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Chevy Performance Releases Colorado ZR2 Race Parts

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HEVROLET continues to expand the Colorado ZR2 midsize truck’s performance envelope with the introduction of 15 factory race components developed and validated over 10,000 miles of off-road racing. The parts were developed by Chevrolet Performance engineering in collaboration with Multimatic and Hall Racing. Renowned off-road driver Chad Hall competed in a Colorado ZR2 equipped with these components throughout 2017 and 2018 to develop and validate them in desert racing conditions. During that time, the team completed every mile of every race in the “Best in the Desert” series. Hall Racing also used the Colorado ZR2 to pre-run the grueling Baja 1000 race. “Off-road racing is a brutal test of a vehicle, and especially its suspension components,” said Mark Dickens, executive director of Chevrolet Performance Variants, Parts and Accessories and Motorsports. “Over two years, Chad mercilessly pushed these ZR2 parts to the limit for the ultimate in development and validation. “After seeing the success of the

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Colorado ZR2, customers have been hounding Chad for help building their own ‘Hall Racing ZR2,’” Dickens continued. “For the first time, you can buy the same Chevy Performance Parts that raced and won in the desert. All you need to add is the required safety equipment to build a pre-runner for scouting the Baja 1000 or a full-blown race truck capable of competing in the race itself.” Compared to a standard Colorado, the ZR2 features front and rear tracks that have been widened by 3.5 inches and a suspension lifted by 2 inches. Functional rock sliders provide better performance over rocks and obstacles, and the front and rear bumpers have been modified for better off-road clearance. Class-exclusive features include standard front and rear electronic locking differentials, an available diesel engine and the first off-road application of Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) damper technology. While the stock ZR2 comes factory-equipped with capability for both low- and high-speed off-roading, these factory race parts focus on desert running while preserving low-speed off-road performance. Some of their many benefits

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O better meet the needs of adventure-seeking Ford customers, Ford Accessories will offer Yakima outdoor adventure products through Ford dealerships starting with the launch of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger in early 2019. Ranger customers will be able to select from a range of available Yakima accessories, and can choose to add the cost to their vehicle financing. For added convenience, all Yakima accessories purchased through a Ford dealership come with a three-year or 36,000-mile Ford warranty; extended warranties also are available. “We know our customers see their vehicles as extensions of themselves,” said Eric Cin, global director, Vehicle Personalization. “With the addition of Yakima accessories, Ford aims to enhance the experiences of adventure-driven customers by delivering innovative solutions such as truck bed racks

that preserve cargo space by lifting kayaks, bikes and skis off the floor of the bed. It’s about making each adventure better.” Industry projections indicate consumers will spend $45 billion on vehicle personalization parts in 2018, according to the SEMA 2018 Market Report. Considering aftermarket suppliers account for more than 50 percent of personalization accessory purchases, increasing accessibility through Ford dealers may boost dealer business while improving convenience for customers. Beginning in early 2019, the highest-selling Yakima accessories will be available to meet the greatest customer demand. Available accessories include kayak racks, bike racks, truck-bed storage solutions designed to transport longer items securely, and truck-bed tents that keep customers and their essentials off the ground. Additional Yakima offerings will join the Ford Accessories portfolio over time to give customers access to more of the products that best fit their lives.

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Some accessories that will be available in early 2019 include the BedRock Heavy Duty truck bed rack (compatible with SkyRise medium rooftop tent), BaseLine tower and JetStream crossbar cab rack (compatible with MegaWarrior basket and SlimShady awning), LongArm bed extender with pad, and the GateKeeper tailgate pad. “Offering Yakima products through our Ford dealerships is a win-win,” Cin said. “It provides customers access to quality adventure accessories and gives them another reason to return to dealerships.” Ford also is exploring a variety of other accessories options to continue the momentum of bringing valuable ownership experiences to Ford customers.

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using locally sourced parts or custom fabricated pieces. To begin, a couple of donor vehicles were purchased to aid in the restomod. A Bronco and an F350, both from the early 90s, had beneficial gear Josh was able to recycle. The Bronco’s chassis was more suited to their needs, so minus some superfluous cross members and a few inches lopped off the front and rear, this is what they mounted everything to. The rear axle casing also came from the Bronco, but everything from the front was jettisoned as 4x4 wasn’t needed. The 460c.i. big block was pulled out of the 1992 F350, and although

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they only wanted the engine, they had to buy the rest of the truck with it. All of the internals are stock, with the exception of sodium filled valves to cope with extra heat from the levels of combustion that Ford never intended this block to have. A fuel injection system is designed specifically to use as little fuel as possible, but for a performance car the idea is to get as much fuel as possible into the cylinders. To this end, a gorgeous 750 CFM Eisenbach carburetor with electric choke was fitted and sits proudly on top of the block, muscle car style. With the fuel inlet channels bored out, the fuel economy was reduced dramatically but, of course, the power increased in direct inverse proportion. From a not particularly lethargic 289 bhp it now puts out a much more sporty 350 bhp, although that figure is just an educated guesstimation as no one in Riobamba has a dyno to be able to test it. For the same reason they have no idea what the torque rating is. The top speed is 260 km/h, although how they found that out is not really printable without getting them into trouble. Power goes through a ceramic-plated Exedy Racing performance clutch into an interestingly Frankenstein gearbox with a hodge-podge selection of parts from different Ford vehicles. The cost of buying and importing a competition ‘box from America was out of the question, especially as whatever they got would WWW.STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

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have had to have been brand new, so Josh played around with taking different gear cogs out of different Ford F-series gearboxes until he found the right settings. First to third gears are now much shorter for better acceleration, and he’s also very happy with how smooth and fast the changes are. Buying four gearboxes to get the needed parts still wasn’t cheap though!

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Inside the Bronco rear axle casing are standard F150 shafts, but something else it was impossible to find in Ecuador was a suitable crown and pinion for the rear diff. It needed to be the right ratio and also massively strong, so a small package was freighted over from Ford Racing. By the time it got through the border controls it cost $2,300! Another difficult engineering issue to get right was finding a balance between the steering having a usable lock without the wheels fouling against the fenders. There was no other build to copy, not on the

internet and certainly not locally, so it was two weeks of trial and error resetting the suspension mounts until it worked. Pepe smiles and says, “Mucho trabajo!” It was the same for the brackets for the new 11-inch calipers on the rear axle that replaced the old Bronco drums. A set of 2012 F150 calipers now slow the rear down while a hefty set of double calipers from an F250 are on the front with Ford Performance ceramic coated pistons. With wide Kumho tires, 305/50-17s on the back and 245/45-17s on the front, in contact with the road and brakes designed for something twice its weight, it stops very well. The wheels, matte black and pretty well hidden under the wings, are at set of 17-inch Rev Classic 5-spokes. The front suspension arms are not designed for cruising around town. When it’s pushed in competition this beast gets airborne (it even pulls wheelies!), so the arms have more in common with Trophy Trucks from the Baja 1000 than anything made for the street. Each arm is 1.3 meters long… but the truck is not 2.6 meters wide. To get enough travel so that they weren’t bottoming out on every jump, they designed the arms to pivot from opposite sides WWW.STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

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in Ecuador, so the joins didn’t need to be seam welded and certified. Pepe’s solution was to bend the pipes with a hydraulic bender and fasten them together with double-studded brackets. Not FIA, but safe enough. Hopefully. The interior looks like a catalogue photo for Sparco. With the steering wheel and Evo seats, it’s part spartan race car and with just a single gauge, that of a rev counter redlined at 8,000 rpm, and the lovely gleaming chrome work on the dash, also from Dennis Carpenter, it’s also beautifully classic as well. There is of course no stereo. Despite being built from the ground up for racing, the first thing the car won was a show… but that was just an indication of things to come. Josh entered a hillclimb event near the capital Quito and in his first ever race won the pickup class! I asked where he learned to drive like that, but he insists that that was his first time ever driving at competitive speeds. “I guess it’s in my DNA,” he shrugs. A couple of months later in his first circuit race he got 2nd.. He started near the back and just couldn’t quite catch the 2015 Corvette in time before the checkered flag fell. Built with what parts were available and expensive purchases kept to a minimum, this truck is much more than the sum of its parts. In Ecuador, it’s utterly unique but it would also hold its own in any American truck show. WWW.STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

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ROM WHAT WE HEAR, THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS JUST AREN’T ALL THAT INTERESTED IN OWNING CARS OR TRUCKS ANYMORE, PREFERRING INSTEAD TO BUM A RIDE FROM THEIR PARENTS, TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT OR EVEN USE AN APP TO MAGICALLY CONJURE A RIDE TO THE NEAREST GASTRO PUB, OR WHATEVER THE HELL THEY’RE CALLING RESTAURANTS THESE DAYS. Ugh. Luckily for the custom truck community, though, there are still plenty of youngins out there who have a lot of love for anything on wheels! Let’s take Rob Keller, for instance. Rob is in his early 20s and rocks this ’64 Chevy C10, which is much more detailed than it may appear at first glance. The truck was built with the help of a few close friends, who also happen to be in the early stages of their life cycles. A bunch of kids, whipper-snappers, you get the idea. Yes, this is what jealousy looks like when squeezed through a keyboard. Now, get off my lawn!

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AF Speed Shop built up the custom CAD-designed and TIG-welded chassis and suspension, which was swapped out by Rad Fab to replace the 50-plus-year-old originals. Obviously the truck rides on air, and uses AccuAir’s E-Level Management paired with their latest ENDO CV, which consists of air tanks with internal compressors and valves. The setup is beautifully displayed behind the tailgate, just underneath the raised bed floor.

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BODY & PAINT

INTERIOR & STEREO

§ Work performed by Elevated Designs and Rad Fab § Original bench seat covered with Fawn and Mocha hound’s-tooth material § Custom carpet § Dakota Digital RTX gauges § ’63 Deluxe factory steering wheel § Dynamat and Lizard Skin sound deadening material § Retro Sound stereo § Kicker Audio 10-inch subwoofer in custom box § Kicker Audio separates in custom enclosures and kick panels § Kicker Audio 1,200-watt amplifier

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Build Your Truck On A Superior Foundation!

Triangulated 4-Bar, 4-Bar or Air Spring Rear Suspension

Art Morrison Gives You Three Ways To Get Improved Handling, Ride & Stance

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Running board and body mounts standard on GT Sport chassis

GT SPORT CHASSIS A bolt-in chassis for classic trucks with all required body, running board, engine and transmission mounts; core support too.

Sturdy 2" x 6" Main Frame Rails Provide Extra Bridge Strength

“BUILDER” CHASSIS

Fixture Welded To Assure Alignment Of Suspension Components

CAD-designed frame with 2" x 6" main rails with your choice of ride height, stance and suspension; builder does the finishing touches.

Thru-Frame Exhaust Passages For Lower CG With Ample Clearance

BUILD IN STAGES

Upgrade Incrementally With Front & Rear Clips

Chassis modifications can be made in 1-2-3 sequence with AME front, brake pedal and rear suspension kits for classic trucks.

20:1 Power Rack Provides Smooth, Effortless Steering

AME I.F.S., Sport I.F.S. Or Air Spring-Plus Front Suspension

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Install a contemporary front suspension with an AME front clip or a crossmember kit.

Rear clips are available with several suspension options and made to your exact needs.

Chassis are available with coil-over shock or Air Spring suspensions.

Also available are a wide range of components for chassis and suspensions.

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If you were at SEMA in 2017, you may remember this truck as the one in the Avery Dennison booth that was rewrapped every single day to show off the company’s vinyl wrap materials. And while this technology is certainly impressive, Rob felt that the truck was finally ready for some paint! He called upon IKandy Paintworks to work its WE’VE SEEN SOME WILD EXHAUST magic on the truck, spraying a near-factory SETUPS, BUT GM Fawn Beige over and in the truck. The NOTHING QUITE roof, bumper, grille and 22-inch Detroit LIKE THIS! RAD FAB CONJURED UP THIS Steel smoothie wheels all received some TRICK MID-BED utilitarian, yet classy, ivory painted contrast DESIGN, WHICH to really set off the old school flavor that this USES 3-INCH TUBING THROUGHOUT. C10 exudes.

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The engine of choice is a tried and true 5.3L Chevy backed by a manual transmission, and sports custom AF Speed Shop headers, which lead to a custom 3-inch Rad Fab exhaust setup that exits right through the bed floor! Keeping things even more interesting under the hood is a custom air intake over the LS3 intake made by RadFab, as well as vintage-style Chevrolet script valve covers. Carrying on the vintage theme inside, Rob entrusted Elevated Designs to revamp the interior of his C10 without going too wild. We’d say they did an outstanding job of maintaining a clean, stock look, while throwing in a couple of ’60s-era custom touches, such as the white edging around the carpet, and modern conveniences like the Dakota Digital RTX gauge set and Retro Sound stereo. When we caught up with Rob at SEMA 2018, the truck had just been finished, and we were lucky enough to sneak it away as soon as it was over to get some shots before it headed back home to Arizona. Seeing a truck like Rob’s get built by a young and talented team of fabricators is both refreshing and inspiring, and certainly gives us a kick in the pants to get back to work in the garage! We’re not sure what Rob will build next, but we do know one thing for certain: Our future is in good hands! 60

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❚❚The Second Time is Always Better TEXT BY KEVIN WHIPPS PHOTOS BY BRANDON BURRELL

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EEP IT OR SELL IT? It’s the big question once you’ve built a truck, and it’s not an easy one to answer. On occasion though, life just makes the decision for you. Sometimes it’s in the form of a large sum of cash, and other times, it’s when you’re sitting at a stop sign and some jerk t-bones your beautiful show vehicle at 50 mph, setting off all the airbags and destroying your truck in the process. Unfortunately for Jacob Chatagnier of Thibodaux, Louisiana, it was the latter.

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THE TRUCK WAS HIS 2014 GMC SIERRA, AND IT WAS BUILT WITH THE INTENT OF MAKING A KILLER RIDE FOR SEMA — AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID.”

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The truck was his 2014 GMC Sierra, and it was built with the intent of making a killer ride for SEMA — and that’s exactly what he did. The truck was white with red graphics and looked pretty sweet laid out at the show. And he had

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plans, too. After driving the truck for a bit, he had visions of putting a new front clip on it and making a few other tweaks, but the timeline was a bit vague. Once it was wrecked in 2015, he wasn’t left with a whole ton of options. And

THOSE 26-INCH INTRO ROTIV WHEELS SURE ARE SHARP, BUT PAY CLOSE ATTENTION: THEY’RE 5-LUGS ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE AND 6-LUGS ON THE PASSENGER.

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with that in mind, he decided to rebuild the truck and take it a step further. And boy did he ever. The front clip is the first large standout on the truck. It’s from a 2016 Cadillac Escalade, but it’s been tweaked with some custom-painted accents in the grille. Now astute readers will know that the bodylines on that Escalade clip aren’t the same as on a GMC, and Jacob knew the same thing. So instead of leaving it, he massaged the bed and cab so that it matched with the new front. And the results look like the truck came out of Cadillac’s factory as-is. The truck needed a full respray after the accident, so Jacob did all the mods he wanted to do before anything else. Once everything was straight as an arrow, he figured a color change was in order. It’s called “Burnt Brick,” which is a pretty accurate descriptor, and it’s accented by custom pinstriping

ABOVE: IF YOU’RE GOING TO DRIVE IT, DO SO IN STYLE. AND JACOB DOES THAT WITH LOTS OF LEATHER AND PAINTED ACCESSORIES THAT MATCH THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRUCK.

HE’S PUT 20,000 MILES ON IT SINCE THE BODYDROP, AND HE HAD NO INTENTION OF STOPPING. WILL HE BUILD IT A THIRD TIME? MAYBE. BUT THIS TIME, LET’S HOPE THAT A CRAPPY DRIVER HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.”

RIGHT: THERE’S NOT A TON OF ROOM BACK THERE, BUT IT’S STILL GOT A BED, AND IT DOES OCCASIONALLY GET USED.

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and leafing down the sides. The graphics are subtle and not overdone, which complements the classy front clip nicely. Let’s take a moment to discuss the wheels, which, unless you’re paying attention, are a step beyond the norm. When he was approached by Rotiv Wheels about getting some 26s for his truck, they had an interesting proposition: Run both 5- and 6-lug wheels. After

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all, you can get the same basic pattern on both sides, it’s just an extra spoke. To do that, he had the rear axle shaft redrilled to a 5-lug pattern, and the same with the front hub. So now the driver’s side of the truck is a 5-lug, while the passenger is a 6-lug. Betcha never seen that before. What’s next for the truck? Little stuff, mostly. Jacob plans on cleaning up the engine bay and enjoying it mostly. He’s put 20,000 miles on it since the bodydrop, and he had no intention of stopping. Will he build it a third time? Maybe. But this time, let’s hope that a crappy driver has nothing to do with it.

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EMA IS THE MECCA FOR ALL THINGS AUTOMOTIVE. It serves as a grand unveiling for new project builds and reveals of fresh products released to the marketplace. The innovation on display at the big show in Las Vegas is amazing to say the least, and while there is hardly room in this issue to report on all the new wares and gadgets that were showcased during the week-long event, we’ve sifted through the piles of goods and bring to you some of our favorites that are guaranteed to impact the scene in 2019 and beyond. From suspension components to parts to upgrade interiors and exteriors alike, as well as performance products, there were tons of new goods that captured our attention at SEMA ’18. It’ll be exciting to see these parts roll out into new truck builds over the winter and into next show season. Until then, start making a checklist of what you’ll need for your build. We guarantee that your truck will benefit greatly with any of these new products from the best manufacturers in the industry. From late model to classic pickups, you’ll find what you need to make your truck its absolute best this year.

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Wireless One EZ Mount

SUSPENSION

This package of air suspension parts is perfect for your tow pig, as Air Lift’s Wireless One compressor and manifold quickly and easily helps the rear air bag setup retain ideal inflation while carrying heavier loads. The manifold can be controlled wirelessly via a smart phone app, which makes running wires or airlines to the cab completely unnecessary. The EZ Mount allows for simple mounting of the system to the truck’s frame, making this an idea setup if you’re looking to speed up the installation process. Increasing the ride quality of your trusty workhorse doesn’t get easier than this.

Air Lift Co. 800-248-0892 www.airliftcompany.com

QA1 MOD Series Shock

Builders who plan to drive their truck on the track will rejoice after seeing QA1’s new MOD Series shock. It’s the first shock that has the ability to be revalved in minutes while it’s still mounted on the truck. With the use of QA1’s QuickTune technology, modular valve packs can be swapped out quickly and easily without interrupting the oil path or exposing the shock to debris and air contamination. The MOD Series shock also features a double adjustable design with varying low-speed bleed for fully independent control over compression and rebound characteristics.

QA1 800-721-7761 www.qa1.net

Belltech 2019 Silverado 2-Inch Drop Spindle

Level Ride Height and Pressure Ride Control

Level Ride’s pneumatic ride control features height and pressure monitoring for a perfect ride every time. This system features a terrain sensing function, which height-only systems cannot detect, and is why they can be unstable at times. Level Ride’s system also has builtin brake sensing monitoring to prevent any unwanted adjustments when stopped or at braking. Experience ride height accuracy within 1 percent of saved height levels.

Level Ride Air Suspension 702-778-5829 www.levelrideairsuspension.com

Those looking to lower their brand new Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD pickup will find that Belltech’s 2-inch drop spindles will do the trick and then some. The spindles will not only lower the front suspension height a couple inches, but they also improve handling and help in retaining factory ride quality. This improvement in ride quality is done by maintaining critical suspension geometry, as well as eliminating excessive ball joint, shock and tire wear that is common with other methods of suspension lowering.

Belltech 800-445-3767 www.belltech.com

Slam Specialties Tapered Sleeve Air Spring

Adding to their already impressive lineup of air springs, Slam Specialties introduced this tapered sleeve style at SEMA ’18. The new bag is equipped with a single ¼-inch NPT port and is rated at 200 psi. The tapered sleeve air spring has a 5.7-inch diameter and has all the industryleading features to deliver a better ride quality to your project.

Slam Specialties 559-348-9038 www.slamspecialties.com

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Sometimes going up a few inches in ride height just isn’t enough. In that case, check out this adjustable 7-9-inch lift kit designed for ’19 GM 1500 pickups. The kit includes premium front and rear boxed crossmembers, spindles, adjustable front lift struts, differential drops, skid plate, tie rods, front drive line, boxed compression struts with brackets, rear lift blocks, leaf springs shims, U-bolts, brake line and ABS brackets, rear shocks, and everything else you’ll need to jack your new truck up in the sky. Whew, that’s a lot parts wrapped up into a single kit!

McGaughy’s Suspension 559-226-8196 www.mcgaughys.com

Ground Force ’14-’18 GM 1500 2/4WD Leveling Kit Hellwig ’19 GM 1500 Pro Series Helper Spring

Hellwig’s Pro Series helper spring is constructed from heavy-duty American steel and offers level load capabilities up to 2,500 pounds. This helper spring provides better weight distribution over front and rear axles, and the kit comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and Hellwig’s exclusive Silent Ride bushings.

Hellwig Products 800-367-5480 www.hellwigproducts.com

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’19 GM 1500 Truck 7-9-Inch Lift Kit

Stance is everything when it comes to your truck, and to help increase the appearance and prowess of your pickup, check out Ground Force’s front and rear leveling kit. This kit not only includes 2-inch strut spacers to boost the front end up, it also includes 1-inch rear blocks and U-bolts to ensure both ends level out for a more aggressive, slightly taller stance over stock height. The results are huge for the nominal price and amount of work that goes into installing this streamlined kit.

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SUSPENSION Aldan American ’88-’98 GM 1500 Front Coilover Kit

’88-’98 Chevy/GMC 1500 truck builders will dig Alan American’s front coilover conversion kit. The coilovers will lower the front ride height up to 2 inches, and are compatible with factory and aftermarket control arms, as they have been designed to fit in OEM mounting locations. The single adjustable coilovers feature high tensile, cold wound coilsprings, and will not only lower your truck’s suspension, but they will also improve handling and ride quality as well.

Aldan American Suspension 310-834-7478 www.aldanamerican.com

’67-’72 Ford F-100 Front IFS Suspension Bolt-On Kit

Ditch your F-100’s factory front I-beam suspension setup for this IFS suspension kit from All American Billet. This system uses Ford Crown Victoria balljoints, steering knuckles, hubs and brakes. Hub to hub, this setup’s width measures just about 62.5 inches, and uses a Mustang II rack and pinion with a manual or power rack. This kit is available for coilovers or air bags, and will yield a 6-inch ride height (with the air bagged version laying frame using a 29-inch tall tire).

All American Billet 844-BILLET-1 (844-245-5381) www.allamericanbillet.com

INTERIOR

Unlike anything Dakota Digital has offered before, this universal 6-gauge Competition HDX instrument panel feature analog gauges equipped with independent illumination, along with two large TFT message centers to maximize driver awareness. Capacitivetouch programming switches are set just below the TFTs for easy customization, or choose to tap into them via the Bluetooth app for Apple and Andriod devices.

Dakota Digital 800-852-3238 www.dakotadigital.com

For classic truck builders looking to keep their interior looking fresh, Intellitronix introduces a direct replacement analog gauge panel for ’67’72 C10 trucks. The panel maintains a bulk of the factory style with upgraded bullet points in the form of a black polycarbonate sub surface with an attractive brush stroke finish. Also inside the box are senders and all mounting hardware to install this gauge panel in no time flat.

Intellitronix 440-359-7200 www.intellitronix.com

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Builders of custom performance vehicles are used to scraping and scrounging for the parts they need to create their version of the ultimate performance machine. QA1 understands that struggle, and has done their part in offering an all-new engineered-fromscratch system that eliminate the tiring search for the right parts at salvage yards or internet auctions. This kit will modernize the suspension system of project F-100 trucks with front and rear coilover conversion kits that include every component needed down to the hardware to get your old pickup handling like a sports car.

QA1 800-721-7761 www.qa1.net

Dakota Digital HDX Universal Competition Analog Instruments

’67-’72 Chevy Truck Direct Replacement Analog Gauge Cluster

QA1 C10 Square Body Rear Suspension System

Kicker KEY 180.4 Smart Amplifier

The mobile audio game has been changed with this Kicker’s rather small Key 180.4 Smart Amplifier. This advanced amp uses DSP and a proprietary A.I. to automatically correct phase EQ and crossover issues in a base audio system—all with a simple press of the in-line button on the amp’s origin microphone. The other selling point of this 180-watt amp is that it is fully compatible with nearly any vehicle, including those equipped with start/stop technology.

Kicker 405-624-8510 www.kicker.com

Katzkin XT Interior

Truck builders may be very familiar with Katzkin leather interiors, but they may have not seen the release of Katzkin XT at SEMA ’18. This new offering is comprised of the company’s toughest material to date. It’s twice as durable and thicker than Katzkin’s premium leather, and it offers extreme durability for the most extreme conditions. The XT line is water, scuff, kid and mildew resistant, which ultimately means that is well equipped to handle heavy everyday use without having to be babied.

Katzkin Automotive Leather 800-528-9546 www.katzkin.com

Retro Manufacturing Santa Cruz Head Unit

Designed especially for ’88-’94 GM trucks, Retro Manufacturing’s Santa Cruz head unit features Apple compatibility and built-in Bluetooth connectivity. This is the only OEM style radio replacement offered for this class of GM vehicles, and it gives truck owners the ability to retain the factory look inside the cab with the functionality of modern technology.

Retro Manufacturing 888-325-1555 www.retromanufacturing.com

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Cooper Tire Discoverer AT3 4S Truck owners who live in climates that experience snow, rain or sunshine most of the year can benefit equally from Cooper’s Discoverer AT3 4S tire with Adaptive Traction Technology. This is a capable all-terrain tire that is designed to stop 20 feet shorter and accelerates 15 percent faster on snow than other tires on the market. With performance numbers in weather like that, just imagine how these tires will perform on bright, sunny days. Instead of relying on multiple sets of tires to get you and your truck through the year, just opt for one that will deliver performance all 12 months.

Cooper Tire 800-854-6288 www.coopertire.com

Cali Off-Road Summit Wheels

The Summit (style 9110) is a revolutionary off-road wheel design from Cali Off-Road that features rugged, burly good looks and detailed finish work on the surface everywhere you look. The wheels are offered in sizes from 20x9 up to 24x14 with over 9 inches of lip—yeah, these things are designed to be extreme. Wheel fitments are available in 5, 6 or 8 lug with a variety of backspace options to choose from for the best fit possible.

Cali Off-Road 626-363-1660 www.calioffroad.com

Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP Tires

Novakane Duo-Tone Wheel

Those who love to take the scenic route or prefer to stick to the highway will both love the Trail Country EXP tires. These tires feature a hybrid design that balances between a mud terrain and an all-terrain tire for the best of both worlds when it comes to a smooth ride and unbeatable traction. From asphalt to dirt, these tires will unlock all roads and paths for an unforgettable journey.

You may recognize SOTA OffRoad’s Novakane wheel since it is its most popular and most timeless design, but what is new is the DuoTone finish that is now offered to truck builders. The announcement of the finish was just released and offers a sharp contrast between a fully machined center with a black rim lip. Aside from all the other characteristics that make SOTA Off-Road’s precision crafted wheels ideal for lifted and leveled trucks, the DuoTone adds that much more excitement to ordering a set.

Dick Cepek 800-222-9092 www.dickcepek.com

SOTA Off-Road 888-313-2580 www.sotaoffroad.com

PERFORMANCE

K&N Tuning Boost Control Module

Chevrolet Performance Z26 EFI Crate Engine

Wilwood Compact Tandem Master Cylinder

If your truck project will be needing an engine transplant at some point, consider Chevrolet Performance’s Z26 EFI crate engine. It combines the drivability advantages of electronically controlled fuel injection with the classic style and installation versatility of the 350 smallblock. Chevrolet Performance really cooked up a winner, as the new Z26 power plant kit offers a superb solution for hot rod and resto-mod projects alike.

Wilwood has capitalized on the success of its tandem master cylinder and has just introduced a compact version that delivers the same performance while taking up much less space. The compact tandem master cylinder comes in bore sizes 7/8-, 15/16-, 1.00- and 1.12-inch sizes, and are suitable for manual or power brake applications. The compact master cylinder is available in ball burnished polish and black e-coat with black anodized caps to add that custom touch under the hood.

Chevrolet Performance 800-222-1020 www.chevroletperformance.com

Wilwood 805-388-1188 www.wilwood.com

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For those running supercharged or turbocharged applications, K&N’s boost control module can assist in increasing performance and acceleration, as well as horsepower and torque gains. The boost control module is also fully adjustable with the simple turning of a knob—go from stock configuration to max power in an instant. This product will serve those who tow, race at the track, or are just looking for more overall performance on the highway. Best of all, this system requires no software in order to tap into your truck’s potential power.

K&N Engineering 800-858-3333 www.knfilters.com

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ProCharger ’17-’18 Ford Raptor Intercooler Upgrade

COMP Cams Max-Lift BSR Shaft Rocker Systems for GM LS Applications

LS engine builders will find COMP Cams’ Max-Lift BSR Shaft Rocker System absolutely awesome. The industry-first, bushed shaft rocker system for GM LS applications increases system stiffness and allows LS platforms to achieve a higher level of performance—now, easier and quicker than ever.

COMP Performance Group 800-854-6288 www.compcams.com

Raptor owners will dig ProCharger’s new intercooler upgrade. First off, it’s 99 percent larger than the OEM unit. It is engineered for cooler air temperature and better performance for driving in extreme conditions where the driver can unleash the Raptor’s true power potential. ProCharger’s air-to-air intercoolers are well known for supplying low charge air temps and minimal pressure drops, which result in denser air and better overall performance.

ProCharger Supercharger Systems 913-338-2886 www.procharger.com

Superchips Dashpaq+ Performance Programmer

Edelbrock E-Force Supercharger ’17 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon 3.6L

For a healthy dose of pure horsepower and torque gains, Edelbrock now offers the availability of a new E-Force Supercharger for the ’17 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon pickup with the new Gen 2 LGZ 3.6L V-6 engine. The E-Force supercharger fits underneath the stock hood without having to cut and slice it open. The new E-Force supercharger is also emissions-legal in all 50 states, so get ready to rumble with 340 horsepower and 303 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels.

Edelbrock 888-799-1135 www.edelbrock.com

aFe Power ’15-’18 Ford F-150 Momentum XP Cold Air Intake System

Every truck needs a cold air intake, and owners of ’15-’18 Ford F-150 pickups will surely benefit from aFe Power’s Momentum XP intake system. The Momentum XP kit provides dyno-proven gains of up to 20 hp and 18 ft-lbs of torque—making it outflow the factory intake system by about 41 percent. The brushed aluminum intake tubes provide an aggressive sound and look badass under the hood. A reusable Pro DRY S oil-free air filter with three layers of progressive synthetic media deliver maximum performance and the convenience of being able to wash off and reinstall in minutes.

Clayton Machine 865-824-9778 www.claytonmachine.com

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Superchips 888-227-2447 www.superchips.com

aFe Power 951-493-7100 www.afepower.com

Clayton Machine Billet Aluminum LS Engine Oil Cap Got an LS engine that you’re just itching to dress up? Check out the billet oil cap options from Clayton Machine—they’re constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum and available in black and natural finishes. Take your truck to the next level of accessorizing with one of Clayton Machine’s billet caps, and other top-notch goods to outfit your project.

The all-new Dashpaq+ performance programmer from Superchips is an on-dash monitor that includes extensive truck and SUV coverage, so no matter what you drive, there is sure to be a unit to work with your ride. The Dashpaq+ includes a 5-inch high-definition screen, upgraded processor for quick read/write speed and monitor refresh rates, and several innovative features such as Wi-Fi and multiple vehicle license options.

Optima Battery Case

Engineered with non-conductive, lightweight material, Optima’s battery cases feature integrated ribbing for excellent strength, and is outfitted with a patented “ZeroFootprint” mounting base that replicates the battery’s geometry and utilizes your truck’s OE hold-down for no-hassle installation. Six isolation mounts work in unison to protect the battery from the harshest environments while driving through unpredictable highways and nasty weather conditions.

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PERFORMANCE

’19 Ford Ranger eXtreme Big Brake Kit

’83-’87 Chevy Truck Classic Wiring Update Kit

Complete wiring jobs aren’t for the weak of heart. It takes much skill and patience to do the job and do it right. Luckily there are kits like this one from American Autowire to make it a little less stressful. It has been specifically designed for ’83-’87 Chevy trucks, and is a complete bumper-to-bumper wiring solution that is designed for use with most stock or aftermarket components with plenty of circuits for additional power accessories. This kit is the most complete wiring system of its kind, and even comes with full-color instructions to help make the job that much easier.

American Autowire 800-482-9473 www.americanautowire.com

Pedders Suspension 909-476-6068 www.pedders.com

GARAGE

Rhino Metals Ironworks Tool Chest Every respectable workspace deserves a proper chest of drawers to house and organize the tools and accessories necessary for a productive garage session. The Rhino Metals Ironworks IWTC653D tool chest is American made—handcrafted in Caldwell, Idaho. This incredible chest features 16 gauge steel and 18 gauge steel drawers rated at 200 pounds each. Two fixed and 2 swivel casters allow this beast to glide across the garage floor effortlessly. If you’re going to buy a tool chest, you might as well get one that’s as cool as the project you’re wrenching on.

Rhino Metals Inc. 208-454-5545 www.rhinosafe.com

Do you have a new generation Ranger and are looking to start upgrading it in any way possible? To properly beef up its stopping power, you’ve got to take a look at the eXtreme big brake kit from Pedders Suspension. This kit comes complete with 6-piston forged calipers, oversized 365 mm slotted and dimpled rotors, stainless steel brake lines, and Kevlar ceramic low dust pads to round out the list of boast-worthy features.

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ERSATILITY IS DEFINED AS THE “ABILITY TO ADAPT OR BE ADAPTED TO MANY DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS OR ACTIVITIES.” In the world of custom trucks, most builds are targeted toward one specific end—not versatility— and for most enthusiasts, if their truck can look good on the show field, pull some hardware come trophy time and get a few thumbs up on the road it’s been a good day.

But what about the show trucks that haul the show trucks? The trucks that are built to shine up and pull focus while laid out at the show and do double duty to haul a trailer and serve as daily drivers for the weekday 9-5 grind. More than just another pretty face, these are the trucks that make stuff happen. Matt Brunner from Wellington, Florida, owns the slammed,

smoothed and simple dually laid out across these pages and built it to daily drive, show and tow. As the foreman for a Bentley, Rolls Royce and Aston Martin shop, Matt spends his days working on high-end rides, so when it’s quittin’ time he enjoys climbing behind the wheel of a good old fashioned pickup truck. The build began with a visit to Brian Cuenot at Cuenot’s

THESE 22-INCH IMPELLER-STYLE WHEELS BY DIESEL WHEELS MOUNTED ON ZEETEX 265/35/22 R SU TIRES ARE STUFFED INTO THE STOCK FENDERS. REDS MIAMI INSTALLED CUSTOM MACHINED ADAPTERS TO GET THE BIG AND BOLD WHEEL AND TIRE COMBO TO TUCK INSIDE THE STOCK FENDERS.

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Matt & Terry Brunner Wellington, FL 1997 Chevy C3500 Dually

ENGINE

§ 1997 6.5-liter diesel § Maintained by Brian Cuenot/Cuenot’s AutomotiveLoxahatchee, FL § Stock Transmission with B&M Shift Kit

Automotive in Loxahatchee, Florida. Ordered originally with a 6.5-liter diesel, this ’97 C-3500 was in need of some tuning and proper sealing. Brian got the old school bowtie clacker purring like a kitten and sealed all of the leaks before upgrading the stock transmission with a B&M shift kit. Now that the truck was running like a top, it was time to ditch the stock nosebleed stance and make it look cool, too. Enter Frank and the crew from Reds Miami. The truck was brought down to earth

with a full air ride suspension system, custom c-notched rear frame. To set off the slam six 22-inch Diesel Wheels Impeller style wheels were mounted up. Reds made a set of custom adapters and custom machined the wheels to fit within the stock fenders when the truck is laid out. To seal the envelope of this laid out land yacht Matt delivered the truck to Renato Silda at Superior Craftsman in Oakland Park, Florida, for some simple metal mods and a fresh blanket of color.

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

§ Full air ride suspension by Reds Miami § Slam Specialties front bags § Air Lift rear bags § Air Zenith compressors § Manual valves § Custom c-notch

WHEELS & TIRES

§ 22-inch Diesel Wheels impeller wheels § Custom built adapters/ wheels machined to fit inside stock fenders § Zeetex 265/35/22 R SU 1000 tires

BODY & PAINT

§ Rear roll pan

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Smooth front bumper Shaved stake pockets Shaved tailgate handle Spies Hecker White sprayed by Luis Berrios at Superior Craftsman, Oakland Park, FL

INTERIOR & STEREO

§ Budnik billet steering wheel § White-faced gauge overlay § Pioneer head unit § DS18 amps, mids and highs and two 12-inch subwoofers

SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE OWNER: “Special thanks to my wife Terry Brunner for the support during the build. Also special thanks to Frank at Red’s Miami for the sick and trick suspension work and for working hard to get the 22s to tuck within the stock fenders. Special thanks to Renato Silda and Luis Berrios at Superior Craftsman for the body and paint work and to Brian Cuenot at Cuenot’s Automotive for keeping the truck running right.”

THE TRUCK WAS SMOOTHED OUT BACK WITH THE ADDITION OF A ROLL PAN AND THE SUBTRACTION OF THE FACTORY TAILGATE HANDLE AND STAKE POCKET HOLES. CLEAN AND SIMPLE WAS THE NAME OF THE GAME ON THIS BUILD.

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ABOVE. THE LEADING EDGE WAS MODIFIED WITH A SMOOTH AND PAINTED FRONT BUMPER, CLEAR LIGHTS AND CORNER MARKETS AND A BILLET GRILLE AND BOWTIE. LUIS BERRIOS AT SUPERIOR CRAFTSMAN IN OAKLAND PARK, FLORIDA, SPRAYED THE FRESH WHITE SPIES HECKER PAINT.

A roll pan replaced the factory rear bumper and the tailgate and stake pockets were shaved for a smooth and clean finish. Up front, a painted smooth front bumper replaces the original. Luis Berrios at Superior Craftsman sprayed the fresh white Spies Hecker paint. Clear headlights, marker lights, a billet grille insert and billet bowtie round out the custom exterior style. Inside the cab, the threads were left stock save for a Budnik billet steering wheel and a white-faced gauge overlay. Beats are kicked via a Pioneer head unit and DS 18 mids, highs and amps combined with two 12-inch subs behind the seat. Matt Brunner, with the help of Reds Miami and Superior Craftsman, put together one clean and classy dually that turns heads on the street, at the shows and while pulling Matt’s 26-foot trailer filled with his other automotive passion: custom Volkswagens. Matt’s truck is proof that with the right custom touches and a simple and clean approach the results can be a homerun.

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TO MATCH THE EXTREME STYLING OF THE CHOP TOP, DANIAL FELT IT NECESSARY TO ADD PAINT WITH HEAVY FLAKE TO THE S-10’S MODIFICATION LIST.

“I try to push the boundaries of my abilities as far as possible, and to learn as much as I can when I do something new,” he says. And with his first experience with his truck’s chop, a list of other things had to be done as well aside from just the cutting and welding. Every piece of glass had to be removed and altered to fit the newly redesigned cab. Actually, temporary polycarbonate windows have been mocked up for now until permanent replacement glass can be cut. The snap closure ragtop now gives the truck a kick back convertible feel that works so well the Florida climate.

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Danial has spent five years getting to this point with his project S-10. It sat dormant at times, but now that he has had a chance to start whipping it into shape, a wave of momentum will likely carry him into other aspects of the build. Since Danial is more than capable of doing most of his own work, he had to set time aside to work on the suspension and the performance side of his truck as well. The factory frame was utilized for the build, but it has been modified with necessary notches and outfitted with all the right aftermarket components to make it rest on the floor.

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Although the custom Speedway upper control arms, modified stock lowers, 2-inch drop spindles and the rear 6-link system did bring the S-10 closer to the floor, it was the traditional 3-inch body drop that made the big difference. The bed floor was raised and not hacked up to give the chassis a little more breathing room, while also maintaining some cargo hauling function on top. Danial did this work himself under his own shop name Crazy Dayz Fabrication, which is a perfect name for the type of work he does and the hours that go into making his ideas work. Although this truck is still a work in progress, it shows some signs of ending up pretty cool when it comes closer to full completion. Danial still sees some room to slam the truck even lower, and plans on reintroducing the cab to real glass as soon as possible. The interior is scheduled to see a complete overhaul as well—the chain link steering wheel may end up sticking around, but the plastic Ikea seating will surely make way for something more comfortable. Guess we’ll see as a little more time goes by.

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Danial & Ashley Kreiter Deltona, FL 1997 Chevy S-10

ENGINE

§ Shop: Crazy Dayz Fab (Owner) § 1973 5.9L Camaro engine (originally 350 5.7L) § S-10 V-8 swap mounts, headers, recessed radiator, aftermarket overflow bottle § Forged crank, pistons and connecting rods § Gear to gear timing § Stock 305 heads § Holley Strip Dominator intake manifold § Edelbrock 1906 650cfm carb and air cleaner § K&N filter § Hedman headers § Custom exhaust system § Chevrolet ignition § HEI distributor § 4.3L S-10 serpentine setup § Honda battery § Aftermarket coolant reservoir § 240 amp alternator

§ Custom modified factory 2.2L 4-cylinder harness

§ 225/35/R20 Nexen tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

§ Paint by Billy Kidd and Frank James § PPG Paint white base with Solar Fire flake and Deltron clear coat § Candy purple, pink and blue graphics § 11-inch chop top § Traditional 3-inch body drop § Extended cab pop-out window delete § Fiberglass ram induction hood § Custom snap on top § Polycarbonate windows § Shaved tailgate § Raised bed floor § Harley-Davidson chrome motorcycle wheels

§ Shop: Crazy Dayz Fab § ’97 S-10 frame § 12-inch rear notch, rear mini notch for ‘bags, tie rod notch, dropped frame horns § Slam Specialties RE7 and RE8 ‘bags § Speedway upper arms § Custom modified stock lower arms § 2-inch drop spindles § Upper and lower ‘bag cups § Rear 6-link setup § SMC valves and water traps § AVS 9-switch control box § Two 5-gal air tanks § ’89 Chevy 700R4 transmission § Modified transmission crossmember § ’93 Chevy Astro Van hydroboost § Drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads

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§ 20-inch mystery wheels

BODY & PAINT

INTERIOR & STEREO

Ikea Snille chairs Sunpro and Equus gauges KP Comp air gauges Custom switch panel and screwdriver ignition key § 10-inch chain steering wheel § ’64 Nova dash § § § §

A ’73 CAMARO ENGINE HAS BEEN STUFFED NEATLY UNDERNEATH THE S-10’S HOOD, AND DELIVERS BIG POWER TO THE S-10’S LIST OF BOAST WORTH CHARACTERISTICS.

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The ’73 Camaro engine is sure to stay, though. Danial has put so much work into it, and has beefed it up to put out some real power to the tires. This particular engine is a change of pace for S-10 builds, so it’s cool to see some creativity underneath the hood. The list of modifications made to this power plant is kind of crazy, but what else would you expect from a member of the Freaks of Nature North Florida chapter? Danial is certainly letting his freak flag fly high with this project,

and it’s sure to get even more distinct the longer he wrenches on it. Danial has taken his S-10 to a few shows already, and plans to continue showing it as he makes even more progress. His truck is somewhat of a conversation piece wherever he goes, and to him, that is what makes all his hard work worth it. “Cruising around town and seeing people’s faces has really been one of the best parts during the build so far,” he says. “It’s been an amazing experience, even though everything that could go wrong with it, did. I just know that I’ll never stop building and pushing my limits. Now, I feel ready to try something more challenging for my next project after I finish this thing.”

IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE, EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING THAT COULD GO WRONG WITH IT, DID. I JUST KNOW THAT I’LL NEVER STOP BUILDING AND PUSHING MY LIMITS.”

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THIS IS ONE INSANELY FIRST STREET TRUCK THAT HAS A BEST QUARTER-MILE ETA OF A 10.88 ADD 130 MPH. THE CURB WEIGHT OF THIS SCREAMING DIESEL IS AROUND 6,780 POUNDS, WHICH IS PERFECT FOR ANYONE THAT LIKES SPEED.”

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O MATTER HOW OFTEN WE SEE TRENDS CHANGE, ONE THING ALWAYS REMAINS CONSTANT. The enthusiasm from the younger generation in our industry to create something new and unique is always the driving force behind industry changes. From vehicle wraps to big wheels and thin tires, the styles are constantly changing, and it’s our job to keep up. We’ve seen trucks go from lifted to lowered, and the opposite, time and time again. One day it’s powder-coated and the next day it’s chrome, but either way it’s custom and unique, just the way we like it. That’s no different for our good friend Trace Wilks from Albertville, Alabama. After around $45,000 in aftermarket additions on top of a $36,000 truck, this 2007 GMC is his take on the perfect, clean and fast street truck, and we tend to like his style! This 24-yearold diesel truck enthusiast has had a passion for trucks since he was a young kid, and for the past five years he’s been wrenching on his own ride making it perfect one piece at a time with the help of his good friend and

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HERE’S A LOT OF THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT VINTAGE TRUCKS: TIMELESS STYLING, MECHANICAL SIMPLICITY AND MYSTIC NOSTALGIA--BUT BRAKING PERFORMANCE ISN’T ONE OF THEM. Though they were fine for country road speeds and farm truck utility, the binders on these old trucks don’t meet the expectations of today’s enthusiasts. Luckily for us, Wilwood Engineering offers complete, high-end braking options for historic trucks. After discussing our goals with the company, Wilwood experts recommended their 2.5-inch drop ProSpindles (P/N 831-14202), AERO6 Big Brake front kit (P/N 140-15305) and AERO4 Big Brake rear kit (P/N 140-10941) for our 1977 C-10 pickup. Besides giving us upgraded braking ability, the Big Brake kits fill our 20-inch wheel package nicely. Like all of Wilwood’s components, the ProSpindles are works of art. The kit includes a pair of forged aluminum spindles, steering arms and bolt-in hubs. The ProSpindles work with Wilwood’s disc brake kits and provide a 2.5-inch drop for a more aggressive stance without affecting steering geometry. The hub 112

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is hidden neatly inside the rotor is drilled for both 5 x 4.75-inch hat. Slick! and 5 x 5-inch wheel bolt circles. Besides improving the looks They’re covered in a durable and braking performance of black e-coat for long-lasting our C-10, the Wilwood spindle good looks. and brake combination saved a Wilwood’s Big Brake front kit whopping 34 pounds of unspring includes AERO6 calipers and weight at each front corner! We’ll 14-inch rotors that are designed have to install the master cylinder for heavy trucks with big diameter and proportioning valve when our wheels like our 1977 C-10. Even cab is mounted, but we were really though the AERO6 Big Brake kit impressed by the overall quality is compatible with most OEM and fitment of the Wilwood master cylinders, we opted for AERO6 and AERO4 kits. It’s clear Wilwood’s aluminum tandem that a lot of thought went into master and proportioning valve. the components, and the detailed The rear setup consists of instructions kept us out of trouble. Wilwood’s AERO4 calipers and Everything fit beautifully, and 14-inch rotors. The calipers share the black e-coat the components the look of a six-piston piece but (especially the rotors) feature four pistons was a nice touch. We for proper brake force SOURCE can’t wait to get our proportion between • Wilwood Engineering 4700 Calle Bolero truck back together the front and rear. Camarillo, CA 93012 www.wilwood.com and give these The integrated 805-388-1188 brakes a workout! parking brake system WWW.STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

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Since we are doing a Porterbuilt front “dropmember” suspension, we were able to order the new brake kit to fit the 73-87 C10 trucks. We also made sure to order the Porterbuilt kit the same way. The reason for this is the 63-72 trucks came with smaller ball joints and changing out to the larger 73-87 ball joints is as simple as just ordering the correct parts from each company. The front brake system shipped to us completely assembled with CPP’s famous modular drop spindle. Also included with the front kit (part #7387SWBK-55213) is the upgraded stainless steel braided brake lines.

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With the new bushings installed, the CPP steering unit can be installed into the Porterbuilt lower cross member using the hardware provided with the Porterbuilt kit.

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This project is a full rebuild, so before assembling anything we completely stripped the chassis of all the stock components and sent it off to get media blasted. We also installed the Porterbuilt suspension parts before finally turning our attention to the front brake kit. Since CPP ships the parts as a complete unit, the assembly is simply set of the lower ball joint and then the upper ball joint is brought down and slid in the upper taper on the spindle.

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With the bolts tied up we can be sure they wont turn out down the road someday. The rotor looks so clean on this kit!

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Finishing the installation of the front brake kit and spindle is the new brake line. CPP provided all the necessary hardware to secure the line to the caliper and to the frame rail.

The calipers are loaded with Wilwood brake pads and bolted in place.

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Moving our attention to the rear brake kit (part # 6772RWBK5-P12). This kit fits 12 bolt truck axles from 1967-1972 and includes 12-inch cross drilled and slotted rotors, e-brake equipped calipers, and all the necessary hardware and brackets to complete the installation.

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The old drum brakes were removed and the axles shafts were slid out. The only thing left to remove is the original brake brackets.

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For reassembly, the brackets that hold the caliper are the first pieces to get installed. In the kit there are several spacers that will adjust how far inward the caliper sits. We started with the one thick spacer and one thin spacer in order to get us in the ballpark and adjust them once we get the rotor on.

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Here’s a look at the completed rear kit. We got lucky and hit the mark on our first try with the spacing. Since this truck will sit right on the ground when aired out we opted to not install the e-brake cables.

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HERE COMES THAT TIME IN EVERY ENTHUSIAST’S LIFE WHEN THE CURRENT YEAR’S SEMA HAS FINALLY COME AND GONE AND, FOR THE MOST PART, WINTER HAS ENDED ALL OF YOUR CAR SHOW FUN. You have a few months of family holidays to knock out and some much-needed garage time to finish up last year’s project. Well guess what? The new year is here, ladies and gents. Finish your damn truck! Let’s make 2019 the year of driveshafts being where they are supposed to be and trucks that can actually drive into shows. Don’t get me wrong—there’s always a time and place for a good “roller,” but this should be the exception to the rule. Don’t be the majority when entering show grounds ... and that goes for both lifted and lowered guys, new or old! OK. Rant over, moving on.

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An abundance of amazing car/truck shows happen all across the United States every year. Because our magazine is not currently as thick as a phone book, we can only list a few of our favorites and some of the most popular from years past. (That, or perhaps the person who runs the show that did not get listed on here did not get back to me with information in time, so we could not get the info published for this piece.) REGARDLESS, if you were to hit a majority of these shows across our great nation, or at least the

ones in your area, we can promise you will not be disappointed. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page, Instagram and website for other shows we will be covering as the year goes on. We love catching up with and hearing from our builders and readers alike. We really look forward to the best year yet of seeing all the builders pushing the limits to be the best of the best and always do something new. We also truly enjoy seeing the passion and fun other enthusiasts like ourselves have with their friends doing what they love.

LONE STAR THROWDOWN THE GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW Jan. 25-27 • Fairplex in Pomona • 1101 West McKinley Ave. • Pomona, CA 91768 The Grand National Roadster Show is now in its 70th year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! Produced at the Fairplex in Pomona for the 16th consecutive year, over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside the Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday and Sunday for the 14th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In.

FAAM EXPO Feb. 16-17 • South Florida Fairgrounds • 9067 Southern Blvd. • West Palm Beach, FL 33411 The FAAM Expo will feature live stage seminars for manufacturers, new product showcase and feature vehicle awards, food, music, hourly raffle giveaways and a custom vehicle display area. If you make it for anything with wheels and an engine, you won’t want to miss this event.

Feb. 22-24 • Lone Star Expo Center & Montgomery County Fairgrounds • 9255 Airport Road • Conroe, TX 77303 LST has become one of the most prestigious shows in the United States. Expect everything from mass amounts of SEMA builds to first time debuts and quality builds of every dynamic. This Texas show shuts the gates at around 2,000 vehicles; register for the show and your hotels ASAP, people. It sells out. Also, be prepared for another impressive corral setup by AMERICAN FORCE again this year; those guys don’t play around.

ORANGE BEACH INVASION March 15-17 • The Wharf • 23101 Canal Road • Orange Beach, AL 36561 Spring break on the Gulf Coast—what else could you want?! Located on Orange Beach, this show is known for one of the most beautiful show setups you could ask for, as well as having all the perks that Orange Beach brings along with it. Plus, spring break weekend means you can seem like quite a parent taking your kids on a trip, when in reality it is all about seeing your friends. Be sure to stick around for all the night life this show has to offer as well!

FORBIDDEN FANTASY March 29-31 • Avi Hotel & Casino • 3028 Soledad Drive • Laughlin, NV 89029 No, this is not an adult superstar convention; although you may get “lucky” and see Mike Alexander get a little bit too wild one of those nights. Forbidden Fantasy is one of those shows that goes without saying that it will be a good time. Nevada shows don’t play around; just go to it. Genuinely, there are no good excuses to miss it. Side note, the hotel and casino layout is insane perfect for kicking back and having some post-show fun. WWW.STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

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THE 2019 SHOW SEASON

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May 18-19 • Arnold City Park • 2400 Bradley Beach Road • Arnold, MO 63010

Featuring a variety of vehicle classes to compete in, thousands of custom cars and trucks, totally tubular vendors, food, bodacious music and more, it’s going to be a totally tubular car and truck show! It’s time to show off them details!

This may be the first time this show has happened ever, but we can assure you with all the hype already surrounding it, it will not be the last. With builds already confirming their attendance from different corners of the US, it’s easy to see that this show will be bringing in some heavy-hitter quality, as well as a very relaxed atmosphere for vehicle owners and show goers alike to enjoy. Don’t sleep on this one; be there.

MINI TRUCKIN NATIONALS April 26-28 • 3340 Soco Road • Maggie Valley, NC 28751 Can’t get enough mini-trucks at your average show? This is the one you need to hit. From old builds you grew up seeing to guys giving those classic builds their own new twists and everything in between, you will see some unbelievable builds here every year. It definitely has something for everyone.

2019 LMC TRUCK C10 NATIONALS EVENT SCHEDULE May 2-4 • Texas Motor Speedway • 3545 Lone Star Circle • Fort Worth, TX 76177 Growing each and every year, C10 Nationals is a must go for any C10 owner/fan. Bringing out the inner C10 nerd in all of us, this show gives you every type of C10 you could imagine, in every form. From crazy aftermarket mods to flawless stock restorations to all those little parts no one has anymore, but one person as one of each tucked into a subtle build ... this Texas show has it for you. Did we mention C10s yet? But really, Chevy fan or not, this show has a lot to offer any enthusiast for the entire weekend.

MIDWEST DRAGFEST May 31-June 2 • Missouri State Fairgrounds • 2503 W. 16th St. • Sedalia, MO 65301 This Missouri show, run by a team of some of the most laid-back friends you will run into, has a lot to offer. Growing in numbers every year, the Dragfest is always full of surprises in the best way. One of the most chill shows we have been to in recent years, it gives friends a real chance to hang out and enjoy their passions and hobbies together. Also, be prepared for drink specials that will blow your mind at a local bar near the hotels that we will not mention by name; I promise it’s worth the trip even just for that.

OUTBREAK May 31-June 2 • George H Henderson Expo center • 1200 Ellen Trout Dr, • Lufkin, TX 75904 Outbreak will return in 2019 as a second annual three day event held at the George H Henderson Expo center in Lufkin, TX. The event is open to cars, trucks and bikes and will feature indoor space, outdoor covered space as well as paved outdoor space for show vehicles. www.outbreaktx.com for all event details, we can also be found on Facebook and Instagram- @Outbreaktx

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“Hell yeah we are eating tacos on a battleship!” What else do you need to hear?? Seriously. That happens. Run by one of the chillest guys around, the premier show of the Gulf Coast has it all—including some of the most insane pictures you could ever take of your builds. A literal battleship in the background??? Yeah, we will take it. Great weather, insane food, quality builds, awesome friendships. Don’t miss this show. P.S. Make sure to tell Craig how great his retro van build is, because not only his trucks need love. 118

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Talk about a beautiful location. Obviously, the trucks are amazing and all of that; but seriously you should see the area people. Really though, if the scenery doesn’t do it for you, the vehicles that show up to it will. There is plenty of nice stuff to look at in whatever form that may be. This show is definitely underrated. Make plans for it now.

CAMP N DRAG July 19-21 • 11677 S. State Rd. 47 • Lake Waveland, IN 47989 You have camping and you have dragging. What else do you need?? We aren’t talking about when your uncle has a few too many beers and walks into the basement wearing one of your aunt’s dresses either. Be prepared for frame dragging, spark rolling, grown ass men camping with trucks that everyone said wouldn’t ever be used for the outdoors. Camp N Drag is a big tradition for many clubs/truck builders these days, and we encourage you to find out why.

SLAMBOREE Aug. 2-4 • Grand Casino Hotel & Resort • 777 Grand Casino Blvd. • Shawnee, OK 74804 The biggest thing to happen in Oklahoma since, anything honestly. This show is nuts. No, really. If you have been sleeping in a cave somewhere and not seen any coverage of this show in the past few years, this is us telling you: Go to this show and be mind blown. The quality and numbers that attend this show will blow you away. Having one of the most organized shows in the Midwest, the only thing stronger than this show are show organizer Jimmie Broyles’ pythons. Have that man hit you with a gun show soon as you show up. Also, the casino/resort houses a ton of food options as well as fun night life/opportunities to hide from the sun. 122

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SLAMILY REUNION Aug. 18-19 • 4400 Midland Blvd. • Fort Smith, AR 72904 Having just crossed over their 10-year anniversary with this show, the crew at KEG media always has some big things up their sleeve for the year to come. Not only does this show have some great lifted and lowered trucks, but it also has a lot of quality car builds as well. Wearing all that sunscreen is always worth it to spend the time soaking up your favorite hobby with friends. Keep in mind that large selection of fantastic food trucks on show grounds as well as the after party.

LIFTED TRUCK NATIONALS Sept. 7-9 • 769 State Highway 86 • Ridgedale, MO 65739 Not for the small of heart, Lifted Truck Nationals is exactly what it claims to be—big trucks and lots of them. From your country mudders to your SEMA-quality trucks and performance builds, Ridgedale, Missouri, basically gets shut down by line after line of trucks that can pretty much park under no roof anywhere due to height. Every year brings out something newer and wilder, and its always a blast!

SPARKS IN THE OZARKS Oct. 4-6 • River Ranch Resort • 101 River Road • Noel, MO 64854 If you aren’t aware of what the Sparks in the Ozarks show is by now, we here at “Street Trucks” magazine are honestly kind of worried about you as an enthusiast... Really? What have you been doing? This Midwest show has a strong tradition of excellence as well as a healthy reputation for great trucks and fun times. Drag your trucks on down to Noel, Missouri, and have a good ol’ time. WWW.STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

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