If you are just in it for yourself, then it won't be any fun.
Eric Foelber, proud owner of this super-clean machine, has been into trucks for 15 years now. It took him 6 years to build his S-10, but he's a guy who likes the journey as much as the arrival. The build process for him has its value, first and foremost, as a learning process: "I learned so much not only about trucks but about the people too. I learned what to do first until the end instead of having to do things twice."
That learning process depends, of course, on those people who you learn from. There is, especially for Eric, a kind of karmic action at play in the whole building process—if you want to learn, you also have to be willing to help others. To that end, Eric was always willing to help paint his buddies' trucks whenever the need for his assistance arose. When it came time to concoct the tasty orange whip featured on these pages, Eric's positive, helpful attitude was rewarded in kind. Friends and fellow club members helped big-time in crafting the hard-lined air suspension and massaging the body to give this Dime its distinctively smoothed-out appearance.
"I've always liked minitrucks cause they're everything combined but still different," Eric tells us. That idea resonates perfectly within the S-10's interior with the mixture of materials that were used to complete the look: ostrich, leather, suede and paint and airbrushing. The cab was a group effort as well.
In the end, the completed truck itself is just one piece of the puzzle for its owner. Eric loves hitting as many shows as he can, but not only to show his truck but because he truly enjoys the people who share this lifestyle. For him, it's all about camaraderie and fun, which come not just from a shared interest but from shared experience and knowledge. Eric concludes, "There's nothing better than hanging out on a Saturday, working on a truck with some of your best friends. If you are just in it for yourself, then it won't be any fun."
Owner: Eric Foelber
Ride: 1999 Chevy S-10
Hometown: Littlestown, PA
Club: Negative Camber
Wheels: 20x8.5 Bonspeed Clutch
Tires: 255/35/20 Kumho Ecsta
Suspension (front): Slam Specialties RE-6 'bags
Suspension (rear): Firestone 'bags, Asco 3/8-inch valves
Control Arms: Suicidedoors
Compressor(s): Two Viair 480s
Air/hydro Accessories: Hard-lined
Frame Mods: 2x3 box from front clip back
Misc.: Full frame and all parts painted charcoal; inside/under cab and under bed Line X'd
Performed By: DIB Customs, Jamey Jordan, owner
Shaved: Handles, squirters, gutters, gas door, taillights, brake light, antenna, fully slicked bed, skin
Body Mods: Envoy lights, Sonoma billet grille and bumper, sunroof
Performed By: Pete Ryberg of Big Dog Customs, owner
Brand & Colors: PPG Lamborghini Orange, and a little bit extra
Performed By: Pete Ryberg, Dennis Citrano, and owner
Seats: Stock, chopped headrests
Dash: Stock, chopped handle and filled pocket
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Misc.: Covered in ostrich, leather, suede, and painted and airbrushed
Performed By: Driven Fabrication and owner
Head Unit: Sony
Mids & Highs: Orion XTR
Subwoofers: Four Audiobahn 12-inch
Amplifiers: Soundstream 705
Misc.: Fiberglass enclosure
Performed By: Owner
Engine: 4.3L stock V-6 lowered 2 inches
Intake: Custom-made and sectioned to clear hood
Detail Work: All airbrushed orange, charcoal, black
Misc.: Smoothed inner fenders
Performed By: Pete Ryberg and owner
Special Thanks From Owner
"Pete Ryberg, Brad at Driven Fab, Steven, Eddie B., Clint, Tommy, BB, Nicole Brochatcho, Chad Gill, Dennis, Sponge Bob Jimmy, Al, and everyone else who helped not only with the truck but the support. And thanks to all my N.C. brothers and my family."