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MAXimum Exposure: What To Build - Issue 9

I Want To Build Something Cool! What Should It Be?

Maxwell Matthewson
Sep 1, 2012
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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 maxwell.matthewson@sorc.com.
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