Jerry and Amanda Hill of Knoxville, Tennessee, make up a fabulous team, as their current custom illustrates. With their brain power and the handiwork of the illustrious crew at Bullock's Body Werks, anything was possible, including making their dull '97 S-10 a neck-breaker.

With Bullock's located about four hours away from Jerry, plenty of driving took place. Every few weeks, Jerry would make the trek to see the progress on his "second wife" while trying not to piss off his first. Bullock's Body Werks is tried-and-true, so there was no guesswork about how Jerry's baby would turn out.

Every aspect of Bad Habit was massaged by the crew at Bullock's. From the paint to the suspension and the engine disassembly to the shaved firewall, Bullock's molested everything. The only aspect of the truck that the Bullock's guys didn't have their hands in was the upholstery. We're pretty sure they would have tried, but tweed and welders don't seem to go hand in hand.

Fortunately for Jerry, there haven't been too many mishaps in the life of his S-10. The worst that has happened is a blown air line or two. Not bad for a full-blown custom. Since Jerry and Amanda are both in high spirits, project number two is in the works. The Classifieds is the current topic of discussion, as Jerry and Amanda envision their next adventure together.

On the next go-around, Jerry and Amanda vow to get their hands as dirty as possible. Jerry says that even if he has to buy a piece-of-junk trailer queen (not the kind you're thinking of) to practice on, then so be it. Amanda wants nothing more than to own her own ride to put Jerry to shame. It's a race!

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 17-inch Boss
Tires: Kumho 215/40ZR17

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Rear suspension: Reverse four-link
Airbag type: 2,500-pound Firestone airbags
Spindles: Belltech dropped spindles
Valves: SMC 1/2-inch
Compressors: Two Viair 450s
Air line: 1/2-inch
Frame mods: C-notched
Detail work: Undercarriage painted black
Misc: Custom crossmember in the rear
Performed by: Bullock's Body Werks, Whitehouse, TN

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, third brake light, antenna, gas door, tailgate handle, body lines, emblems
Body drop: 4 inches
Back end: Roll pan
Taillights: APC euro clears
Exterior bolt-ons: Cowl-induction hood, billet grille
Performed by: Bullock's Body Werks

Paint
Brand and colors: PPG Viper Yellow and Purple
Style: Flames
Pinstriping: Orange pinstriping
Performed by: Bullock's Body Werks

Interior
Seats: Saturn buckets
Material: Gray tweed and yellow vinyl
Dash: Completely shaved and painted
Door panels: Gray tweed and yellow vinyl
Center console: Custom center console wrapped in gray tweed and yellow vinyl
Flooring: Gray tweed
Headliner: Gray tweed
Misc: Yellow Grant steering wheel
Performed by: Stretch and Sew Customs, Lebanon, TN

Stereo
Head unit: Sony CD

Engine/Performance
Battery: Optima Red Top located under bed
Detail Work: Engine painted, billet caps, master cylinder cover chromed, chrome pulleys and alternator, valve covers and misc. engine components painted yellow
Performed by: Bullock's Body Werks

Special Thanks
Bullock's Body Werks, Stretch and Sew Customs, Clell Reed, Jeremy Kilby, Michael Derrick, friends and family, and everyone else who has helped out in times of need