Owner: Todd Honer
Ride: 2002 Chevy Blazer
Hometown: St. Libory, IL
Club: Severed Ties
We don't mean to put Todd Honer on the spot by any means, but he's a bit older than the average minitrucker.
At age 45, Todd has witnessed the scene mature since its days of incubation, which has given him a truly insightful take on building a truck of his very own (his second feature truck in the past few years). Wanting a nice cruiser, Todd kept his Blazer simple with a basic two-tone paint scheme, a clean set of rollers, and a minimalist approach to capturing the attention of custom lovers far and wide. In actuality, Todd considered that his age is one of the most obvious "wows" that most onlookers take note of when admiring his truck, but the mid 40s isn't really that old. Todd could be spending his time customizing a standard-issue OG (old guy) car like an Oldsmobile or Buick, but his favorite hobby is keeping him young at heart at the very least.
Another "wow" response that Todd associates with his freshly completed Blazer is the assistance he received from companies along the way. If you've ever seen or heard his truck in person, then you'd know that it's a regular rolling audio assault vehicle. Todd has ample amounts of Powerbass, Scosche, and XS Power stuffed inside the rear cabin of his Blazer for yet another thing to wow those taking a closer look inside the cabin. Center Line billet wheels provided the wow stance that accentuates the Blazer's body-laying stance. What's even more appealing is that Todd was able to maintain the factory climate control units and seating for four while still being able to fully tuck the 20/22-inch rolling combo.
Todd was continually surprised with the help he received from his close circle of friends and family. Long days spent in the shop became a normal activity, and always having a group of capable buddies around ensured that not one minute was wasted while wrenching away. When yet another day in the garage came to a close, Todd found himself constantly stepping back, admiring the progress, and "wowing" about how each and every modification was coming to life better than he could've imagined.
For more information on the list of wows that Todd's Blazer possesses, consult the Lowdown.
20x8.5/22x9 Center Line Sabers
245/35ZR20 / 255/30ZR22 Wanli
Suspension Type: Air
Suspension (Front/Rear): Upper cups/custom two-link
Airbag type and size (Front/Rear): 2600 ContiTech/2800 ContiTech
Control Arms: Ride Tech
Valves: 3/8-inch SMC
Compressors: Air Lift engine-driven with a Viair 380 for backup
Frame Mods: Shortened stock frame boxed in
Brakes: 8-inch dual diaphragm
Detail Work: Painted using SEMS frame paint
Performed By: Owner
Door handles and rear wiper
Goodmark cowl hood
Brand & Colors: Standox black and custom-mixed burgundy
Pinstriping: Hand-striped through jambs
Airbrushing: True-fire with floating diamond
Performed By: John Wimpee and Jason Sprengel
Front cut down, rear out of two-door Blazer
Black vinyl/black ostrich
Custom fiberglass speaker pods
Stock front dyed and wrapped, rear custom-built
Black suede with billet accent pieces
Dave's Upholstery/Sinister Stitching
Head Unit: Eclipse AVN55D
Mids & Highs: PowerBass Xtreme, six pair 6-1/2-inch, two pair 2XL 6-1/2-inch, and two pair 2XL 5-1/4-inch
Amplifier for Mids & Highs: Two XTA 4140
Subwoofers: Three 2XL104D
Amplifier for Subwoofers: XTA4000D
Wiring/Accessories: Scosche EFX, XS Power
Custom Fabrication: Sub box, amp mounts, fiberglass door pods
Performed By: Owner and "Rabbit"
MagnaFlow cats, muffler, and dumps in stock locations
XS Power 2700
Fully functional HTG/AC/cruise
Special Thanks From Owner:
"Thanks to everyone who helped make my dreams come true. Special thanks to John Wimpee for the paint, Jason Sprengel for the pinstriping, Les Voudres and friends for the bodywork, all of my sponsors, and most of all, the Voudres family, Severed Ties, and Mini Truckin' magazine for the inspiration."