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Custom 1994 Mazda B2300 - 8th Wonder

You Don't See These Every Day

Ernie Macias
May 1, 2007
Photographers: Brandon Burrell
Photo 11/13   |   OWNER: Neil ModlinRIDE: '94 Mazda B2300LOCATION: Ft. Walton Beach, FloridaCLUB: Negative Camber
Minitrucks have always looked like side-show attractions from your local Big Top circus to most people. The difference in Neil's truck is that if you put it in a tent at a local show, it kind of looks like the 8th wonder of the world to minitruckers. I mean, it's a standard cab Mazda, so what's so different about that? Well, you don't see too many of these newer, body-style Mazda's around, much less body-dropped and fully painted. This isn't your normal, run of the mill Mazda. Unlike their Ford Ranger step-sisters, they haven't been that popular to most minitruckers. One good look at this truck and you just might be asking yourself, why is that?
That, however, wasn't going to deter Neil from pounding-out this amazing B-series mini to take on the southern show circuit. Neil is all about cruising and hanging out with his buddies in his club, Negative Camber. After three years of working on the truck, the best thing now was to hit the road. This was all thanks to his buddies over at Kunfuzed Customz, where the truck went from stock to radical.
The rundown for this truck started by smoothing out the entire truck, everything that could be shaved was shaved. The fact that Neil is a bodyman by trade definitely helped in this situation. This would add a smoother look to the gnarly graphics laid out by Dennis Virga. Using House of Kolor products, they were able to make the truck stand out in the crowd. The same type of treatment was done on the inside by the crew over at Kunfuzed, to make it smooth and clean. So, now you've got a clean body and interior, the only thing needed was an altitude adjustment. A cut here, a cut there, and before you knew it, the truck was on the ground. This goes to show you that a body-drop can do wonders for the eyes. So, the next time you hear about the "seven wonders of the world," tell people you have seen the 8th wonder, and it drags body.
Photo 12/13   |   1994 Mazda B2300 shift Nob

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 18x8 Bonspeed Lagunas
Tires: 205/35R18 Falken
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Front suspension: Dream Beams by DJM
Rear suspension: Pete & Jakes Parallel four-link
Airbag/cylinder type and size: Firestone
Valves: 3/8 SMC valves
Compressor: Nitrogen
Air line: 3/8-inch air line
Gas tank: Custom 20-gallon tank
Performed by: Kunfuzed Customz
City/state: Gulfport, MS
Body Modifications
Shaved: door handles, roll pan, smoothed-out tailgate, antenna, rain gutters, cowl, third brake light, stake holes, emblems
Body-dropped: 3-1/2 inches
Back end: Roll pan
Taillights: 10-inch LED
Suicide doors: Custom fabbed using FBI suicide doors kit parts
Performed by: Kunfuzed Customz
City/state: Gulfport, MS
Brand and colors: Dupont Ford Seafoam Green and Ford Silver
Style: Graphics
Misc.: Graphics are House of Kolor Purple Passion and General Motors' Orange
Performed by: Kevin Holland and Dennis Virga
Seats: Circle track racing seats
Material: Gray leather
Dash: Smoothed and painted to match
Center console: Custom built
Gauges: Air gauges in dash
Misc.: Custom shift knob, carriage workssteering wheel
Performed by: Kunfuzed Customz
City/state: Gulfport, MS
Photo 13/13   |   1994 Mazda B2300 owner
Head unit: Kenwood
Mids and highs: Memphis Audio 6-1/2inch mids
Amplifier for mids and highs: PPI 1400
Subwoofers: 8-inch Kicker Comp
Performed by: Kunfuzed Customz
City/state: Gulfport, MS
Special Thanks (by owner):
Kevin Holland, Les Holland, Kunfuzed Customz, Dennis Virga, all of my N.C.brothers, and my mom.


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