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Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - May 2007

Hometown, Cruisin', Local, Customs

Ashley Alexander
May 1, 2007
Photo 2/5   |   1994 Isuzu Truck drivers Side View
True Minitruck
A.J. Burge, a minitrucker from Leavenworth, Kansas, is the proud owner of a '94 Isuzu Pickup truck. A.J. showers the asphalt with sparks, proving that he owns a badass daily driver. A.J.'s suspension consists of 3/8-inch valves, firestone airbags, toxic shocks, a Viair 460 compressor and triangulated four-link. The exterior rocks a Trenz billet grill, chrome bumper, clear corners, shaved tailgate handle, welded in roll pan, and a checkmate bedcover, all rollin' on some 17-inch KMC unit wheels. A.J. has big plans for his Isuzu; look out for him and his ride at Midwest Dragfest '07.
Photo 3/5   |   chevrolet S10 front Drivers Side View
By a lot of time and guess work invested, George emerged from the winter season with this sweet second-generation S-10. With the little time that George has, he has managed to do most of the work on his S-10, including: the paint, installing the 'bags, making the grille, and installing a functioning turbo. Some other mods include: shaved doors, antenna, tailgate-and no truck should go without these accessories-FBI roll pan, chrome Speed Grille, clear corners, color-matched air tanks, and a pioneer deck with TVs all around. Keep up the hard work and we hope to see you at some shows this season.
Photo 4/5   |   1999 Chevrolet S10 front Drivers Side View
Never Done
Minitrucker and broke in the same sentence? That can't be. Guy Ganser from Bettendorf, Iowa, knows first hand what building a minitruck can do to our finances, but he doesn't let little things like that get in his way. Guy has gone many months, broke as a joke, because of his '99 S-10. His S-10 sports shaved door handles, antenna, tailgate, and smooth roll pan, 3-inch cowl hood, front bumper, custom tail lights, corner lights, and side markers, with House of Kolor's custom glow in the dark paint to finish it off. As we all know, what is in the inside is just as important as the outside, and so Guy had the inside painted to match. He also added some life with his Pioneer headunit CD player with two 10-inch Sony Explod speakers in custom-made boxes, and he has much more in mind for the future.
Photo 5/5   |   2002 Ford Ranger passenger Side Front View
Putting both family and friends as second priorities is a normal occurrence, while trying to make your truck a custom masterpiece. James Richer, from Bed Ford, Texas, owes his family and friends a great deal of gratitude for putting up with the passion that he has for his '02 Ford Ranger. With a 3-inch Doetsch Spindle lift and 2-inch blocks, James is a cut above the rest. The exterior is rockin' a billet grille, clear corners, Street Scene Sport mirrors, JCW fender flares, bedrails, and bed caps. And the engine consists of Super Chips Tuned, K&N 77-Series intake, and a MagnaFlow dual exhaust. Some interior mods include: Wet Okole seat covers, a carbon-fiber dash kit, and a Pioneer CD player, which are all rollin' on 15x8 American Racing Alloys. Keep up the hard work, James, hope to see "Snowy" at the shows this season.
Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Ridin' Around is a snap-of the camera, that is. All it takes is a couple of good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs. Please shoot and send photos of your truck only (no people, pets, Polaroids, or printouts) to: Mini Truckin' magazine, Ridin' Around, 2400 E. Katella Ave., Ste. 700, Anaheim, CA 92806. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it. This can include information about the buildup or any special history on the truck.


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