The Tito Special Build

December 15th, 2011

Classic Bed Floor Tricks

December 12th, 2011

Raise a Bed Floor in a Classic for Suspension Clearance With Parts From LMC Truck

The very first time we mounted the 1953 Chevy truck body on our 1994 S-10 chassis with the Advance Design Engineering body swap kit, it was evident that we were going to have to do something about the bed floor. The frame came out from under a truck that had already been airbagged, and the rear frame rails had already been step notched to allow the rearend to go deep enough into the frame rails to lay the chassis flat on the ground. Well, the step-notched frame was cool, but it presented a problem when it was time to install a bed floor. Read the rest of this entry »

Kick Back Cruisin’

December 8th, 2011

The 1ST Annual Classic Truck Cruise and Shop Tour at Classic Performance Products

Sometimes it’s the local and informal events that are the most fun to attend. They provide a chance to rub elbows with enthusiasts on a more personal level and when an event is targeted specifically at trucks, well, you can guarantee that you are going to find some great iron to stare at and strike up a few noteworthy conversations with fellow truck guys and gals. Read the rest of this entry »

Street Trucks & AccuAir SEMA Builds

December 6th, 2011

The Leading Edge

December 5th, 2011

LMC Truck has the Parts to Update 1973-87 C-10 Front Ends to an 1988-91 Blazer/Suburban-Style Nose

Back in 1973, GM designed a pickup body style that was complete departure from the style, underpinnings and overall look of its older 1967-72 brethren. The square body trucks got the fuel tank out of the cab and out from behind the seat, and a leaf spring rear suspension replaced the trailing arms found on 1967-72 trucks. These new squared-off Bow Ties of yesteryear were bought up by the masses and used as daily transportation and work trucks, with more than a few being transformed into mild custom cruisers and show trucks. Read the rest of this entry »

Draggin’ the Alley

December 1st, 2011

Club vs. Club Bowling in South Florida

At most truck shows clubs tend to gather by themselves, parked in large groups with EZ-Ups stationed behind their trucks almost like a barrier, warding off outsiders. You can check out the trucks, but don’t get too close. In an effort to bring Florida clubs and local chapters together, Seth “Sandler” Greenberg of Boca Raton used the lull in the show season to put together an event that would bring clubs and friends together for some good old-fashioned fun at the bowling alley. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Phenomenon

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Parking Lot Pimp

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Rolling Art

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Street Runner–Stage 1

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. Read the rest of this entry »