Archive for November, 2011

Global Phenomenon

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Australia

Custom Trucks From Around the World

What started in sunny Southern California and other states as a younger extension of the van, hot rod and lowrider scenes has not only become a huge, countrywide phenomenon, but a worldwide culture and scene as well. It’s no secret that countries other than the U.S., such as Canada and Japan, have flourishing truck scenes. You might be surprised to know that people from several other countries are working on custom trucks right now. Take a look at some of these creations from around the globe. (more…)

Parking Lot Pimp

Friday, November 18th, 2011

If you’re in the market for some cheap transportation with some style, or maybe your first project, something like this ’93 Blazer was a steal at $1,000.

Getting lots of Respect on a Small Budget

We’ve all heard the phrase more bang for your buck. When I think about this in terms of trucks, I usually flashback to my first project when staying on a budget directed which modifications I’d make more so than what I necessarily dreamed of doing. Every first timer wants to build a show-winning custom even if they’re working with cash from a gig as a fry cook at the local drive through. (more…)

Rolling Art

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Designing a Modern Mini Interpretation of the C-10

Planning a complete truck build is no simple task. Aside from selecting various parts from dozens of companies and making sure they all work together, selecting a theme and following it through to the end is a must. When looking to create a plethora of one-off components and parts on a radically redesigned truck, design and planning are of the utmost importance, especially when a few specialized shops will have their hands in different areas of the build. Enlisting the talents of an automotive design artist to sketch renderings is not only the best way to get your ideas onto paper, but also to show the shops and companies involved the game plan. Details are also important and can make or break a design. (more…)

Street Runner–Stage 1

Monday, November 14th, 2011

On and Off-Road Fun With ICON Vehicle Dynamics and Nitto Tires

Versatility is highly important to many truck enthusiasts right now. Many of us have combined our daily driver with our weekend toy, making both reliability and functionality important. Mild leveling kits are an easy way to get the look of an aggressive off-road beast and still keep drivability high for the every day commutes on and off freeways. Sure, you can take the truck over some dirt roads and have some fun, but the ride might be a little rough because a leveling kit helps gain ground clearance thanks to larger tires, but the suspension is still the factory setup. Pre-runners have become wildly popular in the last few years because the long travel setup offers the best ride while still offering the possibility of a little fun. (more…)

Redemption C-10 Build

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Brass Tacks Chassis

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Get Shorty

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

After

Turning a Crew Cab Long Bed C-10 into a Short Bed

It’s considered by some to be the holy grail of trucks, the crew cab short bed. For years the big car companies only produced crew cab long beds, leaving it up to custom builders to make one of their own. Todd Burton, owner of Lowboy Motorsports, has always wanted a crew cab short bed, and recently, he was presented with the opportunity to do just that. In exchange for some work, he got a ’91 Chevrolet 3/4-ton crew cab long bed truck that needed a little bit of work. He saw his opportunity and decided to go for it. (more…)