Bill Collin's '85 Chevy C10
We Say: Talk about modern-day slave labor, Bill instructed his high-school Collision Repair students to customize his truck as an assignment. All joking aside, they did one hell of a job customizing, bodyworking, and painting this Chevy. We wish we were so fortunate as to learn some automotive customizing techniques during our time in high school like these kids did. Way to go guys. Nice job.
Suspension: DJM front drop springs, spindles, and rear-axle flip kit Body Mods: Shaved rain gutters / custom-made roll pan / sectioned front bumper / shaved tailgate and stake pockets / tailgate handle relocated without kit / custom-made billet grille / euro headlights / clear side markers / euro taillights with LEDs / replacement fenders, grille, radiator support, wheelwells, and doors / Zolatone spray-on bedliner / body worked straight and painted Sterling Silver and Tuxedo Black with airbrushed graphics and blue pinstriping Interior: Dash, door panels, custom speaker enclosures, and headliner covered in tweed / Grant steering wheel / billet dash kit and pedals / original seat reupholstered / replacement floor insulation and carpet
What They Win: To help Bill teach his students the fundamentals of welding, we're sending him these welding handbooks along with a few calculators we got from Miller. So next time his pupils are shaving a vehicle by welding filler pieces of sheetmetal, they'll have some good reference materials.
We also thought it would be a good idea to send Bill a couple of knickknacks for his classroom desk. These include a cool bobblehead from Airaid and a mean-looking dog's-head figurine that he can use to intimidate his students.
Win a havoc dvd and get free sport truck stickers!
So just how do you win a HAVOC DVD and get some cool Sport Truck stickers for your ride? It's easy. It all starts with you taking a killer photo of your truck and sending that along with all of your information as well as a list of mods done to your truck. High-resolution digital photos are preferred and may improve your chances of winning. But really what it comes down to is if your truck is cool enough to pass our standards (OK, more like if we happen to get a bull's-eye on the dartboard!). So get going! Get out there with your digital cameras, put the settings on high-quality, and start shootin'. E-mail all of your stuff to email@example.com, or send a CD with images via snail mail to: Sport Truck Magazine, Homegrown Haulers, 2400 East Katella Ave., Ste. 700, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Frank Dickerson's '88 Ford F-150
We Say: It's not every day that we come across a custom Ford of this body style. It's probably because most truck guys have Chevys that there is not an abundance of parts for Fords. However, it's good to see that there are people like Frank who aren't afraid of doing something different.
Rims/Tires: 17x8.5 and 18x10 Boyd Coddington Magneto / Nitto (front), Mickey Thompson Sportsman (rear) Engine: 331-cid stroker V-8 / aluminum heads / Comp Cams camshaft / Demon carburetor / MSD ignition Suspension: Belltech 3-inch-drop front I-beams and 4-inch drop shackles and hangers for the rear / Nitro-Drop shocks Interior: Reupholstered in gray tweed with pleats Audio/Video: Pioneer head unit and speakers
Paul felker's '05 dodge ram 1500
We Say: Even though Paul didn't give us any dyno numbers on this supercharged Hemi, we bet he has no problem leaving stoplight racers in the dust.
Rims/Tires: 22-inch Mopar SRT10 / 305/45R22 Yokohama Engine Mods: Paxton Novi 1200 supercharger / water-charged intercooler with Setrab heat exchanger / Air Ram Jet Stream airscoop / NGK TRS spark plugs / Bosch fuel injectors / SMT6 piggyback computer tuner / Innovative wideband O2 sensor with LC-1 controller and XD-1 air/fuel gauge / Auto Meter fuel-pressure and boost gauge / PaceSetter headers / MagnaFlow high-flow catalytic converters / DMH Performance electric exhaust cutout / Borla cat-back exhaust Suspension: McGaughy's drop spindles and rear-axle flip kit Body Mods: Mopar Daytona body kit / custom stainless steel grille in bumper / K-Cover tonneau cover / black headlights with clear turn signals / smoked third brake lights and taillights
From Sport Compact to Sport Truck
John Dudley's '04 Chevrolet Colorado ZQD W/T
We Say: John may have started playing around with sport compact cars, but eventually he was lured into the sport truck world. Seeing as how newer trucks like this Colorado are able to carry many people, haul loads, and still be sporty, it's a no-brainer to conclude that trucks are better than cars.
Rims/Tires: 20-inch American Racing Trench / 245/35R20 Kumho Ecsta SPT Suspension: DJM drop control arms / Belltech drop blocks Body Mods: Black lower valance from Z85 Colorado / painted Bow Tie black / TruXedo soft tonneau cover / smoked third brake light and taillights / billet short antenna / door handles painted to match body color Interior: Carpet added / bench seat swapped for buckets Audio/Video: Pioneer head unit and components / Rockford Fosgate Punch 12-inch subwoofers
Looking Good in a Two-Tone
Tyler Kiefer's '01 Chevrolet S-10
St. Louis, Missouri
We Say: Tyler's S-10 is a perfect example of how a simple two-tone paintjob can make a truck look clean while still giving it a custom appearance. Adding the silver made for a nice break in the two main colors.
Rims/Tires: 18-inch Panther Juice / Falken Ziex Engine Mods: Cold-air intake / Flowmaster dual exhaust Suspension: Belltech front drop spindles and 3-inch block for the rear Body Mods: Shaved door handles, tailgate handle, and Bow Tie on grille / Xenon body kit / custom blue and black paintjob with silver break / sunroof / sport mirrors with turn signals / Goodmark cowl hood / mesh grille inserts / LED taillights / foglights / projector headlights / clear turn signals Audio/Video: Alpine head unit with Sirius satellite radio / two JL Audio W3v2 subwoofers in custom box / Eclipse components / JL Audio 500/1 and 300/4 amplifiers / Tsunami 2-farad capacitor / Dynamat sound-deadening material
Honestly, My Friend Made Me Do It
Tim Iltis's '07 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x4
We Say: Although the "peer pressure" excuse won't work for kids trying to get out of trouble, it certainly helped Tim get his truck in our magazine. From what he told us, the only reason he submitted this photo and info on his truck is because his friend hounded him about doing so. See, Tim, he was right. You have a cool truck.
Rims/Tires: 18-inch Moto Metal / 33x12.5 Toyo Open Country M/T Engine Mods: Flowmaster exhaust Suspension: Rancho 4-inch lift with RSX9000 adjustable shocks / skidplates Body Mods: Carbon-fiber Bow Ties