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The Devil's Cold
Homer Hernandez, from Houston, put in some serious hustle into his '02 Ford F-150 SuperCrew. He bolted on a Navi front clip, a set of 22-inch U2-35 chrome wheels, and had a full frame-laying, air-ride system constructed for his cruising pleasure. Under the hood, an Airaid intake and throttle-body spacer, new pulleys, and a Superchips programmer helped improve the 5.4L's power, and the interior was completely decked out in black ostrich skin and a ton of audio and billet accessories. Homer had his truck completed, and ready to debut at the '09 Texas Showdown show but his truck was totaled a month before its unveiling. Homer put in 5 long years of work into his build, but he is keeping a positive attitude and trying his best to get back on the road in something equally as cool. Sorry to hear about your hard luck, Homer, but keep the faith!
A Soldier's Silverado
Branson Gilley, a Pfc. in the U.S. Army was just deployed to Iraq on October 22, 2009, and he is counting down each day until he can start working on his '03 Chevy Silverado again. Branson has dropped his truck with a 3-4 McGaughy's drop kit and has slapped on a set of 22-inch Ultra Wheels for a nice, complete appearance package. A SS bumper, shaved tailgate handle, a roll pan, Street Scene mirrors, Escalade handles, and a Gaylord's tonneau cover round out the rest of the attractive exterior mods. Thank you for your service to our country, Branson. Get home safe and keep the truck looking great!
Jay Atkison is an active U.S. Army soldier stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, and when he has free time, he usually spends it working on his '07 Dodge Dakota SLT. Since buying it brand new, Jay has had a complete air-ride system installed, which includes two Viair air compressors, a 5-gallon stainless tank, and boasts FBSS, pancake, and scissor lift/dump capabilities. A set of 20-inch Velocity wheels and Goodyear tires make for a great rolling foursome, and the full stereo system features a JVC head unit, a Bazooka 10-inch bass tube, and two Kicker amps wired to two sets of JL Audio components. Great work so far, and thank you for your service!