OWNER: Cody Stoute
RIDE: '95 Chevy S-10
HOMETOWN: Carencro, LA
There's something cool about a truck you've built with your own two hands. When a modification works out the way you envisioned, it gives you the feeling of pride and appreciation. Somehow all of the stress, hard work, and time spent working on the truck leaves a person with memories that seem to last forever.
The one constant factor that flows throughout all homebuilt minis, regardless of which style they follow, is pride. Pride in ownership, pride in craftsmanship, and pride in a job well-done. It's a feeling that we all strive for, in a sport we all love, and something the staff of Mini Truckin' will always follow. The overwhelming sense of pride that comes from creating something special, out of metal, that shines through on the show field. Fortunately, we're able to see this type of pride everyday, as we photograph endless amounts of feature trucks for publication.
Of course, the trophies don't hurt, either. But for guys like Cody "Popeye" Stoute, it's really the admiration of fellow minitruckers that pushes them to constantly build and reinvent their rides. It's all about standing proud. This month, we bring you the home-brewed combination of an S-10 and the do-it-yourself ingenuity of a man from the dirty South, who has more than earned the right to have his ride displayed in the magazine.
We hope you enjoy it, Popeye.
Wheels (Front/Rear): 20x8.5 Boss Motorsports 304
Tires (Front/Rear): Nankang Ultra Sport 245/35R20
Suspension type: Air
Suspension (Front/Rear): Modified spring pockets, reverse Pete & Jakes four-link with 'bag over axle
Airbag type and size (Front): Firestone 2500 (Rear): Firestone 2600
Control arms: Air Ride Technologies lower control arms, Chassis Tech upper control arms
Spindles: Chassis Tech 2-inch drop
Shocks: OEM Nissan Hardbody
Valves: Six 3/8-inch SMC
Air line: 3/8-inch stainless steel
Air/hydro accessories: 244 nitrogen bottle
Frame mods: Custom back-half
Frame material: 2x4-inch box tube
Gas tank: Custom fuel cell by Warren Stanbro
Detail work: Painted frame and four-link, PPG Surreal Green and Sunburst Orange
Performed by:Owner Cody Stoute
City/state: Carencro, Louisiana