Posts Tagged ‘Toyo Tires’

Brass Tacks Part III

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Bringing up the Rear With Currie Enterprises

The last time we saw Brass Tacks, a ‘76 GMC K5 Jimmy being transformed into a roadstered street rod over at Status in Rockwall, Texas, its front suspension was fully mocked up on a frame table. The front suspension consisted of the Quality Air Ride front raised cross member for the C-10 platform that provides clearance for the frame to lay flat, but also consists of mounts, new control arms and more. The cross member was assembled with a Flamin’ River Mustang II power rack-and-pinion, as well as a C-10 big brake kit from McGaughys Suspension that consists of drop spindles and 13-inch rotors. The goal is to build a complete frame using this as a base. The rear suspension will also need a base, which is where a Currie Enterprises rearend comes into play. (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…)

Sittin’ Pretti Does it Again in the Northwest

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The longest running show in the Northwest was back again and bigger than ever before. The kickback pace and the perfect weather is a welcome vacation from the hot and humid shows elsewhere during the summertime. The hospitality shown by the folks from Sittin’ Pretti car club is immense and is passed on to those attending the show, ensuring that everyone has a great and memorable experience at the event each year. (more…)

DJM Suspension, Ultra Wheels and Toyo Tires Give a 2002 Tahoe Some Attitude

Friday, January 28th, 2011
AFTER

AFTER

While the custom truck scene is packed with rides that sit flat on the ground and stuff giant wheels there is something to be said for a mild street cruiser that can haul people, tow a trailer, run parts and handle the daily commute while your show truck rests in the garage. A static drop can provide years of trouble-free cruising and set the attitude for your daily driver and still keep your truck practical. (more…)