I have this truck that I want to get sponsored or to help to put it out there. It's a one-of-a-kind '53 GMC truck that has two chassis under it. The bottom is an '06 chassis and the top chassis balances on an 8-inch bearing. This truck lifts up and turns 360 degrees clockwise and counter-clockwise. While it's turning in the air, you can drive it from the bottom and when it's down you can drive it from inside like a normal truck. It has Magnavox 32-inch plasma TV in the back and the whole audio system is MA Audio with a Sony head unit and Savv DVD player that is located in the bottom chassis. The upholstery is blue leather and ostrich. The rims are 20s from RBP (Rolling Big Power). The motor is a 1996 350ci V-8 Chevy engine with a 700R4 tranny. You can visit my web page at zgalena.com to see all of my work and there is a video of the truck.
Well Victor, judging by the powdercoated chassis it looks like your truck is pretty much finished so I'm not sure what kind of sponsorship you are asking for or really need. If you just want to show off your truck then we can certainly help with that right here.
I'm in the process of a frame-off resto' on a '92 GMC Sonoma and have to replace the bed. This gives me the opportunity to do something I've wanted to do for awhile, which is a small stepside. Is there anyone making a kit for this or am I on my own? I have been a subscriber since '03 and enjoy the mag a lot. Keep up the good work.
Boy the early '90s would have been a great time to do this mod. Back in the day, Choo Choo Customs offered a custom fiberglass bed that bolted right on and gave you a smooth floor, molded tailgate and Corvette taillights. There were other companies that also offered stepside beds in steel too. None of them are being produced today, but we see them pop up from time to time on eBay, Craigslist and other Internet search engines. The other option is to buy a '73-to-'87 Chevy fullsize truck bed and start cutting it up to fit the dimensions of your S-10. It won't be easy, but for the most part those beds are flat and square, making the cutting and welding part a little bit easier. Also, those beds are more easily located and purchased for peanuts.
Trim for the Ranger
I have read your mag for several years and seen it go through many changes. I must say that it's better now than before, most notably the Garage section. I would like to see more info on working with today's computer-controlled trucks. This is a major hurdle in modifying anything made after 1990. Now for the big question: I have a 2004 Ford Ranger and am looking for body accessories like a front spoiler, hood ect. While there are a million S-10 parts out there, there isn't much for models after 2001. I have checked most of your advertiser's web sites with no luck. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If all else fails, I guess I will fabricate my own.
SSG Wilson , US Army (Ret)
You're in luck, sir. Stylin' Trucks (www.stylintrucks.com) carries a really cool Xenon bumper cover with a mesh insert and openings for fog lights for $394 as well as a number of inexpensive hood scoops to customize your factory hood. Trifecta Offroad (www.trifectaoffroad.com) also offers a fiberglass version of the popular Ford Ranger Edge hood for $395 as well.
Hottie Needs Work
My name is Jaime Thompson and I am a bikini/car model. Tonight I purchased your magazine and noticed to my surprise that I'm on page 88 from a car show in North Carolina (I'm the blonde in red in pigtail braids). Since that car show I have done so much work and I have a lot of modeling opportunities coming my way. I am writing you to find out how to be a pin-up girl. I'm very outgoing, and easy to work with, especially since I love cars and trucks. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Jamie,Thank you for dropping us a line. We are always looking for pretty girls to put next to these custom trucks. The fact you actually like cars and trucks is even better. If you would like to be considered for the pin-up please email a few photos to Calin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will contact you from there.