OWNER: Elizabeth Tomlinson
RIDE: '98 Nissan Frontier
HOMETOWN: Southaren, MS
CLUB: Relaxed Atmosphere

When you look at trucks in a magazine or on the show field that really standout, usually the first thought that comes to mind is; "that guy built a sick truck".

That assumption is true for most minitrucks, because it is mainly guys who own them, build them, and drive them. But, every once in a while, we come across some females who bust out with some very badass trucks. And when they do, all the guys generally stare in amazement that women are building trucks just as good as any guy out there.

Liz Thomlinson is one of these ladies of Mini Truckin' who is out to make her own way in the scene. She has been involved for the last four years and decided that it was time to start a project of her very own. With a little searching she found a `98 Nissan Frontier that was already 'bagged and not too far from her. With the truck now sitting in her driveway, she quickly learned that the truck wasn't in the best condition. In fact, the suspension was so hacked up and falling apart, that it wasn't safe to drive. She made a phone call to Big Bill Watson at Phat Designs and a deal was made in order to get the Frontier's condition back up to par. All the suspension had to go and new components were used to make it right. Once the truck was re-bagged, Liz had Bill perform a few more modifications, giving the truck a more personalized feeling. When all was said and done the truck spent eight months in the shop under the knife, and thousands of Liz's hard-earned greenbacks.

Since day one, Liz made sure she had a direct influence in all that was done to her Nissan. In eight months of total build time, Liz created a clean Frontier that any other minitruck would have a tough time beating. Her ride serves as a shining example of what can be accomplished if you put your mind to something and keep at it until your dream is finally realized. We hope you enjoy poring over the images of this incredible Frontier. No matter how sick you think the truck is by looking at the images, you must see this truck in person to appreciate how incredibly detailed and visually pleasing it truly is.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: (Front) 20x8 chrome plated Billet Specialties Hustler-6 (Rear) 20x9.5 chrome plated Billet Specialties Hustler-6
Tires: (Front) Nankang 225/35ZR20 (Rear) Nankang 245/35ZR20

Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: Torsion bar 'bag setup, 2-inch drop spindles, Firestone 2,500-pound airbags
Suspension Rear: 'Bag over axle setup, four-link, Firestone F9,000 sleeve 'airbags
Air accessories: Six 3/8-inch GC air valves, 5-gallon air tank, 3/8-inch polished stainless steel air line
Misc.: Frame was smoothed and painted
Performed by: Big Bill Watson and Shane Peacock at Phat Designs

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, front marker lights wipercowl, gas door, back of cab and front of bed, taillights, third brake light, underside of hood, firewall, top of radiator support
Body-dropped: 2 1/2 inches
Body mods: Molded rollpan, two FBI 10-inch LED molded into the roll pan
Bolt-ons: Phantom billet grille, chrome Pathfinder mirrors
Performed by: Big Bill Watson and Shane Peacock at Phat Designs

Paint
Brand and colors: DuPont Hot Hues Perplexed Pink
Misc.: Pinstriping on the fenders, bed, notch cover, tailgate, inner front fenders, breather, top of radiator support, various interior panels, all done by Rick Neal
Performed by: Joe Strickland at Phat Designs

Interior
Seats: Monte Carlo bucket seats wrapped in gray leather and gray suede
Dash and door panels: Fiberglassed, smoothed and painted
Gauges: Air gauges molded into the dash
Misc.: Gray carpet, gray leather headliner
Performed by: Big Bill Watson and Shane Peacock at Phat Designs

Stereo
Head unit: Valor DTS-660W DVD/CD/MP3 player
Mids and highs: Kicker KS-6.5 components
Amplifier for mids and highs: Kicker ZX800.4
Subwoofers: One 10-inch Kicker
Amplifier for Subs: Kicker 750.1
Misc.: Kicker wiring and distribution blocks, center console is the speaker enclosure and amp rack
Performed by: Shane Peacock at Phat Designs

Engine/Performance
Intake: Custom-made
Header/exhaust: 240 SX header, custom exhaust with Flowmaster exhaust
Detail work: Chrome, billet, painted everything else
Misc.: Four Kinetik HC600 Power Cells frenched into the front inner fenders
Performed by: Big Bill Watson and Shane Peacock at Phat Designs

Special Thanks From Owner
Big Bill Watson and Shane Peacock at Phat Designs, Joe Strickland, Rick Neal, Relaxed Atmosphere, Mini Truckin' Magazine for shooting the truck and last but not least my husband Blair.