Adam Genei • Brighton, Michigan
2008 Ford F-650 • Issue 7
Probably one of the coolest trucks we have shot in the last few years, this gargantuan F-650 truck needed to have 3 feet cut out of the frame in order to fit the standard Ford 8-foot bed. Mob Steel handled all of the custom work. For the suspension, just about all of the factory mounts and components were lopped off and replacements were fabricated to bring the massive Blue Oval closer to terra firma. Goodyear commercial airbags were bolted on at the corners along with a set of 24-inch Aztec wheels wrapped in Pirelli 325/45R24 rubber. The interior features two-tone black and tan hand-stitched leather seats, suede and aluminum overhead console with two 17-inch monitors, and JL Audio speakers. We would drive this thing every day, no matter what the price of gas is.
Jay Penfield • Fresno, California
2006 Chevrolet Silverado • Issue 9
Wanting a truck that would stand out among all of the other Silverados on the road and at shows, Jay picked up an '06 regular cab and decided to do something GM didn't. He converted it to a 5-foot 8-inch bed from the Crew Cab models. Jay then had the roof chopped 2¼ inches, had the front glass leaned back, and the mirrors shaved. The handles and tailgate were also shaved and the truck was painted a high-gloss black. Gold pinstriping and gold leaf was then applied to the truck, giving it an old-school feel. Inside the cab, the bench seat was cut down and leaned back to accommodate the chop top. It was then covered in black tuck-and-roll vinyl. Under the hood, a Cadillac engine cover and intake tube were painted black and pinstriped. Jay also added shorty headers and a custom exhaust to the 5.3L engine. As hard as it is to keep black clean, Jay still drives his truck all over California.
Jose Pena • Pasadena, Texas
1982 Chevrolet C10 • Issue 9
Much like many truck owners, Jose's '82 C10 started out a little different than how you see it now. Since being built in the Pro Street style, the truck now features a custom set of control arms up front and a ladder bar setup in the back. Firestone 'bags and QA1 coilovers soften the bumps while 22x10 and 24x15-inch Intro Gallup wheels enveloped in Pirelli rubber keep the truck rolling. Massive 14-inch Wilwood brakes bring the whole rig to a quick halt. Under the hood, Jose strapped a 2.9L Whipple blower onto a 6.0L Vortec Max engine. This combination puts down an imposing 600 hp. Giving Jose a nice place to sit when cruising Texas highways and byways is an interior that has a hot rod feel to it. The bench seat is wrapped in grey leather and suede with the dash wrapped in matching leather. A custom steering wheel and Dakota Digital gauges give Jose command of the vehicle and the ability to monitor all of the stats. Jose is never satisfied with the Status Quo and we applaud him for that.
Hubert Jackson • Montgomery, Texas
1996 GMC C1500 • Issue 10
Each truck in the Top 10 has something about it that makes it stand out in our minds. For Hubert's truck it is the insane paint. Painted by Max Maxwell, the truck is a rolling piece of art. Speaking of rolling, it rides on a custom suspension, body drop, and paint-matched 22-inch Intro Twisted Vistas. Maxwell carried the paint inside as well. The dash, center console, sub box, and amp rack were all painted to match the exterior. The seats were wrapped in grey leather with pink stitching before being bolted back in. Instead of a standard head unit, Hubert had the dash modified to fit an iPad that he uses to run the audio in the truck. The audio consists of Focal speakers, JL subwoofers, and Orion amps. There is no question as to why this flawless GMC is on our list.