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 Lowdown



Rolling Attire
Wheels: (front) 18x8-inch Billet Specialties GTX21s;(rear) 20x10-inch Billet Specialties GTX21s
Tires: (front) Michelin 225/40R18s; (rear) Michelin 275/35R20s

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Front suspension: Suicidedoors.com front 'bag kit
Rear suspension: Reverse two-link
Airbag type: Firestone airbags
Spindles: Belltech dropped spindles
Shocks: KYB
Valves: Ekstensive 1/2
Compressors: Two Viair 450s
Frame mods: Bridge notch
Misc: Custom crossmember in the rear
Performed by: Premier Concepts, White Castle, LA

Body Modifications

Shaved: Door handles, tailgate handle, steps, gas door, taillights
Body drop: 4 inches
Front end: Trenz billet grille
Back end: Roll pan
Taillights: Flush-mounted LEDs in roll pan
Exterior bolt-ons: Inverted phantom grille to fit S-10
Misc: Bed split and widened 10 inches to give a dualie-style bed, handmade step shavers in front, gas door located inside bed
Performed by: Premier Concepts

Paint

Brand and colors: PPG and House of Kolor's Cobalt Blue, Lime Time Pearl, Infinity Grey
Style: Two-tone
Pinstriping: Light-green custom mix
Airbrushing: Drop-shadowed
Misc.: Graphics separating two colors with Fineline Blue
Performed by: Premier Concepts

Interior

Seats: Stock
Material: Katzkin leather, dark gray and light gray
Dash: Dash bezel painted silver
Headliner: Dark-gray leather
Misc: Billet Specialties Hollowpoint steering wheel with ring painted sparkling silver to match truck
Performed by: Owner Stereo

Head unit: Pioneer DEH-P7200 CD
Mids and highs: Infinity
Amplifier for mids and highs: Punch 340
Subwoofers: 15-inch Kicker Comp VR
Amplifier for subwoofers: Pioneer 1,000-watt
Custom fabrication: Custom sealed box covered in dark-gray vinyl
Performed by: Owner

Special thanks
Premier Concepts: Chad and Boyd ("Buddha")
OWNER: Garret Mosley
RIDE: '01 Chevrolet S-10
Hometown: Plaquemine, Louisiana
Club Affiliation: Relaxed Atmosphere