Archive for May, 2011

Family Ties

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Owner: Sara Mata, 1985 Chevrolet C-10, Georgetown, TX, Aftermath

Friends and Family Came Together to Build this Blue Pearl C-10

Building and showing custom trucks can take a bit of a toll on relationships. The late nights spent working in the garage with your friends can in some cases end up with you sleeping on the couch. But thankfully, Milo Reyna and Sara Mata both share a love of custom trucks and attending shows with friends from their club, Aftermath. (more…)

Seven Deuce

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Le Phong, 1972 Chevy C-10, Humble, TX

A Restored C-10 Laid Flat and Stuffin’ 22s

Custom trucks require a delicate balance during their construction. Like good cologne, when you are whittling away at a badass custom hauler, less is sometimes more. In recent years, the trend of restoring the appearance of classic pickups with all of the trim, emblems and factory character in place has taken off like wildfire. Of course, the stance still has to be at pavement-etching level and burying a king size set of rollers in the ‘wells is a must, but the restored trucks seem to be the ones stopping traffic at shows nowadays. It probably has a lot to do with their simplicity. (more…)

Project Fast Lane Part 18

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Our ’56 F-100 Chassis Gets Z’d, Shaved, Smoothed, Painted and Assembled

On a show truck chassis suspension detail is just as important as slick paint and precision fit and finish. One of the first stories that ran on Project Fast Lane was outfitting the chassis with a No Limit Engineering Wide Ride IFS, parallel Fat Bar 4-link system and Ridetech air system. The rear frame was step notched to provide room for the 9-inch rearend to roam under full droop and boxing plates were welded in for strength and rigidity. (more…)

SEMA Crunch

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Ah, SEMA that four letter word that we love and hate at the same time. It is the motivation to finish our project trucks each year, and for some strange reason, decide to start new builds merely weeks before the deadline. The highs and lows of emotions felt throughout the build process culminates in the proud moment when one rolls into the Las Vegas convention center and begins wiping down the fresh paint as camera flashes pop. (more…)

Pickups Limited 28th Annual F-100 Western Nationals

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

There are certain time-honored traditions in the world of classic pickups, and the annual F-100 Western Nationals hosted by the Orange County chapter of Pickups Limited is one of them. Every year this dedicated group of classic Ford truck gearheads assembles in June at the Canyon RV Park more commonly referred to as “Featherly” to enjoy a day of paint, chrome and horsepower all centered on classic Ford pickups and the dedicated enthusiasts who enjoy them. June 26 marked the 28th annual F-100 Western Nationals and more than 200 trucks rolled on to the grounds at the Canyon RV Park to enjoy a day of old Ford beauty. (more…)