Posts Tagged ‘trucks’

Street Trucks SEMA Road Tour & SEMA Show

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Street Trucks SEMA Road Tour & SEMA Show (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=djYldgy5tEc)

Fill ‘er Up

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The Cure for Ditching Space-Hogging Stock Saddle Tanks on Your Square Body

One major bummer about the 1973-87 GM truck body style is the saddle tanks that sit outside of the frame rails on both sides of the truck just behind the cab. This design has even proved deadly, because the tanks are only protected by the bedside sheet metal and isn’t enough protection in the event of a side impact crash. (more…)

Greystone

Friday, October 28th, 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…)

Blood, Sweat & Gears

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Chad Pickering; 1986.5 Nissan Hardbody; Oroville, CA; Severed Ties-Petitioning

The Little Kid Gets Big Shoes and a V-8

Mini-truckers are a unique breed of enthusiast. They build some of the most insanely detailed and modified trucks on the planet, and if told that they will never be able to pull off a certain modification or stuff a certain size wheel under their truck, the gloves are off and they run for the tools. Chad Pickering of Oroville, California, got the mini-truck influence from his dad who is a member of Severed Ties. Of course, working at his dad’s body shop certainly helped gets Chad’s gearhead adrenaline flowing, and being mere minutes away from Grant Kustoms, the metal gods, coaxed him into their chopping, cutting, section, shaving and metal reshaping cult. (more…)

Buckshot

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Kareem; 1972 Chevy C-10; Deerfield Beach, FL; Miranda Built, Inc.

A Classic 900-Horse, Tire-Roastin’ C-10

Hot rod trucks that can be driven in a variety of performance situations have skyrocketed in popularity during the past few years. Something you can enjoy in a straight line with asphalt-blistering horsepower and also fly around a corner with a yank of the wheel has a certain mystique. When you are searching for full-throttle, pin-your-back-to-the-seat performance it’s pretty hard to beat a big-block. There’s a certain satisfaction in driving a “sleeper,” which is a truck that looks completely innocent on the surface, but once you pop the hood you’ll find a power plant that will send the competition packing. (more…)

Project Greystone 7: Dress up and Final Details

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Adding Some Style With BASF, L&G Enterprises and Stylin’ Trucks

We are wrapping up the custom paint and graphics on Project Greystone over at L&G Enterprises in San Dimas, California. The crew cab has undergone a subtle two-tone paint scheme with custom graphics laid out and sprayed by Theresa Contreras. We have BASF R-M Onyx HD waterborne materials for everything from the primer to the Lexus Smoky Granite Mica and Greystone Metallic paint to the clearcoat. The VOC-compliant paint system from BASF keeps us out of trouble with the EPA while still maintaining a great finish with all of the benefits of traditional solvent-based systems. After the truck was baked, color sanded and buffed to a perfect shine, the reassembly process began. (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…)

The Perfect 10

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Building a Stronger 20-Bolt GM Rear Differential

Growing up in an automotive environment, I always heard how the GM 12-bolt rear differential was the superior model over the GM 10-bolt model.  When I asked why, most of my mentors treated my question as if it were a line from the Spinal Tap. “They have 12 bolts and not 10, so they’re better.” (more…)

SEMA Crunch

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Ah, SEMA that four letter word that we love and hate at the same time. It is the motivation to finish our project trucks each year, and for some strange reason, decide to start new builds merely weeks before the deadline. The highs and lows of emotions felt throughout the build process culminates in the proud moment when one rolls into the Las Vegas convention center and begins wiping down the fresh paint as camera flashes pop. (more…)

West Coast Nationals 2010

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Railin’ at the River

There are certain time-honored traditions in the custom truck scene and West Coast Nationals, hosted by Bob Hase and the crew from Sunset, is one of them. Picture three fun-filled days of badass mini and full size trucks cruising through La Paz County Park, which is planted firmly on the banks of the Colorado River. A full throttle custom truck party descends every year on La Paz with thousands of truck guys and gals displaying their rides for top honors and a few door-dragging bragging rights. (more…)