OWNER: Jeff Williams RIDE:...
OWNER: Jeff Williams
RIDE: 1991 Ford Ranger
HOMETOWN: Louisville, KY
When you set out to build a minitruck, or any show vehicle for that matter, setting a completion date is like playing the lottery- you hope you hit the numbers, but there is a better chance that you probably won't.
When Jeff Williams from Louisville, Kentucky, started to build this 1991 Ford Ranger, he had full intentions of having it completed in a timely fashion. However, when we asked Jeff during the photo shoot "How long have you been working on it?" he quickly replied "four years." This led to our next question, "How long has it been done?" and Jeff simply replied "next week." We were confused at this point, so he pointed out that there were little odds and ends that he still wanted to tweak. But that comes with the territory of owning a custom minitruck. So, let's get back to the Ranger.
The paint on Jeff's truck is the first thing that catches your eye. The bright blue loaded with a ton of pearl and the true silver leaf stripe down the side, really makes the truck jump out at you in the sun. We were told that the custom mixed paint color has been dubbed "Hello Kitty Blue". We're not sure if that is due to Jeff's secret hobby of fine collectables, or if it was to keep anyone else from using the same wild color. The smooth bed and interior draw you even deeper into the truck to check out all the clean lines and smoothed out body. The mods are so subtle that it's actually quite hard to notice all of the little details that make this truck stand out from the other square-body Rangers on the show fields. The addition of the 90-degree suicide doors, the Cadillac taillights, and the custom exhaust outlet in the middle of the roll pan add to the overall custom look of this truck. The painted smooth metal dash with the bevy of white faced Dolphin gauges bring some of the custom blue color into the interior. The seats received a coating of black and gray leather and the floor was covered with some new black carpet. All of this, on top of the super low bodydrop, really makes this truck a one-of-a-kind showpiece.
Now that Jeff's truck is done and he has had a chance to sit back and it over, there are a few things he wishes he would have done during the build. Starting from the frame up and doing a stock-floor bodydrop instead of a traditional would have made his custom truck build journey a better one, but it also might have added to the timeline. But don't fret, from what we hear, now that this truck is done and gracing the pages of Mini Truckin', Jeff is already starting on his next project, a Ford Bronco II. With a Ranger like this under his belt, we can't wait to get our camera pointing towards his new truck upon completion.