Owner: Scott Harris Ride: '94 Chevy S-10 Location: Phoenix, Arizona
This month, we're going to talk about a man and his dreams. We're going to talk about how this man has been shaped by the world around him, for better or worse. We're going to talk about Scott Harris. Scott is a custom truck enthusiast who has been involved with trucks now for the better part of 17 years. Scott is a guy who was always told that he didn't have what it took to build a truly competitive custom. He was told before he started his current project that he was too old to build something exceptional.
Considering he's only 33 years old, 17 years of involvement means he's been messing with trucks since before he could drive. In the time he's been an enthusiast, Scott has owned a couple of Chevy Astro vans and a couple of Blazers. Over the years, he's stayed true to his roots-but always wanted to own and drive something that was so over the top, he would finally garner the respect that he had been denied. When Scott sold the last truck he'd been pouring his heart and soul into-a Chevy Blazer-he came across another truck that needed a ton of TLC. Scott bought this S-10 for only $2,000 and got to work immediately turning it around in a custom direction. You see, the truck was already body-dropped and had one suicide door as well as a suicide hood, but nothing was finished, and the work itself needed a good once-over. Scott was driven to make this S-10 stand head and shoulders above the rest, so he had devoted four solid months of his life to turning the truck into a show-stopper that couldn't be overlooked.
As soon as Scott got his hands on the '94 S-10 standard cab, he started making plans to turn the truck around from the semi-completed state of bodywork that it had been subjected to. By the time Scott was smack in the middle of the buildup, there was no turning back. First on his list was to redo the suicide door to make it work well, as well as to have the other door made to swing in reverse fashion. He relied upon his friends at every turn during the buildup to severely alter the S-10's state of being.
Scott ended up working his ass off to get the truck done in time for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This meant that the work went nonstop until Scott rolled into Sin City looking for fame and fortune. Even after SEMA, there was much Scott wanted to do-and he wouldn't let us shoot the truck until every dream of his had been fulfilled. This included even more detail work, having the interior moderately redone, and plenty of added details to the engine compartment to really make it shine. What Scott has come up with is nothing short of extraordinary.
Whoever told Scott Harris that he didn't have what it took to build a truly immaculate truck obviously never knew Scott the way that we have grown to know him. Scott now owns a truck that other S-10 owners only wish they could have. They're probably also jealous of the stamina Scott used over the short period of time he spent turning the '97 standard cab into something that breaks necks wherever he travels.