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Custom Sport Trucks - Homegrown Haulers - December 2009

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Calin Head
Dec 1, 2009
Black On Black
Gary Leach JR. '05 GMC Sierra
Windsor, California
We Say: Gary has performed a few well-placed modifications to get his ride just the way he likes it. He still wants to install a custom grill on the murdered out GMC, he just can't decide which one to get. At some point a Pioneer double-DIN touch-screen DVD player with navigation will find its way into the dash. The truck is simple and clean and we hope the Mothers stuff will help Gary keep it that way for years to come.
The 411
Rims/Tires: 22x10 KMC Dimes with black centers / P285/35R22 Toyo Proxes Engine: 5.3L V-8 / K&N 77 series intake / Granatelli mass airflow sensor / Magnaflow Exhaust system that is cut off in front of the rear axle / Hypertech Power Programmer III Suspension: Belltech 3/4 drop Body Mods: Silverstar halogen bulbs / Interior: Still stock Audio/Video: All speakers replaced with Alpines with an extra set of Infinity tweeters / CD player with steering wheel controls / iPod connection
Win Some Of Our Cool Swag!
Each month here in Sport Truck, the Homegrown Haulers winner will receive a Mothers 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.
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71 & Still Cool
Bob Polaneczky '05 Dodge Ram

Oreland, Pennsylvania
We Say: 71-year-old Bob tweaked his Ram to show all the young guns out there how it's done. He has done most of the work himself, and it doesn't look like he will be stopping anytime soon. Even Bob's wife is in the custom scene with her 4x4 2002 Quad Cab Ram that has a grille and some other styling cues. These two are showing us all that you are never too old to have a custom truck.
Photo 6/9   |   2005 Dodge Ram front Right View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 20x10 Boss 304 / P275/55R20 Bridgestone Dueler HP Engine: 4.7L Hemi / Aero Exhaust Turbine STX Muffler / True Flow air filter / Pacesetter headers / Superchips tuner / Taylor ignition wires Suspension: McGaughy's 2/4 drop with Nitro drop shocks Body Mods: Clear headlights / wheelwell liners / billet grille with matching bumper insert / Bedrug bedliner / Putco bed rails and door handles / Checkmate Pro tonneau / painted mirrors, handles, cowl, wipers, grille shell, bumpers, and air dam / Mopar body kit / Vent Shade slotted taillight covers painted to match / Stylin' Concepts billet third brake light cover Interior: Ignited Performance push-button start Audio/Video: Sony CDX-F5705X head unit / Pioneer TSA5705 and TSD160R speakers
Protecting Our Freedom
Daniel Hunt '00 Chevy Silverado

Deployed To Iraq
We Say: Daniel bought the truck brand-new and has added a few things over the years. He is currently deployed to Iraq so it has kind of put a stop to his plans with the truck. He is trying to keep the truck simple looking but aggressive at the same time. Simple and aggressive, now that is a plan we can agree with.
Photo 7/9   |   2000 Chevy Silverado front Left View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 20x8.5American Racing Torq Thrust ST / P265/50R20 BF Goodrich G-force T/A Radials Engine: 5.3L V-8 / K&N cold-air intake / Bully Dog Triple Dog GT tuner / Street flow single-chamber dual exhaust with 3-inch tips Suspension: Upgraded gas shocks Body Mods: Diamond-plate toolbox / CB antenna / blue reverse lights Interior: Replaced all interior light bulbs with blue lights Audio/Video: Jensen head unit with HD radio, SAT radio, CD, DVD, reverse camera, iPod hookup in the glovebox / two Rockford Fosgate P1 Punch Woofers in a sealed box under the back seat / 200 watt Dual amplifier / Cobra CB radio
Shelby's Shelby
Shelby Jordan '07 Ford F-150 Flareside
Lima, Ohio
We Say: Shelby bought the truck new in the fall of '07. He told his wife, "I'm not going to fix this one up. I'm just gonna drive it." That didn't last long. It only took a few months for the modifications to start. It's funny because all of us here have muttered the same words to our significant others and did the same exact thing. Nothing like hearing, "I thought you were just going to drive this one."
Photo 8/9   |   2007 Ford F150 Flareside front Right View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 23x10 Saleen / P305/40R23 Continental Engine: 4.2L V-6 Suspension: Roush 2-inch drop shackles Body mods: Roush hoodscoop and grille / hand-cut vinyl stripes by owner / Extang classic tonneau cover Interior: Roush billet gas and brake pedals Audio/Video: All Pioneer Premier components, double-DIN head unit, speakers, and PRS series amplifier
Custom By Crunch
Jason Mcmillion '02 Toyota Tacoma

Leon, West Virginia
We Say: Brian told us a funny story on why he customized his truck. Here it is in his own words. "One foggy morning on my way to work, a wave of water came up over my hood. I had driven into four feet of backwater off the Kanawha River. I cleaned all mud and leaves out of the engine compartment and thought I was OK, but about three days later it started to smell like an old sweat sock in the cab. The carpet was wet and nasty underneath so I had to gut the interior and clean and dry the carpet. Once I put it back together I figured I might as well fix it up.
Photo 9/9   |   2002 Toyota Tacoma left Side View
The 411
Rims/Tires: 17x8 Pro Comp Series 7089 / P295/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers Engine: 3.4L V-6 Suspension: 3-inch Tuff Country Suspension lift Body Mods: Speedliner bedliner / low-profile diamond-plate toolbox Interior: Stock, but very clean after a dip in the Kanawha River Audio/Video: 160-watt stereo using MTX components


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