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Chris Hamilton September 15, 2021 OBS Builders Guide

IF you are an avid reader of our 21-yearold publication known as Street Trucks magazine, you know I oversee one of the most demanding custom truck brands that is nationally published and distributed across the United States and beyond. The constant task of collecting consistent high-quality content is a job I am proud to hold, so when the company asked for a new builder’s guide specifically geared to 1988 to 1998 Chevy trucks, I was the first to raise my hand to take the lead. Volunteering to take on additional work without any added rewards probably sounds foreign to most employees, but when you love this body style as much as I do, the extra work feels like a walk in the park.

I have owned three trucks now that have fallen in the OBS Chevy year range. I’ve driven lifted K1500’s, bagged GMC Sierras and big power shortbeds, and I still haven’t come across one I haven’t liked. The body style is a throwback to when I was just learning how to drive and visiting the first few truck shows of my young enthusiast life. The influence these trucks had at that time was heavy, and the show scene was filled with unbelievable OBS builds. So, when the time came for me to lay down some cash and really put together a cool custom for myself, my sights were set directly on a truck from GM that falls in the year range of 1989 – 1998.

Fast forward to today and we find ourselves in volume two of the widely known OBS Builder’s Guide. We focus on completely custom, factory restored and affordable relatable builds. We install the parts that are available to the market and show you what it really takes the bolt them onto your bowtie. This issue is packed with great content, tons of options for your OBS, and more than enough motivation to get you wrenching on your next Project. Got something cool you’re working on? Send us some photos and info. We’d love to check it out.

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