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How To: Detail Your Truck
How To: Get Your Ride in Readers’ Diesels While we’ve made it past Memorial Day and spring technically is still a few weeks away from being officially over, we are now in a space where weather patterns—for the most part—are stable and void of the precipitation that is common during the winter season. And, as
K.J. JonesMay 29, 2020
Diesel Power how to
Should I Delete My 6.7L Cummins?
Ever since the first introduction of emissions control system on motor vehicles, people have been finding ways to remove them. The idea was that if these control systems were removed, power and economy would be increased. And in the 1970s this type of thinking wouldn’t have been wrong. Early catalytic converters and exhaust gas recirculation
Jason GondermanMay 29, 2020
Truckin how to
Installing a Tailgate Handle Flip Kit with Engle Bros. Fab.
Check Out These Other Great Stories! 6 Things We Did Before Hitting the Smog Station SnugTop Lid Adds Form & Function to Any Truck Bed Engle Bros. Fab welds in a smooth roll pan from Grant Fab Things are heating up fast with our recently acquired 1995 Chevy C1500. The project began as a pretty
Jeremy CookMay 28, 2020
Truck Trend Network news
Nissan Confirms Next-Generation Frontier Is Alive and Coming Soon!
It’s not only been Nissan’s worst-kept secret, but it was also officially confirmed at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show that an all-new Nissan Frontier would be gracing North America for the 2021 model year. And then the automotive industry effectively shud down worldwide, leaving many new models in flux, not only in regard to release
Jason GondermanMay 28, 2020
Diesel Power how to
Top Turbo Questions and Terms
Learn More Here! What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is Diesel Runaway? How To: Rebuild Your Own Turbo In most performance-diesel circles, turbochargers arguably are an oil-burner’s most important component. To many enthusiasts, size matters—a lot—as we often see trucks with incredibly large single-turbo setups, or rigs featuring multiple ’chargers, installed in an effort to achieve
K.J. JonesMay 27, 2020
Truck Trend Network news
Offroad Design on The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 122
On This Week’s Show: Offroad Design owner Stephen Watson Selling on Craigslist 5-Star Hotline Offroad Design (ORD) has been a stalwart in the full-size wheeling scene for decades, and owner and Truck Show listener Stephen Watson tells the story from startup to trusted off-road expert in GM trucks. Holman shares his recent misadventures on Craigslist,
Monica GondermanMay 27, 2020
Truck Trend Network how to
Titan 52-Gallon XXL Diesel Fuel Tank
If there’s one downside to modern HD diesel trucks that we’ve found, it would have to be the painfully low capacity fuel tanks. Sure, some manufacturers have offered upgraded tanks over the years; however, the vast majority of them have remained smaller than their gasoline counterparts. Current-generation trucks have given up space to accommodate the
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
Truck Trend Network how to
How to Improve Engine Performance on a First-Generation F-150 Raptor
When we set out in search of the perfect first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, we knew that with a budget of about $35,000 we’d be looking at a higher-mileage unit. What we ended up with was a very solid 2013 model. However, just as we thought, it came with almost 90,000 miles on the odometer. According
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
Diesel Power features
Hard-Core Race Parts, Tools and Man-Cave Amenities Highlight This Social Distance Shop Shelter
Check Out These Stories! A 1,000-hp Mustang, Cool Performance Parts, Tools, and Efficiency Highlight This Social Distance Shop Shelter Top-10 Tools for Your Toolbox There’s a Willys Pickup, Jeep CJ-6, and Dana 60 Axle in This Social Distance Shop Shelter While it appears many state governments are now starting to relax some of their shelter-at-home
K.J. JonesMay 26, 2020
Truckin how to
Engle Bros. Fab welds in a smooth roll pan from Grant Fab
We’re finally making some moves on our recently acquired 1995 Chevy C1500. If you recall, we picked up a pretty worn out standard cab short bed, and so far, we’ve only done what was necessary to get it back on the road. Then we added a smooth lid from Snug Top, which instantly improved the
Jeremy CookMay 26, 2020
Truck Trend Network news
Nikola, From the Inside: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 123
On This Week’s Show: Nikola In Episode 118, Nikola’s founder and CEO Trevor Milton offered to open up the company’s new headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, to The Truck Show Podcast for an exclusive visit. Follow along as we tour the new facility, dive deeper into the Nikola story, and walk through upcoming new products including
Monica GondermanMay 26, 2020
Truckin how to
Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? The Final Chapter!
Read More on This Toyota Highlander Project! Day 1 Day 2 We finally made it. After weeks of planning and three days of hard work, we’re bringing you the final chapter and big reveal of our quarantine experiment. Could we take this bone-stock, low-mileage 2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L V-6 4WD and quickly and cheaply build
Jeremy CookMay 25, 2020
Truck Trend Network news
Pipe Dream: This 1950 Ford F1 Is a Cool Classic for All the Right Reasons
What would it look like if you took the beloved truck you tinkered with during your teenage days and finally turned it into something totally killer? Randy Weaver, owner of Utah-based Weaver Customs, did just that. And the fact that this 1950 Ford F1 classic pickup technically belongs to his twin brother makes the build
Monica GondermanMay 25, 2020
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This 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport was Driven for a Week, Here’s What We Thought
Nissan first released the Rogue in late 2007 as a 2008 model. This compact SUV would quickly rise through the ranks to become Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the United States. The Rogue received its largest update by way of a full-vehicle refresh in 2014. Fast-forward again to 2017, and Nissan introduced the newest member of
Jason GondermanMay 22, 2020
Diesel Power how to
How To: Removing Pinstripe and Light Rust
More on This 1995 Ford F-350. How to Prep a Truck Bed for LINE-X Coating What Is LINE-X? Bringing newcomers to this series quickly up to speed, we’re currently in the process of bringing “new life,” appearance-wise, to a 1995 Ford F-350 crew-cab dualie (nicknamed “Big White”) that has been in Diesel Power’s fleet for
K.J. JonesMay 21, 2020
Truck Trend Network features
What Is A Pickup Truck?
Figuring out what makes a pickup truck these days is only getting harder. Is it enough to have an open bed? If you are looking at the market from the perspective of a truck person, we’d emphatically answer “no.” For example, I’m not sure any of us would consider the unibody and car-based Honda Ridgeline
Sean P. HolmanMay 21, 2020
Truckin how to
Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? Day Two!
Check Out Day One of This Toyota Highlander Build! If you’ve been following along, you know that we may have been going a little stir crazy here at home and decided to scribble a little outside the Truckin lines and see if we could take an ordinary egg-shaped crossover SUV and make it cool. In
Jeremy CookMay 21, 2020
Truck Trend Network news
New Unsold 2019 Model Year Trucks
It’s no secret that some vehicles take longer to sell than others. The reasons can be many and might not relate to the vehicle at all. Sometimes it’s a seasonal issue; it can be political or economic; or it can be even pandemic-related. Other times, it actually is related to the vehicle, as older models
Jason GondermanMay 21, 2020
Truckin news
1500 Classic Vehicles Descend on Huntington Beach for 4th Quarantine Cruise
Like we said two weeks ago: If you post it, they will come! Especially when we’re all under stay-at home-orders and have no real plans to speak of.  That’s what our friend and MotorTrend Tech Center manager Jason Scudellari was thinking, too. He got together with @hektattoo, @ken, and @keystoneautomotiveoperations, who all just thought it
Jeremy CookMay 20, 2020
Truck Trend Network news
2020 Nissan Frontier Pricing Announced
The 2020 model year is set to be quite unique for Nissan’s midsize Frontier pickup. With an all-new model coming in 2021 but a new drivetrain ready now, Nissan made the decision to outfit the current generation truck with the future generation’s drivetrain. The new 3.8L V-6 engine produces a best-in-class 310 hp and is
Jason GondermanMay 20, 2020

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1969 Chevy C10- Texas LoHorn

They say everything is bigger in Texas, which meant in order to stand out Carlos Zapata needed to go bigger than anything he had ever done. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlos was part of a migrant worker family that did a lot of traveling. From picking oranges in Florida to working sugar beets in

Phil GordonJune 5, 2019