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. If you have a ride that's not quite done but makes you want to shave, suicide, or chop something every month, then snap some of your own. Send them to us here at Mini Truckin' c/o Construction Zone, 2400 E. Katella Ave., 7th Floor, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Wheels/Tires: 15-inch Pathfinders wrapped in 205 / 50R15 Kumho rubber
Suspension/Chassis: Four-link / relocated rear shocks / custom tubular upper control arms / 1/2-inch valves
Body Modifications: 2-3/4-inch body drop / shaved antenna, wiper cowl, hood squirters, emblems, door handles, antenna, gas door, taillights / tailgate skin combo / frenched license plate box / chrome 4WD Toyota bumper / billet grille / primered gray with turquoise marbleized tribal and orange pinstriping
Interior: Gray tweed / Panasonic CD player / three 15-inch Rockford Fosgate HE2 subs / Rockford Fosgate 1501bd amplifier
Special Thanks: Tim Armstrong of Kreative Kustoms for all of the bodywork / Jason Bullock of Bullock's Body Werks for redoing the suspension right / Jason Tabor, Robert's best friend (he doesn't know crap about trucks, but he is good moral support) / Robert's mom for putting up with him / Brian Horton for getting him started on another mini-truck
Future Plans: There is a 10-gallon aluminum fuel cell and a belt-driven compressor in Robert's shed waiting to be installed. Robert hasn't set his mind on anything else as of yet - he says he is just getting started.
Project Completion Date: End of 2005
Wheels/Tires: 18x7.5-inch Alba Shocks on 215/35ZR18 rubber
Suspension/Chassis: 2,500-pound Contitech airbags in front, 2,600-pound in back / bridge notch / Chassis Tech chrome drop shocks / 3-1/2-inch body drop / chrome triangulated four-link / all work by SCD Fabrications in San Marcos, CA
Body Modifications: 3-1/2-inch body drop / shaved third brake light hump / tailgate welded shut / sheetmetal bed floor / shaved door handles / roll pan / gas door relocated in bed / shaved mirrors, corner lights, and squirters / all work by the original Chop Shop and SCD Fabrications
Interior/Stereo: Prelude seats / custom center console with floating iron cross / Sony CD / custom subwoofer enclosure housing three 12-inch Audiobahn subs / shaved dash with 7-inch LCD monitor / PS2 / all work by Adam Redovich at Xtreme Audio
Engine/Performance: Battery relocated / Optima Yellow Top / MagnaFlow exhaust
Future Plans: Sliding ragtop / vertical Trenz billet grille / paint it bright blue / graphics / finish dash / suede / build and chrome the motor / suicide doors / detail undercarriage / finish and get shot for the cover of Mini Truckin'
Special Thanks: S&S Motorworks in Escondido, CA / SCD Fabrications of San Marcos, CA / Xtreme Lowz / Adam Radovich at Xtreme Audio / Blvd Tattoo of Escondido / Danny Albert of Albert Designs / Custom Carnage
Project Completion Date: Reso '06 - Guess this will be a good reminder for Joel.
Random Comment: Joel's first truck run was when he was 9 years old with a permission slip. Now he's 23 and has already built two complete rides.