Now that the truck is tested and true, it's time for the big risk of a no-reserve auction. When Eric presented it to the folks of Barrett-Jackson, they told him that usually with custom vehicles you can expect to get half the money spent on the vehicle. Eric explains that even if he were to get 100K for the truck, he would only make about a dollar for every hour spent building it. In no way will he be making a profit off the truck. The real reason it's going for sale is to make way for a series of vehicles he plans on building and selling in a more profitable production schedule. By the time this article makes it to the newsstands, this truck will be waiting to be sold. If everything goes well, it will be gone, and Eric should get what he deserves for it. Auctioning the truck is a huge risk, but Eric is willing to gamble in order to find the right buyer for his truck.
The 411Owner/hometown:Eric Hokenson / Oakdale, Minnesota
Year/make/model:'81 Chevy C10
Engine/Drivetrain:'67 Chevy 383-cid V-8 / bored 0.030 over, balanced, and blueprinted block / PAW stroker kit with Eagle crankshaft / Comp Extreme Energy camshaft / Dart Torquer heads / Isky rocker arms / polished Edelbrock Torquer intake manifold / fabricated ram-air intake / MSD 6AL ignition with Mallory distributor / NOS nitrous-oxide bottle with 150-shot / JBA headers / custom stainless exhaust with Borla mufflers / Turbo 400 transmission with Gear Vendors Overdrive / TCI 3,000-stall converter / custom-made driveshaft / Ford 9-inch rearendBy: Eric Hokenson
Rims:Front: 20x8.5-inch Bonspeed Wildthang with 4.5-inch backspacingRear: 20x12-inch Bonspeed Wildthang with 5-inch backspacing
Tires:Front: 245/35R20 Toyo Proxes SPRear: 315/35R20 Toyo Proxes SP
Suspension:Front: Air Ride Technologies Cool Ride tubular upper and lower control arms / Firestone 224C airbags / DJM drop spindles / Rancho RS 9000 adjustable damping shocksRear: Chassis Engineering Four-Link / Air Ride Technologies ShockwavesAccessories: Two Thomas compressors / Air Ride technologies RidePro first-generation auto-leveling systemChassis: Chassis Engineering rear subframe kit / custom stainless 18-gallon fuel tankBy: Eric Hokenson
Body Mods:Shaved doors, stake pockets, tailgate, emblem holes, and firewall / two sets of stock rear wheeltubs welded together / custom sheetmetal wings on rear of cab and tailgate / custom roll pan / custom-made LED taillights / handmade aluminum tonneau cover with air actuators / Reflexxions cowl hood / custom scoops on fenders / AIM grille / frenched license plate and driving lights in front bumper / Visions Hot Rod Concept mirrors / Line-X bedlinerBy: Eric Hokenson
Custom Paint:DuPont Intense blue, Pearl basecoat, and Hyper clearcoatBy: Eric Hokenson
Interior:'87 Nissan Sentra seats / custom center console and seat / fabricated plastic door panels / Auto Meter Sport Comp gauges / black cloth materialBy: Eric Hokenson
Audio/Video:Dual Audio XDVD8130 AM/FM/CD/MP3/head unit / Audiobahn 6.5-inch components in doors / 3-1/2-inch Boston Acoustic speakers in dash / two 12-inch MTX Terminator subwoofers / two MTX 250-watt Thunder ampsBy: Eric Hokenson
Special Thanks:All of his friends who helped out-they know who they are; and his wife and family.