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Custom Sport Trucks - Homegrown Haulers - December 2007

Win Our Junk!

Galen Armenta
Dec 1, 2007
Wreck To Riches
Who: Dan Pigeon
Where: Roseville, Michigan
What: '94 GMC Sonoma
Through the span of our lifetime, we will have the unfortunate pleasure of meeting the wrong people. In Dan's case, it was a drunk driver who obliterated the front end of his '94 GMC Sonoma. But, not to worry, he is OK, and as you can see, so is the truck. As the truck sat before the accident, he had a 4-inch drop, a set of 17-inch M.B. Vintage wheels with low-profile tires, and a cowl hood, and it was painted GM Sunburst Orange Metallic. Since the accident, Dan felt it was a good time to shave the truck before repainting it the Sunburst Orange. Dan's plans are to have a 350ci motor installed with the freedom to adjust his suspension with airbags.
What He Wins
Since Dan's truck is like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, we thought he deserved to be our Winner of the Month. To keep his born-again ride nice and clean, we're sending him a big bottle of Mother's Reflections car wax. He also gets some heavy-duty JB Radiator Stop Leak and a cool Proform collectable keychain. And just in case somebody decides to plow into his clean ride again, he gets a cool Penzoil shotglass to toast another build project. Cheers!
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Black Out
Who: John Atkinson
Where: Somewhere, Minnesota
What: Dodge Durango
After John purchased his Dodge Durango, he started down the path of custom truck building. He started by removing the factory badges and chucking on a set of black-face 22-inch wheels. He finished off the exterior with a bug shield, running boards, and smoked taillights. To give a little bump in his trunk, John has wired into the factory stereo system a 250-watt amplifier and a 10-inch sub. Before John can call his Durango done, he wants to add a Sniper grille and hood.
Photo 9/13   |   homegrown Haulers 2005 Nissan Armada
Welcome To Paradise
Who: Elden Arios
Where: Honolulu, Hawaii
What: '05 Nissan Armada
Rolling around the streets of Honolulu, Hawaii, is this really clean Nissan Armada, owned by Elden Arios. Starting with the outside, Elden added some massive 24-inch MOZ Dinner Roll wheels with 295/35R24 Falken Tires. To accent the factory white paint, a chrome hood shield and pillar covers were added, along with stainless steel grilles, chrome taillights, 3-1/2-inch chrome exhaust tips, and halo headlights. For his kids, he plans on adding DVD headrests, an airbag setup to make it easier for them to get in and out, and a supercharger to make sure they get to where they need to on time.
Photo 10/13   |   homegrown Haulers 1998 Ford F150
Semper Fi
Who: Donnie Kinton
Where: New River, North Carolina
What: '98 Ford F-150
While Donnie's hometown is Houston, Texas, he is currently stationed in North Carolina, protecting his country in the Marine Corps. His baby that he calls Kristin is a '98 F-150. The mods he has made to her are dual exhausts, a cold-air intake, and 22-inch Incubus wheels. For tunes, Donnie has added two 10-inch Alpine subs with a Pioneer Premier head unit with iPod and XM capabilities. Once he is able to return home, he wants to get in contact with the guys over at Ekstensive Metalworks and lay this F-150 roller out.
Photo 11/13   |   homegrown Haulers 1967 Chevrolet C10
Ole Blu
Who: Gary Harden
Where: Cusseta, Georgia
What: '67 Chevy C10
Gary Harden of Cusseta, Georgia, has fun going to truck shows all over and has received several awards for his efforts. We just wish that he sent us the list of modifications that he has done. From looking at the picture, it appears he has changed out the hood in favor of a cowl-induction style, cut in a sunroof, swapped the bed for an '88-'98 Chevy version, added a tonneau cover, changed the front amber marker lights for clear ones, and added what looks to be 20-inch wheels. The interior has been upgraded too, and even though it is harder to see, we can tell he traded the bench seat for bucket seats, swapped the steering wheel for a wrapped-style unit, and repainted the inside to match the exterior blue.
Photo 12/13   |   homegrown Haulers 1997 Isuzu Hombre
Who: Lee Sidbury
Where: Holiday, Florida
What: '97 Isuzu Hombre
If you have your own business, you know that image and first impressions mean a lot. Lee Sidbury of Holiday, Florida, sent us these pictures of his '97 Isuzu Hombre. Since Lee has gone into the automotive detailing business, his ride needs to look good. He has accomplished this with products from companies such as K&N, KMC, Falken, Belltech, and many more. On the inside, he started by painting some of the interior trim pieces, but as soon as Lee finds the time, he wants a full custom interior and banging stereo system.
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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 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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