April 2014 Issue - Post No Bills - Editorial

Under Construction: Rust Buckets, Bondo, and Primer

John Mata Jr.
Apr 11, 2014
Photographers: John Mata Jr
Well here it is -- our sequel to the “Outcasts” issue. In case you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, look back to the December 2012 issue. It was a collection of weird, oddball trucks that surprisingly got good reviews from a few readers. So with a shallow sense of accomplishment and pride in our hearts, here we are again. Hope we were able to recreate the magic. If not, maybe we can still get an A for the effort?
OK, so why dedicate a whole issue to rust-ridden, “unfinished” junk buckets? Well, first of all -- the feature trucks featured this month are completed (or close enough), so I guess you could say they were just born to be bummy. Personally, I think the personalities of each respective truck owner shows through with each quirky modification no matter if it comes in the form of chassis design, deliberate lack of bodywork, or something as simple as a well-placed bumper sticker. These trucks are what they are and DGAF what anyone has to say about them. It’s not the start of a new revolution or anything deep and profound like that … it’s about doing what you want because you want to do it. The concept is simple -- dig these trucks … or don’t.
So with that in mind, let’s cannonball into the deep, dark waters. Beware -- there are sharks lurking under the surface. OK, maybe not, but you might prick yourself on some rusty, dirty shard of jagged metal, which is just as bad if your shots aren’t current. But enough precautions already … let’s go. (We’ll also be trekking to Vegas for SEMA and making a few other pit stops during the voyage, but the ship won’t sit still for long.)
Enjoy the show.
Photo 2/2   |   John Mata Jr
– Editor
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
—Wise Old Proverb
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