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Custom Sport Trucks - Homegrown Haulers - December 2008

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Kevin Aguilar
Dec 1, 2008
Photo 2/11   |   custom Trucks 2005 Chevy Silverado RST
That's a Wrap
Shareef Khan's '05 Chevy Silverado RST

San leandro, California
We Say: We know hardcore customizers look down on people for adding vinyl graphics to a vehicle as opposed to paint. However, Shareef has done more than just add a set of vinyl flames to his truck. His graphic design includes tons of details that would take months for any painter to replicate. Shareef states he can give his truck a whole new look with a new vinyl wrap within a week. Besides this, the truck can dish out 551 hp and 667 lb-ft from the rear wheels. That's enough power to leave most sports cars in the dust. Vinyl stickers or not, this truck really has it going on.
The 411
22x8.5 (front) and 24x10 (rear) Hyphy 707 / 245/35R22 (front), 305/35R24 (rear)
Photo 3/11   |   custom Trucks 2005 Chevy Silverado RST
Engine: 6.0L V-8 / STS turbo system with T67 turbo, intercooler, and powdercoated tubing / Tial Sport blow-off valve / rebuilt heads with Crane Cams valve springs, titanium retainers, hardened seats, Thunder Racing pushrods, and ARP head studs / Comp Cams one-off camshaft / MSD plug wires / 60-pound injectors / performance fuel pump / Snow Performance methanol injection kit / ASP pulley system / JBA ceramic headers / rebuilt 4L60E transmission with 2,800-stall torque converter / Auburn locking differential
Suspension: Ground Force shocks, front lowering coils, rear hangers, shackles, and bumpstops / SSBC performance brakes
Body Mods: Custom fighter plane graphics by Sam's Signs / Good Hood ram-air hood / billet-aluminum grille / chrome bullet-style door handles / custom front valance with foglights / Foose-designed rear wing / rear roll pan with exhaust holes / Line-X spray-on bedliner / custom aluminum inner wheelwells
Interior: Painted dash with gauge pods / air/fuel, trans temp, and boost carbon-fiber Auto Meter gauges / Corbeau racing seats with five-point racing harnesses / revolver-style dash knobs / custom fiberglass center console with 10-inch subwoofer / stainless steel gauge face with needles / billet pedals / carbon-fiber dash overlay
What He Wins: Shareef is getting a Comp Cams wall clock to go along with his custom camshaft. To match his headers, he'll get a JBA Performance Exhaust beer koozie. Now he can sport signage from a few companies that have helped him create such a cool truck.
Photo 6/11   |   custom Trucks havoc DVD
Win A Havoc Dvd And Get Free Sport Truck Stickers!
So just how do you win a Havoc DVD and get some cool Sport Truck stickers for your ride? It's easy. It all starts with you taking a killer photo of your truck and sending that along with all of your information as well as a list of mods done to your truck. High-resolution digital photos are preferred and may improve your chances of winning. But really what it comes down to is if your truck is cool enough to pass our standards (OK, more like if we happen to get a bull's-eye on the dartboard!). So get going! Get out there with your digital cameras, put the settings on high-quality, and start shootin'. Email all of your stuff to, or send a CD with images via snail mail to: Sport Truck Magazine, Homegrown Haulers, 2400 East Katella Ave., Ste. 1100, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Photo 7/11   |   custom Trucks 1987 Ford Ranger
Power Ranger
Mike Mckinney Jr.'S '87 Ford Ranger

Scott Depot, West Virginia
We Say: Either Mike likes watching the Japanese superheroes on Saturday morning or he just wanted a funny name for his truck. We bet his license plate is one of those you don't get until you're watching the truck pass you up on the street.
The 411
Rims/Tires: 15x7 Wheel Vintiques Gennie with '40 Ford V-8 hubcaps / 195/45R15 Nexen N3000
Engine: 347-cid small-block V-8 / Edelbrock aluminum heads / Ford Racing camshaft / Holley Street Avenger 670-cfm carburetor / T5 World Class manual transmission / Zoom Performance Products clutch
Suspension: DJM Dream Beams / Suicide Doors upper and lower airbag brackets / relocated radius arms / custom front shock mounts / frame notched for tie rods and rear axle / rear shocks moved forward 2 inches / Firestone 255c airbags / 10-gallon air tank / manual valves
Body Mods: Shaved door handles, mirrors, emblems, marker lights, fuel door, and stake pockets / cowl-induction hood / roll pan / spun-aluminum fuel cell
Interior: Stock bench seat recovered / black dashcover / Grant wood-grain steering wheel / 23-inch-tall shifter with brass knuckle shift knob
Holy Crap, That's an LS Motor in There!
Jeffery Baum's '98 Chevy S-10

Conroe, Texas
We Say: Luckily for Jeff, he works in the service department of a Chevy dealership and can find all sorts of cool factory parts for his truck. The coolest modification is the addition of an LS motor under the hood. It's pretty rare to see this particular engine in an S-10, and hopefully Jeff will finish this project so we can feature it.
The 411
20x8 MB Wheels Senna / 255/35R20 Kumho
Engine: 5.3L V-8 swapped from '02 Suburban / Current Performance wiring harness / PCM tuned by HP Tuners / Sanderson headers / MagnaFlow catalytic converters and mufflers / 4L60E transmission / 3.73:1 posi rearend
Interior: Floor shifter and console from Blazer / cut-down driver seat to fit console / chrome door handles from GMC Envoy
Photo 10/11   |   custom Trucks 1986 Mazda B2000
Go, Go Mini-Truck
Brandon Veillon's '86 Mazda B2000

Sunset, Louisiana
We Say: This mini-truck is done up pretty clean and looks just plain fun to drive. We figure it gets some sweet mileage to boot.
The 411
17-inch Cadillac Escalade wheels / low-profile grips
Suspension: 2/3 drop
Body Mods: Shaved tailgate handle, emblems, door handles, antenna, roll pan, and bed seams / custom-made grille / clear turn signals / DuPont Dark Rich Blue Effect paint
Interior: Bucket seats from '96 Camaro / all other pieces painted black
Audio/Video: Dual head unit / Pioneer 6x9-inch speakers
Photo 11/11   |   custom Trucks 1991 Dodge Dakota
Plastic Fantastic
Mark Burgio's '91 Dodge Dakota

Albion, New York
We Say: The complete plastic bodykit combined with a set of airbags definitely make this ride look a lot lower than stock. Just don't get it near an open flame!
The 411
20-inch Brazen / 245/35R20 Nankang
Suspension: Drop spindles / parallel four-link / C-notch / airbags on all four corners / five-gallon air tank
Body Mods: Smooth bumper with mesh inserts and Street Scene valance / shaved door handles / custom graphics on hood and sides / custom side skirts / APC roll pan and spoiler / custom fender flares / soft tonneau cover
Interior: Tweed upholstery with Plexiglas logos
Audio/Video: Blow-through speaker box with four 12-inch Crossfire subwoofers / DVD player / two video monitors


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