2007 Isuzu i290 & i370 - Blues Brothers
A Mini-Duo From Isuzu
A long-time staple in the mini-truck scene, Isuzu has seen a recent resurgence in the older Pup line amongst those truck owners whom have Sawzalls in their hands. Newer models, however, have not seen the large surge in sales of its Colorado and Canyon brethren. Isuzu decided to take its truck sales more seriously and tackle the custom world head-on. When this project was given the green light, one customizer came to mind for the Isuzu team, Street Scene Equipment. After taking delivery of two '07 Isuzu trucks, one I-370 Crew Cab and one I-290 Extended Cab, the crew at Street Scene went to work at making them a unique pair.
Starting with the I-290, the crew at Street Scene Equipment bolted on a Ground Force 2/3 drop kit consisting of front coils, rear blocks, and rear spring plates. Also, 20-inch American Racing RT-S chrome wheels with Toyo 255/45R20 tires were added on. It wouldn't be a Street Scene project without some of the company's latest styling accessories bolted on, and the Isuzu is no exception. Replacing the factory body parts, Street Scene Equipment Cal View mirrors were added, as well as a Generation 1 bumper cover, roll pan, a side-skirt kit, wiper cowl, brushed Speed Grilles, hidden hitch, flip-up license plate kit, and fog lights. Other than the Street Scene hardware, a SnugTop tonneau was added for good looks and extra bed security. With a whole new appearance, the truck was delivered to L&G Paint and Body, located in San Dimas, California, where the truck was painted Isuzu Pacific Blue. Completing the overall look are custom yellow vinyl graphics from APE Wraps.
Inside of the I-290, the guys over at Audio Innovations, in Glendora, California, kept things simple and installed the Roadwire/Classic Soft Trim blue leather seats and added a Clarion head unit and speakers. Having completed one truck, Street Scene set out to tackle the I-370 Crew Cab.
Deciding to lift the Crew Cab, Street Scene installed a 4-inch Skyjacker lift using lift spindles, drop down brackets, and rear lift leaf springs. Filling the new wheel gap are 17-inch American Racing Mojave teflon-coated wheels with Toyo 295/70R17 Mud Country tires. Added to the rugged looks were aggressive body components from Street Scene including : Generation 1 bumper cover, Cal View mirrors, black chrome Speed Grilles, a flip-up license-plate kit, a hidden hitch, roll pan, and wiper cowl. Rampage lightbar and nerf bars give the Isuzu a tough appearance and the 6-1/2-inch Street Scene off-road lights provide extra light for off pavement expeditions.
Again, L&G Paint and Body was called upon to apply the Isuzu Pacific Blue paint and matching APE Wraps vinyl graphics, which give the two trucks a twin-like appearance. Audio Innovations installed Roadwire/Classic Soft Trim leather seats in the I-370, as well. Clarion was the source for the head unit and speakers.
Built in only six weeks, these two trucks show what can be done with Isuzu's latest offerings in the mid-size truck market.