Imagine getting hit by a drunk driver, then while at the hospital, somebody breaks into your truck. This is the kind of crap that Cody had to deal with while building his mini on the road to what you see today. Getting to this point meant overcoming a few other obstacles along the way, as well. But it didn't stop Cody. With the help of friends and family and a few shops, he knew the end result would be worth the wait.

Cody had been interested in minitrucks for a few years now, thanks to his brother, who helped him lower a truck back in '97. After that moment, Cody became an S-10 fanatic, and in the years that followed, he owned several S-10s, including an '89 S-15 and a '95 S-10. "They weren't crazy or anything, they were lowered and nice daily drivers," said Cody. But his love for S-10s and minitrucks would lead him to purchase a newer model S-10 in July of 2000. Which was when Cody bought his '98 Chevy S-10 that would become his show truck. It would be a slow process, but one Cody was willing to battle.

After only two months of ownership, Cody contacted the guys down at Drastik Creations, who brought the truck closer to the ground by adding some much-needed air bags. Soon after that, the truck was shaved and painted red. But, like his hometown of Beaumont Texas, which has had its fair share of bad luck over the years from Hurricanes, Cody would also run into some bad luck in the shape of a head-on collision that would nearly destroy his truck. However, instead of letting this stop him, it led to a rebirth and a new look. This time around, Red and Silver two tone was the calling. After a bit of this, Cody decided to step up his game. After he had the crew at Erratic Trends body-drop the truck, it was taken to Full Blown Paint where Cody gave them a basic idea and let them go to town on the truck. The end result gave us this full-blown wonder of a truck, and a hell of a story, too.

THE LOWDOWN

Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front): 20x8 Centerline Stingray III
Wheels (Rear): 22x9.5 Centerline Stingray III
Backspace (Front): 5-inch
Backspace (Rear): 5-1/2 inch
Tires (Front): 225/35ZR20 Nitto 555
Tires (Rear): 255/30ZR22 Nitto 555

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Rear suspension: Triangulated four-link
Airbag/cylinder type and size: (Front):2600Firestone
(Rear): 2600 Firestone
Spindles: 2-inch DJM drop spindles
Shocks: Toxic
Valves: SMC 3/8 valves
Compressor: Nitrogen
Air line: 3/8
Performed by: Joshua Reynolds and Bobby Reynolds
City/state: Beaumont, Texas

Body Modifications
Shaved: Roll pan, tailgate handle, doorhandles, gas door, antenna, and taillights; all body work done by Randell Quick from Full Blown Paint.
Body-dropped: 3-1/4 inch traditional
Back end: Tailgate handle, shaved, roll pan
Taillights: LED in rollpan
Exterior bolt-ons: SS hood, CheckmateBed cover
Misc.: 35x35 sliding ragtop
Performed by: Erratic Trends
City/state: Beaumont, Texas

Paint
Brand and colors: PPG, a lot of it
Style: Crazy
Pinstriping: Lots
Airbrushing: Lots
Performed by: Full Blown Paint

Interior
Seats: S-10 seat with the head rest cut off
Material: Blue and gray leather
Dash: Painted to match
Door panels: Smoothed and painted, and some tweed
Center console: Smoothed and painted
Headliner: Gray suede
Gauges: EAI 0-300 white face for air. APC white face in the dash
Performed by: Jodeez Upholstery
City/state: Lumberton, Texas

Stereo
Headunit: Panasonic CQ-DFX7016
Mids and highs: Audiobahn
Video: 5-1/2 inch in dash screen
Misc.: 5-inch mids in the doors
Performed by: Drastik Creations
City/state: Beaumont, Texas

Special Thanks (by owner):
To my mom, dad, my wife Jennifer, Joel at Full Blown Paint, Jodeez Upholstery, Centerline Wheels, Erratic Trends, and my club Severed Ties.