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Ride Of The Month
Tinkering On The Toyota
Adam Popp, from Middleburry, Vermont, has been playing with his newly acquired Toy and is making some great progress. He has fabbed up a fully custom tubular chassis that works its way inside of the cab in the shape of a full roll cage. Adam has incorporated Slam Specialties 'bags and a Viar 450 compressor into his suspension masterpiece. Adam has bolted on a set of 19-inch Racing Hart Evolution wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes tires. The custom gunmetal paint covers the Toyota's 4WD fenders and front bumper, as well as the rest of the truck's smoothed out body. In the interior, Adam has wired up lots of audio goodness in the form of a Clarion head unit, two 12-inch Kicker subs, a Kicker amp, and Infinity mids and highs hooked up to a Kenwood 350-watt power source.
Chevy From Cheboygan
Craig Knaffle loves his '09 Chevy Silverado, especially after he slapped on a 7.5-inch Rough Country Suspension lift kit, a set of 20-inch KMC XD Spy 797 wheels, and 35x12.50R20-sized Nitto Mud Grapplers. Craig has also hooked up a Magnaflow exhaust to help his truck breathe better, but future plans include a throttle-body spacer and a cold air intake. Also next on Craig's agenda is a booming sound system and a tricked out interior. This truck must certainly be an unmistakable sight while parading through the streets and off-road trails of Cheboygan, Michigan.
Austin Family '50
Paul Austin purchased his grandfather's '50 Chevy pickup and has since been trying his hardest to restore his grandfather's once cherished automotive possession. Paul's grandmother thought that $300 was a fair price to ask for the truck, which required a fair amount of work to get it back into pristine condition. After driving the Chevy back and forth to high school and years of daily use, Paul finally dropped off his rolling heirloom to his good friend Barry Wilson to orchestrate the restoration process, which we think came out great!