Owner: Jeremy "DQ" Forsyth
Ride: 2000 Chevy S-10
Hometown: Rushville, TN
Club: Severed Ties

Jeremy "DQ" Forsyth would like to permanently drill into everyone's head his personal motto: "Good work ain't cheap, and cheap work ain't good."

After having to check his Dime into the paint booth for the third time due to unacceptable results, Jeremy began to value better-than-average bodywork. Unfortunately, this lesson came at the cost of lost time and money, but this kind of deal is an all too common annoyance that a large number of customizers have fallen victim to.

Jeremy cut through the chaos and frustration and saw his project S-10 through to completion. Determination alone wasn't enough to help keep him focused; his deep-rooted passion for minitrucks allowed him to persevere. Jeremy was behind the wheel of his first 'bagged mini when he was a junior in high school-almost nine years ago. There wasn't even a slight chance he was going to abandon a build because of incompetence.

Although Jeremy has owned more than his fair share of S-10s in the past, and a Hardbody and a Ranger for that matter, this blue-flamed Bow Tie is the first truck he's taken beyond the finish line. There wasn't any kind of grand scheme or shining holy light on this particular truck; things just worked out this way. And with the only sponsorship for the project coming from his Visa credit card, Jeremy carried the burden of fitting the bill from start to finish. In retrospect, finding a paint supply donor might not have been a bad idea since it would've saved Jeremy some headaches and a few bucks, but good things aren't always served on a silver platter.

After a two-and-a-half-year ordeal and spending $25K in addition to the truck's initial cost, the stars finally aligned for Jeremy. The final results are impressive, and just imagine the amount of frequent flyer miles he must have racked up during the course of the build.

Want to know more about Jeremy's S-10? Check out the Lowdown and get your fill of tech specs.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire

Wheels: Boss 335 20x8.5
Tires: Dunlop 245/35R/20

Chassis Modifications
Suspension (front): Dominator 2500 'bags
Suspension (rear): Firestone F9000 sleeve 'bags
Control Arms: Suicide Doors upper and lower
Spindles: Belltech
Compressor(s): Two Viair 380
Frame Material: 2x3 boxed
Gas Tank: Devious Customs aluminum fuel cell in stock location
Performed By: Victor Hethcox at Big Vic Fabrications

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door and tailgate handles and antenna
Bodydrop: Stock-floor to the rockers
Front End: Grant Kustoms fullsize bumper, billet grille and Bow Tie, HID headlights
Back End: Grant Kustoms Cal combo and Colorado taillights
Misc: Bedfloor raised 7 inches to stash all air management goods underneath
Performed By: Victor Hethcox

Paint
Brand & Colors: PPG Indigo Blue Metallic
Style: Mixture of true fire, traditional, and tribal flames
Airbrushing: Realistic fire and skulls in the back
Misc.: Driver and passenger side are different designs
Performed By: Brain "Lost Cause" Walker

Interior
Seats: Chopped Cavalier seats
Material: Black leather and ostrich
Dash: Smoothed and painted
Door Panels: Smoothed and painted
Misc: All interior plastic yanked and sprayed
Performed By: Mike's Upholstery and David Himes

Stereo
Head Unit: Pioneer Premier
Mids & Highs: Pioneer
Subwoofers: Four 12-inch Rockford Fosgate P1
Amplifier for Subwoofer: Rockford Fosgate
Custom Fabrication: Fiberglass sub enclosure
Performed By: Owner and Kyle Barnes

Engine/Performance
Displacement: 2.2L
Intake: Cavalier intake swap
Exhaust: Flowmaster
Battery: Optima RedTop
Performed By: Owner

Special Thanks From Owner
"God, my fiancée for letting me spend our money, Robby aka Da Boss, Vic, Matt Baker, Alex, Tony, Keith Steen, Brian 'Lost Cause' Walker, Dave Himes, Kyle Barnes, my new Severed family, Visa, and Wells Fargo."

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