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Readers' Rides - September 2006

Galen Armenta
Oct 18, 2006
Photo 2/6   |   1989 And 1993 Chevrolet 1500 group
Family Affair
Who: Vicky Kunkel / Donnie Brady
Where: Owings Mills, Maryland /Hanover, Pennsylvania
What: '89 Chevy 1500 / '93 Chevy Extended Cab 1500
This goes to show that trucks can bring anybody together, no matter what the age difference. Vicky tells us that she and Donnie (grandson) love to go to shows together and cruise around town showing of their mods, which include suspension and body lifts, roll bars, nerf bars, custom rims, and Super Swamper tires.
Photo 3/6   |   1999 Dodge Dakota 4wd front Passengers Side View
Buster Zimmer..?
Who: Diane Zimmer
Where: Defiance, Ohio
What: '99 Dodge Dakota 4WD
Diane writes in and tells us that Buster has not had an easy life, how he was hit twice and the first time was less than a year old. Anyone who could miss a bright-yellow truck should not have a license, in our book. After Buster was hit the second time, the decision was made to add bright-pink flames to him, in hopes that he won't get smacked around anymore. Other products that were added to make him feel better are from MagnaFlow, K&N, APC, and Nu-Image. With theseadditions, the truck stands out like a Cal-Trans worker at high noon.
Photo 4/6   |   1971 Gmc Stepside drivers Side View
Clean Cut
Who: Mark VanStrate
Where: Pick a City, Wyoming
What: '71 GMC Stepside
Mark sent us a picture of his dad's '71 GMC to show us that there is more to do in Wyoming than sit around and watch trucks rust. The bed on this ride has been upgraded to a '91 GMC Stepside and is a little more grounded with a 3-1/2-inch static drop. Mark's dad wanted smoother panels, so the side markers, taillights, and tailgate handle have been shaved. Then, the truck was coated with teal and a pearl clearcoat. On the inside, the stock bench seat was reupholstered in teal and white cloth with the dash painted teal and white to match the seats.
Photo 5/6   |   1999 Dodge Durango front Drivers Side View
Red Rider
Who: Rick Perrault
Where: Duluth, Minnesota
What: '99 Dodge Durango
Rolling through the mean streets of Duluth, Rick sports 20-inch wheels with Goodyear rubber, clear corners, Euro taillights, a dual exhaust, Street Scene's Gen II bumper, Cervini's Sniper grille, and a custom hood. Ghost flames were painted on the hood to finish off the exterior. To make the interior sound as good as the outside looks, Rick installed white-face gauges, an Auto Meter tach, a Sony head unit, a Rockford amp, and two Infinity Perfect Twelve 12-inch subs.
Photo 6/6   |   1997 Chevrolet S10 front Drivers Side View
I Think I Can
Who: Travis Greene
Where: Tazewell, Tennessee
What: '97 S-10
Travis has been an avid reader of Sport Truck for quite some time, and for the last year, he has been working on his truck for a chance to see it featured in this column. Travis has a laundry list of modifications that include a '98 front-end conversion, a 5/7 drop, Euro taillights, a roll pan, a chrome bumper, and M3 mirrors. On the inside, Travis has started fiberglassing and painting parts throughout the cab, replaced the stock bench seat with buckets, flamed gauges, billet rearview mirror, and an 800-watt stereo system. Future mods include shaving the entire truck and adding an airbag-adjustable suspension. If Travis keeps working on it, he will find his custom on these pages as a feature.


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