This hot little '98 GMC Sonoma has been upgraded with a Suicide Doors bolt-on five-link with 3/8-inch lines and valves, a 12-gallon air tank, and an engine driven compressor. Classic ZQ8 wheels look right at home underneath the Sonoma's fenders, but owner Shane Rushing has had his eyes on a staggered set of 18/20-inch Cragar Classic SS rollers. Other future plans include suicide doors, forward-tilt hood, a custom notch cover, and a totally smoothed out bed. Shane is dedicating the build to the memory of his mother, Jacque Rushing. Good luck, Shane, and keep up the great work!
A Ram Restored
The furious Ilion, New York winter weather did quite a number on Bill Thomes' '95 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD. Just after a few years of ownership, Bill was ready to retire the Ram from its duties as a common work truck and decided to pamper it with a full interior restoration and a shiny blue Dodge Viper GTS paint job. The Ram was lifted using Dodge 3500 diesel front springs and rear 5-inch blocks, and a set of 16x8-inch American Eagle wheels covered in 285/75/R6 BFG All-Terrain tires completes its new and improved stance. The tailgate features a USMC logo that serves as a memorial for Bill's brother-in-law, SGT Shawn Martin, who fell in the line of duty on July 20, 2007.
Robert Medford, from Plano, Illinois, has been working on his '98 Dodge Dakota R/T for six years now and he has done a great job at adding just the right amount of style. A set of 20x10-inch Replica R/T wheels wrapped in Toyo 255/40 front and 295/40/20 rubber make for a perfect fit underneath the brilliant blue R/T. Future plans include more shiny stuff under the hood and tacking on more miles to the odometer.