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1999 GMC Sonoma - Bustin' Out

In The Custom World, It's Not Uncommon For Someone To Switch Between Two Different Scenes.

Bobby Stewart
Apr 1, 2009
Photographers: Bobby Stewart
Photo 2/12   |   OWNER: Michael PageRIDE: '99 GMC SonomaHOMETOWN: Forney, Texas
For Michael Page, the switch from the Import scene to minitruckin' was sudden and unexpected, but deep inside, very much wanted. A trip with friends to a truck show, was all that was needed to bring out the minitrucker within him. Michael teamed up with a custom shop in Forney, Texas to help him with the build. His ultimate payoff was seeing his truck off jackstands and complete two years later.
It all started for Michael while he was in boot camp. His Honda Accord was hit and the insurance company totaled the car. While this may be devastating for many people, this was good news for Michael, who had already wanted a truck anyway. After leaving basic training, he quickly picked up a Sonoma and went to see his hometown buddy, Charles Buster Jr. What started as just a simple bag job eventually turned into this custom creation. It's what Michael refers to as the "Domino Effect."
Photo 3/12   |   1999 Gmc Sonoma graphic
Overall, the modifications are up to par with other top trucks. The Sonoma features a completely shaved body, ground-hugging stance, 20-inch wheels and multicolor graphics. Suicide doors and an enclosed bed add a little something extra to Michael's Sonoma in the body mod department. Interior updates include custom suede and vinyl accented with painted fiberglass center console. Buster Paint & Body of Forney, Texas is not only responsible for the framework, body drop, interior and bodywork, they also painted the entire truck.
Once every bolt was tightened and screw put in place, Michael was glad the roller coaster ride was over and he could see the final product. From the Envoy front-end conversion to the tribal taillights on the smooth tailgate, Michael's Sonoma is the definition of a clean, smooth custom truck that will turn heads for many years to come. For now, Michael is content just to enjoy it
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: Boss 20x8
Tires: Sumitomo 245/35/20
Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: DJM lowered spindles and lowered control arms, Contitech 2600 'bags
Suspension Rear: Custom rear frame, custom three-link, Contitech 3200 'bags
Control arms: DJM lowered two-inch
Shocks: Toxic ShocksCompressors: Two Thomas 337
Air accessories: Four 1/2-inch Parker
Frame mods: Custom-built back half, smoothed and painted
Misc.: $100 bill on frame under hood
Performed by: Buster Paint & Body
Body Modifications
Shaved: Bed completely closed, handles, emblems, 3rd brake light, taillights, tailgate and handle, mirrors, gas door, roof lines, wiper cowl, molded Sir Michaels roll pan
Body-dropped: 3-inch stock-floor
Body mods: Envoy conversion, tribal taillights, suicide doors, cowl hoodsectioned and raised two inches
Performed by: Buster Paint & Body
Brand and colors: PPG Indigo Blue, seven different color graphics using House of Kolor pearls
Performed by: Buster Paint & BodyInterior
Seats: Re-wrapped factory in suede and vinyl
Dash: Completely shaved & painted with matching graphics
Gauges: Flamed
Misc.: Door panels wrapped in suede and vinyl, center console was fiberglass and painted, headliner wrapped in suede, billet steering wheel, shifter and rearview mirror
Performed by: Buster Paint & Body
Misc.: Shaved firewall, hidden wires, painted and chromed
Performed by: Forney Paint & Body
Special Thanks From Owner
First I would like to thank my wife and kids, then I would like to thank the whole Busters crew to include Charles Buster Jr. and Sr., Uncle Robert, Randy, also Bryan Denton for always giving me new ideas. Thanks Guys!



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