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One of the wildest trucks we've ever seen, Paul Ireson's hand-built Mini was a love-it-or-hate-it ride. Built to expose the laws of limitations, the truck featured an insane two-sided paintjob of graphics, flames, and bright colors. A single gullwing door opens to reveal a single seat with 22 gauges. Why all the gauges? Well, they're necessary to keep tabs on the dual Honda engines. Fully built, the engines received turbos and nitrous delivering 1,100 hp in a truck that weighs 1,800 pounds. In addition, it has the insanity of airbags and a JL Audio sound system. You can see why it deserves to be here.
We received such a great response from last year's "Best Of" awards, we decided to keep the tradition alive and celebrate the best trucks appearing in Truckin' magazine for 2007. It was a tough decision, several debates went back and forth for certain trucks that didn't meet all of the necessary requirements. Check out the trucks we thought were deserving and go to truckinweb.com to vote for your favorite.
Last year, Ricky Holly's Silverado took home top honors with nearly 26 percent of total voters approving of his custom ride.
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A perfect couple, Jeff and Brenda Kuhn teamed up to create an awesome classic Chevy. Airbagged on 17s and 20s, the '48 has the perfect stance. Power comes from a beautiful 502ci Ram Jet big-block that is clean enough to eat off. Part of the appeal is the smooth and shaved body with Spies Hecker Mercedes-Benz Silver paint. Open the doors and lipstick-red leather interior welcomes you with open arms. This classic even sports a Rockford Fosgate sound system that many older trucks don't have. Apparently we can pick 'em, as this truck has won such awards as Boyd Coddington Pro's Pick, and it qualified as a Goodguys Truck of the Year candidate.
Class isn't always a word associated with custom trucks, but Mickey Thompson's F-150 exudes the characteristic. Sin City Kustomz, in Las Vegas, built the Blue Oval beast and wasted no efforts in making it look awesome. Two-toned, 'bagged, and supercharged, the Ford has all of the necessary requirements for custom. Add to that 22-inch wide tires, a tubbed rear end, a one-off interior, and well, you can see why we like it so much.
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Quite possibly the top dawg in fullsize trucks is the Dodge Ram SRT-10.With 500 hp and a six-speed manual tranny, it's no wonder these trucks are for serious performance junkies only. But, what happens when a custom-truck enthusiast melds with a hot-rod guru? Easy, the SRT-26 is born. One Off Design built this truck to lay the rockers on the ground, all while stuffing beautiful 26-inch wheels under each fender. The body was shaved smooth and custom touches abound throughout this rig. Is it the perfect truck? If not, it's pretty darn close.
Senior Editor Dan Ward:
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We couldn't decide which amazing one-off Chevy truck was cooler: the lowered all-black truck designed by OC Choppers, or the 4WD lifted Big Red designed by Dale Jr., so we picked both. Each truck displays the incredible talents of the GM design and Roush engineers. No trucks stood out more this year than this dynamic duo of customs from Chevrolet.
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