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Custom Sport Trucks - Homegrown Haulers - June 2007

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Jun 1, 2007
Photo 2/10   |   homegrown Haulers 2002 Chevrolet Silverado
Shaved Smooth and Layin' Rails
Who: Tyler Kurth
Where: Columbus, Georgia
What: '02 Silverado extra Cab
Tyler Kurth and his '02 Silverado extra Cab are this month's choice for our Win-our-Junk contest. his truck has been 'bagged to lay frame, using a Pete & Jake's four-link with a notch in the rear and aRt's cool ride in the front. Rolling attire consists of Billet Specialties 22-inch holeshots, controlled by a matching steering wheel. the truck has been fully shaved all the way around, and the front and rear fenderwells are tubbed to clear the massive wheels. Under the hood are a custom cold-air intake and chrome radiator hoses. the truck has a hypertech programmer and Flowmaster exhaust. he had the truck covered in onyx black with a silver and blue tribal flame going along the side. the interior has been reworked in tweed with tribal designs, and the seats have been reshaped and covered in tweed with black inserts and blue tribal designs sewn in. Black carpet was thrown in, along with a custom center console that was built to house two 12-inch subs. aftermarket billet pieces were installed in the interior and the dash, whereas the door panels were smoothed and painted black.
Photo 5/10   |   homegrown Haulers 2002 Dodge Ram
BiG Red
Who: Jay Krautheim
Where: Lehigh, Florida
What: '02 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
Jay Krautheim of Lehigh, Florida, has been tinkering around with trucks for the last 20 years. his latest project is this '02 dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x2. it was lifted with a Fabtech 6-inch kit and sits on top of 22x11-inch moto metal wheels, wrapped in Kumho tires. the dodge also has a color-matched spray-in bedliner, tyC taillights, custom leather seats, nasta nerf bars, and some custom-painted dash parts. Jay is also part of the dodge truck club, Florida chapter, and works at a truck shop in his town, helping other people trick out their rides.
Photo 6/10   |   homegrown Haulers 1982 Chevrolet Silverado
Squared Off
Who: David Harris
Where: Ruckersville, Virginia
What: '82 Chevy Silverado C10
David Harris' '82 C10 is a tire-melting, asphalt-munching terror, and to get it to that state required a few modifications. He started by yanking the motor and punching it out to a 406. With 4.10 gears, it makes easy work of spinning the 33x19.50x15 mickey thompson tires. Body mods include shaved door handles, side-view mirrors, and taillights, a cowl induction hood, front and rear roll pans, a homemade rear wing, and vinyl graphics. on the inside, david has integrated power windows, a tilt steering wheel, bucket seats wrapped in tweed-style body cloth, with four-point restraints, and an upgraded audio system.
Photo 7/10   |   homegrown Haulers 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
70 Is the New 30
Who: Larry Pratt
Where: Center Sandwich, New Hampshire (Google it)
What: '04 Silverado 2500 hd 4x4
Seventy-year-old Larry Pratt has an '03 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD extended cab shortbed 4x4. he has spiffed up his truck with a few upgrades but nothing too crazy. Starting with the motor, it has the 6.0L v-8, with a Grantelli maS and performance plug wires, and a programmer tuned the eCU for performance and towing. exterior changes that Larry has made include SS custom grilles, chromed door and tailgate handles, step bars, gas door, and third brake light cover, and he added some new badging. to wrap up the inside, white-face gauges replace the oem standard issue, and a wood grain dash kit finishes it off.
Photo 8/10   |   homegrown Haulers 2002 Ford Ranger
Who: Richard Silva
Where: Corona, California
What: '02 Ford Ranger
Richard Silva from Corona, California, sent us these pictures of his '02 3.0L Ford Ranger. he has done all of the modifications to his truck, except for the front-end lift. it has a 5-1/2-inch Fabtech ultimate lift kit and sits on 32x11.50R15 BFG mudders and eagle alloys. Under the hood, it has an FiPK Gen ii intake, an Underdog underdrive pulley, and an Underdog alternator pulley powered by a Gatorback Belt. the Ranger's lighting consists of clear corners with superwhite bulbs, including interior bulbs and a Recon Led third brake light. a Precision Classic billet grille, with behindthe-grille driving lights and a billet antenna, was added for exterior appeal. to power the oversized off-road tires and wheels, this Ranger has 4.56 gears. in addition, it has custom 2-1/2-inch exhaust tubing with a Flowmaster 40-series muffl er and a custom cut-off tip. to upgrade the audio, it has an aftermarket Sony Xplod 52x4-watt stereo with an auxiliary input jack and a full set of 6x8-inch Pioneer four-way 220-watt speakers. making sure his ride stays in his possession, a Bulldog two-way alarm with engine start was installed. to finish it off, Richard wants to get a hypertech Power Programmer iii and a 10-inch sub.
Photo 9/10   |   homegrown Haulers 2005 Ford F150
Dirty Dirty
Who: Jeffrey Dunn
Where: Chandlersville, Ohio
What: '05 Ford F-150 4x4
Jeffrey would like to apologize if his truck looks a little dirty. Jeffrey lives where it gets a little cold, to the point of freezing, which would make it difficult to wash. So, we will let you slide this time, Jeffrey, but don't let it happen again. anyway, this is Jeffery dunn's '05 Ford F-150 4x4 that he bought brand-new. it has the 4.6L v-8, which he added a K&n intake system and a magnaFlow cat-back exhaust with dual-outs, too. exterior styling consists of Bushwacker extend-a-fender fender flares, a bug deflector, nerf bars, 17-inch eagle alloys, a generic set of outline white-letter tires, and a 2-1/2-inch leveling kit that leveled the front end, nicely. he plans to add some slightly bigger tires and upgrade the stock sound system as soon as he can convince his wife that it is a necessity. Good luck with that.
Photo 10/10   |   homegrown Haulers win Our Junk
Want to Win Our Junk?
every month, we are going to choose one lucky reader who will receive something from our secret vault (OK... it's not really a secret vault; it's more like a file cabinet-cough-drawer). So, send us pictures of your truck, your name, address, and a way for us to get a hold of you (unless you want us to have fun with your missing information), along with what is done to your truck and high-resolution pictures. either e-mail all your stuff to:, or send it to: Sport truck magazine, Homegrown Haulers, 2400 East Katella Ave., Ste. 700, Anaheim, Ca 92806



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