We ask people when they get shot for MT magazine what they had learned from the experience of the buildup.Jeff Cook Jr. comically stated, "I learned to never buy another Dakota." This comment should signify to everybody how it is truly hard to build one of the more uncommon trucks in our scene.
Jeff's been in the scene since '98 and has, like most people, built a few S-10s in his days. The Dakota has definitely been the hardest build; he's done everything on this truck from broken the back window to catching the cowl on fire, which is all in a day's work for most minitruckers, though. Jeff also does have some regrets, he wished he would have built a full frame and stock-floored it on 22s. But, ince the truck is done now, cruising it and enjoying it with friends does helps him forget what he wished he could have done.
One thing that drives Jeff's motivation and keeps his truck clean is his love for his club and its members. Being a part of Severed Ties makes Jeff proud, and he's all about showing his club pride. When asked if he had any personal comments to add, Jeff stated "Severed Ties! What do you know about that?"