Dan New is not new when it comes to minitrucks. He's been steadily minitruckin' since 1990 when he first picked up an issue of Mini Truckin' and fell in love. Since that time, he's had more than five cool rides in and out of his garage. Thanks to his buddy Dan Peterson, this lovely '94 S-Dime made its way into his hands. The truck was definitely not an empty canvas, as it had already been laid out and started.

Dan, however, had bigger plans for his S-10, which he titled Bad News. For starters, he knew he wanted to update the truck and bring it back up to today's standards. It seems the truck had already been 'bagged back in '98, so that 1/4-inch airline just wasn't going to cut it. Every inch of the truck was looked at carefully and thoroughly to ensure the truck was ready to hit the streets again. Being from Oregon means that cruising time is very limited, because of the crappy local weather-East Coast guys aren't the only ones with this kind of problem. Every chance Dan gets, he hits the show circuit with this beauty. Every time we're at the same show, we notice that Dan's truck stands out like a soar thumb, the House of Kolor True Blue pearl really shines in the sun.

Dan really hit a home run with this truck. Keeping the rear bumper makes it look even lower and longer than most Dimes. Being oldskool, Dan wanted to send a shout out to all the guys who have been in the game since the early '90s. This is where Dan got his inspiration, and that's the best kind of news there is.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 18x8 inch Boyd Shysters
Tires (Front/Rear): 215/45R18 Yokohoma Parada

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Airbag/cylinder type and size: (Front): RE6 Slambags (Rear): RE6 Slambags
Spindles/springs: Belltech spindles
Valves: E Valves
Compressor: Viair
Air line: 1/2-inch
Frame mods: Back-notched
Performed by: New D's Custom Trucks, Dan New
City/state: Eagle Creek, OR

Body Modifications
Shaved: Turn signals, door handles,and tailgate handles
Body-dropped: 3-inch
Sectioned: Eclipse bubble on the hood
Exterior bolt-ons: Billet grille, billet Specialty wipers
Misc.: Smoothed rear bumper
Performed by: Dan Peterson, Tom Tremper, Chris Boarder & New D's Custom Trucks
City/state: Eagle Creek, OR

Paint
Brand and colors: House of Kolor True Blue
Style: Single color

Performed by: Sandy Auto Body
City/state: Sandy, OR

Interior
Seats: S-10
Material: Gray tweed
Dash: Gray tweed
Door panels: Gray tweed
Center console: Gray tweed
Flooring: Carpet
Gauges: Nu Image
Misc.: Billet Specialties and Empire Motorspots goodies
Performed by: New D's Custom Trucks
City/state: Eagle Creek, OR

Stereo
Head unit: Sony
Mids and highs: Kicker 6 1/2-inch mids
Amplifier for mids and highs: Kicker 200.2
Subwoofers: Kicker CDRs
Amplifier for subwoofers: Kicker 450.2
Wiring/accessories: Kicker
Custom fabrication: Custom sub enclosure
Performed by: New D's Custom Trucks
City/state: Eagle Creek, OR

Special Thanks By Owner:
My wife Beth New for her patience, my parents for their support, Dan and Tina Peterson for selling me the truck, Chris Border and Tom Tremper for starting the project. Also, to my car club Class Act for the family.