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.

Editor's Note:
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.

The Lowdown

Wheels/tires: 18x7-inch Detata Profiler chrome wheels with 215/35R18 BFGoodrich KDW tires

Suspension: 2-inch drop spindles from Chassis Tech / Firestone air springs (front) / chromed shocks / chromed brake drums / cantilever four-link rear suspension setup / Firestone air springs / Chassis Tech rear shocks / 9-gallon air supply tank / GC Extreme electric valves (rear)

Overall: Three Viair 450C compressors / all suspension modifications by Grunion Fabrication in Phoenix, Arizona

Misc. Mods: Raised bed floor / Leer 100QXQ fiberglass shell with side windows / '97 Blazer headlights / '97 Blazer grille shell / '99 Blazer front bumper / dropped engine mounts allow stock hood to be used

Body Mods: 3-inch body drop / molded steel roll pan / shaved door handles / shaved tailgate handle / shaved third brake light / shaved hood squirters / shaved taillights / shaved mirror mounts / frenched antenna / suicide doors / power Webasto sunroof / power electric ragtop

Paint: PPG Lemon Ice paint by Freddie Nandin in Phoenix

Interior: Billet Accessories Direct Carnage billet aluminum steering wheel / custom fiberglass dash with dual video monitors / Hollandia 300 power moonroof / '97 Blazer bucket seats upholstered with gray Ultra Leather and custom flame stitching / upholstered center console top with matching flame stitching / dash by Creative Rodwerks / seats by JP Concepts (Jeff Prespentt) / custom billet items by Chuck Jubert / all other upholstery work by Todd Jubert at The Interior Shop in Phoenix

Stereo: Kenwood X-889 CD/DVD head unit / fiberglass subwoofer enclosure in bed, housing four 12-inch EFX subwoofers / two HD-3002 and two HD-4004 EFX amplifiers run the audio/video system / HDL6750 EFX midrange speakers / HDL5250 high-range speakers / three mid-range and high-range speakers in each door / video monitors in dash, doors, and bed / wiring for system was done by Dan Rhodes, while the audio and video system installation was performed by Salient Designs in Phoenix / subwoofer enclosure and center console by Erin Ruddy at PAE

Engine/performance: tuned port injection 4.3L V-6 / Grunion Fabrication custom intake / four Optima batteries / transmission shift kit / Borla exhaust / Edelbrock header / 2-1/2-inch exhaust tubing

Special Thanks: PPG / Trenz / Optima / BAD / Webasto Corporation / BFGoodrich Tires / Detata Wheels / Viair Corporation / Leer Industries / Scosche-EFX / PAE / Salient Designs / Concourse Plating in Phoenix / Guardian Interlock / Lowrider Depot / GC Extreme Valves / Chuck Stevens / Todd "Chicken Legs" Jubert / Chad Crawford / Monique Lecroy / Roger Hughes / Jason at BAD / Chuck Jubert / Sammy Chu / Lina Chiu / Kevin Brumfield / Dan Rhodes / Patrick Cirelli / Jeff Prespentt / Chuck Thomas / Brandon Brouillette / wife Jody Harris / daughter Shaun Harris

Miscellaneous Notes: Scott's S-10 has taken a load of trophies home since it debuted at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November of 2004. To date, Scott's truck has won at every show it has attended-including much-sought-after trophies from Resolutions where Scott won Best of Show. The best is yet to come!

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