Spc. Stephen Westby sent in this photo of his '01 Ford F-150 5.4L, and although its not as customized as he would like to see just yet, he has been able to throw an AEM intake under the hood, bolt on a T-Rex billet grille, and Anzo USA halo headlights and LED taillights. Stephen spent 15 months in Iraq, and is now stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, which works out nice for him since he’s a native of the Bluegrass State. Stephen plans on spending more time and money on his F-150, and we're sure his truck will continue to improve. Keep us updated Stephen.
A Truckin' Kind of Family
Darrell Reilly sent us a few images of his brother-in-law, Ryan Manzi's '08 Toyota Tundra. Ryan is a 1st Sergeant in the Air Force as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician, and he is a certified custom truck freak. Darrell took quick action to our call for soldier's rides on our Facebook page since Ryan is currently serving a six-month tour in Afghanistan. When Ryan returns home this September, we're sure he won't waste any time before further customizing his rig. As for now, Darrell and his wife, Nichole, are taking good care of Ryan's Tundra, and will have it ready to cruise just as soon as their brother returns.
Long Distance Wrenching
U.S. Army soldier, William Thomas Whiteside II, was currently deployed to Northern Iraq, but he still keeps close tabs on his '02 Ford F-250 4x4 Power Stroke when he's not at home. So far, he has lifted his diesel rig 12 inches, and rolls on 20-inch West Coast Choppers Black Widow wheels and 40-inch Toyo rubber. William hooked up a Superchips power programmer, cold air intake, and a 4-inch exhaust system for even better performance. William's ride is currently on a waiting list for fresh paint, and a complete interior overhaul back home, so when he returns late in the summer, his truck will be ready to rock.
One For The Team
David Mettler, from Apple Valley, California, is not presently an active member of the Armed Forces, but he did proudly serve his country as a United States Army Ranger. As a homage to the brave men and women still serving everywhere, David built this '96 Ford F-350 4WD as tough and rugged as each and every member of our Armed Forces. So far, David has lifted the rig 6 inches, and conducted a 3-inch body lift for towering results. A set of 20-inch American Racing wheels and 37-inch Nitto Terra Grappler rubber round out the suspension mods, and the next step was to apply custom graphics, which were sprayed by Fine Designs in Hesperia. Of course, the list of modifications could go on for pages more, but David would like to put things in perspective, and turn the attention to our troops who deserve our prayers and support. Thank you, David, for your amazing project and message.