Get Shorty

Wheels/Tires: 17-inch Limited wheels wrapped in Yokohama rubber

Suspension/Chassis: Frame shortened 18 inches in front of the rear wheel and 17-1/2 inches behind the rear wheel / four-link / 1/2-inch Bazooka valves / Firestone airbags and compressors

Body Modifications: 3-1/2-inch body drop / suicide doors / shaved taillights, door handles, wipers and cowl, B-pillars, gas door, emblems, antenna, mirrors, Toyota front bumper, and firewall / 4x4 hood / molded Cal Combo / smoothed and slanted bed floor / LED taillights that swing out from bed

Special Thanks: Parents / all friends who helped with the truck / Chris - couldn't have done it without you

Future Plans: Possibly shorten the nose / full-metal interior / two-tone paint

Project Completion Date: Hopefully Drop Zone 2005

Hot Rod Ranger

Wheels/Tires: Front: 19x8-inch Budniks with 235/35R19 Toyo rubber; rear: 20x8.5-inch Budniks with 245/35R20 Toyo rubber

Suspension/Chassis: 'Bagged all the way around by LA Dave at New Designs / Belltech dropped I-beams / Firestone airbags / Rancho R9000 shocks / rear disc brake conversion from a Ford Explorer / rear four-link by Raymond Rupert at Reliable Hot Rods

Body Modifications: 4-1/2-inch body drop by LA Dave / Explorer front-end conversion, grille, headlights, and bumper / molded fenders to cab and wiper cowl / shaved all body lines / shaved cab seams, door handles, third brake light, stake holes, and taillights / molded tailgate shut / smoothed inside of bed / LED taillights / SS mirrors

Interior And Stereo: All-metal interior /sheetmetal dash flowing into center console, through the door panels and around the seats / metal headliner and pillar pieces / Mooneyes dash gauges / cut-down Civic bucket seats / stainless-steel steering column / Genie shifter / Alpine CVA audio/video controller / Alpine DVD / Diamond Audio speakers / Trenz billet steering wheel

Miscellaneous: 302 SVO crate motor / SVO Explorer ceramic-coated headers / C4 transmission / Ford 9-inch rear / Flowmaster exhaust / Mallory distributor / MSD coil / 12-gallon fuel cell

Special Thanks: Brad's parents / Raymond Rupert at Reliable Hot Rods / Brad's girlfriend Shanda Magee / LA Dave at New Design / Doc / Mikey / Dough Boy

Future Plans: Finish it / paint

Project Completion Date: End of 2005