2002 Chevy S-10 - Just 'Cuz

A Daily Driven Masterpiece

John Jackson
Jan 1, 2010
Photographers: John Jackson
Bradley Calhoun
2002 Chevy S-10
Photo 2/7   |   2002 Chevy S10 custom Interior
As a freelance automotive journalist, I always get the same phone calls from friends. It starts off with "Hey, you gotta check out this truck."
Sometimes it winds up that your friend owes another friend a favor or that he might just want a date with someone's sister and figured he could sweeten the pot by possibly getting the truck shot for Mini Truckin'. Well when I got the call on Bradley Calhoun's 2002 S-10, I knew it would be worth the trip to Georgia to check it out. Bradley is a member of the GA chapter of AcrophobiA, and as you probably know, you have to have something pretty special to roll with these cats.
The truck started out as Bradley's daily driver back in 2003, but all it took was the addition of clear taillights, and he was hooked for good. He quickly learned what it takes to be a dedicated minitrucker-late night parts runs, making a lot of new friends, and almost losing the love of his life due to working late on the truck. But after a little over two years time Bradley built one of the classiest S-10s we've seen in some time. It's a truck that every inch has been touched, but still retains its everyday drivability, which is hard to accomplish at any level.
Photo 3/7   |   2002 Chevy S10 tank
After all the hassle and heartache, Bradley has one of the cleanest driven trucks that you will see cruisin' the tough streets of the Georgia. And his wife will still let him hang out with the boys every now and then. For more info on all the mods performed, check out the Lowdown.
Rolling Attire
Wheels Front: 18x7 Intro V-rods
Wheels Rear: 20x8.5 intro V-rods
Tires Front: 215/35/18 Kumho
Tires Rear: 255/35/20 Kumho
Photo 4/7   |   2002 Chevy S10 speaker
Chassis Modifications
Front Suspension: Suicidedoors.com 'bag cups with Slam RE7s
Rear Suspension: Suicidedoors.com five-link with Slam RE8s
Spindles: Belltech 2-inch drop spindles
Valves: Eight Air Lift 3/8-inch valves
Compressors: Two silver Air-Zenith
Air Accessories: Everything to make a reliable driven air system-check valves, water traps, proper pressure switch
Frame Mods: C-notch
Detail Work: Painted suspension, frame, and brakes
Performed By: Owner, Jonathan Sharpe, and friends
Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, hood pissers, antenna, third brake light, tailgate
Front End: Billet grille, clear corners, Bravada bumper with billet insert
Back End: ECC step-shavers molded with Grant Kustoms steel roll pan
Exterior Bolt-ons: Kaik billet steps
Performed By: Owner and Fernando
Photo 5/7   |   2002 Chevy S10 rear Right View
Brand and Colors: DuPont Artic White GM, and KH3 Nissan, Xirallic Crystal Pearl in the first coat of clear
Performed By: Frazier Holcomb
Seats: 2000 Trans Am buckets wrapped in black leather, black ostrich
Dash: Painted KH3 silver to match, billet dress-up pieces
Door Panels: Fiberglass pods, Envoy handles and black ostrich
Center Console: Fiberglass for gauges, and AVS switchbox
Headliner: Fiberglassed two 7-inch monitors, lighting, and voltmeter
Gauges: KP air gauges, and white face overlay
Misc: Billet handles and dress up, and Intro Vista half-wrap steering wheel
Performed By: M.A.V.E.R.I.C. Customs
Photo 6/7   |   2002 Chevy S10 subs And Amp
Head Unit: JVC
Mids & Highs: Planet Audio
Amplifiers: Planet Audio and RE-Audio
Subwoofers: RE-Audio
Video: Six 7-inch monitors
Custom Fabrication: Fiberglass enclosures for subs, monitors, and speakers
Performed By: M.A.V.E.R.I.C. Customs
Intake: Airaid
Header/Exhaust: Excelerator
Battery: Two Optima YellowTops
Detail Work: Painted pieces, polished lines, billet dress-up
Performed By: Owner
Photo 7/7   |   2002 Chevy S10 front Left View
Special Thanks From Owner
"All those that had a hand it helping me build my truck, my family, club, friends, my wife Ashley, Steve Flynn for teaching me how to detail, Marcos for making the interior perfect, Flawless Fab for doing some misc. fab work, and anyone else I forgot."



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