Tony & Deanna Winick
1989 Chevy S-10
Tony Winick’s passion in life was custom rides. His interest was unbreakable no matter the make or model he found himself working on at any given time. Eventually, his eyes were drawn to a minitruck—an ’89 Chevy S-10 that already had plenty of one-off modifications completed. Tony quickly came to the decision to snatch up a new project and finish what had already been started. The S-10 was finished within two years under Tony’s watch, but he passed away shortly after he wrapped up the build. Deanna Winick, Tony’s wife, vowed to honor her late husband’s legacy by showing the truck that he completed just six months before his unfortunate passing.
Although the Chevy was already showing signs of promise when Tony brought it home, it still needed the right owner to come along to see the remaining work through. Shortly after taking ownership of the square-body, Tony was diagnosed with cancer but that didn’t slow his progress on the project. Although the Dime’s previous owner did tackle the majority of the frame and suspension work before selling it, Tony still had a lot of items to cross off the to-do list.
Although the bodywork and paint were previously handled before Tony had made the purchase, the interior was still lacking the finishing touches that would take the truck to another level. Tony was after a feature-worthy ride, and nothing could stop him, especially the terminal illness that threatened his very life. Tony reached for exotic, brown ostrich leather and covered the seats, headliner, and floor himself. The daunting task of wiring the entire truck also belonged to Tony as he made every single connection to get his creation on the road.
Even though Tony lost his battle against cancer, Deanna has done her best to keep his memory alive by actively showing the truck, which is a testament to his passion to the custom lifestyle. We send our condolences out to Tony’s friends and family, and we salute Deanna for her dedication to honor her husband’s most sacred pastime.
Wheels: 20-inch Coys C-57
Tires: 245/35/20 Nitto NT555
Suspension (front): Firestone ’bags
Suspension (rear): MIC six-link
Control Arms: Tubular
Compressor(s): Two Viair
Frame Mods: C-notched
Misc.: Frame painted to match exterior color, Optima BlueTop cell located underneath bed on passenger side
Performed By: Previous owner
Front and rear fenders, door handles, mirrors, taillights, gas door
Billet mirrors, phantom grille, rear license box frenched
Custom sheetmetal bed, scoop molded to hood, ’93 S-10 front bumper, fullsize Chevy rear bumper
Brand & Colors:
House of Kolor candy Cobalt Blue and Orion Silver
HOK purple stripe and flames
Paint by previous owner, pinstriping by Scott at Creative Signs
Seats: Wrapped in brown leather and ostrich
Dash: Fiberglassed and painted
Gauges: KP Components and Painless Performance
Misc.: Ostrich floor, flame inlay in headliner, Colorado Customs steering wheel, door panels molded and painted, custom center console, rear seats removed for one-off molding
Performed By: Tony Winick and previous owner
Billet and chrome
B&M slap shifter, Demon carb, Edelbrock air cleaner
“The Winick family, Majesty C.C., 60 cixx, Bill Gordon, family, and friends.”