Sometimes seeing people bust out with completed ride after completed ride, one would think that it's a piece of cake to make a respectable show truck. In reality there are many battles that have to be fought in order to get your truck to a finished state. For example, Eric Sensat of Lynnville, Tennessee, and his '96 GMC Sonoma ran into a slew of problems that could have probably ruined the chances of his mini ever being finished. After a guy that shall remain nameless came up short on wanting to finish Eric's ride, he would have to find a new way to make the impossible happen. Enter the Little Shop of Horrors.

As people in the South have been noticing the last couple years, Little Shop knows how to get business handled and how to pull out some amazing mini's. To Eric's delight, Little Shop would do just that and make him happy for even starting another project. The goal was to get his truck done for Relaxed's All Star Event in Millington, Tennesee. The truck was dropped off at Little Shop and as the mods kept piling up, so would the loss of time. With weeks counting down, and then days, it was absolute chaos at Little Shop.

With one week left, it was "no sleep" time for Eric and the Little Shop crew. Eric even had to resort to calling four of his buddies to pull double-duty on the Sonoma. With the final preparations being made and the final coats of paint being applied, the unthinkable would happen: no more paint. An hour away to the paint shop Eric would fly, but in record time and with no speeding tickets Eric would come back with the magical hue. With the truck done in record time, on the trailer and away to Millington, Tennessee, for the All Star Event they went. As if stress wasn't the hot topic, the tow vehicle would end up blowing a tire. So unhook the trailer they did; left the freshly finished truck and trailer, and away to fix the tire they were. There's nothing like seeing a freshly completed mini abandoned on a trailer for the picking. Eric's already working on another mini and he says you'll see it at the next All Star Event. Keep your eye out for this young mini-trucker's next creation.

THE LOWDOWN
ROLLING ATTIRE
Wheels, front: 20x8.5-inch Enkei Milano
Tires: Hankook 245/35ZR20

CHASSIS MODIFICATIONS
Suspension type: air
Front suspension: A.R.T. control arms
Rear suspension: Little Shop of Horrors reverse four-link
Airbag type and size: Front: 2,500lb air lift, Rear: 2,600lb Contitech
Control arms: A.R.T. control arms
Spindles: Belltech drop spindles
Shocks: Monroe
Valves: 3/8-inch E air valves
Compressor: Engine driven
Air accessories: Viair gauges
Frame mods: Step notch
Gas tank: Stock but with a raised gas tank crossmember
Detail work: Misc. pieces smoothed and painted
Misc: One-off casket shaped switch box by Chris of Little Shop
Performed by: Little Shop of Horrors City/state: Leoma, TN

BODY MODIFICATIONS
Shaved: Door handles, tailgate handle, taillights, antenna, squirters
Frenched: License plate in roll pan
Front end: Envoy bumper
Back end: Roll pan
Taillights: Caddy taillights behind billet pieces in the roll pan
Exterior bolt-ons: Trenz billet grille
Misc: Smooth wiper cowl and smooth and tubbed firewall
Performed by: Little Shop of Horrors City/state: Leoma, TN

PAINT
Brand and colors: Sikkens Safron Pearl
Style: Single color
Misc: Color-matched bed liner SEM
Performed by: Little Shop of HorrorsCity/state: Leoma, TN

INTERIOR
Seats: Chopped-down S-10 seats
Material: Leather and leopard print
Dash: Shaved smooth and painted
Door panels: Shaved and smoothed, upholstered to match seats
Center console: Blazer console
Flooring: Peanut butter-colored carpet
Headliner: Peanut butter leather
Gauges: Whiteface gauges with orange tint
Misc: Billet Specialties steering wheel, interior (seat belts, vents, glove box, and door pockets)
Performed by: Upholstery by Billy Capps with paint by Stain's and Dos's Grafix City/state: Columbia, TN

STEREO
Head unit: Pioneer head unit
Mids & highs: Infinity
Performed by: Owner

ENGINE/PERFORMANCE
Misc:Tilton reverse-mounted clutch master cylinder to keep firewall clean

SPECIAL THANKS
All of the Little Shop of Horrors crew for all of their hard work and late nights, Eric's good buddies Eric White and PJ Carson for random grunt work, and Jacob Patterson for the paint supplies