Chris Gaddie walked the showgrounds dreaming, plotting, and planning very patiently for three years. He saw mods that worked - and a lot of things that didn't - saw stuff he liked, and stuff that made him wonder if the owners were colorblind. Slowly, he formulated a picture in his mind of what his version of the ultimate showstopper would look like. Chris then decided that he would build a truck to "have something that no one else has."
To accomplish this task he chose a '93 Isuzu pickup. He began to run with some guys who made it hard to do anything simplistic, so the truck was quickly on its way to full-fledged slicing and dicing. Chris' buddies in Severed Ties, The Shop, Matt Torgerson, Jason Ballard, Russ Gano, his brother Chad, Paul Lane, and a few others that he might have left out by accident, helped him bring this puppy to life. When it was all said and done 12 Gs and six years later, Chris is proudly draggin' rocker on his clean and bright Isuzu pickup. His license plate says it all: "1LORYD." Sporting a 3-inch body drop on 18-inch chrome Elite Barbs, the truck is fully 'bagged and shaved, and it sports one sweet paintjob. You can't help but think Chris learned a little something, and is a little brighter than some of us, by waiting and doing it right the first time. Not bad, Chris, not bad at all.
Owner: Chris Gaddie
Ride: '93 Isuzu Pickup
Location: Tampa, Florida
Club: Severed Ties
Wheels/Tires Five-lug conversion with Toyota spindles and hubs / 18x7-inch Elite Barb / 215/35R18 Toyo rubber
Suspension Front Chassis Tech 2-inch drop spindles / Toxic shocks / 2,500-pound Firestone airbags
Suspension Rear Chrome TCI four-link / 2,800-pound Firestone airbags / step-notched framerails
Body Modifications 3-inch body drop by The Shop / shaved cowl / shaved hood squirters / shaved door handles / shaved antenna / shaved third brake light / shaved gas door / shaved taillights / shaved tailgate handle / molded tailgate / molded steel roll pan / smoothed bed seams/ '95 Isuzu Rodeo front bodywork / '96 Isuzu Rodeo lower valance / Trenz billet grille insert / Lexan rear window with LEDs / smoothed Gaylord tonneau
Paint PPG Primal Ruby Red
Interior Smoothed dash / Amigo bucket seats / custom center console / D&I wrapped seats and visors with toast and brown tweed and leather / Billet Specialties Revolver steering wheel
Stereo Alpine head unit / 4-inch Rockford Fosgate by Chad Gaddie
Engine Stock 2.3L four-cylinder / Weber carburetor / chrome valve cover, alternator bracket, and miscellaneous items / relocated Optima battery inside bed / Flowmaster muffler / jet-coated headers by Pro Coat