Doug DeBerti is no stranger to Truckin'. His vehicles have been featured in our pages for their over-the-top style, insane paint, and custom billet accessories, and these two are no exception. His 2003 H2 floats over the sand on 40x13.5-22s while his Extreme Performance sandrail digs in with paddle tires and over 700 horses from a twin supercharged small block. Check them out in next month's issue getting sideways on the dunes.
What Happens In Vegas . . . Goes Up On Our Webpage. The Entire Truckin' Editorial Staff Attended The Sema Show In Las Vegas This November, And It Was Bigger Than Ever. Four Days Is Barely Enough Time To See The Variety Of Custom Vehicles And Aftermarket Goodies That Show Up Every Year, But We Sure Tried. Check Out The Website To See Some Shots That Didn't Fit Into Our Coverage.
We see a lot of trucks that have Escalade front clips bolted onto them, and Robert Mesa's '01 Silverado leaves most of them in the dust. He didn't stop with the Escalade front clip. He went full bore and gave his truck Cadi taillights, body cladding, and an engine cover. All that and it's tucking 22-inch Boyd Coddingtons on all four corners. What's not to love?
Custom 1936 Dodge trucks are few and far between, which is exactly why Darren Clegg decided to build one. You'd be hard pressed to find a hot-rod truck as clean and smooth as this, regardless of make. His Dodge sports a Chevy small-block, a Ford 9-inch, and the intense attention to detail that can only come from a ground-up build. Have a look at our next issue for more details.
Rize Industries built this '05 F-150 to showcase their new 12-inch lift. With so much on this truck to grab your attention, like the 3D lava over diamond-plate graphics and 22-inch three-piece GFG wheels wrapped in 40-inch Toyo rubber, it's a good thing their lift kit stands out. Look for it next month at www.truckinweb.com.
Chevy rolled out their first small-block V-8 over fifty years ago. Since then it's been bolted between the framerails of just about everything: cars, trucks, boats and even the occasional motorcycle. From the 1955 265ci engine to the latest LS7, we'll give you a look at one of the most prolific engines of all time.