The staff speaks and you listen. It's that simple. This month's question is: What do you think of the current trend of taking vintage trucks, leaving the body and interior stock, and adding airbags and big wheels to them for a resto-mod look?
Kevin: I really dig it because the factory look of classic trucks is simple yet stylish. You don't need to overdo it with customizing them because they plain look good. Pretty much every truck looks better when planted on the ground, including restored classics. All-in-all, the resto-mod theme is a guaranteed winning look in my book because it will probably not go out of style anytime in the near future.
Calin: I don't mind this trend at all. I don't have any problems with multicolored slick paintjobs, but there is something really cool about a solid color on the older trucks. Plus I think this is a good way of building a custom truck. While this trend is cool, I hope that guys will still build shiny late-model trucks; I like those too.
Mike: I like it as a temporary look unless the truck is a vintage, collectible example, which there are very few of. It's a good low-buck theme to get you started, but at some point you've got to move on with the mods and get rid of the patina. Patina on a contemporary truck is simply rust waiting for a repair.
Andy: If it is done right I think this look can be really awesome. The truck has to be rolling on the right set of wheels though. They have to complement the style and lines of the truck they are on, just as if you were to choose a set for a modern ride. If the wheels look way to modern or wild on an old truck, I think that's an odd fit. As far as airbags go, hell yeah! There's something totally cool about seeing a truck just slam to the ground when the airbags deflate. I think it kind of makes the old truck appear to be a little more high-tech with some modern suspension.
Sport Truck Slang Term O' The Month
#8,573: two-footers (kamel hump hed) n. This is another slang term that denotes a wheel size. In this case, it refers to 24-inch-diameter rims and tires. Try using it in this sentence: That truck is rollin' on two-footers, but it ain't low enough to drag.