Wheels and tires cost $575. He got the 16x7-inch stock '98 Chevy Sliverado wheels from a recycler for $200. The front-mounted 195/50R16s and 225/55R16 tires mounted on the rear cost $380. He also spent $25 for lowering blocks, $40 for new U-joints, $20 on brake hoses, $115 to get the A/C working, and $55 to have it aligned after lowering the front.

When you add it all up, Hilderbrand spent a total of $2,985 for this cool little cruiser.

Low-Buck Challenge 2004We Had So Much Fun With The First One We're Thinking About Doin' It AgainBecause of the overwhelming response, we're thinking of repeating the Sport Truck Low-Buck Challenge in 2004. We wish we could feature all the worthy contenders, or at the very least give some honorable mention to those who entered and completed project trucks. If you're interested, have any ideas on rule changes, or any other suggestions, visit our Web site, sporttruck.com, e-mail us at sporttruck@primedia.com, or drop us a note at Sport Truck Magazine, C/O Low-Buck Challenge, 774 S. Placentia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870.