Last year, we dedicated an entire issue, including the Readers' Rides section, to the brave men and women who are proudly serving our country. We were bombarded with submissions, and although we were able to squeeze just a small portion of the photos into that issue, we would like to take this time to showcase even more rides belonging to members of the Armed Forces. Thank you all for your selfless service.
Beyond The Sea
Jose A. Macias Jr., a proud member of the U.S. Navy, sent us some photos of his '94 Chevy Silverado that he bought brand-new with his first bonus check. Lloyd Bazmen applied the wild paint, and Auto Envy installed the full air-ride system. A set of 22-inch Rich Evans wheels was slapped on and fit the styling of Jose's Silverado perfectly. Inside the cab, Jose wired up five Rockford Fosgate amps to power four Alpine 12s, four Kicker 10s, two sets of Alpine components, and four 4x6-inch plate speakers for a truly deafening sound signal. Jose plans on switching up his doors to full on Lambo mode, and making a few sheetmetal adjustments inside of the bed this year. Keep up the good work!
RIDE OF THE MONTH
Ford In Flames
U.S. Army E-4 Specialist, Corey Griffin, is the proud owner of this hot '99 Ford F-150. When he's not hard at work, he has managed to drop his truck 2/4, and bolt on a set of 22-inch Liquid Metal wheels covered in 305/45R22 Falken skins. Twisted Tees airbrush studio then went to work applying the toxic looking green flames that run almost the entire length of the body. Honda Civic seats have taken residence inside the cab, as well as two 15-inch subwoofers. This truck has been in the Griffin family for quite some time now as Corey's grandfather made the initial purchase before handing it down to his father. We're glad to see that the 'ol Ford is in good, caring hands, and with the type of TLC it has received so far, it will certainly live a fruitful existence on the road.
Mad About Trucks
Sgt. Rob Jones is a truck guy, no doubt about it. When the time came to hook up his '05 Ford F-150 Supercab, he took it to the place where countless high profile feature trucks end up at—Ekstensive Metalworks, in Houston. While there, Rob’s truck was stock-floor body-dropped, and had a new frame built from the control arms back. The rear features a two-link setup with ‘bags on the bars, and a one-off fuel cell was constructed for the ultimate in performance and fit. From start to finish, the whole suspension process took two months, and every now and then, Rob would cruise over to the shop in his ‘bagged Dodge Dakota to check in on the progress. See? We told you Rob eats, sleeps, and dreams custom trucks. Future plans include getting a full audio system built by Brass Customs, in Killeen, Texas, and throwing sparks all over Texas.