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Custom Mini Trucks - Ridin' Around - January 2013

Hometown. Local. Readers.

Kevante Higgins
Jan 1, 2013
Each winner this month will receive cleaning goodies from Mothers. For your chance to win, be sure to submit your truck's info and photos to mini.truckin@sorc.com.
Photo 2/12   |   ridin Around 1994 Chevy S10
Slayin' Dime
Jeff write in and says "My S-10 has a stock V-6, but soon to be a 383 stroker with a turbo 350 trans, it's currently 'bagged on 20s and 22s with a cantilever rear setup and a Thorbecke Brothers front setup. It has a full custom interior, fiberglass dash, and lots of stereo goods." Looks good, Jeff! Keep on minitruckin'!

1994 Chevy S-10
Jeff Lee
Smalltown, USA

Photo 3/12   |   ridin Around 2003 Chevy Blazer

The front end of this Bow Tie was taken back to a '94 grille shell for the sole reason of being able to run a phantom grille. Alfie's Blazer lays frame with A/C thanks to a custom three-link designed by Afterhours Fabrication, and sits on a staggered set of 18/20 Coys C-56 wheels. With suede and leather touches inside the cab, and painted and powdercoated detailing under the hood, this one is creepin' on coming up big time.

2003 Chevy Blazer
Alfie Defelice
Dirty Jersey

Photo 4/12   |   ridin Around 1991 Chevy S10
Stinky Pinky
Roni Underwood's S-10 is his daily driver for most of the year. And being where he's from, that's a tough job for any vehicle to handle. It currently rests on a set of 18-inch wheels, rocks suicide doors, and has some custom sheetmetal work in the bed as well as inside the cab. When the weather gets really crappy this winter, Roni plans on parking it in the garage and starting the bodydrop.

1991 Chevy S-10
Roni Underwood
South Charleston, WV

Photo 5/12   |   ridin Around 1987 Mazda B2200
Maple Leaf Maz
"Hey, my name is Geoff, and this is my B2200. It's sitting on 18-inch Eagle Alloys, is fully shaved, has a 4Runner front bumper, a Targa top, tilt, bed, and a custom hood scoop. I have a motor swap planned once winter hits." Damn, Geoff, you're keeping it gangsta! Keep up the good work!

1987 Mazda B2200
Geoff Mayes
Pickering, Ontario, Canada

Photo 6/12   |   ridin Around 1994 Isuzu Rodeo Pickup\
‘Bagged In The Bush
"I'm a long time minitrucker and fan from way Down Under, and would love see to my truck in the magazine. My Rodeo is ‘bagged at all four corners, painted Paradise Blue with metal flake dark blue scallops, pinstriping, and airbrush work done by Ben from State Of Art. Most of the bodywork and ‘bag job were done by myself and my buddies at Rural Creations."

1994 Isuzu Rodeo Pickup
Clinton Blaess
Adelaide, Australia

Photo 7/12   |   ridin Around 1985 Chevy S10
Full Coverage
"I've had this truck for 15 years, and have always wanted it in Mini Truckin' mag. Actually, it was in the mag once when you guys covered the Canadian Truck Nats a few years ago, but it was yellow at the time. I would like to see it in the mag with some of the new mods I've done to it. It's bodydropped, rolls on 15-inch Smoothies, has suicide doors, a '50s hood for cowl, Caddy lights frenched in, and a custom interior."

1985 Chevy S-10
Tim Atkinson
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Photo 8/12   |   ridin Around 1976 Chevy Luv
LUV Me Long Time
Collin bought this truck 4 years ago for a measly $300, and in that time the LUV has become his non-winter daily driver. It's static dropped 5/6, riding on 17-inch wheels, and the interior features suede door panels, a new dash pad, and a cardboard Bud Light headliner. Aside from some bodywork done by Collin's friend Jamie, the truck is a home build. Collin tells us, "I'm tearing it all down to the frame soon, but it's staying static dropped."

1976 Chevy LUV
Collin Wicker
Mt. Vernon, OH

Photo 9/12   |   ridin Around 1992 Isuzu Pickup
Terrance's Wet Dream
We aren't being pervy sickos here … even though we really are. "My Wet Dream" is the name of the truck. It has an aquatic theme as you can see from the paint on the tailgate. Terrance tells us, "the truck used to be awesome, but over the years it has been abused but I've been busting my ass trying to bring it back." This 'Zu has two Red's hydro pumps with four dumps, a torsion bar setup, and a paintjob that Terrance wouldn't dare of changing. "I am about 80-percent done with the restoration. This truck has finally found its life-long home with me."

1992 Isuzu P'up
Terrance Goodroad
Aurora, CO

Photo 10/12   |   ridin Around 1997 Chevy S10
Lee's Dime
"Hey guys, I've owned my S-10 two years now, and I shaved the tailgate, installed a Grant Kustoms rollpan, and just recently ‘bagged it all the way around. Future plans include a bodydrop, 383 stroker, 22-inch Boss 338 wheels, and a full interior. Thanks for keeping the spirit and inspiration alive guys!"

1997 Chevy S-10
Lee Hodge
Soddy Daisy, TN

Photo 11/12   |   ridin Around 2000 Chevy S10
Here in sunny SoCal, swimming pools are everywhere. Someone has to keep 'em clean for the beauties in bathing suits, right? That's where Jesse and his Dime come in. "I own a small pool service, and I needed a truck I could actually enjoy driving all day. It's been lowered with spindles in the front and has 3-inch blocks in the rear." Lookin' good dude, and don't forget the sunscreen! Mmm bikinis.

2000 Chevy S-10
Jesse Rodriguez
Orange, CA

Photo 12/12   |   ridin Around 1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
Stay Klassy
Jeffrey Klass' Mighty Max is looking pretty cool, and we've seen a rendering of it not too long ago that got us all hot and bothered to see the final results. Since this photo was taken, the bodydrop and shaving should be well under way. We can't wait to see the finished product!

1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max
Jeffrey Klass
Thomasville, NC