Curtis Danny Cox has been into trucks from the day that he laid his eyes on his Uncle Smilie's Mazdawg.

With this being Curtis' first mini truck build, and not having any experience doing so, he relied heavily on the super-clean trucks he saw at shows and in magazines. The first order of business for Curtis was getting his truck to lay frame and body. He knew that if his truck was to get any kind of respect on the street, it needed to be low and adjustable. In addition, Curtis went to work on getting rid of any unwanted appendages that would take away from the clean and simple lines of the Mazda. When the tedious task of filling, sanding, and prepping the entire body was complete, a generous amount of red paint was sprayed over the smooth exterior of Curtis' ride.

With the Mazda sporting a super-slammed stance, crazy body mods, and a cool paintjob, Curtis attended to the rest of the details by finishing off the interior and cleaning up the engine bay. He got down with the spray gun and a grip of red paint to cover the smoothed out dash, the center console, and the sub enclosure in the bed. He even went that extra mile to shave the glove box and the A/C vents.

After seven renditions and seven long years of working on his truck, Curtis never gave up. Now his dream is a reality, and he can drag the streets and break necks with his super-modified mini.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 18-inch Limited 507
Tires (Front/Rear): Falken FK-452 215/40R18

Chassis Modifications
Suspension (Front/Rear): 'Bagged
Airbag type and size: (Front): Firestone 2500 (Rear): Firestone 2600
Spindles: 2-inch drop
Shocks: Volkswagen
Valves: 3-way valves
Compressor: Stock AC pump converted
Air accessories: Custom made skull switch box
Frame mods: Back-half 2x3-inch box tubing
Detail work: Painted chassis and suspension
Performed by: Dan at 519 Kustomz

Body Modifications
Shaved: Handles, taillights, emblems, key holes, gas door
Frenched: License plate and taillights
Body-dropped: Traditional 23/8 inches
Front end: Ford Tempo head lights, with clear turn signals, and chrome bumper
Back end: Fully shaved with functional tailgate
Taillights: Hyundai Elantra GT taillights
Performed by: Owner

Paint
Brand and colors: PPG Red
Airbrushing: Skulls and ghost flames on the air tanks by Mac
Performed by: Owner

Interior
Seats: Mazda Protg stock seats
Dash: Fiber glassed with LCD television, a skull, and smoothed and painted
Gauges: Custom painted and numbered
Misc.: Meat cleaver rearview mirror
Performed by: Owner

Stereo
Head unit: Sony Xplod
Mids and highs: MA Audio
Amplifier mids and highs: Clarion 500-watt
Subwoofers: Three MA Audio 10-inch
Amplifier for subwoofers: Clarion 1,000-watt
Custom fabrication: Bed ported into cab
Performed by: Owner

Engine/Performance
Turbo: Volkswagen
Boost: 15psi
Intake: Custom aluminum
Exhaust: Custom stainless
Detail work: Painted and polished
Performed by: Dan at 519 Kustomz

Special Thanks by Owner
I would like to thank my wife because without her this would have never been possible. I would also like to thank my Dad and my uncle Smillie at Laydoubt Fab, and my buddy Dan at 519 Kustomz. I would also like to thank my club, Fallen Fantasies, for all their help with this thing.