Custom 1998 Chevrolet S-10 - Chicks Dig It

Driven and Pimped Daily

Ernie Macias
Aug 1, 2007
Photographers: Joseph Dowling
Photo 2/11   |   Owner: William CramerRide: '98 Chevy S-10Hometown: Baytown, TexasClub: Erratic
Daily driven and daily dragged are a few double D's that minitruckers like to hear and speak. (There's also a few we like to see.) Not everybody can brag that they drive their truck every day, but William Cramer from Baytown, Texas, can add that-and the fact that he built it himself-to his list of accomplishments with this S-Dime. That's only one of the things that let William stand apart from the norm. While most guys brag about dragging on others taking trophies, William brags that chicks dig his truck, and what young male minitrucker wouldn't be excited about that?
We asked William why he built his truck and he simply replied with, "To see if I could finish one." That's one thing many minitruckers have a problem with. Most guys start a truck and never seem to get to the point where it's done. Some were even quoted stating that minitrucks are never truly finished. No matter which way you feel, you can clearly see why chicks dig this truck, it's rolling 22s daily! "It was the hardest part of the build," exclaimed William. Apparently, learning how to do it the hard way wasn't what it was all cracked up to be. Everything about the entire ordeal was a new headache: "Doing the brakes, tubing the firewall, you name it." But through thick and thin, William was able to finish the deed before him. He's also proud that he didn't take any shortcuts throughout the entire process and built the truck in six months.
These days, the truck can be seen cruising the streets of Baytown in style, and don't be surprised if the next time you see him it's him dragging right by you. This mini is a beast and it packs a serious punch. The V-6 motor has some kick, it sports a 4:10 gear ratio, and a 125-shot NOS bottle ready to deal with any haters. So be on the look out for this Dime, and watch your girlfriend, she just might fall for the chick magnet.
The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 22x9.5 Delta Force Diablos
Tires (Front): 255/30R22 555 Nitto
Tires (Rear): 285/30R22 555 Nitto
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Front suspension: Bone Yard control arms
Rear suspension: 19 inches of travel with a link system
Airbag/cylinder type and size (Front/Rear): Slam Specialties
Spindles/springs: Belltech
Compressor: Thomas
Air line: 1/2-inch
Gas tank: Fuel cell
Performed by: Owner William Cramer
City/state: Baytown, Texas
Brand and colors: HOK Tangelo Pearl and Pure White
Style: Two-tone
Pinstriping: HOK Green stripe
Misc.: Painted in the owner's garage
Performed by: Owner William Cramer
City/state: Baytown, Texas
Seats: Wrapped the stock seat
Material: Leather and orange suede
Dash: Painted inserts
Misc.: NOS bottle in back
Special Thanks (by owner):
To B.J. for the truck, Shawn, and to everybody who said I couldn't build it. Without the haters, I wouldn't have finished it. And, thanks to Eddy T. and my family.



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