Next time you're going down the road and you see a dualie about to pass you on the outside, take a second look to see if it's been shrunk in the dryer. When the idea came across the board to Garret Mosley of Plaquemine, Louisiana, to make his Stepside '01 S-10 a dualie-flavored mini, skepticism was the only thing that came to mind.
Premier Concepts' Boyd, aka "Budda," came up with the idea to make Garret's soon-to-be-custom a dualie: shave the front steps and widen the bed from the middle, creating a dualie effect. Garret definitely wasn't with the creative thinking of Premier Concepts off the bat. Once Boyd showed him the rendering he had scratched out, though, the decision was made. Garret couldn't pass up the opportunity of having something this unique.
The finished form of Garret's project is truly something to be reckoned with. The gamble paid off and Garret's prize is one sic, original mini. Parking may be a hair harder, turns may be a little wider, and he may not be hugging that wall in the fast lane on the freeway, but nobody ever said clowning doesn't have some drawbacks.
The LowdownRolling AttireWheels: (front) 18x8-inch Billet Specialties GTX21s; (rear) 20x10-inch Billet Specialties GTX21sTires: (front) Michelin 225/40R18s; (rear) Michelin 275/35R20s
Chassis ModificationsSuspension type: AirFront suspension: Suicidedoors.com front 'bag kitRear suspension: Reverse two-linkAirbag type: Firestone airbagsSpindles: Belltech dropped spindlesShocks: KYBValves: Ekstensive 1/2Compressors: Two Viair 450sFrame mods: Bridge notchMisc: Custom crossmember in the rearPerformed by: Premier Concepts, White Castle, LA
Body ModificationsShaved: Door handles, tailgate handle, steps, gas door, taillightsBody drop: 4 inchesFront end: Trenz billet grilleBack end: Roll panTaillights: Flush-mounted LEDs in roll panExterior bolt-ons: Inverted phantom grille to fit S-10Misc: Bed split and widened 10 inches to give a dualie-style bed, handmade step shavers in front, gas door located inside bedPerformed by: Premier Concepts
PaintBrand and colors: PPG and House of Kolor's Cobalt Blue, Lime Time Pearl, Infinity GreyStyle: Two-tonePinstriping: Light-green custom mixAirbrushing: Drop-shadowedMisc.: Graphics separating two colors with Fineline BluePerformed by: Premier Concepts
InteriorSeats: StockMaterial: Katzkin leather, dark gray and light grayDash: Dash bezel painted silverHeadliner: Dark-gray leatherMisc: Billet Specialties Hollowpoint steering wheel with ring painted sparkling silver to match truckPerformed by: Owner
StereoHead unit: Pioneer DEH-P7200 CDMids and highs: InfinityAmplifier for mids and highs: Punch 340Subwoofers: 15-inch Kicker Comp VRAmplifier for subwoofers: Pioneer 1,000-wattCustom fabrication: Custom sealed box covered in dark-gray vinylPerformed by: Owner
Special thanksPremier Concepts: Chad and Boyd ("Budda")
|OWNER: ||Garret Mosley |
|RIDE: ||’01 Chevrolet S-10 |
|Hometown: ||Plaquemine, Louisiana |
|Club Affiliation: ||Relaxed Atmosphere |