Body Modifications on a 1972 Toyota Hilux - Project Low Lux

World's First Rockered 1972 Toyota Hilux

Mike Alexander
Sep 1, 2009
Photographers: Mike Alexander, Biran Walker
Photo 2/41
Minitruckers strive to be different. The quest is to do something that no one else has done before or to do it better; that is what we live for.
So after hunting around for a new project, we finally found a truck that has never been fully built and laid out flat to the rocker. Like all projects, our mission was fairly simple in the beginning, and that was just to find a1972 Toyota Hilux in decent shape and put it on the ground. But after we found our canvas, hauled her home, and tore her apart, our imagination began to run rampant with cool modifications that would soon find their way onto Project: Low Lux. If you were able to follow along on some of the blogs at minitruckinweb.com, then you saw that we decided it would be a good idea to try and get this truck body-dropped, body-modded out, and painted to the Forbidden show with only three weeks time. This was no easy task, but thanks to Jamey "Handmade" Jordan, Brian "Lost Cause" Walker, and Bobby from Sadistic Iron Werks, we barely made it.
For this installment we wanted to show you all the cool mods done in only two weeks to get the truck to the Forbidden show. As the frame and the body were being built in two separate places, this first part of this buildup shows all the body mods and round one of the paint. Next we will delve deeper into the full frame, suspension, and rest of the buildup. Special thanks to everyone that helped and pitched in, including Tyson and Ernie for letting us tear up their shops at all hours of the night. Stay tuned for the rest of this exciting, first-of-its-kind buildup. For more information, contact the companies listed in the source box, and visit Minitruckinweb.com for more pics and video of the buildup.
The Frame: Sneak Preview
Here's a sneak peak at the full frame build coming your way soon!

Sources

Summit Racing
Akron, OH
800-230-3030
http://www.summitracing.com
Slam Specialties
Fresno, CA 93727
888-352-5225
http://www.slamspecialties.com
Grant Kustoms
Oroville, CA 95966
530-532-7832
http://www.grantkustoms.com
Lowrider Depot
Foxboro, MA 02035
877-698-3115
http://www.lowriderdepot.com
Sadistic Iron Werks
Hesperia, CA 92345
760-703-5159
http://www.myspace.com/sadisticiron
DOA Racing
Mooresville, NC 28117
704-799-6261
http://www.doaracingengines.com
Handmade Seat Co.
n/a, CA
http://www.myspace.com/HandmadeSeatCo
Mindliss Metal Fab
Winnipeg, AK
204-509-1649
http://www.mindlissmetal.com
Air Zenith
702-270-7988
http://www.air-zenith.com
Innovative Customs
601-604-3692
Kinetik Power Cells
888-522-8346
Kinetikaudio.com
Cal Mini Truck Dismantlers
(909) 622-1381
Calminitruck.com
Autobody Color & Supply/Ppg
autobodycolor.com
Auto Weld Chassis
(570) 275-1411
Autoweldchassis.com
Lost Cause

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