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Truckin Readers Rides: 1986 Toyota Turbo EFI and 1990 Suburban 3500

Aug 8, 2016
Photographers: Readers
Heilite Mafia
Who: Luis Ruiz
What: 1986 Toyota Turbo EFI
Where: Lancaster, California
Mods: 2-inch Beltech drop spindles, QA1 shocks adjustable shocks, hubs drilled out for Porsche wheel pattern by Russell at Old Speed USA in Paramount, California, factory turbo EFI 22RTE with turbo exhaust by D&D Muffler in Lancaster, California, turbo-edition only factory bucket seats, steering wheel, power locks and windows (for ’88-’86 edition only), ’91 front bumper and valence color-matched, stock paint and stripes cleaned with Meguiars wax, clear headlight lenses, paint-matched camper shell, old-school Thule roof rack with restored ’84 GT Mach One by Eddie Ruiz, 17-inch Porsche Fuchs wheels with 205/40R17 Accelera Alpha tires. “I’m 50 years old and wanted to do a mild mini like the ones from back in the day,” Ruiz says. “I drive this truck daily and could not be happier with it.”

Photo 2/2   |   1990 Chevy Suburban 3500
6-Wheel Sub
Who: Dan Moreau
What: 1990 Suburban 3500
Where: Harrison, Michigan
Mods: Dana 60 front with factory dual shocks, Dana 70 HD rear, both housings have polished SS bolts and drain plugs, OEM Spicer 1 ton lock outs, custom e-brake cable from Bruan, cold-galvanized U-bolts and axle plates, larger master cylinder, dualie conversion in 1999, 6-inch floodlights under front bumper with pirate license plate, rear bumper is a custom-fabricated toolbox with custom inset lights, rear view mirror fuzzy dice add 30hp and 40lb-ft of torque, custom pinstripes on all four corners, cab lights, cab visor, polished Alcoa wheels with Michelin tires. “I have done almost all the work on this beast as I am a retired union pipe welder and teach at the local college,” Moreau says. “The kids I teach would get a kick out of seeing my truck in the magazine.”
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