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1991 Chevy S10 - Hometown Heroes - The Roller Coaster

Mike Alexander
Apr 1, 2008
Photographers: Wes Cain
Photo 2/8   |   1991 Chevrolet S10 classic Flames
Back in 1994, Greg Johnson's great uncle and aunt bought him this '91 S-10, so he could save some money for college. Shortly after in '95, it was rolled over on the way home from his then-girlfriend's house, who is his wife now, and the truck was nearly totaled. The insurance company put it back together and Greg had it painted Hawaiian Orchid Metallic. Back then it was still factory, except for a set of '80s Firebird wheels. Later in '96, it rolled on the way home from his girlfriend's house, and was once again nearly totaled. "Not sure if the Kentucky roads are that bad or if I just sucked at driving!" This time around, the insurance would be left out of the loop, as Greg teamed up with his dad to put it back together using the "we will take two junk trucks and make a good truck" theory. It took a while, but the effort was worth the wait. This time around, it was painted Hawaiian Orchid Metallic with a Lund Fiberglass roll pan and a Lund Fiberglass moon visor with '78 Corvette aluminum wheels.
Photo 3/8   |   1991 Chevrolet S10 rear Side View
Greg cruised his S-10 safely until 1998, when it was part of an 18-car pileup and totaled on his way home from college in an ice storm. At this point, Greg could tear apart this truck with his eyes closed. So, he bought it back with a salvaged title and rebuilt it. After being in primer for three years, Greg teamed up with Jason Logan and they created the S-10 you see here. We hope there won't be any more roller-coaster crashes for this beauty! Good luck, Greg.
Photo 7/8   |   1991 Chevrolet S10 front View
The Hometown Lowdown
Rolling Attire

Wheels (Front): 15x6 Wheel Vintiques 30 Series Corvette Rallye Wheel with Chevrolet police-style cap
Wheels (Rear): 15x7 Wheel Vintiques 30 Series Rallye Wheel
Tires (Front): 195/60R15
Tires (Rear): 235/60R15
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type:
Suspension (Front): DJM 2-inch drop spindles with DJM 3-inch drop coils
Suspension (Rear): DJM 3-inch drop leafs with 4-inch DJM steel blocks
Shocks: DJM Cal-Max SuperShox
Detail work: Frame and components were sandblasted and painted XO Rust Gloss Black Enamel
Misc.: Frame-off restoration
Performed by: Owner Gregory Johnson and his father
City/state: Butler, Kentucky
Body Modifications
Door handles, tailgate handle, taillights, emblems, antenna, upper body line (front and rear only), cab seams, fuel door, bulkhead, bumper bolts, turn signals
Suicide doors: Yes
Exterior bolt-ons: Custom chrome-plated bumper, chrome-plated Maltese cross mirrors, LMC crystal-clear marker lenses, Goodmark steel cowl induction hood, Slim Top flush mount tonneau cover, JBM Phantom billet grille, smooth inner fender panels
Misc.: Suicided hood, tilt bed, extended A-pillars, reskinned tailgate, Sir Michael's steel roll pan, Custom Classic flush mount L.E.D. taillights and turn signals
Performed by: Owner, Father, Jason, Chris, and Wilder Creations
State: Kentucky
Brand and colors:
Sikkens Galaxy Silver Metallic and House of Kolor Shimmering Limetime Pearl
Style: Double traditional flames
Pinstriping: White and Lime Green to accent the flames, small accents
Airbrushing: Black and House of Kolor Shimmering True Blue Pearl to accent the flames
Performed by: Jason Logan and Brandon Bowling
State: Kentucky

Chopped down Acura Integra
Dash: Factory covered in tweed
Door panels: Factory covered in tweed
Center console: Custom-made covered in tweed
Flooring: Aftermarket carpet
Headliner: Factory covered in tweed
Misc.:Grant GT Series steering wheel, Grant adaptor, polished aluminum APC Maltese cross rear-view mirror, 8-ball shift knob
Performed by: Owner Gregory Johnson and Pauline Carrol
State: Kentucky
Head unit:
Mids and highs: Pioneer 4x6 plates, 6x9s, and 4-inch
Amplifier for mids and highs: 150-watt Sony
Subwoofers: JL Audio 10-inchAmplifier for subwoofers: 400-watt Jensen
Custom fabrication: Speaker box behind seat
Performed by: Owner Gregory Johnson
City/state: Butler, Kentucky
Photo 8/8   |   1991 Chevrolet S10 custom Engine
Optima RedTop
Location: Factory location
Detail work: Engine was painted House of Kolor Shimmering Limetime Pearl with Silver Metallic powdercoated accents
Misc.: Twin 13-inch electric fans with Painless wiring kit
Performed by: Owner Gregory Johnson and Jason Logan
City/state: Butler and Falmouth, Kentucky
Special Thanks From Owner
Many late nights were spent in garages by all of my friends and family. I am not really sure how to thank those people, but I think they know how much I appreciated the help and my vote of confidence. Thanks to everyone who helped make this dream a reality. A very special thanks goes to Dad, Mom, Al, my wife Janet, Chris Cummins, Wayne Carrier of Wilder Creations, Jason Logan, and Wes Cain. Without all of your help, this never would have been possible. And, to all of those people who said I would never get this thing together, well ... I am still waiting on an apology.


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