Owner: Bradley Krasucky Ride: '86 Mazda B2200 Hometown: Louise, Texas
Just a couple of years ago, Brad Krasucky was working on a Mazda truck for one of his customers at the auto-body shop he works for. Brad had been involved with custom trucks at that time for the better part of a full decade, and there was just something about that Mazda that caught his attention. Somehow, he wound up buying that very truck from the previous owner and began making changes to it. Over the course of the following two years, he turned the otherwise clean truck into something that people now stop and stare at when he drives by. From the moment the title changed hands, Brad wanted to make sure that the truck stayed firmly planted on solid ground as a daily-driven truck.
In the past, Brad owned a first-generation S-10 that had been given several custom touches to make it all his own, but it'd been some time since he'd had a truck to play around with and customize. During his hiatus, the poor guy drove around in a Mitsubishi Eclipse, heading to the body shop and home in Louise, Texas, each day. We think the drudgery of driving a compact car finally got to him and Brad made the conscious decision to buy the Mazda from his client to make it even more custom and one-of-a-kind.
Aside from a flawless body and super-clean paint scheme, the Mazda also sports a well-thought-out interior that was neither under nor over done. The interior is a clean and custom space with a stereo system and all the custom comforts one could wish for, all stuffed neatly into a standard-cab mini-truck.
After going through the whole truck and changing everything about it that he wanted to reflect his own tastes, Brad began to take it to shows and make both his truck and presence known. In fact, that's exactly how we ran into Brad this past year at the Texas Heat Wave. One look at his clean Mazda and we knew we needed to get it shot for others to enjoy.
Wheels/Tires 18x7-inch Center Line wheels with 5-1/2 inches of backspacing and 215/35R18 Pirelli radial tires
Suspension/Chassis AIM lowering spindles up front / Firestone 2,500-pound air springs all around / Gabriel shocks all around / painted black chassis and suspension components / custom spider web over notch hole in bed / valves from Ekstensive
Performance Walker exhaust system / painted engine bay items
Body Modifications FBI phantom billet grille / Cadillac taillights / shaved tailgate / shaved antenna / shaved emblems / shaved door handles / shaved fuel door / frenched and angled front license plate in otherwise stock front bumper / relocated fuel filler to inside of bed / Street Beat sliding ragtop sunroof / molded fiberglass roll pan
Paint VW Red and GM White used for two-tone base / DuPont Arizona Beige and Orange used for pinstriping / leopard stripe / painted by owner
Interior Custom wood panels with tweed upholstery and leopard fabric / stock reupholstered bench seat / black carpeting from Stylin' Concepts / interior work by Supak's Upholstery in El Campo, Texas / Grant 14-inch steering wheel
Stereo Sony Head unit / Bazooka bass tube / Kicker and Pioneer amplifiers / Polk Audio mids and highs / Street Wires installation materials used throughout / custom speaker install by Hector Manriquez
Miscellaneous H-4 headlight conversion / clear side-marker lights / Checkmate tonneau cover
Special Thanks Brad's dad Joe Krasucky for use of the garage and paint booth / Jason Garcia for plumbing the truck's suspension setup (uses 1/2-inch copper tubing throughout) and wiring it all up to work flawlessly