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Full Boost -See Your Truck Here!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Getting to be that time of year again when the diesel event season ramps up and people start rolling out their rides after a long winter’s hibernation. For Diesel World, that means a whole new crop of feature and cover trucks since the files get a bit thin this time of year. Personally, I enjoy traveling and covering events since any day out of the office shooting photos sure beats staring at a computer screen and answering e-mails.


So how do we pick our features? Simple. We are looking for trucks that represent. We like to see trucks with modifications to the exterior, interior and of course, the motor and suspension. Since we’ve concentrated on real-world rides over the past few years, simple upgrades will suffice in most cases since they represent what the majority of diesel owners are doing to their trucks. Occasionally, we’ll feature and over-the-top ride just to show how far you can go. (Read More…)

Getting Started

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s a no-brainer that most of the readers of Diesel World Magazine own and enjoy diesel trucks. On the other hand, there are quite a few folks who read the magazine but don’t own a diesel. We get a handful of “what if” letters each year that describe the desire to own a diesel and wanting to know how to modify it. So, how do you get started in this passion we call “diesel”? Simple: Start small. (more…)

Aisles of Smiles

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Having attended the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas for more than 20 years, I’d like to think I’ve seen it all. Every year, the show features a lot of exhibitors, cool customs rides and miles of aisles full of new products. This year had all the usual SEMA Show elements, with one added feature I haven’t seen in nearly two years, smiles. (more…)


Monday, February 21st, 2011

1) Mini-Mini Peterbuilts

I saw the story about the mini big rig kits in the December issue of Diesel World titled “Pint-Sized Peterbuilt”.  Nice trucks, very cool idea. I also build pint-sized Peterbuilt bodies that go on golf cart frames. I offer them as either a complete cart, or the parts and accessories to fit a ’95-03 Yamaha or club car golf cart. I am working on plans to build a bunk in the future. Though the readers interested in the mini Pete’s would enjoy this. Thank you. (more…)

Frozen in Time

Monday, February 14th, 2011

There are moments in history when time stands still; the world halts its daily grind to watch and wait to see history unfold. These are the times where we all remember what we were doing and where we were when we heard or saw the events unfold or watched the news. A perfect example is the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Another one of the most-remembered tragedies in U.S. history is the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 23, 1963 in Dallas. For most of us, the series of events that followed on that fateful day are not only part of history, they are also etched in our minds forever. Many of us watched the accounts on television, saw the headlines about the death of a young president in newspapers, and looked at the emotionally gripping photos in both Time and Life magazine. It was a day, like others that followed, that has become frozen in time.


New and Hot!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Diners, Drive-ins, Dives and Diesels

Food Channel celebrity chef Guy Fieri is usually seen behind the wheel of a Camaro on his hit show, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Truth be told, though, he’s actually a diesel enthusiast. Here’s he showing off his customized Kodiak, which features a spiced-up interior, lifted suspension, custom rims (not duallys) and a modified Duramax, juiced up with an aftermarket computer chip. He likes to use it for family RV outings, but asked what he hauls, he had a one-word reply: “ass.”


Readers’ Rides

Monday, October 4th, 2010

American Dream
Travis Newhart submitted photos of his ’04 F-350 all the way from Iraq. The staff sergeant in the United States Air Force wanted to show off the truck he calls “American Dream.” Travis worked with a company out of Madison, Ohio, to design the custom graphics running down the sides of the Ford, making it a one-of-a-kind scheme honoring the country he serves.


Wheels Up

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

One of the toughest quests most people will ever face is finding the perfect wheel. There are different styles and sizes to ponder and then there’s the pressure of knowing that the entire look of the outside is heavily influenced on the rolling gear. Plus, everyone has a strong opinion on what looks good and what doesn’t. The unit to decide how successful a wheel choice went is measured by the number of people giving the nob of approval.


Readers’ Rides

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Cherry Ram

It is fitting that someone with a name like “David Cherry” drives around in a bright red truck. Cherry is the owner of a ’06 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 with a long bed, and the Cummins-powered pickup is packed with a bunch of aftermarket parts. Starting at the rear with a bed shot and Reflex bedliner and moving to the front where projector headlights are equipped with HID lights, almost everything between the two ends has been modified one way or another.


Ain’t Nothing Free

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Ain’t Nothing Free

By Chris Neprasch

I don’t care if you’re building a show truck, drag truck, puller or a twin-turbo toilet bowl go-kart, I’m about to share with you golden rule numero uno, the sacred mean of project vehicles: Nothing, I don’t care if it’s a $5 oil filter, not a single thing you might get “sponsored” or “hooked-up” on, is free. Sure, it might not cost you money upfront, but there are stings attached. Sometimes those strings are a 7-pound test fishing line and others are inch-thick link tugboat chains. Regardless, they still exist.