"I love my truck and built it the way I wanted it. There are a lot of people in Australia who have opinions on everyone's ride and it gets old quick. What happened to just looking at and admiring someone else's work, not making comments on how it should have been done? Variety is the spice of life. Good luck to the guy doing something completely different, or the girl doing it, too."
By reading this quote, which was taken directly off of Chad's feature tech sheet, you can begin to see how cool of a dude Chad really is. He's one of the most down-to-earth people we've had the pleasure of meeting, his attitude is truly something we should all strive for. These days, too many people would rather pick apart a truck than appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the buildup. But not Chad! He's the first guy to walk up and tell you how nice he thinks your ride is, and will undoubtedly give you the props you deserve. And just like the rest of us, all he expects is the same mutual respect in return.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out Chad did an amazing job on the buildup of his Toyota. From the undercarriage to the interior, Chad's truck is unique and very well built. He spent the last five years tediously covering every square inch, ensuring it was as good as the last. After awhile of going at it nonstop, Chad took a little break that turned into an entire year off from the truck. It happens to the best of us, and by the time Chad realized how long it had been, he couldn't go another minute without his truck. So, he did what any minitrucker would do-if they could. He quit his job and locked himself in the garage for the next year, until his truck was road-worthy.
After that, some killer paint from MyStyle Customs mixed with the talents of Ultimate Airbrush and Chad was well on his way to cruising one of Australia's cleanest minitrucks. All of the years of hard work can be traced back to when Chad first spotted Lincoln's 'bagged Toyota; from then on he knew what he had to do! If he could do it all over again the only regret Chad has is that he wishes he would have body-dropped his Toy when he had it all apart. Don't worry, Chad, if you ever need a mate to talk to about that, look up Steven Hill out of Relaxed Atmosphere, California chapter.
Owner: Chad Messinbird Ride:...
Owner: Chad Messinbird
Ride: '01 Toyota Hilux Xtra-Cab
Hometown: Jindabyne, NSW, Australia