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Custom Sport Trucks - Homegrown Haulers - October 2009

Homegrown Haulers

Calin Head
Oct 1, 2009
Built Big
Joe Lohr's '81 Dodge D250
Tallmadge, Ohio

We Say: Joe is a UPS driver with a wife and two small kids. He proudly told us that he did all of the work on his truck himself, including the body and paint in his home garage. The truck started as a 2WD faded-out lawn ornament, but after a lot of work and one donor truck, he has a daily-driver monster.
Photo 2/9   |   1981 Dodge D250 front Right View
What He Wins: Our junk drawer is officially empty so there will be no more random things sent out. However we still have you covered by way of some really useful stuff. Moving forward, each winner will receive a detailing package from Mother's, including a bucket, gloves from Mechanix Wear, a no-mess funnel from ProForm, and an assortment of Sport Truck swag. We think that's a pretty good prize for sending in a few pictures of your truck.
Photo 3/9   |   1981 Dodge D250 front Left View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 16.5x9.75 Summit Racing rims / 38-inch Parnelli Jones Dirt Grippers
Photo 4/9   |   1981 Dodge D250 right Side View
Engine: 360ci V-8 / headers / dual exhaust with Purple Horny mufflers / 727 Torqueflite automatic transmission
Suspension: 10 inches of total lift between the suspension and body lift / Dana 60 front axle with 4.10 gears / Dana 70 rear axle with 4.10 gears / 203 transfer case
Body Mods: All emblems shaved / front grill, lights, and bumper from a '92 Dodge truck / cab visor / nerf bars / Viper Red paint job by owner
Interior: Bucket seats and console from a '92 Dodge truck / new carpet
Audio/Video: Sony CD head unit and four Sony 6x9 speakers
Win some of our cool swag!
Each month here in Sport Truck, the Homegrown Haulers winner will receive a Mother's detailing package, a pair of Mechanix Wear gloves, a ProForm no-mess funnel, and some awesome Sport Truck stickers. So just how do you win? It's easy. It all starts with you taking a killer photo(s) 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. 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 5/9   |   homegrown Haulers Custom Sport Trucks mothers Products
A Good Start
James Ingram's '02 Ford Ranger XLT
Houston, Texas

We Say: James is just getting started on his Ranger project. He said future plans include a 2/3 static drop until it's paid off, then it's going to get 'bagged. Right now he said, "It looks like a chick with her skirt hiked up." We don't know about that metaphor, but, hey, whatever blows James' skirt up is his business.
Photo 6/9   |   2002 Ford Ranger Xlt left Side View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 20x8 DIP Wheels / P255/35R20 Falken FK-452
Engine: 2.3L four-cylinder / five-speed manual trans
Suspension: Stock right now
Body Mods: Rocky Mountain Wheel polished stainless steel door handle and tailgate handle covers / clear corner lights from Pro Car Parts / Euro taillights
Interior: Stock
Audio/Video: Pioneer Premier DEH-P590iB head unit / Pioneer TS-A6881R 6x8 four-way speakers
Two Is Better Than One
Jesse Thurman and Becky Mason's '03 Chevrolet SS Silverado
Shepherdsville, KY

We Say: Since this truck has two owners, there has to be a fight every once and awhile for the keys. We're not sure how that all works out, but having four hands to work on the SS has to be nice. Imagine the job possibilities if you had four hands: hockey goalie, circus performer, or a mechanic.
Photo 7/9   |   2003 Chevrolet Ss Silverado front Left View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 23x9 Omega Zab Judah / P305/40ZR23 Kumho STX
Engine: 6.0L Vortec / K&N FIPK intake / Hooker Headers / Corsa exhaust system
Suspension: 15-inch Extreme Plus Baer Brakes
Body Mods: Keystone Twin Scoop hood / Gaylord tonneau cover with spoiler / Omega chrome kit / molded-in Sir Michaels rollpan / custom rear bumper lights
Interior: Stock
Audio/Video: Kenwood KT819 Excelon DVD/Navigation/ 7-inch flip out screen
Father and son build
Kyle Qualia's '83 Isuzu P'up
Friendswood, Texas

We Say: Kyle and his father have been working on this truck for a little over a year now. Kyle reports the P'up has never seen a mechanic shop, they fixed or modified it all. They even laid on that midnight blue paint in the backyard using a big tarp as a paint booth.
Photo 8/9   |   1983 Isuzu Pickup left Side View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 17x8 Eagle Alloy Rims (super finish) / P225/45R17 Maxxis Kreed
Engine: 1.9L inline four-cylinder / matching color painted air filter / manual transmission
Suspension: 1-inch drop by adjusting the front torsion bars / 3-inch lowering blocks
Body Mods: Shaved side emblems / FBI rollpan / Midnight Blue Paint with a pint of black added
Interior: Sunpro volt, oil pressure, and temp gauges / big Summit Racing tachometer / new car smell air freshener
Audio/Video: Pioneer head unit / MTX audio 200-watt amp / 10-inch Kicker subwoofer / 6-inch Cerwin Vega coaxial speakers
One Cool Mom
Janet Middleton's '00 Chevy Silverado
Mansfield, Texas

We Say: Janet is a mother of three girls and still finds time to watch NASCAR and take her truck to the race track. She lives on six and a half acres, which gives her plenty of room to do doughnuts in her front yard when she needs to blow off a little steam.
Photo 9/9   |   2000 Chevy Silverado front Left View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 20-inch MKW Chrome / 275/45R20 Fuzion
Engine: 5.3L V-8 / K&N FIPK intake / 2,700 rpm stall converter
Suspension: DJM 2-inch drop spindles and 1-inch lower control arms / slotted and drilled Power Stop rotors / DJM 5-inch flip kit / DJM C-notch / Toxic Shocks / Ford 9-inch with 4:86 gears
Body Mods: Molded in Sir Michaels rollpan / color-matched handles
Interior: Stock
Audio/Video: Sony X-plod Head Unit / Sony X-plod 10-inch subwoofers under back seat


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