually step up to 22's all the way around. Wanting to feel comfortable when he does drive it, his A/C was chopped and reconfigured to hug the Hankook tires. The paint would also have to be updated to the current standards of cool, so away the House of Kolor Kandy would fly.
Photo 3/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab custom Center Console
So, what's the bad luck, you ask? Where do we start? To begin with, when his truck was bagged to fit his first set of 20's, the shop doing it put a dent in the side of the bed. When the dent was repaired there was a paint code mix-up and the Indigo Blue contrasted the freshly laid purple touch-up paint. When the truck was sanded back down a few years later to be sprayed one color, the tonneau cover was stolen. At the Forbidden Fantasy show one year his truck was backed into by an unknown bucket right in the view of the hotel's security cameras. Problem was that in order for the cameras to work there needs to be something on the other end to record. Yeah, way to be on the ball.
As for current events, two days before the photo shoot Jason's daily-driven Ford Ranger was broken into. How does this affect the S-10? Jason's one-off wheel adapters were stolen, as was his PSP, all of his DVDs, and countless other nameless items. With only a day to spare Aaron Iha was commissioned to make the impossible happen on a new set of custom adapters. But, hey, he's Aaron Iha and "last-minute solutions" is his middle name.
Photo 4/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab rear Passengers Side View
The S-Done was a collective effort of many people throughout the years. We know you've heard it a million times but we'll let Jason tell you this time. "Do it right the first time. You'll save about 40-50 grand, a lot of heartache, and countless hours of alone time." OK, so we elaborated a hair. There's more to come from this hardcore mini-trucker. Having two makeshift garages next to his actual garage, Jason has a couple of body-laying mini's just dying for that last five minutes of attention before they get sent out for finish work. Remember, persistence pays off.
Photo 11/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab wheel
The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 22-inch MHT G-note
Backspace: +35mm with adapters
Tires: 245/30ZR22255/30ZR 22 Hankook
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Rear suspension: Six-link
Airbag type and size: Front: 2,600 Firestones Rear: 2,500 Firestones
Spindles/springs: SSBC 2-inch drop spindles
Shocks: Doetsch Tech in the rear
Valves: Four 15mm SMCs, 10mm SMC 8
Compressors: Two Thomas 317s
Air/hydro accessories: Two 5-gallon
Frame mods: Step notch
Brakes: SSBC Force Ten 13-inch with four-piston calipers
Detail work: Chromed link bars, chrome control arms
Misc: '90 S-10 brake booster, no ABS, extended wiring harness, computer, and fuse block relocated to inside
Performed by: Owner
Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, tailgate handle, taillights, wipers, wiper cowl, squirters,antenna, and mirrors
Frenched: License plate in roll pan
Back end: Molded Grant Kustoms roll pan
Taillights: Flush LED taillights
Exterior bolt-ons: Billet grille, Pro-One oval chrome mirrors, clear parking lights
Misc: Tubbed bed
Performed by: Classic Traditions
City/state: Westminster
Photo 12/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab rear Drivers Side View
Brand and colors: House of Kolor Kandy Lime Gold with silver and Indigo Blue and White Ice Pearl
Style: Dual layer flames
Pinstriping: Bob Iverson
Airbrushing: Skulls and accents by Dan Schultz of DVS Designs
Misc: Line X'd bed floor
Performed by: Classic Traditions
City/state: Westminster, CA
Photo 13/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab custom Interior
Seats: Chopped stock buckets
Material: Charcoal, Lime Green, and blue suede
Dash: Painted dash bezel
Door panels: Custom-made fiberglass painted Kandy Lime Gold
Center console: Blazer console painted Kandy Lime Gold
Flooring: Black carpet
Headliner: Blue suede
Gauges: APC whiteface gauges
Misc: Two air gauges, chrome shifter, BAD Fury billet steering wheel, FBISevered Ties rearview mirror, FBI billet dash kit
Performed by: Advanced Specialties
City/state: La Habra
Head unit: Panasonic CDXC88
Mids & highs: Two pairs of MA Audio 6-1/2-inch component sets
Amplifier for mids & highs: MA Audio HC504 four-channel
Subwoofers: Six 12-inch MA Audio subwoofers
Amplifier for subwoofers: Two MA Audio HC1002's
Wiring/accessories: Tsunami
Video: Myron & Davis 11.3-inch flip-down screen
Custom fabrication: Custom fiberglass subwoofer enclosure, bed kit housing amplifiers and power accessories
Misc: Four MA Audio 1-farad digital capacitors, three Optima Yellow Tops with digital tops, PS2
Performed by: Owner and friends
Photo 17/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab engine Compartment
Supercharger: Polished Vortech
Boost: 6 psi
Intake: Custom intake tubes chromed
Exhaust: Flowmaster
Ignition: Crane Cams
Battery: Three yellow-top Optima's
Location: Two in bed and one under
Inner fenders: Custom made by Aaron Iha
Detail work: Fenders painted
Misc: Vortech fuel pump
Performed by: Owner
Photo 18/18   |   custom 1998 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab drivers Side View With Owner
Special Thanks
Jason's family, his mom and dad, Alyson, Kyndall and Brooklyn, Aaron Iha, Ryan Catalfo, Dale Thomas, B.J. Disselkoen, Brian Hale, Mar-loan Winik, Josh Freeman, your mom, Chad Lucas, Mike Alexander, Severed Ties, SSBC, Dan at FBI, Bob Grant of Grant Kustoms, Jared Crutchfield of Classic Traditions, and .D. Hale at MHT Wheels



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