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Mini-Truck Customization: A Deep Dive into Innovative Ford Maverick Mods

John Mata Jr. September 29, 2023 Drive Online

Adam Edwards’ Tricked-Out ’22 Ford Maverick While you may have already seen your fair share of customized Ford Mavericks already, we guarantee you haven’t seen… Continue reading

From Mascot to Masterpiece: The '72 F-250 Crew Cab

John Mata Jr. September 28, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

David Wilson’s ’72 F-250 Crew Cab Shop Truck OK, so while this ultra clean F-250 doesn’t get down and dirty hauling parts around like a… Continue reading

Vintage Vibes with Modern Flair: The '68 International Loadstar Reimagined

John Mata Jr. September 18, 2023 Diesel World

’68 International Loadstar With Heavy-Duty Street Styling Some truck builders are very brand specific when it comes to choosing their projects. Dyed-in-the-wool Chevy and Ford… Continue reading

Aged to Perfection: The '71 F-100 Patina Pickup Revival

John Mata Jr. September 15, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

A ’71 F-100 with the Right Amount of Rust  While we never did anticipate the patina look to lose its popularity any time soon, finding… Continue reading

Building Dreams: Wesley Nelson's '70 Chevy C10 Restoration

John Mata Jr. September 14, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

Do What You Like, Build What You Love There are many factors that fuel the creation of a true custom vehicle. These factors are often based… Continue reading

Saved from the Scrapyard: The Incredible Restoration of a Low-Riding 4Runner

John Mata Jr. September 11, 2023 Feature Stories

Another One Saved From the Junkyard Show-stopping, ground-scraping Toyota 4Runners are few and far between, which makes the ones that stand out much more memorable… Continue reading

Wheel and Tire Madness: Your Essential Guide to 2023's Top Picks

John Mata Jr. September 07, 2023 Diesel World

New Street and Off-Road Selections for 2023 Nothing changes the looks and ability of a truck like a fresh set of wheels and tires. Whether… Continue reading

Under the Hood of Performance: David Keyser's '97 Ford F-250 7.3L Monster

John Mata Jr. September 06, 2023 Diesel World

David Keyser’s Daily Driven OBS Ford F-250 When you first see David Keyser’s white 1997 Ford F-250, it looks exactly like how you may have… Continue reading

Bagged and bodied Tahoe on 22's!

John Mata Jr. August 29, 2023 OBS Builders Guide

Mike Batty’s Alternative to the Chevy OBS Pickup  While the popularity of OBS pickups continues to spike these days, some builders out there are looking… Continue reading

Building the Perfect Base: Custom Chassis Systems for ’88-’98 GM Trucks

John Mata Jr. August 23, 2023 Chevrolet

Custom Systems for ’88-’98 GM Trucks With the scarcity of affordable C10 trucks out there, the interest in finding other vintage GM truck models has… Continue reading

OBS Reborn: Unveiling the Vintage Elegance of Motorsport Concepts’ ’96 Sierra

John Mata Jr. August 21, 2023 Chevrolet

Motorsport Concepts’ ’96 Sierra Sleeper It is supremely cool to see a custom truck built today that could be dropped nearly 30 years in the… Continue reading

1961 Chevy C10 Revival: Chad Cooper's Journey from Rust to Rolling Art

John Mata Jr. August 15, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

Chad Cooper’s 19Sexy1 Chevy C10 Sometimes the best things in life aren’t planned. Whether it be a fateful turn of events, being at the right… Continue reading

Diesel Dreams Turned Reality: Unveiling Parker's F-250 Masterpiece

John Mata Jr. July 31, 2023 Diesel World

A High-End, High-Dollar 2019 Ford F-250 Project  Quick question: How many guys do you know named Parker? Maybe you have met one or two before,… Continue reading

Modern Thrills, Vintage Chills: Sweet Brothers' 1979 Ford F-150 x 2012 Raptor Transformation

John Mata Jr. July 24, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

Sweet Brothers Restomods’ 1979 Ford F-150 x 2012 Raptor Mash-Up  We’ve all daydreamed about how cool it would be to combine the modern comfort, reliability,… Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Rediscovering the Classic '90s Style in a True Survivor OBS Pickup

John Mata Jr. July 14, 2023 Feature Stories

A True Survivor OBS Pickup Things that are truly considered “cool” have a life cycle. It’s true in fashion, it’s true in home décor and… Continue reading

For Marilyn : A Father/Son Backyard-Built ’66 C10 

John Mata Jr. July 12, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

Starting a new truck project is always an exciting time, but some builds are just a little more meaningful than others. Billy Lane and his… Continue reading

The Art of Restoration: Chad Cooper's Masterful Makeover of a '61 Chevy C10

John Mata Jr. July 04, 2023 Street Trucks

Chad Cooper’s ’61 Chevy C10 Sometimes the best things in life aren’t planned. Whether it be a fateful turn of events, being at the right… Continue reading

Unleashing Perfection: The Extraordinary '79 Unibody Chevy Pickup by Ricky Holly

John Mata Jr. June 21, 2023 C10 Builders Guide

Ricky Holly’s Incredible ’79 Unibody Chevy Pickup Ricky Holly is a name that we’ve all grown accustomed to hearing over the years. He’s been turning… Continue reading

Cummins I-6 5.9L powered 1975 GMC Camper Special C30

John Mata Jr. June 05, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

Chris Stoughton’s Non-Conformist GMC Creation You’ve most likely seen this ’75 Chevy dually around at a show or online somewhere and have had an instant… Continue reading

Is 7th Gen the Next Hot Classic F-Series Pickup?   

John Mata Jr. June 01, 2023 Buyer’s Guides

With the cost of just about every popular custom truck model rising, enthusiasts are starting to branch out to other production years that haven’t quite… Continue reading

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