Readers’ Street Trucks: June 2006

October 14th, 2009


Resident Dragger
JD Hidlebaugh has no problem draggin’ the piss out of his S-10 thanks to his 5-link.

The rear uses a set of Airlift 2B7s to clear the 20-inch Bonspeed wheels and a set of Slam Specialties RE7s was used up front. The factory seats have been replaced with black ’01 Eclipse bucket seats separated by a custom center console that houses the KP Components gauges. The exterior has been shaved and a Goodmark cowl hood and Street Scene mirrors have been added. Currently the S-10 has been ripped apart for a 350 cid motor swap, but soon enough it’ll find its way back on the street to collect a few more road dots.


Big Red
0606_st_readers_trucks_1979_gmc_sierra_truck_sSixteen-year-old Austin Stewart from Glendale, Arizona, drives this 1979 GMC Sierra 1/2-ton 4 x 4 pickup. The truck has been in the family ever since it was purchased from the dealer, in fact his uncle special-ordered it from GM back in ’79. Since then it has made its way through the Stewart family, ultimately being passed on to Austin when he was about 14. With the help of just about everyone in his family he was able to replace some rusted out body panels, finish the bodywork and throw a fresh paint job on the truck. Mom even lent a hand with the interior work. Currently it sits on four 31-inch tires and sports a front push bumper, rear roll bar, bed liner, dash cap, billet grille, a Panasonic stereo hooked to a Rockford Fosgate 12-inch sub and amp as well as miscellaneous skull items all around the truck

0606_st_readers_trucks_1997_ford_f150_sTricked His Truck
Dennis Smith has tricked out the exterior of his ’97 Ford F-150 4 x 4 with 16-inch chrome American Racing wheels, Lund visors and hood scoops, front bumper cover, billet grille, projector headlights, Euro taillights, Smitty-built side steps, and finished it off with some flame graphics. The interior has been accented with a wood grain kit. Dennis says that he uses his truck to tow his boat in the summer and to play in the snow during the winter. All of his ideas and shopping were done right out of StreetTrucks using the Stylin’ Concepts ads.


Ghost Rider
0606_st_readers_trucks_gmc_truck_sAlthough Brandon Carter lives in a small town in south Georgia he has big plans for his GMC truck. So far he’s not off to a bad start. The truck has been ‘bagged with components onto a set of polished wheels and freshened up with clear corners, a billet grille, and Street Scene mirrors as well as a cowl hood. Inside of the cab has seen many hours of sanding and painting to match the exterior ghost flames and stuffed with a pounding system thanks to Speaker-Werkz in Baxley, Georgia. After Brandon graduates from the Universal Tech Institute in Orlando, Florida, he plans on body dropping the truck 3 inches as well as adding a few other tricks.


0606_st_readers_trucks_2003_gmc_sierra_sFather and Son
Frankie Terrazas of Bakersfield, California, loves to cruise his ’03 GMC Sierra, whether it’s at his high school, Golden Valley H.S., or just around town, he always gets the heads turning. So far he and his father have dropped the truck using Chassis Tech components onto a set of 22-inch Velocity Wheels. Frankie has taken the time to mold in a roll pan, shave the tailgate handle and the third brake light and add a Line of Fire LED to clean up the rear. The interior sports a blue suede headliner as well as sun visors.



0606_st_readers_trucks_1999_chevy_s10_sTherman Atkins bought this ’99 S-10 used from a dealership a few years ago. It was already ‘bagged on a set of 17-inch alloys, however he found out really quick what it means to inherit someone else’s problems. Fortunately, Daddy’s Customs was able to straighten out the truck’s issues. They rebagged the truck correctly onto a set of 18-inch Centerline Daggers, using 1/2 inch Xtreme valves, two VIAIR 450s, and Firestone 2500s and rewired his switches. T-Dogg then sliced up enough suede to replace the headliner and added some billet to the interior as well as a Kenwood head unit, MB Quart components and a 10-inch sub powered by a 700-watt amp.


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