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Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - April 2007

Hometown, Cruisin', Local, Customs

Ashley Alexander
Apr 1, 2007
Photo 2/5   |   custom Mini Trucks 1993 Toyota Pickup
Dream Sickle
Alex Jimenez, from Nashville, Tennessee, has a dream to finish his '93 Toyota Pickup. At this time, Alex has shaved the door handles, the gas door, the antenna, the tailgate handle, his corner lights, rock guards, third brake light, and the passenger-side mirror. To continue the smooth look, he also has a smooth tailgate skin with frenched license plate, and a smooth roll pan. The inside rocks a fiberglass dash and the outside rocks 4wd fenders, bumper, and a valance along with a custom paint job. To top it off, Alex bolted up a set of 17-inch MSR rims. Future plans include 20-inch rims, body-dropped and 'bagged. Alex is going to call his ride DRMSICKL, standing for dream sickle, because the exterior paint will consist of sunset orange and the inside will be white.
Photo 3/5   |   custom Mini Trucks 1992 Chevy S10
Third Time's the Charm
Jimmy Baker, from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, home of the All Truck Nationals, owns this '92 Chevy S-10. Some of his major modifications include a 'bagged suspension with Firestone airbags. The exterior sports shaved door handles, and antenna, with a GMC Sonoma grille and billet insert. A custom front bumper, custom taillights, as well as a custom-built exhaust finish off the major mods, while a billet, rear-view mirror, a rocking system, and 15-inch wire rims make this ride a complete daily pimp wagon. Jimmy's future plans include a full-skin combo, hood, and a two-tone silver and green paint job.
Photo 4/5   |   custom Mini Trucks custom Gmc
Minitruckin' For Life
Jeff Watson, from Waterdown, Ontario, Canada, has been through hell and back trying to create the perfect minitruck. After getting his GMC low enough to the ground, the truck was T-boned, which twisted the frame, but Jeff picked up the pieces and tried again. After straightening the frame, shaving everything, new paint, a rag top, and a monoleaf bag setup, the not-so-uncommon occurred. The frame gave out due to a poor 'bag install by a local shop. Now, Jeff has decided to take the reins and do it himself with some help from his friend, Dave. To make sure the truck was done right, Jeff bought a new truck, stripped it to the frame, installed a Suicidedoors 5-Link, capped the frame, and sent the frame out to get painted and airbrushed. Jeff and Dave then put the cab back on, ran new lines, and installed a fully rebuilt 4.3L engine, and that is how the truck sits now. Jeff's future plans are to have the truck body-dropped 3 inches, a hot-rod style interior, and to finish the box interior with a lexan notch cover and graphics.
Photo 5/5   |   custom Mini Trucks 1997 Ford Ranger
Mark Croston, from Magnolia, Ohio, has owned his '97 Ford Ranger for seven years and has been working on it for the past three. In those three years, Mark has managed to steal some time from his supportive fiance, Amber, and get his Ranger on air with one-off tubular front 'bag mounts and a handmade 4-link out back. The truck rides on Slam Specialties' 'bags, with 3/8 SMC valves, and has a 15-gallon fuel cell. The entire bed is shaved with a frenched-in license-plate box, along with Supra taillights molded into the roll pan. The interior has two-toned leather seats, a painted dash, new matching carpet, a custom-built center console-which houses the air gauges and fuel gauge-and the Billet Specialties' Rival steering wheel. On the truck's side, orange-pearl ghost flames go from the fender to the back of the cab. It's currently riding on 17x9-inch billet wheels, with Nitto NT555 tires. We can't wait to see what Mark comes up with next!



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