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Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - October 2008

Hometown - Cruisin' - Local

Galen Armenta
Oct 1, 2008
Photo 2/5   |   custom Truck 1987 Chevy S10
Dime Rollin'
Meet Brad from Cullman, Alabama. He sent us this update on his '87 Chevy S-10. During the past year, he got it 'bagged using Slam Specialties airbags all the way around, a Street Scraper four-link kit in the back, an Air-Zenith compressor, SMC valves, and a 5-gallon tank. To spruce up the exterior, Brad threw on a set of 18-inch wheels, a Phantom grille, Street Scene mirrors, clear lights, and a roll pan. His future plans are to body-drop it, add suicide doors, and finish shaving up the body.
Photo 3/5   |   custom Truck 2004 Chevy 2WD Blazer
Blazin' Up
Gary Livingston from Indianapolis, Indiana, sent us this picture of his '04 Chevy 2WD Blazer. Since the purchase of his truck a few years ago, he decided to one day fix it up. Right now, it has 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels, which re wrapped in Falken rubber. He shaved the rear wiper, luggage rack, and third brake light, which cleaned up the bodylines of the truck. While Gary was working on the body, he added a ram induction hood and a host of products from Street Scene. Once the exterior had received the modifications he wanted, the truck was sent to the body shop. While it was there, it received a pewter and root beer two-tone with orange and red graphics. Gary hasn't started on the inside yet, but he does plan on adding a leather two-tone interior, painting some of the trim panels to match the exterior, and upgrading the stereo system. Gary has also been kicking around the idea of dropping a V-8 into this bad boy.
Photo 4/5   |   custom Truck custom Mazda
Kermit The Dawg
Mike Janik, who's also known as "Crazy Mikey," of Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, is the owner of this clean Mazda. He started by lowering it with 2-inch AIM drop spindles and cranked torsion bars in the front. Out back, he ran monoleaf springs and 3-inch Belltech drop blocks. The rolling stock came in the form of 17-inch Escalade rims, which were painted black, using the factory chrome Mazda Centre caps, and were wrapped in 205/40R17 Nexen tires. The outside of the truck was dressed in clear lights all around, H4 headlights, a Grant Kustoms roll pan, 4x4 fenders, and a 2600i hood, chrome frontend and mirrors, a tonneau cover, and shaved fender emblems. Inside, Mike swapped out the burgundy bench seat for gray stock buckets and a factory console, then swapped over to a factory gauge cluster with a tach. He had planned to 'bag it and do a whole lot of other work to it, but Mike ended up going to trade school, so he sold his dawg to get the money for schooling.
Photo 5/5   |   custom Truck 1992 Chevy S10
Seventeen-year-old Michael Keen from Lafayette, Tennessee, jumped headfirst into an already underway project. When he bought this '92 Chevy S-10, it was in about a thousand pieces scattered across a garage. Once he collected all the pieces, Michael, his dad, brother, and friends started putting the truck back together. It was done in less than a month, complete with a frame-laying suspension, and rolling on 17-inch Niche wheels. All the unwanted exterior fixtures were removed and a license-plate box was molded into the tailgate skin. The interior has been wrapped in tweed and painted; he also added a GT steering wheel, and a 1,000-watt Pioneer system to keep him comfortable driving from show to show.


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