1987 Chevy S-10
Born and raised north of the border in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 23-year-old Jorge Pavlovich fell in love with truck customizing at a very early age.
As his parents' trucks kept getting bigger and bigger, Jorge kept begging to drop lower. At 18, he came across a partially built 1987 Chevrolet S-10 in Oshawa about two hours away. He made the trip and purchased the truck on the spot.
He immediately brought the S-10 to his friend George Miljevic who 'bagged it and planted it firmly on the ground. Next step was to prep the Chevy for paint. All of the factory annoyances, including the door handles, tailgate, firewall, mirrors, gas door, and turn signals, were shaved smooth. With the body smooth, the first-gen received a stunning coat of House of Kolor Sunrise Pearl.
As with most custom trucks, there were minor setbacks throughout the building process. The first air suspension setup kept blowing 'bags and it took three different setups to get everything dialed in and working properly. Jorge was inspired by full-custom minitrucks for years, and being from Canada and a fan of nice audio setups and race-inspired customs he took all of these cues and rolled them into one clean, custom package. To be a little extra creative, Jorge added a custom bedcover with a pop-up box housing the essential rear taillights. Touch a switch and they disappear for the sleek cruising appeal. The next step came under the hood where the motor was reworked for the cruising speeds on the busy Canadian highways.
As a contractor for an emergency response team in Canada, Jorge knows the importance of combining the proper ingredients to make the right fit. "I had to make everything perfect or I would have ripped it apart and started over," Jorge tells us.
A proud member of Street Outlawz in Canada, Jorge's goal is to show that Canada can ride low just like the States. "Minitruckin' knows no boundaries," he says with a grin.
17x7.5 Epic Marquette (front) / 20x8 Epic Marquettes (rear)
205/40-ZR17 Kumho Supra (front) / 255/35-ZR20 (rear)
Suspension (front): 2-inch drop spindles, Slam Specialties 2,600-pound airbags
Suspension (rear): 2,800-pound Slam 'bags
Frame Mods: 9-inch C-notch in rear
Shaved: Door handles, tailgate, firewall, side mirrors, gas door, corner lights, and bumper turn signals
Bodydrop: 51/2-inch stock-floor
Body Mods: Custom-fit bedcover with pop-up taillights, polished billet phantom grille, 18x36-inch sliding ragtop, custom chrome side mirrors, custom cowl hood, frenched front license plate in bumper
Brand & Color:
House of Kolor Sunrise Pearl
Seats: Custom fiberglass racing seats with four-point MOMO racing harnesses painted to match
Dash: Vibrant dashboard with Auto Meter gauges painted to match
Misc: MOMO steering wheel, billet iron cross rearview mirror, custom skull shifter
Performed By: George M.
Head Unit: Panasonic head unit and a separate 7-inch Sony flip-out screen
Mids & Highs: Four 61/2-inch Alpine Type S components
Amplifier for Mids & Highs: TB1000 Rockford Fosgate 1,400-watt
Subwoofers: Four 10-inch Kicker competition
Misc: Phoenix Gold wiring
Performed By: John Wolack from Soundwaves
Intake: Edelbrock 51/2-inch custom air filter
Header/Exhaust: Magnaflow headers to Magnaflow exhaust
Misc: Engine block painted to match
Performed By: George M.
Special Thanks From Owner
"First and foremost to all the guys and girls in the top car and truck club in Canada, Street Outlawz. Also my loving parents for guiding me in the right direction, my girlfriend Jennifer for modeling on my truck and being supportive, John Wolack from Soundwaves, Matt Bonzio from B&E Automotive, Trevor Bezina from Casual Customs, and to Mini Truckin' for challenging me to build a show-winning truck."