Posts Tagged ‘Street Trucks’

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…)

Classic Chevy Nose Job

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Installing new Parts up Front From LMC Truck

Since the initial body swap that landed our 1953 Chevy pickup body on an already airbagged 1994 S-10 chassis, we have been spending our free time crossing things off our long list of individual jobs that will get our classic closer to rolling down the road. Last issue we showed you how we installed a wood bed floor, but we did it at a raised elevation to clear our S-10 chassis’ step notch. This month we’re moving up front where we’re installing new bumper brackets, chrome bumper, filler, grille assembly, headlight buckets, headlights and headlight trim rings. (more…)

The Leading Edge

Monday, 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. (more…)

Redemption C-10 Build

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Fire Starter

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Owner: Rich Schreiner; 1971 Chevrolet Blazer; Sacramento, CA

This Blazer is a Metal Masterpiece Drenched in Eye Candy

This Blazer started out as a a beat up truck in Northern California. Steve Ortega Jr. of Brentwood, California, picked up the primered and ‘bagged but otherwise stock Blazer dirt cheap. He brought in Grant Kustoms (http://www NULL.grantkustoms NULL.com) in Oroville, California, to begin some of the bodywork, including raking back the windshield, smoothing the pillars and welding up a rear combo skin. Then he brought it down to West Coast Nationals to cruise around in the hot sun where a simple conversation ensued about getting a spot with Street Trucks for the Blazer at SEMA (http://www NULL.semashow NULL.com). The answer, “If you think you can get it done in the four weeks before the big show, then sure!” The Blazer went straight to Grant Kustoms that next day where Bob Grant and the rest of the guys tackled the monstrous feat to turn the Blazer into a show stunner in a mere few weeks’ time. (more…)

Tito, Por Vida

Monday, October 10th, 2011

It has been a rough week since Courtney “Tito” Halowell passed away. From crying to smiling about him and the memories we shared what has helped is getting together with our closest friends and sharing stories. Tito was a complicated man, and no one understands him but his woman…wait, that’s shaft. Tito was everything from a friend, co-worker, mentor, etc. To me. He helped me and gave me tips and advice when i was just starting out doing website stuff. Even ‘til now we sought each other’s opinions and helped each other out with everything from Photoshop work to articles and more. What i will always remember is the laughter and kindness. (more…)

Courtney’s Song

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Below is an excerpt from Courtney’s first column in Muscle Car Power:

A  lot of you may already know me, but for those who don’t, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Courtney Halowell and I am indeed a guy, though the first name does elicit some confusion, especially for people sending me email or leaving voicemail messages. The second I see or hear “Ms. Halowell” I usually hit the delete button out of habit— just fair warning if you’re trying to get a hold of me. (more…)

Legends Never Fade

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

It was July 21 and I was in Austin, Texas, for the Texas Heat Wave Show when I got a very painful call from Bill Hancock of Colorado Custom Wheels. My friend, co-worker and the man who influenced me to pursue automotive publishing, Courtney “Tito” Halowell had passed away. (more…)

Ride Dirty No More

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Giving your Daily Driver a Full Show Detail With Adam’s Polishes

Detailing your show truck can be a simple task if your truck is kept garaged and driven only to cruise nights and shows. You can simply hit the finish with some quick detailer and a microfiber towel, maybe polish up the wheels every once in a while, and wax it when you feel like it. But what about those of us who drive their custom trucks to work every day, on road trips, and then want to take them to weekend shows? Road grime, rainwater, snow and bird droppings plague the custom finish. Brake dust clouds the wheels, and evidence of daily use is apparent inside the cab. A full show detail is a must. (more…)

Greystone

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Owner: Jason Mulligan, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, Anaheim Hills, CA, Relaxed Atmosphere

Performance and Luxury Fill This Custom Silverado

Let’s face it, we cannot leave any stock truck alone. It just doesn’t happen—it’s in our blood. The passion to personalize, customize and stand out from the rest is why we do what we do. The creativity, passion and fun make all of the work worthwhile. Since my current daily driver had actually become a show truck, I went in search of a new truck to serve as my workhorse. My truck, Flashback, was having tons of work done to it, including a custom interior and full custom paint. (more…)