The 411

Stock 22R-E lowered 2 inches to retain stock hood appearance / sectioned oil pan / sectioned header / assorted chrome parts including valve cover, hood prop rod, and battery bracket / custom-made air intake / Cherry Bomb muffler with chrome Volkswagen EMPI stinger / custom battery rack / Optima YellowTop battery
BY: Nick and Mike Wapinarski / Owner / Papago Plating

Front & Rear:
17x8 Merlyn Stranger

Front & Rear:
205/35R17 Pirelli

Flipped ball joints on spindles / 12-inch chrome hydraulic cylinders
Rear: Four-link / 12-inch chrome hydraulic cylindersAccessories: One-pump-three-dump hydraulic setup / two Optima BlueTop batteries / three accumulators to smooth out ride
Chassis: C-notch / stock gas tank relocated underneath rear of the bed
BY: Nick and Mike Wapinarski / Owner

Body Mods:
Body dropped 3 1/2 inches / '00 Tacoma front clip with '96 4Runner bumper / paint stripped off grille to reveal chrome / shaved door handles, squirters, antenna, rear cab body line under window, tailgate handle, gas door, and wiper cowl / roll pan / custom Street Beat ragtop / custom-mounted license-plate bracket with SoCal Customs license-plate frame / flush-mount tonneau cover / tubular bars to reinforce front end (wiring ran through) / reinforced rear fenders / blue dots in taillights
BY: Chase Heath / Owner / Mike Wapinarski / Frank (body drop)

Custom Paint:
White base with '92 Porsche raspberry metallic
BY: Chase Heath / Lee at Lee's Customs / Owner

Stock bucket seats chopped in half, reupholstered in two-tone leather / tweed dash and door panels / zebra fabric used to accent interior / A/C vents shaved / '65 Mustang three-spoke steering wheel / suicide knob / shag carpet / Volkswagen window cranks / EMPI shift ball / Volkswagen Vanagon shifter
BY: Owner / Mike Wapinarski / Richard Vega

Pioneer head unit / Soundstream mids and tweeters / MTX subs / electronic crossover / Power Acoustik amplifiers / custom amp rack / fifth order blow-through enclosure using 12-inch subs with plexiglass window
BY: Owner

Lost Reality

Special Thanks:
Chase Heath (the Grinch), Richard Vega at Vega's Customs, Nick and Mike Wapinarski, Paul Ponzetti, Papago Plating, the guys at Kreepin Kustumz for letting him use their tools, Jessica for all the moral support, Lost Reality, and son Damien