Welcome to yet another primered appearance of The Construction Zone. We hope that by seeing more unfinished rides in the raw you'll come up with some new ideas of your own to complete the ride that's collecting cobwebs in your garage. We can definitely use your help to get the word out that every show-stopper was once a primer and guidecoat-covered beast with mods galore. Now sit back and check out the newest inductees into The Construction Zone.

Shag's Pimp Mobile

OWNER'S BOX
OWNER “Shag” Baker
RIDE ’86 Mazda B2200
LOCATION Paradise, California
CLUB AFFILIATION: Severed Ties

Wheels/Tires: 20-inch chrome Niche wheels

Suspension/Chassis: Toyota five-lug spindle conversion / Toyota rearend / four-link rear suspension / four-way 'bag setup with 1/2-inch air line and MIC high-flow manual valves / four relocated chrome shocks / relocated crossmember

Engine: Motor swap from a '91 Mazda 2200 / fuel-injected with computer

Body Modifications:
4x4 Mazda fenders / 4x4 Mazda bed / one-piece Toyota bumper and valance / front fender flares stretched forward 2-1/2 inches to mate with Toyota bumper / shaved turn signals / shaved corner lights / headlights converted to old-school Escort lights / shaved cowl / Harley-Davidson billet side mirrors / shaved door handles / shaved door locks / shaved vents on pillars / shaved gas door / bed raised 4-1/2 inches / custom-color bedliner from Mobile Excitement / shaved taillights / molded tailgate shut / LEDs flush-mounted in the roll pan / frenched license plate angled out of tailgate

Special Thanks:
Bob Grant of Grant Kustoms / Tony Jones of Chico, California / Kevin McKay from Mobile Excitement in Chico, California

Future Plans:
3- to 4-inch body drop / tuck dubs at all four corners / 5.0L motor swap

Project Completion Date:
Summer 2005

To The Doors

OWNER'S BOX
OWNER Chris Taylor
RIDE ’94 Ford Ranger
LOCATION Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Wheels/Tires: 16-inch Enkei Spiders wrapped with 205/40R16 tires

Suspension/Chassis: Polished and powdercoated engine and suspension / chrome two-pump CCE hydraulics / 12-inch cylinders in front, 8-inch in the rear / custom-boxed frame / triangulated and powdercoated four-link / 15-gallon aluminum fuel cell

Body Modifications: Shaved door handles / shaved body line / shaved and molded tailgate / shaved taillights / shaved roof seams / shaved third brake light / shaved wiper cowl and wipers / shaved firewall / 7-inch body drop / shaved rockers / Toyota front bumper and valance / billet grille / diamond clear headlights and signals

Special Thanks: Dad for the garage / Chris's girlfriend for all the support

Future Plans: All-tube back half with a true cantilever setup / finish interior / paint

Project Completion Date: Summer 2004