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Custom 1986 Chevrolet S-10 - Tow Dis

Pop's Daily Driver Became The Trophy Hauler

Ernie Macias
Feb 1, 2008
Photographers: Brandon Burrell
Photo 2/12   |   Owner: Andrew Lee DunnRide: '86 Chevrolet S-10Hometown: Friendsville, Tennessee
Imagine being a 15-year-old kid, when your pops gives you the keys to his Chevy S-10. You would probably be ecstatic at first but then realize along with the truck comes chores and responsibility. Eventually you would get over those things, realize life isn't always fair, and move on to the bigger picture: the fresh canvas S-10.
This is the story of Andrew Lee Dunn, from Tennessee. At a very young age, Andrew acquired this truck, which was a great start. Besides, who doesn't like a zero-out-of-pocket start?
Andrew had the truck and the vision. He then had to decide what to do with his Dime. Andrew started by adding wheels to his square-body truck. Next, he added an Air Ride suspension. For this, Andrew took his truck to the creative hands at Fatboy Customs, where the staff tore it down and went crazy with it. They cut everything out of the way and firmly planted the Dime on the ground to lay frame. Air Ride Technologies upper arms and Belltech spindles were used for a smooth transition to the floor.
Once this was all said and done, the guys at Killer Kolor in Maryville, Tennessee, attended to the body, which had already been shaved and cleaned up by the guys at Fat Boy Customs. PPG colors and DuPont paints were used to bring the two-tone color scheme alive. At this point, Andrew realized the truck wouldn't be complete without a body-drop before the interior went in. So, this was completed, too. After all, everybody knows square-body Dimes just look proper on the ground.
Andrew would like to thank the guys at Fat Boy Customs for being a great help and an inspiration on his build.
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 19x8 Boyd Renegade
Backspace (Front/Rear): 4.5 inches
Tires (Front/Rear): 215/35R19 Nitto Tire
Photo 12/12   |   1986 Chevrolet S10 custom Bed
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Suspension (Front/Rear): 'Bags
Airbag/cylinder type and size: (Front): 2500 Firestone (Rear): 2500 Firestone
Control arms: Air Ride Technologies uppers
Spindles: 2-inch Belltech
Shocks: Murray shocks
Valves: 1/2-inch Black Max
Compressors: Two Viair 450
Air line: 1/2-inch
Frame mods: Front notched for tie-rod ends
Performed by: Fat Boy Customs
City/state: Maryville, TN
Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, tailgate, antenna, body line, and gas tank lid
Frenched: License plate
Body-dropped: 3.25 inches
Front end: Billet grille, billet insert in front bumper
Back end: Smoothed with the tailgate skin and roll pan
Exterior bolt-ons: Sport mirrors
Performed by: Fat Boy Customs
City/state: Maryville, TN
Brand and colors: PPG Bright Silver and DuPont Hot Hues Kandy Orange
Style: Two-toned and flamed
Performed by: Killer Kolor
City/state: Maryville, TN
Seats: Chevy Blazer seats, cut down
Material: Tweed and leather accents
Dash: Tweed
Door panels: Tweed and leather inserts
Center console: Out of a '63 Chevrolet Impala
Flooring: Custom carpet
Headliner: Tweed headliner with a Chevy logo
Misc.: Chevrolet custom switchbox
Performed by: Sam Beeler
City/state: Seymour, TN
Special Thanks By Owner:
Mom and Dad, Cupp, Smiley, Chevy, Nathan, and all of the friends who have helped with the odds and ends. A special thanks to Eric Mendenhall at Fat Boy Customs, also Melvin's Bathhouse, and Granny!


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