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Custom Sport Trucks - Homegrown Haulers - September 2007

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Galen Armenta
Sep 1, 2007
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Got Blown!
* Who: Kevin Birch
* Where: Hoagland, Indiana
* What: '36 Ford truck
To prove that Pro Street trucks never die or fade away, Kevin Birch of Hoagland, Indiana, sent us some snapshots of his fat-tired '36 Ford pickup. It has a 355ci small-block Chevy powerplant with a Littlefield Blower and two Edelbrock carburetors. Also, it has a Turbo 350 transmission connected to a narrowed Ford 9-inch rearend with a set of fat Hoosier Pro Street radial rubber surrounding a set of Center Line rims. The interior has been stitched with light-gray leather, while the exterior was sprayed with Bordeaux Red paint and accented with gray and black pinstriping on the fenders. This is what we call a classic Pro Street truck.
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What He Wins
Thanks for writing this for us, Kevin, but next time could you e-mail it to us, so we don't have to retype it? Just kidding, but for your efforts, we have chosen you for this month's "Win Our Junk" giveaway. Check your mailbox soon for a can of Blue-Be-Gone metal shine to keep that small-block bright. And to romance the wife with the smell of smoky burnouts, light up the Smokin' Ride burning rubber scented drag slick candle. Congrats!
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The Mule
* Who: Kevin Monaghan
* Where: Mechanicsville, Virginia
* What: '63 Ford F-250 4x4
Kevin Monaghan of Mechanicsville, Virginia, is the proud owner of this '63 Ford F-250 4x4 that has documented 15,900 miles-a real time capsule, for sure. He is planning on starting a frame-off resto of this jewel in late summer, but in the meantime, he shot us these pics of what it looks like today. Even though this truck is all original, Kevin has used this truck to do things even modern trucks would have a problem with, like, in Kevin's words, "This truck has pulled my backhoe out of unstickable stuck, and it drives like brand-new." We would like to send our best on the restoration, and when you get it done, send us a few pics.
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Flamed, Shaved, and Blacked Out on 22s
* Who: Patrick Wooton
* Where: Ventura County, California
* What: '02 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
Patrick Wooton writes to us from Ventura County, California, about his clean '02 Ford F-150 SuperCrew truck. The truck was 'bagged using Contitech 'bags in the front, with DJM upper and lower control arms. At the rear you will find a pair of Slam RS-72s, a KP Components four-link with cantilever, and the very first Totally Polished Watt's link ever built, with Rancho 9000 shocks all the way around. The paint is the OEM Dark Highland Green, with custom ghost flames sprayed by Iron Horse Custom Factory in Simi Valley, who also did all of the body shaving. All of the chrome has been re-plated in black nickel, including the billet grille, wheels, lugs, flamed rearview mirror and pedals, gas lid, rear tailgate oval, license plate frame, and not excluding the American Eagle Alloy wheels. The taillights have been smoked, and Patrick replaced the OEM front Ford Lightning with replica projection headlights and corners with black housings. Plans for this hauler include dialing in the suspension and replacing the engine with an HD supercharged version or upgrade the existing 5.4L with a supercharger. The interior is still stock, so after he is done with the suspension and exterior work, Patrick will start with some audio/video installations and a suede interior. Sounds great to us.
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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 was 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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