Australia is world-renowned for many things: kangaroos, the Outback, beautiful blondes, and a huge rock in the middle of nowhere. One thing it hasn't been known for, until recently, is the growing minitruck community. With anything new, there are pros and cons. One of the plagues to follow many young minitruck communities is drama. This drama can follow many paths, it can talk smack on a truck, a club, or on certain people.

Ryan Williams, however, couldn't care less about the drama. The only thing on his mind is his truck, his buddies, and his future ventures into minitrucks. One of those ventures is the current status of his truck at press time. The truck you see before your eyes is already being redone to a certain extent. One thing for certain is that Ryan is going to body-drop his truck to get it to that right posture. This time around, Ryan will also be a lot more hands-on with the fabrication of his truck. "If you want to do things right, you have to do it yourself!" exclaimed Ryan. Well, we can't wait to see it again, and one thing is certain: if it looks as good next time as it did this time, then we know he'll be beating the haters off for sure.

The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 20-inch Bonspeed Clutch
Backspace (Front/Rear): +45
Tires (Front/Rear): 245/35R20

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Front suspension: Slam Specialties
Rear suspension: Chassis Tech
Spindles: 2-inch Belltech drop spindles
Shocks: Koni
Valves: ASC
Compressors: Two Viar 450s
Air line: 1/2-inch
Air/hydro accessories: Two 3-gallon airtanks, pneumatic gauges
Frame mods: Art Morrison rails, parallel four-link, and tube work
Frame material: Mandrel-bent box-tubeframe
Gas tank: RCI Aluminum fuel cell
Detail work: Tube work and painted gloss black
Performed by: Paul Christie
City/state: Sydney, Australia

Body Modifications
Shaved: Corner lamps, mirrors, door handles, fuel filler, and tailgate welded shut, and roll pan
Frenched: Rear license-plate box
Front end: '03 SR5 4WD HiLux front end with a 2WD valance
Back end: '03 Tailgate welded shut with roll pan
Taillights: Frosted clear lenses
Misc.: LED indicators in a lower valance, raised sheetmetal bed floor
Performed by: Rob Webster
City/state: Sydney, Australia

Paint
Brand and colors: PPG custom-mixed Silver
Style: Solid color
Performed by: Pete Pronesti
City/state: Penrith, NSW, Australia

Interior
Seats: Retrimmed and reshaped original seats with headrests removed
Material: Pleather (ha ha!), vinyl
Dash: SR5 4WD painted red
Door panels: Painted red with suede inserts
Center console: Painted red
Flooring: Custom red carpet
Headliner: Red suede with a star design
Gauges: Pneumatic air gauges by Air Ride
Misc.: MOMO Steering wheel and shifter
Performed by: Bad Arse Trim Company
City/state: Penrith, NSW, Australia

Special Thanks By Owner:
Dean, John, my girlfriend Kelly, Pete, Paul, Rob, and my dad, for using his shed.