The Two-Seat Rocket Ship
Kevin and Kim McClure's '88 Chevy S-10
We Say: Kevin told us in his email that he built this truck over nine years in his home garage while putting two kids through college at the same time. With the completion of the interior, Kevin and his wife took the 540hp S-10 to the St. Ignace car show where it took First Place in a field of 1,200 vehicles.
Rims/Tires: 10x15 rear and 15x5 front Centerline Warrior / 16-1/2x31 rear and 165/70R15 front Mickey Thompson tires
Engine: Brian Thomson prepped 0.060-over 454 / 11:1 Diamond pistons / 502 heads / 502 intake / 1,000-cfm Demon carb / 200hp NOS system / MSD ignition / TH400 transmission / reverse manual Coan valve body / 3500 converter / fully fabbed 9-inch diff / 4.30 Richmond gears / Detroit Locker / hardened Moser axles / Howe aluminum radiator with owner built shroud / 2,200-cfm Spal electric fan / March Performance pulleys
Suspension: 2x3 tube chassis / Mustang II front with Art Morrison tubular A-arms and Alden American shocks / Art Morrison 4-Bar rear suspension with Alden American coil-overs / Kugel master-cylinder / Mustang II front and Wilwood rear calipers
Body Mods: Shaved taillights and door handles / 4 inches removed from firewall to fit engine / hand-fabbed trans tunnel / roll pan with LED lights / 9-inch stretch on wheeltubs / Boyd Red and Vanilla Shake basecoat clear/coat paintjob / stock hood with Unlimited Products scoop
Interior: 10-point rollcage / owner fabricated dash and cluster / Auto Meter gauges / Lokar gas pedal / B&M shifter / red and Oyster vinyl on stock seats, dash, and door panels by C.H Schultz & Sons
Win Some Of Our Cool Swag!
Each month here in Sport Truck, the Homegrown Haulers winner will receive a Mother's detailing package, a pair of Mechanix Wear gloves, a ProForm no-mess funnel, and some awesome Sport Truck stickers. So just how do you win? It's easy. It all starts with you taking a killer photo(s) 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. Get out there with your digital cameras, put the settings on high-quality, and start shootin'. Email all of your stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a CD with images via snail mail to: Sport Truck Magazine, Homegrown Haulers, 2400 East Katella Ave., Ste. 1100, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Mike Helmick's '03 Dodge Ram 1500ST
We Say: Mike's plans for the truck include airbags, a stock-floor bodydrop, 24-inch wheels, in-dash TV, and more stuff as he thinks of it. Even though the Ram is pretty tame compared to Mike's plans, it still has great visual presence.
Rims/tires: 20-inch OEM / 255/40R20 Wanli
Engine: 5.7L Hemi Suspension: unspecified 5/7 drop
Body Mods: shaved antenna and tailgate handle / Street Scene mirrors and rollpan / SRT 10 hood / billet grill / ARE tonneau cover / HID headlights
The GUDA Mobile
Justin "GUDA" Segura's '92 GMC Sierra
Las Vegas, New Mexico
We Say: 21 year-old Justin "guda" Segura lives in the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. His parents bought the truck new and gave it to him when he was 15. Since then, he has added a bunch of aftermarket goodies. Justin states, "I love my truck, it's like my child." We know that feeling all too well Justin.
Rims/tires: 20-inch Panther 519 / 275/45R20 Cooper Zeon HT Plus
Engine: 4.3-liter V-6 / five-speed manual transmission / cat-back dual exhaust / Airaid cold-air intake and PowerAid throttle body spacer
Suspension: front and back Rancho RSX Premium Nascar self-adjusting shocks
Body Mods: DuPont stock blue with a little purple by Sanchez Auto Body / headlight blackouts / tonneau cover / five percent tint / rollpan / TYC Carbon-Fiber Euro taillights / Xentec 10000K Brilliant Blue HIDs / Tweaked Ice underbody neon / Goodmark ram-air hood painted DuPont Flat Black with DuPont low gloss clear / Bully chrome locking fuel door / Distinctive Trucks Smoothie chrome bumper / Crystal Eyes mirrors
Interior: Bed is carpeted red and white
Audio/video: Pioneer Premier DEH-P580MP head unit / Boston Acoustic 4x6 speakers / Kenwood 6x9 speakers in sealed boxes behind the seats / 800-watt California Profile amp / two 12-inch Kicker Competition Subwoofers in a black center port box
Pete Glowinski's '99 Dakota R/T
Jacksonville, North Carolina
We Say: Pete told us, "It's never been garaged, and 99 percent of what I've done to it has been done in a parking lot. It takes a lot of pampering and precaution to keep a daily driver lookin' this good for so many years." Pete also wants to give a shout out to all the members of www.dakotart.com. Keep up the good work, Pete, and let us know when you break into the 12s.
Rims/tires: 20-inch replica R/T wheels
Engine: 360ci crate short block / 1.92 heads / roller rockers / M1 intake / Mopar headers / Spintech exhaust / 4.56 gears
Suspension: 2/2.5 Hotchkis drop
Body Mods: GTS functional fiberglass hood / Street Scene grille and mirrors / full-tilt soft tonneau
Eleanor With A Bed
James Durrett's '93 Ford F-150
We Say: 23-year-old James took his great grandfather's truck and transformed it into his version of Eleanor. The original Gone in 60 Seconds Eleanor was a stock '73 Mustang that, let's just say was not Ford's best pony car. The remake with Nicolas Cage featured a true muscle car in the way of a '67 GT500 Mustang.
Rims/tires: 22-inch Dvinci Attivo Rims / 265/35R22 Toyo Proxes
Engine: 300ci inline six-cylinder engine / K&N Intake / Flowmaster Super 40 exhaust / various painted pieces
Suspension: 2/5.5 Belltech drop
Body Mods: Eleanor-style paint scheme / Cervini's ram-air hood / custom rollpan / Carriage Works grille / Hella Black Magic lights behind grille / Streetglow underbody LED kit / Recon white LEDs under the bedrails / shaved emblems / tinted windows
Interior: Entire interior color changed from red to black / seats from a '03 SVT Lightning / smoothed and marble-painted door panels, A pillars, B pillars, and dash pieces
Audio/video: Alpine head unit, door speakers and rear speakers / two 12-inch Pioneer shallow-mount subwoofers / Q-Logic Enclosures / Kenwood component speakers / Kenwood tweeters / Coustic 600-watt amp / two Kenwood amps (for doors, components, and tweeters)