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Starting out as a daily driver, Jesse Hock's '94 Chevy Cheyenne is now a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The first thing Jesse did was repaint it black with red and silver flames. Next he added a fiberglass tonneau and shaved the tailgate. Then a roll pan was made and flames were cut into it for the taillights. Jesse added sport mirrors and headlight covers to smooth out the front end. Currently, the truck has a 4-inch drop with the help of DJM spindles and Belltech coils up front and Belltech shackles and hangers in the rear. The only thing Jesse has done to the factory 4.3L is add an Airaid intake system. While on the interior there is black and red velvet with a billet steering wheel, billet shifter and dash kit, billet window cranks, and even billet coat hooks. The stereo is a work in progress and Jesse also wants to upgrade to a V-8 and add an air ride.
Matt Muth of Bothell, Washington, is the owner of this dropped 1986 Chevy C10. After purchasing it in California, he had it shipped to Washington where he started its transformation. First, Matt took a McGaughys 4/6 drop kit and cut half a coil off of the front springs and added 2-inch drop shackles in the rear to make it a 6/8 drop. Next, he put on a set of Eagle Alloy 20s wrapped in Nitto Invo rubber all the way around. In the future Matt plans on dropping in a built 454 as well as re-painting the whole truck.
Tow Pig Into 'Bagged Beauty
Being in the military has given Ostin Knabb the opportunity to build several custom trucks. Most recently, he turned his tow truck for his 'bagged Ranger into a custom all on its own. With RideTech Shockwaves up front and a DJM flip kit in the rear, this '03 Sierra's stance is much better than it used to be. To complete the stance, Ostin strapped on a set of 22-inch Boss 330 wheels. Escalade door handles and tailgate handle replace the factory ones and a roll pan, billet grille, smoked taillights, projector headlights and clear corner lights finish off the exterior. For the interior, there is a 6-inch in-dash touch screen, and two 12-inch Kicker subs for the beats.
Rob's Blue Oval
Rob Hughes of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has sent in a picture of his '08 Ford F-150 STX. So far Rob has added a T-Rex billet grille, FX2 bumper valance, Hella LED taillights, and a Recon tailgate LED light bar to the body. He also painted the mirrors and turn signals on the mirrors and added blacked-out headlights to the front. For rolling stock, Rob settled on 20-inch Foose wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle tires. The only changes so far to the inside are a Kenwood DVD/navi and a center console where the middle front seat used to be. A Leer tonneau keeps Ken's cargo dry and a K&N cold-air intake and MagnaFlow dual exhaust help the engine breathe, while a set of Ground Force 2-inch lowering shackles bring down the rear rake. Ken plans on painting the pillars inside, re-carpeting the interior, and installing a Bedrug in the near future.
The Tale Of Two Women
Austin Carey has two women in his life, his loving girlfriend and his 2000 Dodge Durango SLT. It is obvious that he loves both women and lucky for him, his girlfriend doesn't mind his obsession. To the outside of the Durango, Austin has added custom grille inserts, tinted taillights and clear corners; as well as 20-inch chrome RT wheels. For better performance, he has added a 52mm Hughes throttle body, and a full MSD ignition setup, including the coil and wires. A cold-air intake helps the V-8 breathe easier as well. On the inside, an Alpine flip-out head unit is hooked up to an Alpine amp, which feeds power to the Alpine Type R door speakers and Alpine Prototype subwoofer. The next thing Austin wants to do is remove all the badges, add a supercharger, lower it four inches and add a body kit. Austin, make sure you don't upset either of your two women by spending too much time with only one of them!
Judson Albright is a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army and owns this 2001 Ford F-250 Lariat. Judson's wife, Sunshine, wanted to congratulate him on becoming a Warrant Officer by getting his truck in Truckin'. To start off, Judson's truck has an 8-inch Pro Comp suspension lift with 41-inch Super Swampers on 20x10-inch Rev Revolver wheels. Other modifications to the outside include a billet grille as well as tube steps to help Judson and his wife get into and out of this monster Blue Oval. For more power, Judson added a K&N intake, a Diablo Sport power programmer, and a Bully Dog 4-inch exhaust. In the future, Judson plans on adding a 12-inch screen with a DVD player, a subwoofer and aftermarket speakers, a brush guard, and a custom tailgate. Congrats Judson!