Every year we put out one very special issue that gives a chance to all of the baddest under construction trucks out there to step into the spotlight for their 15 seconds of fame.

Each year it gets more and more difficult to pick which killer in-progress trucks should make it into this issue, much less, which one should have the honor of the cover. This year many of the trucks featured deserved to make it on the cover, but the duo of the killer Little Shop Rangers took the cake. Some of these trucks are simple and clean, some are artful, and some are downright works of art. Hopefully seeing all of these killer, not-quite-finished rides, will inspire some of you to head out to the garage and give your own current project the final tweaks that it needs to see these very same pages. So without further ado, here's some killer minis that deserve a second or even third take.

Owner: Chris Lee
Ride: 1991 Toyota Pickup
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Club: Relentless Minds

Lowdown Box
Wheels/Tires:

18-inch Chrome wrapped with 215/35ZR18 low pros

Suspension/Chassis:
2,500-pound Firestones in the front and 2,600s in back with a custom triangulated four-link and V-Notch, eight 1/2-inch Silverstar valves, done by owner with help from friends in Vertically Challenged, Beyond Blessed Customs, and Relentless Minds

Body Modifications:
Shaved door handles, tailgate, wiper cowl, and gas door, 4x4 fenders, black projector headlights, back end molded, sheetmetaled bed, all black and white on the outside and crazy all color art on the inside performed by owner

Interior:
Honda Civic bucket seats, 1999 Chevy Blazer center console, hand painted interior panels and dash to carry the art color theme from the engine bay to the interior

Miscellaneous:
Jagermeister coolant overflow, bobble-head wiper covers

Special Thanks From Owner:
To all my friends and family of course, all my friends from Relentless Minds, Vertically Challenged, Beyond Blessed Customs, Adam Hill, Jenni, Lil Chris, Vinnie, Dave Oswalt, Alex, Nicki, Jack, Jessi, Gooch, Warren, Jason, Partyboy, Slim, Pistol Pete, my brother's Channing and Bruce Lee, the Little Shop of Horrors, the folks from D.O., Gary and the folks at Cambered Video, No Law the Video, Jerry and the guys from RA, Jesus, the countless folks who helped get this truck to where it is now, and anyone I forgot, THANKS!

Project Completion Date:
Never Done