Not only does Jon Pounds have an interesting last name, he, like all minitruckers, has a story behind his build, which includes many lost dollars, and many crazy nights, but in the end, the result was a wicked S-10 that we can all appreciate.

Jon has been a part of the minitruck scene for five years. His love for the scene was sprung by his very supportive dad, who got him involved first-hand with the custom scene. And for this reason, Jon is lucky. Some of us have parents who are not so supportive. How many times have you been told, "You're wasting your money," or other such nonsense? Well, Jon did waste some money, but unfortunately for him, he lost it to people who promised work they couldn't do, and people who couldn't be trusted. Soon after, though, Jon's luck changed and he found the awesome crew at Wicked Kustoms. Together, they were able to put his dream truck together, and the outcome was one extraordinary S-10.

After five years of cruising his truck off and on, Jon decided to make a list of what he wanted and how he wanted to do it. So, he put together a simple formula and stuck to it. First, he 'bagged it, then stock-floored it, next was body work, and finally, he painted it. Seems like an easy enough formula to us, and it got him here today.

THE LOWDOWN

Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 20x8.5 Pacer Blades

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Front suspension: Air Ride Technologies arms
Rear suspension: Pete & Jake's co. four-link
Airbag type and size (Front/Rear): 2600 firestones
Control arms: Chrome Air Ride Technologies
Spindles/springs: Belltech co. drop spindles
Valves: SMC valves, 1/2-inch up and 3/8-inch down
Air line: 1/2-inch line
Frame material: 2x3 steel
Gas tank: Modified stock gas tank with the front of it cut off
Performed by: Wicked Kustoms
City/state: La Vergne, Tennessee

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, taillights, antenna, and tailgate handle
Body-dropped: Stock floor
Front end: Sonoma headlights, grille, bumper, and hood
Back end: Fully shaved, grant skin combo, metal shavers.
Taillights: Shaved, installed 12-inch LED's
Misc.: Full sheetmetal bed, power actuated license-plate box, Street Beat sliding rag top, Street Scene mirrors, custom inner fenders, smoothed and painted firewall
Performed by: Wicked Kustoms
City/state:La Vergne, Tennessee

Paint
Brand and colors: Dupont Stock Green and Gunmetal Gray
Style: Two tone
Pinstriping: Baby blue
Performed by: Wicked Kustoms
City/state: La Vergne, Tennessee

Interior
Material: Katzkins leather
Dash: '02 Grand Am smoothed and painted
Door panels: Smoothed and painted
Flooring: Auto customs carpet kit, light gray
Headliner: light gray leather
Gauges: Grand Am
Misc.: BAD steering wheel
Performed by: Wicked Kustoms
City/state: La Vergne, Tennessee

Special Thanks (from owner):
Josh Long, John Adkins, Chris Miller of the Wicked crew, all of the Hendersons, my dad, my little brother, Tom Dick, and May Field from Henderson.