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Tomas Gomes, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, doesn't take custom vehicles lightly, as anybody can plainly see. His '55 Chevy is actually sitting on top of a '76 Blazer frame, which had to be lengthened six inches in the wheelbase to correctly accommodate the classic Chevy. The Chevy still maintains its stock suspension height -well, that is if you don't count the 5-inch body lift. A set of 15-inch Mickey Thompson wheels and 33-inch Interco Super Swamper tires add an outlaw edge to Tomas' truck.
Building On Inspiration
Ron Oatsvall, from Galien, Michigan, has been reading and studying Truckin' for years and in that time he finally decided to build a custom truck of his very own. His '96 Chevy Silverado 1500 had been lowered 5/7 with Belltech components, upgraded with 20-inch Motto wheels, and cleaned up with shaved door handles. Ron didn't stop there, however, as he fit a Land Rover front end kit into place and ditched his stock hood for a 2 1/2-inch cowl number. Great work Ron!
Josh Webb loves working on his truck, and it shows. Josh just slapped on a fresh set of 17-inch Moto Metal 951 series wheels and Pro Comp Xtreme A/T tires that will let Josh fly whether the truck is on a paved highway or an off-road trail. An Extreme Dimensions fiberglass hood has been color-matched and adds a touch of toughness to Josh's '05 Ford F-150. Future plans include a Roushcharger, 6-inch lift, custom interior, and even more go-fast goodies. Josh said the only thing that is keeping him from owning the truck of his dreams is money. Yeah, we can all agree with you about that Josh.
Chris Boudreau has found an obsessive passion for working on his '01 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner. He has just installed a set of QA1 coilovers in the front, but plans on custom-fabricating a four-link setup in the rear before the summer ends. A set of 18x9 1/2-inch Stern, hyper-black ST-7 wheels have been dipped in Continental rubber, which will make for a killer combo underneath the upcoming suspension system. Keep up the great work and keep us posted Chris.