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1988 Dodge D50 - Live For This

John Jackson
Nov 1, 2009
Photographers: John Jackson
Photo 2/15   |   Owner: Jamey TiffanyRide: '88 Dodge D-50Hometown: Bethlehem, GAClub: Driveway Werks
Every Now And Then A Truck Comes Along That Is Sort Of Like Your Favorite Novel, Tv, Or Comic Book Series; No Matter What, You Follow It Every Step Of The Way.

Every show season presents a new modification to the truck that makes you crave for more! Just like your favorite TV show, you literally chomp at the bit waiting for a new episode to find out what happens next.
The same thing goes for Jamey Tiffany's '88 Dodge D-50. We have seen it around the shows for years and years, always impatiently waiting to see what cool new mod would be next! After some years, it was near completion and a nice fresh coat of solid primer was laid down so we were happy to shoot it for a Construction Zone feature. But for a truck of this caliber, that certainly wasn't enough to satisfy our minitruck cravings. We needed more, much more! So we sat back and anxiously awaited as Jamie, and his close-knit crew from Driveway Werx, continued to tweak and build one of the most anticipated cover trucks to date.
Photo 3/15   |   1988 Dodge D50 front Left View
It would take pages to describe all the cool modifications done to this truck, from the gas door flushed into the pillar, to the custom Mitsubishi Starion turboed engine, to the subtle and amazing two tone paintjob with killer brushed titanium graphic accents. This truck is truly one of the best all-time "non shop-built" trucks to ever grace the cover, and we're not afraid to say it! Jamey and his friends truly "live for this" as both his license plate and the name of this 13-year build shows. After 13 long years, when Jamie was asked what was the best part of the build, he simply replied, "Finally being able to walk into my garage and see it painted." With such talent and vision, Jamey and the Driveway Werx crew are still as humble as they come, and remain hardcore and dedicated minitruckers, building some of the cleanest rides in the country. We know we will see much more from them, but for now, let's all sit back and soak in just how cool this D-50 truly is! For detailed specs, check out the Lowdown.
Photo 4/15   |   1988 Dodge D50 truck Rack
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 19x7.5 Foose Speedsters
Tires: 215/35ZR19 Falken Azenis
Chassis Modifications
Front Suspension: Tubular control arms, 2500-pound Firestone 'bags, two-inch drop spindles, Toyota hubs, SMC valves
Rear Suspension: Pete and Jakes four-link, custom tubular crossmember that bolts in,12-inch notch, Toxic shocks, SMC valves
Air Accessories: Two Viair 450 compressors, five-gallon air tank, 3/8-inch line
Misc.: Toyota rearend, rear disc brakes, custom driveshaft
Performed by: Owner, Driveway Werks
Photo 5/15   |   1988 Dodge D50 license Plate
Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, mirrors, cargo light, bed seams, tailgate handle, taillights, antenna, emblems, firewall, roll pan, full painted sheetmetal bed, cowl panel to match hood, and hand formed bubble in the hood, smooth body-drop ledge inside cab
Body Dropped: four inches with cut rockers
Front End: Trenz billet grilles, '95 Mitsu shaved bumper
Taillights: CanDo buckets with HiTech lenses
Misc.: Raider roof rack, custom engine surround, skirted the rear bed two inches, shaved top bed body line, Hot Match fuel door in cab pillar
Performed by: Owner, Driveway Werks
Photo 6/15   |   1988 Dodge D50 truck Bed
Paint: PPG global basecoat clearcoat using Sunfire Red Pearl and brushed titanium, Graphic is Alsa ghost chrome
Performed by: Jeremy Wyatt, Owner, and Driveway Werks
Pinstriping: Brian Papa at
Seats: 4-Runner buckets covered in black leather with ultra suede inserts
Door panels: Leather and suede, billet window crank, and painted arm rest, with Lokar interior handle
Dash: One-off custom sheetmetal dash with Auto Meter gauges
Center console: Custom fiberglass that waterfalls around the seats Carpet: Black wool
Misc.: Flaming River steering column, Stanton billet wheel, surfboard rearview mirror
Performed by: Owner, Tim's Trim Shop, and Carl Leach
Put together a system using all the West Coast Customs equipment won at the Relaxed All Star show in '05! Two 12-inch subs behind the seats, 1400-watt amp, mids and highs in the kick panels, and a Pioneer head unit
2.6 liter Mitsubishi engine, turbo pistons balanced and blueprinted, Mitsubishi Starion turbo with 6 psi of boost and custom tube intake, Weber carb, Taylor plug wires, MSD ignition, five-speed manual transmission with center force clutch, Magnaflow exhaust chrome valve cover and timing chain cover, all chrome bolts, painted engine and parts, Red Top Optima battery all performed by Carl at Speed And Performance Unlimited
Special Thanks
Chris Dyer, Carl Leach, John Knight ,Bruce Swords, Barry Wood, Chris Wheeler, Jeremy Whatt, Kyle Lee, Everyone At Lee's Collision Center. Also Chad Gazaway, Larry Whitner, everyone in Driveway Werks and of course my girl, and Mini Truckin' Magazine.



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