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Readers' Letters - Paper Cuts - August 2005

Questions * Answers * Letters * Information

Mike Alexander
Aug 1, 2005
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Art Extraordinaire
Dear Mini Truckin',
As an avid mini-trucker and participant in the sport/lifestyle, I read your magazine religiously. I am also a college student, and your magazine, along with trucks in general, is what keeps me going and motivated. I own a '91 Chevy S-10 XtraCab that I'm in the process of 'bagging and body-dropping, and I like to draw to give myself a visual depiction of what my truck will look like. Enclosed is a drawing of what my truck will look like when I'm fairly close to done with it (after the LT1 motor swap). I hope you can use my drawing in one of your future issues. Thanks so much.
Brent Saxsma
West Lafayette, IN
Hey Brent,
If your truck comes out half as nice as your drawings, then you are well on your way to making it into these pages. It's awesome that you have the talent to draw what's in your head to help your dream come that much closer to reality. Keep up the good work, and when you're all set to go, we're sure we'll see you at some of the major shows in your area!
Fuel Cell
Dear MT,
You guys have an awesome magazine. I can always find useful inspiration throughout the pages. I can already feel the temperature changing here in Michigan, and it's getting closer to spring. I started cleaning up my 'bagged '98 S-Dime, kicking out all the rodents that have somehow found a way to sneak by the multiple mouse traps I set, luckily there's no major damage. I have a quick question concerning fuel cells. I bought a plastic fuel cell about a year ago and want to try and mount it in the back of my truck bed. Will I be able to use my stock fuel pump, or do I need to buy a new one? Also, how do I go about plumbing the fuel system? Any help is appreciated.
Andrew Krolik
Big Rapids, MI
Hey Andrew,
Since we're not sure exactly what kind of fuel cell you have, this is just general information. Most fuel cells contain a lower-mounted sump to attach your fuel lines, and in this instance, the headache-free way to go would be to use an aftermarket external fuel pump. Some people make the stock system work, but it's usually a bigger pain than it's worth. Good luck with the install, you'll soon be well on your way to touching pavement without draggin' a hole in the gas tank!
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Tranny Crossmembers
Mini Truckin' Staff,
First of all, you guys have the best mag out! Second, I have a question for you. I have a '92 Toyota with a full airbag kit and four-link setup from FBI. The problem I'm having is that my transmission crossmember is keeping my framerails from laying on the ground. When I drag the truck, I drag only on the crossmember. Is there anybody that makes a relocated crossmember that will help my truck lay flat? I appreciate the help.
Bobby Wilson
Telford, TN
Hey Bobby,
You are in luck. If you pick up the phone and call (877) 324-6464, you'll find someone on the other end who will be happy to ship a tranny crossmember right out to you. It's actually the same company that you got all your airbag parts from: FBI. They won't let you down.
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