1994 Toyota Pickup - I See You Lookin'

Representing The Northwest

Ernie Macias
Jun 1, 2008
Photographers: Ernie Macias
Jake Montellano has proven that when it comes to building clean minis, the Northwest can hang with the rest of the country. Jake not only represents the Northwest, he also represents his club Show 'N Low, and the work of Chop 'N' Drop.
Jake started his project by doing all of the suspension work on his Toyota. The air suspension consists of Firestone airbags in the front and rear, 2-inch drop spindles, and a Pete & Jake's chrome four-link. Chop 'N' Drop is responsible for bringing this truck to the ground, via a 3-inch body-drop. Once the drop was completed, they moved on to the body, where the traditional items were removed and smoothed out. Jake wishes he would have put in a bigger back window, but overall the bodywork, which was performed by Chop 'N' Drop, came out flawless.
To finish off the truck, Jake dropped it off at Red Fab Kustoms for some Monza Red paint. The color really makes the truck stand out in a crowd. Jake decided to get his hands dirty and finish off the interior on his own. By using some Saturn bucket seats and some Alter Image dash inserts, Jake brought the truck to a close, and to the pages of Mini Truckin' magazine.
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Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear):
18-inch KMC Velocities
Tires (Front/Rear): 215/35R18 Nitto Tire 450
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type:
Air suspension
Airbag/cylinder type and size: (Front): 2,500 lbs (Rear): 2,600 lbs
Control arms: Driver side notched for steering shaft
Spindles/springs: 2-inch drop spindles
Shocks: Lowered shocks
Valves: 3/8-inch SMC
Compressor: York belt-driven compressor
Air line: 3/8 inch
Air/hydro accessories: 7-gallon tank, two dual-needle gauges and tank gauge
Frame mods: Monster notched, Pete & Jake's chrome four-link
Detail work: Rear end, front steering and suspension painted to match
Performed by: Bryon Marshall of Chop 'N' Drop Shop
City/state: White City, Oregon
Body Modifications
Handles, rock guards on the bed, antenna, third brake light, hood squirters, and gas filler
Body-dropped: 3 inches
Suicide doors: By Ace Collision & Paint of Merlin, Oregon
Exterior bolt-ons: 4Runner grille and headlights, 4x4 bumper, and valance
Misc.: Sir Michael's roll pan without license plate box, smooth tailgate skin, aluminum tonneau cover, smoothed bed guard walls, trailer fenders with a removable custom notch cover, and a color-matched spray-in bed liner
Performed by: Chop 'N' Drop Shop
City/state: White City, Oregon
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Brand and colors:
Da Bearr, Monza Red
Style: Solid red color
Performed by: Red Fab Kustoms
City/state: Medford, Oregon
Saturn seatsMaterial: Red vinyl and gray tweed from Burns Upholstery,Eagle Point, Oregon
Dash: Stock painted with tweed pieces
Door panels: Tweed with chrome accent pieces
Center console: Tweed with painted sheetmetal cover
Flooring: Tweed
Misc.: Alter Images billet dash inserts, late '60s Datsun shifter,which was made to fit
Performed by: Jake Montellano
City/state: Central Point, Oregon
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Head unit:
Mids and highs: 4-inch Audiobahn, and 5-1/4-inch speakers, located in dash and door panels
Custom fabrication: Custom speaker pods in door panels
Performed by: Jake Montellano
City/state: Central Point, Oregon
Special Thanks By Owner:
My wife and family, Bryan Marshall at the Chop 'N' Drop Shop, Josh Gosnell at Red Fab Kustoms, Josh Graham for all the help and support all these years, and anybody else who lent a hand along the way.



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