Since when is a full-tilt detailed undercarriage mini not good enough? Well, I guess now would be the time. Before this current incarnation of Shawn Altermott of Bothell, WA's '92 Mazda B2200, he was already cleaning up at shows. I guess building his truck originally in reverse left him too much to be desired. So the choice was made: pull out all stops and go for the gold or a six-foot trophy to put in storage.

Shawn has owned a handful of minis in the past and has been a mini trucker since '89. He got his first taste of a Mini back in '95 with an '83 Mazda. Shawn even ventured off the path at one point and picked up an '89 CRX. He said "I know cars suck, but that's why I sold it". In '96 he bought what would be his current mini; a mini that would inspire mini truckers in the northwest to go even more hardcore with their rides. Shawn knew what it was going to take to get Game Over to neck-breaking proportions. With already having thrown a static drop or two on previous minis, as well as a neon kit, this would be no problem. Shawn wanted to take anything he had ever wanted to do and apply it to one truck. The goal was to keep it ultra clean and low. When Shawn's idols are mini truckers such as Billy Bob (cover truck from May '02), this sets the goals high. Yet it still gives him a strong notion of what it takes to make a Mini Truckin' cover the right way.

Mishaps do happen, especially in a build as extensive as this. After they shaved the pillars, they forgot to notch the doors. In not doing so, when they closed the door, it dented the freshly sheetmetaled pillars. Back to the drawing board, as the pillars had to be redone. Also, when the truck was in primer, someone broke into the shop where Game Over was being finished. The shop and truck were both vandalized, as well as a bunch of tools being stolen. This put the final completion date of the project back about three weeks.

The things Shawn found out during the build of Game Over were that his girlfriend really does love him, and there is no such thing as a timeline. If you make a timeline, then it will be broken. Well, Shawn, we hope the build of your truck this time keeps you happy for ten minutes. We know that it will live in the hearts of mini truckers forever.

OWNER: Shawn AltermottRIDE: '92 Mazda B2200 Hometown: Bothell, WA Club Affiliation: Sittin Pretti

The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels: 18x7-inch Detata Sirens
Backspace: 45mm
Tires: Toyo 215/35R18 F24


Chassis Modifications
Suspension Type: air
Rear suspension: chrome four-link
Airbag type and size: Front: 2500lb
Control Arms: custom chrome upper and lower control arms
Spindles/Springs: Chassis Tech dropped spindles
Shocks: chrome
Valves: AIM gold valves
Compressors: two Viair 380's
Air Line: 3/8-inch dot
Air accessories: slim six-gallon tank
Frame mods: bridge-notch
Gas Tank: stock and smoothed
Detail work: molded and smoothed airbag mounts, smoothed and painted
Performed By: The Drop Shop
City/State: Everett, WA


Body Modifications
Shaved: corners, pillars, emblems, bed seams, taillights, tailgate handle, door handles, locks
Body Dropped: 2-1/4-inches
Front end: custom made Grant Kustoms bumper
Back end: shaved with rollpan
Taillights: Grant Kustoms
Exterior bolt-ons: custom billet grille by Mothergoose Customs
Misc: notched doors, sheetmetal bed floor, rag top
Performed By: Brand X Customs and owner
City/State: Woodinville, WA
Paint
Brand and Colors: HOK Ultra Orange, Lime Time Green, and Orion Silver
Style: two-tone
Pinstriping: blue and purple by Austin Striping
Performed By: Brand X
City/State: Woodinville, WA


Interior
Seats: low-backed Civic seats
Material: Grey tweed with orange stitching
Dash: smoothed, shaved, and painted to match exterior
Door panels: stock with sheetmetal over them, fiberglassed and painted
Center console: custom flowing console
Flooring: grey carpet with tweed binding
Headliner: grey tweed with orange stitching
Gauges: white face
Performed By: MRG Upholstery
City/State: Bothell, WA


Stereo
Head unit: Pioneer
Mids & Highs: Cadence
Subwoofers: Cadence 10-inch Beast
Amplifier for subwoofers: Rockford Fosgate
Wiring/Accessories: Lightning Audio
Custom Fabrication: smoothed out and custom molded speaker box that goes into the pillars
Performed By: owner

Engine/Performance
Ported/Polished: by Stryker Brothers
Exhaust: fully polished muffler and tip
Driveshaft: shortened and painted to match with striping
Battery: Optima Location: stock
Detail Work: everything fully painted and chrome, Taylor Wires
Performed By: owner

Special Thanks
To Shawn's girlfriend, Coleen, for always understanding and knowing he loves her, The Drop Shop, Brand X, Brandon at Detata, friends and family.