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 photos of your own. Send them to us here at Mini Truckin' c/o Construction Zone, 2400 E. Katella Ave., 7th Floor, Anaheim, CA 92806.
In case you guys weren't aware by now, Under Construction is absolutely my favorite thing in the whole world. Yeah, it might be the fact that I can never seem to finish one crazy-ass project before I start another, or it might just be that I'm allergic to paint. (You'll notice that I'm mentioned in a lot of the owners' stories, because people have taken it as fun to pick on my disorder.) But either way, mini-truckers are notorious for building some of the craziest "almost finished" rides. That is why Mini Truckin' magazine is the only truck magazine dedicated to its readers in their time of need. Yes, we have primered rides on the cover; and yes, we also put together a special section just for you! It's our big Construction Zone Special, sporting 14 of some of the coolest not-quite-ready-for-paint minis out there. Check out what we came up with!
Owner's Name: Jered Anderson...
Owner's Name: Jered Anderson (18 years old)
Year & Make: '91 S-10
Location: Brookport, Illinois
Club: Petitioning for Severed Ties
Young Gunz Strikes Again
Wheels/Tires: 20x8.5-inch Eagle 025s wrapped in 35-series rubber
Suspension/Chassis: Stock floored 3.5 inches using 2x3-inch box tubing, Suicidedoors.com five-link, Slam 'bags, frame painted black and cleared, two Air Zenith compressors
Body Modifications: Shaved handles, suicide doors, shaved antenna, tailgate with frenched tag, shaved seams on cab, shaved mirrors with Harley billet mirrors
Interior: Shaved dash and panels with fiberglass covered in tweed, billet mirror and shifter, paint here and there
Miscellaneous: All work was done in owner's garage and at high-school auto body class
Special Thanks: Jason Willhelm for all his hours and dedication to the truck; and Jeff Goddard for being an amazing teacher and helping with the doors; Clint Bryant, Mitch, and Severed Ties' Tennessee chapter for taking me in like family; and, of course, Mom and Dad.
Future Plans: 22s, finish the interior, paint, engine bay, Line-X the bed
Owner's Name: Joel "Grommet"...
Owner's Name: Joel "Grommet" Sadenwasser
Year & Make: '99 Toyota Tacoma
Club: Xtreme Lowz, Riverside
Wheels/Tires: 18s and 20s Devino Road Concepts
Suspension/Chassis: 2500-pound Contitech 'bags, '92 Toyota rearend, 3.5-inch stock floor body-drop, chrome four-link, Chassis Tech drop shocks; all work done by SCD Fabrication in San Marcos, California
Body Modifications: 3-inch chop-top, stock glass all the way around (except extra cab windows), shaved third-brake-light hump, rear end, door handles, gas door relocated in bed; shaved mirrors, corner lights, and hood squirters; smoothed sheetmetal bed floor and sides, flared bed sides, smoothed inner wheelwells (front and rear); trailer fenders in bed and in front wheelwells; all work done by SCD Fabrication
Interior: Billet steering wheel, custom box and center console, three Memphis 12-inch subs, Nesa 10.4 flushed into dash, Nesa 7-inch widescreen flushed into dash after shaving passenger airbag; Prelude bucket seats, with more to come from work by Adam Radovich at Extreme Audio in Murrieta, California
Miscellaneous: Shot for Zone exactly one year ago; since then: chopped, suicide doors, and a world of bodywork; can't wait to see this thing done!
Special Thanks: Devino Road Concepts, RJ from Eye Kandy Designs, Aaron Garner and Mark Blakley at SCD Fabrication, Adam Radovich at Extreme Audio, Danny Albert at Albert Designs, Xtreme Lowz; and, of course, my chick, Lindsey, for putting up with all my late nights before shows; Mike Alexander too for everything he's almost done!
Future Plans: If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
Project Completion Date: I can't answer that. Last time, I said Reso '06 and it's already going to be Reso '07!