If there’s any truck out there that would require you to get a shot just from looking too closely at it, it’s definitely this one. But what else would you expect a dude nicknamed “Rusty” to build? Yeah, this S-10 is downright dirty looking, and you might not like it, but that’s OK. There’s plenty of us who dig its “don’t give a eff” styling.

But it’s not even a matter of taking pride in being rancid. Just imagine saving the time and effort spent waxing and polishing. That alone could cause a man addicted to shine to kick the detail kit to the curb. In all seriousness though, it really does take a certain type of personality to see the beauty of metal that’s buried beneath layers of severe oxidation. We’re at a loss for the exact technical personality type or term that may be (c’mon we’re not students of modern medicine here) but Marquis Cloud definitely fits the profile. When he set out to concoct his own custom, he was sure of a few things—that he liked hot rods, Rat rods, and minitrucks. Ah, now we’re getting somewhere. All three distinct influences were then tossed into a junked blender, and whipped into a filthy froth.

Oh well, it’s nothing a shot in the ass can’t cure.

And despite it’s appearance, this truck does drive—pretty damn well, actually. To celebrate the end of a four-year thrash on the truck, Marquis selected Showfest 2012 as the destination for its maiden voyage. We’re happy to report it’s been smooth sailing since then but the number of tetanus-infected eyeballs has been steadily on the rise. Oh well, it’s nothing a shot in the ass can’t cure.

Marquis “Rusty” Cloud • Clinton, MO • Los Creepos

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 20x8.5 Boss 338 (front) / 20x10 (rear)
Tires: Nexen (front) / Nitto 555 (rear)

Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: 2600 Air Lift Dominator ’bags, 2-inch drop spindles
Suspension Rear: 2600 Air Lift Dominator ’bags, Midwest Customs two-link
Control Arms: Circle Track uppers, dehumped lowers
Compressor(s): Engine-driven, and Air Zenith
Air/Hydro Accessories: 3/8 stainless lines
Frame Mods: Custom 2x4 frame from firewall back
Brakes: Yes
Performed By: Owner

Body Modifications
Shaved: Third brake light, antenna
Bodydrop: 3½-inch stock-floor
Body Mods: Welded roll pan
Performed By: Owner

Paint
Brand & Colors: No paint. Rust is better
Misc.: Door lettering by D&M Signs, pinstriping by Kyle Osborn
Performed By: Owner, D&M Signs, Kyle Osborn

Interior
Seats: Covered in a Mexican blanket
Dash: Covered in Mexican blanket
Gauges: Stock with air and temp gauge, GPS speedo
Performed By: Owner

Stereo
Head Unit: Panasonic in glovebox
Mids & Highs: Yep
Performed By: Owner

Engine/Performance
Engine: 406 SBC 0.30 over 400
Camshaft: Comp Cam 488 lift
Intake: Edelbrock RPM Performance
Header/Exhaust: Shorty headers, Flowmaster muffler with 2½-inch pipe
Transmission: 700r4 TCI valve body
Rearend Type: 10-bolt S-10 with mini spool
Detail Work: Jim Beam overflow
Misc.: Two Optima Red Top cells under bed, trailer fenders underhood
Performed By: Owner

Special Thanks From Owner
“Thanks to my girlfriend Cassie and our son Keaton, my mom for financial support, Terry for motor and trans help, Kyle for lighting my truck on fire and the pinstriping, Richard at D&M signs, Chad and Bill Hendrick, rods and kustoms, all the guys at work, Daniel for my bottle opener, Jonathan, the twins, Derek, Troy, and anyone else I used as a moving crew, thanks.”