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OWNER'S NAME: Randy Griffin...
OWNER'S NAME: Randy Griffin
Year & MAKE: '88 Toyota P/U
LOCATION: Middlesex, North Carolina
CLUB: Twisted Fantasies
Wheels/Tires: 18-inch Niche Spitfires with Nitto 215/35/18 up front, and 20-inch Niche Spitfires in Nitto 225/30/20s out back
Suspension/Chassis: Two-inch Chassis Tech drop spindles; 2,500lb Firestones in front, and 2,600s in the rear; hand-built three-link; hand-built notch and tubular bridge; 7-gallon tank; 1/2-inch valves, lines, and fittings
Body Modifications: Three-inch body drop, 2004 Tacoma hood, grille, headlights, bumper, and 3/4 fender worked into 1/4 of '88 fender to match body lines, hood stretched 7 inches to window trim, radiused hood corners, suicided the hood using '95 Civic trunk hinges, suicide doors using stock hinges; shaved door handles, cab vents, hood pissers, mirrors, rock guards, gas door, antenna, taillights, tailgate handle, body lines in tailgate; tailgate welded shut with Grant Kustoms roll pan molded, '39 Ford LED taillights, bed sheetmetaled shut with access hole in back, and star-shaped gas door cut on top, sheetmetal bedsides, floor and trailer fenders, sliding ragtop, billet grille, and clear corner lights
Interior: Civic buckets wrapped in orange and gray tweed, carpet is gray tweed, smoothed and painted dash white, shaved vents, custom center console with two Rockford Fosgate 8-inch subs, Directed Audio CD/DVD player and 7-inch screen, hand shaped sheetmetal door panels, billet window cranks
Engine: Accel plug wires, polished FBI intake, billet wire loom and oil cap, Optima battery, and Flowmaster exhaust
Special Thanks: Mom and Pops, his son Tyler, his girlfriend Kristy; most importantly, Nathaniel Tharrington for making all his ideas for the truck come to life; Ben Batts for the flame job; and the whole Twisted Fantasies family
Future Plans: Old-school dash, paint, chrome, and paint on the engine
Project Completion Date: Maybe Blood Drag '07 for now
OWNER'S NAME: Shawn Haakenson...
OWNER'S NAME: Shawn Haakenson
Year & MAKE: '93 Mazda B-2600i
LOCATION: Jamestown, North Dakota
Wheels/Tires: 17-inch Eskies wrapped with Toyo rubber
Suspension/Chassis: Two-inch drop spindles, four-link, eight 1/2-inch Blitzluft valves, Slam 'bags, 16-gallon fuel cell
Body Modifications: Shaved handles, locks, emblems, hood pissers, and vents; Cali combo; smoothed bed floor; motorized plate in front of bed; gas filler relocated to floor of bed
Interior: Shaved dash with molded 7-inch monitor and Kenwood CD player; 6-1/2-inch Memphis speakers in the kicks
Special Thanks: Mom, his girlfriend, his friends, and anyone who's helped or given advice along the way
Future Plans: Shave taillights and French-in '59 Caddy tails, finish interior, and paint
Project Completion Date: Right around the time that Honda makes a decent "truck"