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1997 Ford Ranger & 1994 Chevy S10 - May 2008 - Construction Zone

Too Slow & Northwest Dime

Ashley Alexander
May 1, 2008
Photo 2/8   |   1997 Ford Ranger front View
Too Slow
Owner:
Uncle Fester
Ride: '97 Ford Ranger
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Wheels/Tires:
17x7-inch Billet Specialties up front and 17x10-inch Billet Specialties out back.
Suspension/Chassis:
Full custom mandrel-bent frame, truck was bought new and started cutting the day it was purchased. Plans are to complete the exhaust, then strip down for full paint, and detail to the max. Front suspension has hand-built tubular A-arms with heim joints and uniballs, shock hoop with twin air shocks for lift, Toyota drop spindles, Mustang rack and pinion, and all Borgeson steering joints to connect the steering. Rear suspension is a Mustang 8.8-inch rearend, narrowed with disc brakes, a two-link setup, and air shocks for the lift.
Body Modifications:
Partial stock-floor body-drop, partial traditional body-drop cut to the rockers-has to air up to open the doors. Mustang floor pan adapted to fit inside the cab, as the original channel did not succeed. The owner kept the door handles, mirrors, locks, and taillights. He shaved the cowl, Ranger emblem, fuel door, stake bed pockets, third brake light, antenna, tailgate, and tailgate handle.
Interior:
Stock Ranger dash and Mustang column, Corbeau bucket seats-to be installed.
Photo 3/8   |   1997 Ford Ranger custom Engine
Miscellaneous:
A '91 5.0 out of a Mustang and AOD trans, both will be fully rebuilt and cleaned up for show appeal.
Special Thanks By Owner:
James Cummins from www.ifitsgotwheels.com, James Strassner, Greg Costlow, and everyone else who has given a helping hand.
Project Completion Date:
Someday.
Photo 4/8   |   1994 Chevy S10 driver Side View
Northwest Dime
Owner:
Terry Sieglock Jr.
Ride: '94 Chevy S-10
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Club:IV Ever Low
Wheels/Tires:
20-inch Ice metal wheels with 255/35R20 Riken Raptor rubber.
Suspension/Chassis:
Stock-floor and traditional body-drop 5-5/8 inches total, suicide doors, five-link with supper pivot in the rear, modified ART A-arms and stock spindles up front, Slam 'bags all the around, eight 1/2-inch E air valves 5/8-inch airline, two 5-gallon ir tanks, and two Viair 480s.
Photo 8/8   |   1994 Chevy S10 custom Truck Bed
Body Modifications:
Isuzu Hombre bed with bed floor raised 11 inches, hinged floor in bed, Blazer taillights upside down and swapped sides, Grant Kustoms full skin, lower half of front fenders are Hombre and the whole nose is raised 3-1/2 inches for tire and motor clearance, hood was extended 10 inches to meet with the grafting into the doors, a suicided hood, '96 Blazer grille and headlights, '03 lower bumper and valance, bumper was extended 2 inches to mate with the Hombre sheetmetal, shaved hood squirters and third break light, '04 Impala door handles, fully shaved firewall, rockers cut off and replaced with a 1/4-inch plate to minimize damage to the doors.
Interior:
'97 Blazer leather bucket seats, door panels, and dash.
Miscellaneous:
Billet steering wheel, chrome intake, Vforce exhaust, '82 Toyota clutch master cylinder located on the inside of the firewall.
Special Thanks By Owner:
Will Plummer and his wife Jess for letting me use the garage during the winter at Nuckin' Futs Customs, Travis at backyard customs for all the bodywork, and my whole chapter of IV Ever Low.
Future Plans:
Full custom paint, fiberglass interior, and some 22s.
Project Completion Date:
Sooner rather than later.

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