As expected, Gary pushed himself to the brink of exhaustion, reminding himself "if you want something bad enough, you'll stop at nothing until the job is done." He finally saw a light at the end of the tunnel as he exhaled a sigh of relief, the moment he turned the key and fired the truck up for the first time. With a smile on his face, he admits that he performed a celebratory burnout inside of the shop before loading it up on the trailer to head to Megaspeed.

This dedication proves that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, as long as you have a great support system and enough money in the bank. Nearly 5 months and 50k later, Gary rolls through his town knowing that this is "his own" manifestation. His summer has been packed with attending shows and gaining cross-border recognition. He says he looks forward to attending more shows and making new friends, and in the mean time, we'll patiently await the completion of his S-10, and expect to see the same quality that his Ranger displays.

The Lowdown
1995 Ford Ranger
Gary Donkers • Cambridge, Ontario, Canada • Acrophobia

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 22x8 Intro Vista (front) / 22x10 (rear)
Tires: 235/30ZR22 Falken (front) / 285/25ZR22 (rear)

Chassis Modifications
Suspension (front): S-10 clip, Slam Specialties SS-7 'bags
Suspension (rear): Wishbone link Slam Specialties SS-7 'bags
Control Arms: Michigan Metal Works
Shocks: Fox Racing reservoir
Compressor(s): Dual Viair 480
Air/Hydro Accessories: Accuair manifold
Frame Mods: 2x4 3/16-inch from firewall back
Brakes: Wilwood
Misc.: Little Shop steering link
Performed By: Owner

Body Modifications
Shaved: Everything except mirrors and cowl
Bodydrop: Stock-floor
Body Mods: '11 Ranger front clip
Suicide Doors: Yup!
Bolt-ons: Street Scene mirrors
Misc.: Shaved taillights replaced with 2x7.5-inch LED bar
Performed By: Owner and 519 Kustoms

Brand & Colors: GM Black
Misc.: Pinstriping on tailgate skin, inner doors, and inner fenders
Performed By: Pete's Auto Paint and Christian Melchior

Seats: Bench
Dash: Smoothed and painted red
Gauges: Classic industries
Misc.: Flaming River steering column, Billet Specialties steering wheel
Performed By: Owner

Head Unit: Alpine
Mids & Highs: Kenwood
Subwoofers: Two 12-inch Memphis Audio
Amplifiers: Memphis Audio
Misc.: Custom glass box
Performed By: Dary Gonkers and Ed Godin

Engine: Ford Racing 306
Camshaft: 512 lift
Intake: Edelbrock
Header/Exhaust: Pace Setter headers, 2½-inch stainless exhaust
Transmission: Ford AOD overdrive
Rearend Type: Toyota 8-inch and TruTrac diff with 4:11
Detail Work: March pulleys and some other race car stuff
Misc.: MSD ignition
Performed By: Owner and Ed Godin

Special Thanks From Owner
"First I need to thank my mom and dad for letting me use their facility to set up my shop, I also appreciated all of their help and input. I also would like to thank my Acrophobia family, especially Matt, Cory, Ed, and Todd for all their help and the many other people that had a hand in it, you know who you are! Thanks to all the guys in the truck scene who constantly push their mechanical and creative abilities to the limit to make the scene grow. And to anyone who brought us beer during the four and half month build, thank you! P.S. F*** Ed Godin!"