Owner: Bryan Denton Ride: '01 Nissan Frontier Hometown: Forney, Texas Club: Outland
As a child, Bryan Denton of Forney, Texas, had great inspiration in the custom car scene from his grandfather, who introduced him to custom rides at a very young age. By the time Bryan was 16, he had a ride of his own, a fullsize Chevy that had a few minor modifications. Then, one day, a friend of Bryan's started building a Ford Ranger and Bryan's love for minitrucks took off. Life for Bryan would never be the same again.
Bryan first sold his Chevy and replaced it with an Isuzu pickup. But after he began customizing it, he took notice of the Nissan Frontiers and quickly decided it was the ride for him. Shortly thereafter, he replaced the Isuzu with an '01 Frontier and immediately went to work. After taking possession of his new ride, Bryan noticed that someone else in his hometown also had a Frontier. Not wanting to be one-upped by the competition in town, Bryan set out to make sure everyone else in town knew which Frontier was his.
At first, the mods were simple: he lowered it, added a set of 17-inch wheels, and a few bolt-on items. But after noticing a few dents on the hood, a trip to Buster Paint & Body in Forney, Texas, would change that. Buster's repaired the dents, but didn't stop there. They also shaved the body smooth of many items, frenched the front license plate, and laid down a set of one-off, 13-color graphics over the PPG Bright Blue base. Bryan was off to a good start, but he wasn't about to leave well enough alone.
Bryan later returned his Frontier to Buster Paint & Body for the next round of work, which included a fast airbag setup, consisting of eight 3/8-inch Parkers valves, with air constantly being provided to the tank via two Viair 450 compressors, which were mounted underneath the bed. The rear frame section was also rebuilt, and it now is home to a one-off custom bridge and a front bed support. Buster's also ditched the front stock suspension and rear-end, and used models from a '95 Toyota pickup instead.
The customization didn't stop there, as the Hack Shack was called in to handle the interior makeover. Here, one will find charcoal leather seats with China Blue suede inserts, which have been stitched in a basket-weave pattern. A color-matched dash and door inserts, along with a BAD Wraith steering wheel can also be found there. While still in the Hack Shack's hands, Bryan had a custom stereo installed, using a Jensen head unit, which feeds beats to two Kicker 8-inch competition subs, as well as a Pioneer Cross-Fire component set. The entire stereo is powered generously by Kicker amplifiers, which gives everyone notice when Bryan is cruising the streets of Forney.
Finally, the 17-inch wheels were scrapped and replaced with 18x8 Motegi DV5s, wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza rubber. While sometimes stressed during the build, Bryan said that seeing his visions and dream come to life, while building his Frontier, was by far the best experience of the entire process. As Bryan stated, "Customizing your ride can be the most fun and the most stressful thing you can do." By the way his Frontier looks today, the stress was definitely worth it.