It's not very often that we hear people talk about their rides and they tell us they wouldn't change anything about their build. But, that's exactly what Justin had to say about the build of his '99 Toyota Tacoma. He loved every part of it and wouldn't change a thing. That doesn't mean it was without problems, though.

Justin told us, "The worst thing that happened during the build was I had to repaint the bed six times. The paint wouldn't stick for some reason. It eventually made it so that I had to take it to another shop to paint it." Besides that, it appears like it was smooth sailing for Justin and the crew of people who helped him build the ride. He started by body- dropping the truck 3.5 inches, to lay it lower to the ground. While he was at it, he 'bagged the front end, built a back-half for the rear, and built his own custom four-link for it. Justin had messed with minis in the past, but this time was a real learning experience for him.

From there, Justin went to his friend, Scott Williams, to do some mods to the truck and prepare it for interior and paint work. When it came to the paint, another friend, Jason Jones, was enlisted to paint the truck Big League Blue with a White two tone. Soon after this, the truck made it down to Cutter Customs where Darren Cutter finished up the interior. This was where the trash can from Home Depot came into the project. Notice the really cool vents? Well, while at Home Depot one day, Justin noticed a pretty neat mesh trash can that would finish off the vents perfectly. This just goes to show how ingenious we minitruckers can be.

Justin would like to add that he finished this truck for his 5-year-old son. His son was born when he started this project and Justin kept him in mind throughout the entire build.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 19x8 Intro Twisted Vista II
Tires (Front/Rear): 225/35R19 Toyo

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
(Front): Lowered upper control arms, 1/2-inch 'bags, and flipped ball joints
(Rear): Custom four-link, cantilevered, 1/2-inch bags
Airbag/cylinder type and size:
(Front): 2400 Firestone
(Rear): 2600 Firestone
Control arms: JBM two-inch lowered
Valves: 1/2-inch SMC
Compressors: Four VIAIR 450s
Air Line: 1/2-inch
Air/hydro accessories: Two 9-gallon air tanks
Frame mods: Back-halved
Frame material: 2x4 box tubing
Gas tank: Hand-built aluminum and diamond plate
Brakes: Braided brake lines
Detail work: Galaxy gray painted frame
Performed by: Owner Justin Dennis
City/state: Harrison, Ohio

Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, antenna, tailgate, roll pan, taillights, third brake light, doorjambs, body lines on back of the cab
Body-dropped: 3.5 inches
Front end: Trailer fenders under hood
Back end: Sheeted bed, trailer tubs, color- matched bed liner
Taillights: Hi-tech LED's
Misc.: Cowl hood, electric license plate mounted in the bed
Performed by: Scott Williams
City/state: Cleves, Ohio

Paint
Brand and colors: PPG Big League Blue, Liquid Crystal Keyline Pearl over Blue, andHouse of Kolor Snow White Pearl
Style: Two-tone
Performed by: Jason Jones
City/state: Cincinnati, Ohio

Interior
Seats: Gray leather, off-white ostrich in the center
Material: Gray leather and white ostrich
Dash: Smoothed and painted with glassed vents, custom-made
Door panels: Gray leather, off-white ostrich, and the speaker's kick-panel metal wasPainted
Flooring: German tweed
Headliner: Gray headliner material
Gauges: White faced
Misc.: Billet Specialties steering wheel, Lokar door handles and dome light
Performed by: Cutters Customs
City/state: Dillsboro, Indiana

Special Thanks (by owner):
Dad, Scott Williams, Jason Jones, and Darren Cutter.

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