Archive for 2012

Orange Slice

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Owner: Mike Gonzales; 1973 Chevrolet C-10; Visalia, CA

This Central Cali C-10 Went From Farm Truck to Phenomenal

Mike Gonzalez of Visalia, California, has a typical Central California story. He grew up working on his family’s dairy farm and has been into custom trucks as long as he can remember. The fact that his custom C-10 used to be the family’s farm workhorse is just par for the course. Like many in the Central Valley, Mike took the beat-up work truck and set out to transform it into a hot rod that would make his family proud. (more…)

Where Are They Now?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Rediscovering Iconic Trucks for Better or Worse

Ever wonder where a certain iconic truck disappeared to? Maybe it was the truck that got you into the custom truck scene or inspired your own build. The stories are as varied as the trucks themselves: some ended tragically, some end in rebirth. (more…)

Project Fast Lane Part 22

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Hill’s Hot Rods and JD Glassworks Reassemble This Classic Ford Hot Rod Truck Creation

Reassembling a custom truck project represents a milestone in the build process. As you turn every wrench and cinch down each bolt you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel—your project will soon be a stunning, low rolling reality. Suddenly all those late nights thrashing and transforming something from a battered basket case into a show-stopping head turner pay off as you get closer to turning the key, pulling the shifter into gear, applying pressure to the accelerator, and driving a truck that once seemed like it would never be road worthy again. (more…)