The Lowdown
1989 Toyota Hilux
Tony Almaroad • Marion, IL

Wheels/Tires
20x8 Mondera Blackhawk, 245/35/20 Nitto Neo Gen

Suspension/Chassis
Full custom 2x3 and 2x4¼-inch box tube frame, custom wishbone four-link, ’bags on lower bars, cantilever shock setup, custom upper and lower control arms, tie rod ends, body mounts, rack-and-pinion from a ’79 Mustang, rear disc swap from a ’98 Explorer

Body Modifications
Shaved side markers, lower bumper valence, windshield sprayers, antenna, mirrors, chip guards, gas door, stock tailgate molded to Grant Kustoms roll pan, custom radiator support, firewall, wheel tubs, panel in sheetmetal bed floor

Interior
’50 Shoebox Ford dash, hand-fabricated steering wheel, Mazda B2200 bench seat

Engine/Performance
’98 Corvette LS1, 4L60E trans

Upcoming Mods
New fabricated set of spindles, roll-down back glass, LSX head upgrade, big cam, full stainless exhaust, headers, and custom intake

Thanks From Owner
“My dad Russell for the machine work, Jeff Hayes at Purple Hays Racing for the bead rolling and tube bending, Chris Anderson for all the fabrication/welding help, Accuair for the e-Level management kit, Michigan Metal Works, Jim’s Transmission, Bobby, Dustin, and Daniel for the body work help, my wife Jennifer and son Noah for their loving support, and anyone else I forgot who has helped, thank you!”