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1996 Chevy S-10 - Grand Slam

With His First At Bat

Mike Alexander
Jun 1, 2009
Contributors: John Jackson
Photographers: John Jackson
Photo 2/12   |   Owner: Zach LockRide: '96 Chevy S-10Hometown: Virginia Beach, VAClub: Twisted Concepts
According to American baseball stats, only three players in Major League Baseball history have hit a grand slam in their first at bat.
Well, Zach Lock, of Virginia Beach, has added his name to the list of first-time minitruck builders who have knocked one out of the park with bases loaded on his very first swing in the minitruck major leagues.
Zach has fooled around with other projects, like his crotch rocket and...dare I import car. And just like Zach did, his S-10 started out in a different direction. It started in New Jersey, then made a short stop in Mississippi before it finally landed in a custom shop in Texas where Zach found it. He is the first to admit that he really lucked out and got a good deal when he found this project in the works. But, it was still pretty rough. It needed a lot of finish and detail work and a builder with a complete vision. Even though Zach didn't build every inch of this truck, he has had every nut and bolt off of it with his own two hands and has the photos to prove it!
Photo 3/12   |   1996 Chevy S10 girl
Also, without even thinking about it, Zach had painted his truck the colors of the car audio company, Audiobahn. They were so impressed with his truck that they gave him a full sponsorship and featured his truck at the Spring Break Nationals in Daytona Beach, Florida. Not only did he get to escape the Northeast winter at this show, but we were lucky enough to corner him and shoot some pictures for this feature. When asked what he had planned for next time around, Zach said he was going to fine tune this build by working on some rough edges before he thought about his next project.
Well, we don't know how he plans on topping a grand slam, but we have a feeling from the looks of his first build that we will definitely be there to find out. For all the details and information scope out the Lowdown.
Photo 4/12   |   1996 Chevy S10 left Side View
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 20x8.5 MB Motoring Kanes up front and 22x9.5 in the rear
Tires: 245/35ZR20 Nitto rubber in the front and 255/30ZR22 Nitto rears
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Suspension: Firestone 'bags
Control arms: modified stock
Valves: Xpress
Compressors: Two Viair 430s
Frame mods: Boxed rear half
Gas tank: Custom aluminum fuel cell
Photo 5/12   |   1996 Chevy S10 custom Seats
Body Modifications
Shaved: Handles, taillights, roll pan, third brake light
Body-dropped: Three inches
Suicide doors: Modified kit
Exterior bolt-ons: SS cowl-induction hood, clear lamps
Brand and colors: Dupont Royal Metallic Blue, Galaxy Silver, red, and Orange Metallic
Pinstriping: Green outline
Airbrushing: Shadowing of stripes Performed by Owner
City/state: Fort Wayne
Seats: Wrapped Blazer seats
Dash: Sheet metal
Door panels: Sheet metalCenter console: Custom fiberglass
Headliner: furred out
Photo 6/12   |   1996 Chevy S10 subwoofers And Amps
Head unit: Pioneer 9300
Mids and highs: Xsite 6x9s
Amplifier for mids and highs: Xsite 400-watt
Subwoofers: Xsite 10-inch Competition subs
Amplifier for subwoofers: Xsite 1,000-watt mono amp
Wiring/accessories: Xsite caps, Audiobahn wires and terminals
Performed by: Zach Lock
City/state: Fort Wayne Indiana
Special Thanks By Owner
Brandon Boyd, Eric Till, Richard Crowder of Audiobahn and Doug Parls of Xsite, Twisted Koncepts, and Nocturnal Customs for always being there.



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