Power Ranger
Mike Mckinney Jr.'S '87 Ford Ranger

Scott Depot, West Virginia

We Say: Either Mike likes watching the Japanese superheroes on Saturday morning or he just wanted a funny name for his truck. We bet his license plate is one of those you don't get until you're watching the truck pass you up on the street.

The 411
Rims/Tires: 15x7 Wheel Vintiques Gennie with '40 Ford V-8 hubcaps / 195/45R15 Nexen N3000

Engine: 347-cid small-block V-8 / Edelbrock aluminum heads / Ford Racing camshaft / Holley Street Avenger 670-cfm carburetor / T5 World Class manual transmission / Zoom Performance Products clutch

Suspension: DJM Dream Beams / Suicide Doors upper and lower airbag brackets / relocated radius arms / custom front shock mounts / frame notched for tie rods and rear axle / rear shocks moved forward 2 inches / Firestone 255c airbags / 10-gallon air tank / manual valves

Body Mods: Shaved door handles, mirrors, emblems, marker lights, fuel door, and stake pockets / cowl-induction hood / roll pan / spun-aluminum fuel cell

Interior: Stock bench seat recovered / black dashcover / Grant wood-grain steering wheel / 23-inch-tall shifter with brass knuckle shift knob

Holy Crap, That's an LS Motor in There!
Jeffery Baum's '98 Chevy S-10

Conroe, Texas

We Say: Luckily for Jeff, he works in the service department of a Chevy dealership and can find all sorts of cool factory parts for his truck. The coolest modification is the addition of an LS motor under the hood. It's pretty rare to see this particular engine in an S-10, and hopefully Jeff will finish this project so we can feature it.

The 411
20x8 MB Wheels Senna / 255/35R20 Kumho

Engine: 5.3L V-8 swapped from '02 Suburban / Current Performance wiring harness / PCM tuned by HP Tuners / Sanderson headers / MagnaFlow catalytic converters and mufflers / 4L60E transmission / 3.73:1 posi rearend

Interior: Floor shifter and console from Blazer / cut-down driver seat to fit console / chrome door handles from GMC Envoy

Go, Go Mini-Truck
Brandon Veillon's '86 Mazda B2000

Sunset, Louisiana

We Say: This mini-truck is done up pretty clean and looks just plain fun to drive. We figure it gets some sweet mileage to boot.

The 411
17-inch Cadillac Escalade wheels / low-profile grips

Suspension: 2/3 drop

Body Mods: Shaved tailgate handle, emblems, door handles, antenna, roll pan, and bed seams / custom-made grille / clear turn signals / DuPont Dark Rich Blue Effect paint

Interior: Bucket seats from '96 Camaro / all other pieces painted black

Audio/Video: Dual head unit / Pioneer 6x9-inch speakers

Plastic Fantastic
Mark Burgio's '91 Dodge Dakota

Albion, New York

We Say: The complete plastic bodykit combined with a set of airbags definitely make this ride look a lot lower than stock. Just don't get it near an open flame!

The 411
20-inch Brazen / 245/35R20 Nankang

Suspension: Drop spindles / parallel four-link / C-notch / airbags on all four corners / five-gallon air tank

Body Mods: Smooth bumper with mesh inserts and Street Scene valance / shaved door handles / custom graphics on hood and sides / custom side skirts / APC roll pan and spoiler / custom fender flares / soft tonneau cover

Interior: Tweed upholstery with Plexiglas logos

Audio/Video: Blow-through speaker box with four 12-inch Crossfire subwoofers / DVD player / two video monitors