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: Kevin Blaisdell
Ride: 1998 Toyota Tacoma
Hometown: San Tan Valley, AZ
Shop: Just Plain Trick
24x10 Lorenzo wheels with 255/30ZR24 Toyo Proxes
Upper lower control arms equal length, custom-built spindles with vertical mounted uniballs, firewall tubbed seven inches to fit 30-inch-diameter wheels, retained factory heating and A/C, Slams XS 6s all the way around, four-linked with 'bags on bars, Rancho shocks in rear, relocated factory gas tank behind axle, rear frame back-halved with 2x3
2001 Tacoma front end conversion, 2001 Tacoma taillights, sheetmetal bed floor raised, 12-inch-wide rear tubs, driver-side door suicide with working door handle in factory location, third brake light LED flush mounted, shaved antenna and hood squirters
2001 Tacoma dash and door panels, seats wrapped in marine grade vinyl, Pioneer 7-inch in-dash monitor
Special Thanks From Owner:
Josh Flowers, Brandon Poulos, Cody Gephart, Nick Poland, and everyone else that has helped with the build. Also, a very special thanks to everyone at the shop, Just Plain Trick.
Rear skin, front cantilever 'bag setup, paint Chevy Avalanche burnt orange.
Project Completion Date:
1-2 years, hopefully.