Ok, here is one for the die-hard vanners out there. Mark Griffith sent us a cool shot of his '86 Chevy Astro Van that he has dropped with Belltech suspension products and now rolls on Evo 18-inch chrome wheels. The colorful, custom paint has been applied with an airbrush, so just try to imagine the amount of details that aren't translated through the photograph. We know there are a lot of you out there who are cruising around in fully custom vans, so SEND your photos in!
Phillip Montano, from Van Nuys, California, has been slowly prepping his creepy '07 Toyota Tundra for the limelight. If the downright crazy airbrush work doesn't look familiar, it is based on the film, Jeepers Creepers, which Phillip must be a huge fan of. Either that, or he just likes striking fear into the hearts of children everywhere. Mad Sile of Sile Ink, in North Hollywood, applied the paint, which features some awesome detail work. Big John's, in Valencia, California, dropped the truck 4/6 with McGaughy's spindles, coils, flip kit, and C-notch. A set of black 22-inch Boss Motorsports wheels were added to lend to the truck’s dark, custom appeal.
Can't Beat A Classic
It's not everyday we open an email and see a cool, retro ride, and an owner that is so young and enthusiastic about his truck. Derek Nelson's '57 Chevy is powered by a 350ci Camaro engine, but he would like to see more power, so he is saving some funds for an exhaust system and other go-fast items. Derek didn't give us his exact age, but from what we can tell, he must be a young buck; "When I get into high school, all the babes will dig me 'cause I put the power to the pavement." If you keep your truck clean, and follow through with the new wheels and the red metal flake paint scheme that you told us you wanted, pulling the ladies shouldn't be a problem, buddy!
Mickey Maust's father left him his bone-stock '94 Ford Bronco in 2005, and since then it has received a great assortment of modifications that have turned it into a cool, Florida cruiser. A K&N intake, Hedman headers, a Jet control module, and an Aero performance exhaust kit helped extract 19+ mpg from the 5.0L V-8 powerplant. Mickey also conducted a 3-inch body lift complete with Bilstein shocks, 15x8-inch American Racing rollers, and Goodyear Wrangler 31x10.5 tires. The original paint has held up nicely considering that Mickey's dad exposed it to the harsh West Virginia winters. Even though the Bronco has been relocated to a much more enjoyable climate, Mickey keeps it safe inside his garage.
Madison Bays, from Homestead, Florida, bought her '06 Chevy Silverado two years ago, and since then, she has lifted her rig four inches and slapped on a set of 18-inch Pro Comp wheels and complemented them with 35-inch Pro Comp rubber. Since cab space is valuable to Madison, she crammed a ported sub box behind the rear seats and filled it with two 10-inch Kicker CVTs and wired them up to an 1,800-watt Power Acoustics amp. To round out the sound quality, she also installed a Pioneer head unit, along with a blaring set of mids and highs. Madison tells us that she has been a loyal Truckin' reader for five years now, and that she is currently enrolled in mechanics classes. Gotta love a girl who digs trucks and loves to get her hands dirty.