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1996 Chevy S10 - Little Red Devil

No Angels Were Harmed in the Making of this S-10

Phil Gordon
Jun 29, 2016
Photographers: Phil Gordon
In the early 2000s in Pennsylvania, a young 21-year-old kid named Eric Jordan began working on cars with his father James in their garage. They began restoring and repairing vehicles, but somewhere along the line, Jordan’s focus switched. “It was almost like a devil on my shoulder told me I needed a truck”, Jordan tells Truckin. “I followed that devil.” The work he was doing with his father just wasn’t challenging enough, so Eric decided to branch out. As he started working on his friend’s trucks, his passion and creativity grew and started to flow.
Then Jordan decided to move from his hometown in Pennsylvania to Georgia after he got an offer to work at a high-volume body shop. He started hanging around the truck club Acrophobia and his desires for a custom truck only increased. He located a ’96 Chevy S-10 in Indiana that was being sold because the owner needed something bigger. The S-10 was well known having already gone through the Ekstensive Metal Works custom treatment. Although the truck was aged and needed repair, Jordan saw the potential.
Photo 2/14   |   04 1996 Chevrolet S10
Jordan used his own talents to fix all the cracked bodywork and spray the once solid red Chevy with a section of black and graphics that flow through the middle to rear end and back of the truck. The original nitrogen setup was removed and an Airlift Digital Autopilot V2 suspension system was installed in its place. His friend Marcus Anderson from Alabama custom-made a license plate holder to attach to the bed.
Jordan’s passion for making trucks do things they weren’t designed to do drove his decision to purchase his first truck and make it into something unique that shows off his creativity. Little Red Devil, once completed, earned the now 36-year-old Eric a full logo into the Acrophobia truck club, proving every once in a while listening to the devil on your shoulder isn’t a bad thing.
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Inside the build
Year/Make/Model: 1996 Chevy S-10
Owner and City/State: Eric Jordan; Powder Springs, Georgia
Club Affiliation: Acrophobia
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Ekstensive upper and lower control arms, Belltech drop spindles, RE-7 Slam Bags
Rear Suspension: Ekstensive two-link with ’bag on bar, RE-7 Slam Bags
Shocks: Belltech Nitro Drop Shocks all four corners
Brakes: Four-wheel disc, Little Shop rear disc brake setup
Drivetrain:
Engine: Chromed-out 2.2, Cavalier intake, custom exhaust
Body: Cali combo taillight buckets shaved, LED’s molded into roll pan, sheet metal bed floor, fuel door relocated to inside of bed, all body gutters shaved, door handles shaved, cowl shaved, full-size Silverado bumper narrowed and molded to front fenders, Phantom front grille
Paint: PPG Audi Laser Red basecoat, PPG Vibrance colors added, cleared with Concept 20/21 high solids clear
Interior: Full tweed with devil embossed on headliner, Colorado Customs billet Carefree steering wheel, billet shifting assembly
Stereo: Kenwood 7-inch in-dash DVD player, Rockford Fosgate door and cab speakers
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 19x8, 20x10; Colorado Customs Carefree
Tires: 235/35R19, 265/35R20; Nitto
Special Thanks: Acrophobia as a whole, Jason James Torchia, Derrick Shelton, my super-awesome girlfriend Kristina Lynn, Phil Gordon, Bobby Johnson, and Jody Davis from Dallas Collision

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