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1992 Isuzu Rodeo & 1995 Ford Ranger - Februrary 2008 - Construction Zone

Sponge's Creation & Severed Ranger

Ashley Alexander
Sep 4, 2009
Sponge's Creation
Owner: Brian "Sponge" Splawn
Ride: '92 Isuzu Rodeo
Hometown: Issaquah, Washington
Club: Sittin' Pretti
Wheels/Tires:
20x8.5-inch American Racing Maxim with 245/35-20 Wanli tires.
Suspension/Chassis:
2WD Isuzu front clip "Z'd" up 2 inches, custom crossmembers, notched 5 inches in the rear, with two-link suspension, rearend narrowed 4 inches, and 2600-pound Slam Specialties 'bags on all corners.
Body Modifications:
Amigo front fenders, Amigo front bumper with Frontier valance, Toyota Tacoma billet grille, fully shaved, including tailgate, Cadi taillights, and 36x40-inch Streetbeat rag top.
Interior:
Suede inserts on door panels, Honda Passport seats, upgraded to factory power windows.
Miscellaneous:
The only 2WD four-cylinder automatic Rodeo known in existence, swap done by the owner.
Special Thanks From Owner:
Thanks to Jay from Fab Lab, Jeff at JRS Kustoms for the primer, thanks to Jimmy for teaching me how to weld, my club Sittin Pretti for putting up with the build and the drama that goes with it, and my girlfriend Melissa for finally liking the Rodeo as much as my old truck.
Future Plans:
Put it on 22s, body-drop, paint, and a full-blown interior.
Project Completion Date:
If I told you a date, I would be wrong. It's still a race for the cover, Miles!
Severed Ranger
Owner: Jimbo
Ride: '95 Ford Ranger
Hometown: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Club: Severed Ties
Wheels/Tires:
(Front) 18x8.5-inch (Rear) 20x9.5-inch Panther Juice 5s with Nitto Tire tires.
Suspension/Chassis:
Stock-floor body-drop, chassis out of 2x4-inch box, tubular crossmembers, DJM beams, two-link, '78 Toyota rearend, Firestone 'bags, Belltech shocks, Viair 450 compressor, and SMC valves.
Body Modifications:
Ram air hood, shaved handles, third brake light, roof seams, gas door, emblems, Grant Kustoms roll pan, billet grille, and a sheetmetal bed.
Interior:
Smooth and painted dash, Grant wheel, handmade gauge pods, and a custom Severed Ties mirror.
Photo 5/8   |   construction Zone 1995 Ford Ranger
Miscellaneous:
All work done by owner.
Special Thanks From Owner:
Severed Ties, my wife, my grandparents, Jason Smith for use of his shop, Keith and Big C for the long weekends, Chris for the metal for my bed, and anyone else who I have forgotten.
Future Plans:
Finish the paint, bed, and interior.
Project Completion Date: 2008.

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