Who: Bernard Soileau
Where: Eunice, Louisiana
What: '97 S-10
Exterior enhancements of Bernard's '97 S-10 include a billet grille and valance inserts, a lighted license plate frame, and Boyd Coddington's Timeless wheels. The rollers measure 17x8 inches up front and 17x9-1/2 inches in the rear and are stuffed into Falken ZE-502 205/50 and 255/45 tires. Under the hood, his truck received Taylor SpiroPro plug wires, a CoolFlex upper radiator hose, and an Optima battery. Interior mods consist of lots of chrome-plated billet parts, leather seats, and various parts paint-matched with the body color. The audio system is comprised of a Pioneer KEH-P6600 head unit and an EQ-6500 equalizer.
Who: Kyle Riebel
Where: Warrenton, Missouri
What: '04 Chevy Blazer Xtreme
Kyle keeps it low with Bilstein suspension parts and gave it a custom look by installing satin-black Euro taillights and window-vent visors. Kyle also installed a street-glow strobe light kit on this bad Blazer. The sound is provided by Pioneer with a pair of 12-inch subs. Kyle is not done yet, because he plans to do a lot of work in the near future.
Who: Jason Geroux
Where: Old Town, Maine
What: '95 Chevy S-10
Jason Geroux was a misdirected kid, until his dad bought him a '95 S-10 Extended Cab for Christmas as his first vehicle - not exactly the PlayStation he had in mind, but what the heck. Much to his disappointment, it was a five-speed, and Jason couldn't drive a stick. Being an outdoorsman, but "not a hick" (his words), he added canoe racks and big tires to trick out his new mini. Canoe racks? It seems that some true mini-truckers saw the rack-hauler and proceeded to go into convulsions with laughter. After some much-needed advice on how to build a mini-truck, Jason returned sporting an '03 TrailBlazer front end with an '02 S-10 front bumper, a Stylin' Concepts hood, and a set of McLean 18-inch 150-spoke wheels with spinners. Jason installed a bitchin' sound system and covered it with yellow primer and a host of other goodies. Jason wanted to thank his dad for buying him a truck he couldn't drive, his friend Jason Savoy, and Devastation Truck Club for showing him how to achieve true mini-truck greatness.
Who: Shannon Jauch
Where: Agoura Hills, California
What: '04 Jeep Liberty Limited
In Shannon's letter, it said, "I was going for the stealth look." For stealth, Shannon mounted black 20-inch wheels wrapped in tires that we assume are 20s, but we don't know the brand. Continuing the covert theme, Shannon added blacked-out corner lights and Limo-black tinted windows because in the words of Run DMC, "tinted windows don't mean nothing if they know who's inside."
Shannon also rolls with a Kenwood/Kicker audio/video system. Add a custom grille and some UnderGlow Lighting, and you're happenin' on the streets of Agoura Hills. An intake kit and a dual exhaust round out this street-killer. Shannon informs us that Lambo' doors are next on the customizing list. Whoo ah!
Who: Danny Scarbro / Jay Schuman
Where: Burleson, Texas
What: '89 Nissan
This paintjob is definitely a keeper. Danny Scarbro and Jay Shuman own this truck together and have come up with a unique custom. After flipping the truck on one of their excursions (no details), they chopped the top, shaved the tailgate, and painted it John Deere green. Danny and Jay also told us that this is their first attempt at customizing a truck. "Who could tell?" They also told us it took six months to get it to this condition after their accident. They used the Sport Truck "Barely Legal" decal because the work done on the truck made it barely legal for the mean streets of Burleson. We can't wait to see the finished product.