Trucks don't have to be insane and off the wall to get our attention-as shown by this perfect example of a clean mini. It was built for a purpose and achieved it. Brent built his '02 Ford Ranger with two goals in mind: First, to get into the pages of Mini Truckin' magazine-and he has accomplished just that. Second, he hoped to build a killer Ford Ranger-and you can check that one off the list, too. It was a 3-year project, which included a break-in at an apartment complex and several other bumps in the road. But in the end, the result was achieved flawlessly.

Brent has had a few minis in the past, including a Blazer and a '93 Ford Ranger. Having learned a few things about minitrucks with those two projects, Brent eventually decided to tackle a real head-turner. He purchased his new Ranger back in 2001, with big plans in mind. The first thing was to turn to the right people for help with his Ranger. So, he turned to the crew at Chaotic Rods and Customs and Innovative Designs. Along with their help, the truck ended up with a few mods, killer paint, and a trick 'bag setup. The first thing people might notice is the killer paint, which was done in a great combination of House of Kolor paints.

Brent says his truck is done for now. But, if he could do anything different, he would have body-dropped it and put bigger wheels on it. To us, this is still a killer mini-even if it isn't insanely modded. Sometimes simple is better and this is one of those cases.

The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 17-inch Boyd Coddington Hot Rods
Tires (Front/Rear): 225/40R17 Nitto

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Airbag/cylinder type and size (Front/Rear): Firestone
Valves: Xtreme
Compressor: Viair 450
Air line: 1/2-inch
Frame mods: Step-notch
Gas tank: Aluminum fuel cell
Performed by: Joey at Innovative Designs
City/state: Woodlands, Texas

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles and tailgate
Taillights: Eurotech
Performed by: Chaotic Rods and Customs
City/state: Tomball, Texas

Paint
Brand and colors: HOK Silver Ice Pearl
Style: Flamed
Pinstriping: Red
Airbrushing: Skull on the tailgate
Misc.: Chaotic logo on the tailgate
Performed by: Max
City/state: Tomball, Texas

Interior
Seats: Stock, with the headrests removed
Material: Tan vinyl
Dash: Painted pieces
Door panels: Painted silver
Center console: Custom-made by Chaotic
Performed by: Chaotic Rods and Customs
City/state: Tomball, Texas

Special Thanks (by owner):
AcrophobiA, Chaotic Rods and Customs, Joey at Innovative Designs, and to my father and girlfriend Laura for their support

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