It’s no secret that trucks that can hang a corner and dice through the cones have taken off like wildfire. Why should the muscle car guys have all the fun? After all, most trucks are plentiful and a lot more affordable to get into than an early Chevelle or Camaro. If you have the skills to turn your own wrenches, and in some cases build your own parts, a little sweat equity can push your project to new levels. Scott Gifford of Valley Head, Alabama, is a machinist by trade and has been a custom truck and hot rod enthusiast for the past 25 years. He had always had a soft spot for the 1967-72 Ford F-100 pickups because his dad had one and Scott remembers riding shotgun as a kid. One afternoon on the way home from his machine shop, Scott spotted a well-worn ’68 F-100 sitting in a local junkyard. He had driven by the truck several times before and often thought about stopping, but something was telling him today was the day to ask about the old workhorse. He learned that the truck was destined for the crusher the next day, so without hesitation he pulled a crisp $100 bill from his wallet and the Ford was his. (more…)
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Street Trucks Appears on Truck U TV-Airing Sunday Morning-7/11 with reruns throughout the week on Speed Channel.
Street Trucks Magazine Editors were featured on Truck U TV with a spotlight on Street Trucks Magazine Project Trucks at Surf City Garage in Huntington Beach, CA.
If you’re looking for that one stop custom shop in Dallas, then look no further than Status, just a few miles from the big city in Rockwall. The shop offers everything from bolt-on lifts and lowering, frame and suspension fabrication, body and custom paint work, as well as custom audio installs. Whether you have a hot rod, muscle car or a flat-on-the-ground custom truck, Status is your stop for all things custom. While a relatively new shop, its history is long. Before Status, owners Rich and Julie Stokes owned Stoked Out Specialties, which specialized in hot rod and muscle car builds, along with the occasional custom truck complete with hot rod styling and stances that were flat on the ground. Recently, they decided to venture in a different direction and focus on trucks and muscle cars, while still maintaining their roots in the hot rod market. Enter Status. (more…)