A trick accomplished by shading...
A trick accomplished by shading and airbrush work gives the graphics a third dimension, or something to aim a .45 colt at.
A fully matching bed job continues...
A fully matching bed job continues the graphic scheme laid on the outside. SnugTop's tonneau was covered in matching tweed inserts, the tank was painted, and the bed sides were cleaned up with inserts.
Suntech's electric add-in...
Suntech's electric add-in sunroof gives just the right touch and lets a little light in on that beautiful interior.
The paint crew at Deano's...
The paint crew at Deano's put forth their best efforts on this little '94. PPG paint in Blue, Silver, and the rest of the rainbow was laid out in a pattern that continues inside and out.
For Eric Donn, his truck is worth everything. Over the years, this 94 S-10 has been the offering plate for money and spare time. At the Truckin Nats, while infiltrating the competition, we came upon the gleaming paint and asked if anyone had ever shot the truck. After a firm yes, we had to know who shot the truck and for what magazine. Eric said that he had no idea what we meant the truck has literally been shot three times: with a paintball gun, a slingshot, and the standby .45 Colt.
Having the appropriate name of Bullet, this S-10 has been killed and then resurrected by Eric and friends in the Pharcyde Customs Club. He bought the S-10 right out of the barn and immediately started pouring time and effort into his daily driver. Rather than saving for a new house in a better area, Eric has tolerated the vandalism and done some upgrades. Trevco of Mesa, Arizona, got its hands on the suspension and worked a little magic. The front was set right with a set of Belltech drop spindles holding Firestone 2600 bags and angle-mounted Belltech Nitro drop shocks.
Out back involved a little more effort and some time with a torch. The bed was cut out, and a custom bridge notch welded in. To match the front ground clearance, Trevco slapped in a set of Chassis Techs 4-inch drop leaf springs and sandwiched 2800 Firestone bags to the frame. After a few switches are flipped, Erics S-10 droops around 9 inches. Ground-pounding is accomplished via a set of 18-inch Arelli Assassins wrapped in BFG 215/40R18 rubber.
With the rough work done, Eric and the folks at Deanos Customs went for appearance next. After nibbling a hole in the cab, a Suntech sunroof was slapped in. Every hunk of metal from rocker panel to roof rail was shaved, filled, and blocked for paint. The obligatory steel Sir Michaels roll pan closes up the rear, while a newer 97 clip takes care of the front. Additional touches include a SnugTop tonneau, a Traders rearview mirrors, and a lowered valance, also Traders. The team of painters at Deanos sprayed on the PPG acrylic enamel accented with Silver and shades of the rainbow split into graphics.
On the inside, custom tweed was laid with inset tribal designs carved in underlying foam on the door panels, while the seats retain their OE pattern with vinyl inserts sewn in place. Just about everything that could be easily removed was smoothed and painted in yellow, while details of shine come from various Trenz billet interior pieces.
As the project came to a close, Eric needed something to drown out the sounds of a bullet-riddled neighborhood. An Eclipse 7002-monitor head unit drives a full set of JL series-1 mids up front, coupled with Rockford Fosgate pounders in the back. The finishing grace was the clean layout of the bed and its details. Patterned inserts reflect the wild graphics scheme and really bring the truck together as a whole.