This is S-10 #4 for Andy MacNair. Actually, he’s never owned a minitruck that didn’t have a Bow Tie attached to the grille. Chevys have run in his blood ever since his first small-sized hauler— a 1980 LUV. Andy didn’t have anyone around him who was the slightest bit interested in cutting up trucks, so he learned the basics on his own, and his talents have only improved from there.

Being a competent customizer and an automotive painter by trade, Andy is more than capable of handling nearly any automotive tweak, but he really didn’t have to after purchasing his latest Dime. He picked it up from a friend who was looking to unload it for some quick cash, and it even came with quite a bit of work already done to it. Unfortunately, Andy had to go back and debug a few problems areas. The truck ran rough, the hood and roof had suffered some damage from a previous accident on the road, and the painted interior had seen better days. Andy had to take a few backward steps before making any forward progress, but he dove into things head first.

Project Resurrection is the affectionate title Andy has given to his reworked S-10, which couldn’t be a more fitting name given its situation. Andy discovered that the work the truck’s previous owner did was solid enough, but it was the contributions of so-called professionals that turned out to be faulty. Aside from the spots of amplified road rash and craftsmanship mishaps, the beat-up little truck was limped into Andy’s garage and put up on jackstands. He tells us, “There were a lot of loose ends left undone from the bodydrop, and after redoing everything that I thought was wrong, I took my truck out for a drive only to find out it wouldn’t go past 50 mph and it had no power. It was parked in the garage once again, and I found that the cat was clogged. After I replaced it, everything has been running smooth.”

Once the problems were corrected, Andy realized that he had single-handedly healed a truck that had suffered from shoddy customizing long enough. With a head start from his friend Justin Cline and the truck’s previous owner, Kevin Powers, Andy now finds himself behind the wheel of a soundly built custom mini that breaks necks at every corner it hits. “Although I was frustrated from finding so many things done incorrectly on the S-10, it was therapeutic to spend time alone in the garage. I now have a feeling of accomplishment.”

Owner: Andy MacNair
Ride: 1999 Chevy S-10
Location: Goddard, KS
Club: IV Ever Low

The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 18-inch Panther Octane
Tires: Hankook Radial K106

Chassis Modifications
Suspension (front): Belltech spindles, FBI cups, plated lower control arms
Suspension (rear): Can Do Specialties four-link
Control Arms: Stock
Shocks: None
Compressor(s): Viair 450
Frame Mods: FBI step notch
Brakes: Stock
Performed By: Justin “Juice” Cline and Kevin Powers

Body Modifications
Shaved: Antenna
Bodydrop: 2.75-inch traditional
Bolt-ons: Rollpan, Street Scene mirrors
Performed By: Owner and others

Paint
Brand & Colors: R-M Carizzma with candy red, orange, and gold
Misc.: Pinstriping with One Shot paint, skulls airbrushed on the tailgate
Performed By: Justin Cline and Autobody Connection

Interior
Seats: Civic buckets
Dash: Painted
Gauges: KP Components air gauges
Performed By: Owner

Engine/Performance
Engine: 2.2L 4-banger
Intake: Custom
Transmission: 4L60E
Rearend Type: Stock
Performed By: Owner

Special Thanks From Owner
“Thanks to my girlfriend for understanding my addiction to cars and trucks and for putting up with me the whole time I was working on the truck. Thanks to my IV Ever Low club members for help and support and Grant Cox for the amazing images.”

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