Owner: Justin Berryman
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Ride: '97 Ford Ranger
Club: Pebble Pushers
When Justin Berryman wanted to get into a cool hobby that would teach him new things and give him plenty to do in his spare time, he decided mini-truckin' was the way to go. But Justin wouldn't be one of those guys that grab the closest Toyota or Nissan and crank down them torsion bars either! He'd buy one of the world's most difficult rides to not only airbag but also body drop! Over the course of four years, Justin learned a lot and finally found a group of guys in North Carolina who also shared his passion for insane trucks. When he found this group, he joined its ranks and became one of the East Coast's famous Pebble Pushers. Today, Justin goes to shows just like always, but his ride is a shining example of customizing prowess.
Wheels/Tires 17x7-inch Alba Cyclone chrome wheels with 215/40R17 Kumho low-profile radials.
Suspension Str8Twizted in Kannapolis, North Carolina, installed Firestone air springs all the way around the Ranger and set up the rear suspension with a chromed four-link suspension mounted to a hand-fabbed rear frame clip. The truck's suspension is adjusted via Parker valves from inside the cab of the truck.
Body Mods/Paint Str8Twizted also performed a 3-1/2-inch body-drop to bring the body of the Ranger down parallel with ground level. Additionally, the door handles, tailgate handle, cowl-induction hood, emblems, third brake light, and gas door were all shaved. The truck's roll pan smoothens out the look of the truck from the rear. The truck stays legal to North Carolina's po-po thanks to the license plate tag mounted above legal limits set into the tailgate; it reads MD2DRAG. Michael Medlin and Chris Stillwell performed all of the truck's custom bodywork in Wingate, North Carolina, before they sprayed the truck anew using House of Kolors Green/Pearl Blue and sealing it all under plenty of clear.
Interior/Stereo Inside the truck, the vents in the dash were smoothed over to clean up its appearance. Then, the whole dash was prepped and sprayed the same color as this truck's exterior; after it was buffed, it took on a completely new look. Steering enhancement comes via a Billet Specialties polished billet aluminum steering wheel. The Honda Prelude seats and original door panels were reupholstered using gray tweed with Pearl Gray Alante and were further customized by adding the Pebble Pushers logo to the headrests and door panel corners. The roof of the Ranger was opened up with a Street Beat sliding ragtop. Justin performed all of the work inside the truck himself.
Performance Under the hood, performance mods are virtually non-existent, but plenty has been done to increase the show potential of the truck. Items that bring extra shine to the truck include a chrome valve cover, chromed intake manifold, and an aftermarket intake. The added glitter of chrome, along with sporadic painted parts, makes for a clean engine bay.
Special Thanks To Str8Twizted Customs (Bubba, Kenneth, and Chad) for all their help, to Justin's mom and dad, and to all of the Pebble Pushers!