Editor's Note: Getting your truck into Readers' Rides is a snap - of the camera, that is. All it takes is a couple of good-quality photos of your ride that are in focus and well lit. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photographs. Please shoot and send photos of your truck only (no people, pets, Polaroids, or printouts) to: Truckin' Magazine, Readers' Rides, 2100 E. Howell Ave., Ste. 209, Anaheim, CA 92806. It is important that you include a detailed description of the modifications you have made to your truck, including any interesting stories behind it. This can include information about the buildup or any special history the truck has.
Proud & PlatinumJosh Hamaker is proud to say his father passed down this '90 Chevy Silverado to him at the age of 16. Josh has spent two years customizing this truck to his liking. He cruises his hometown on 18-inch Eagle Alloy wheels, and his truck now sports a Speis Hecker Platinum Pearl Metallic and Formula Red paintjob finished by Diamond Paint & Body. A billet grille and chrome bumper with a painted Bow Tie were also added.
GlamorousZachary Whittaker shows off his '02 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition in his hometown of Halifax, Pennsylvania. With a Street Scene grille, shaved door handles, and a four-tone flamed paintjob, this F-150 is sure to turn heads. The interior has an Eclipse CD5441 head unit, a JVC amp, limo-tinted windows, and a phantom air/fuel mixture gauge. Future modifications will include a Volant cold-air intake and a DVD player.
Clean-ShavenBlake Beadles of Garland, Texas, turned his '91 Chevy Silverado from rags to riches by customizing it with shaved taillights and door handles, and a completely remolded bed. A '98 upgrade grille, Euro headlights, and a Belltech 3/5 drop was included. The truck rolls on a set of 20-inch Boze wheels wrapped with Scorpion rubber.
Not-So-Little Red DodgeHenry Ring of Jesup, Georgia, has a '99 Dodge Dakota R/T Club Cab that he loves to show off. The exterior of the truck features a Super Sport hood, a Street Scene Speed grille, Euro clear corners, and carbon-fiber taillights. The 17-inch wheels are wrapped in Kumho ECSTA Supra tires. The interior was modified with a phantom nitrous pressure gauge, a Sony head unit, and Bostwick 10-inch subs.
Spinning to the FutureThis '01 Dodge Ram 1500 belongs to Shannon Fleischman of Parkland, Florida. The truck features lighted steps, 22-inch spinners, clear lights, chrome bars, purple strobe lights, and flame pedals. Shannon plans to grab more attention by adding a flame paintjob from the grille to the roll pan.
Red SexyJason R. Janota of Momence, Illinois, is the proud owner of this '01 Ford F-150. The truck has a billet grille, 18-inch Billet Specialties wheels, a Gibson exhaust, a Mac's cold-air induction, a throttle body spacer, and a DJM 4/6 drop kit. The interior was customized to match the exterior.