MAXimum Exposure: What To Build - Issue 9
I Want To Build Something Cool! What Should It Be?
Building custom trucks is something that tends to start small and snowball into bigger and bigger things. For the 2011 SEMA show, I helped build my first 'bagged show truck. If you haven't seen it, it is a 2000 Silverado sitting on 22-inch Bonspeed Malibu wheels. Just a nice daily driver, but recently, I haven't been happy with how low it sits. Especially compared to our in-house project Ram, Lead Sled, which looks body-dropped when laid out.
You could say I am getting an itch. Body-dropping my truck wouldn't be too difficult, but I could go one of three ways. I could either do a stock-floor and chop the frame in half, I could build a completely new frame, or I could cut up the floor. My other option would be to just start on something new. I would love to build a big, badass, lifted Ram or Chevy, but with the price of gas that wouldn't help me save money at all. I don't think I want to do a classic, but I am not against it. A performance truck would be cool, but I would then need a daily driver because I already have four points on my license and only need four more to have it taken away.
Really I am up for anything, therefore, I am going to let you, our readers, decide what I am going to build. Send me an email and let me know what you think I should build, include parts you think I should use, and the method I should install the parts (i.e. driveway, shop, Truckin's tech center) and I will pick one or many and build my next truck. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.