We had a total of 44 builders sign up for the Minitruckinweb.com 2009 Scale Model Build Contest, Round 2, held March 11-May 11, 2009.
Although only 13 builders completed their models, 19 participated but were unable to meet the deadline, and 12 weren't able to start. Entrants for Round 2 were allotted two months time to build the scale model vehicle(s) of their choice and post progress weekly via the Mini Truckin' forums. Although the finished models varied in style, detail, and fabrication, they all were the results of many hours of hard work. Of the 13 builders who completed their models, the Top 5 (in no particular order) plus a Runner-Up were announced on Minitruckinweb.com. Special thanks to Rick from Scale Dreams for continuing to offer 20% off to Round 2 builders, and for rewarding the top finishers! Stay tuned for Round 3 coming your way soon.
Owner: Aaron Buck
Ride: 2001 Dodge Dakota
Wheels/Tires: 24x9.5 Nitrous/Tires 265/25/24
Chassis Mods: Complete custom frame
Suspension: Four-link rear, tubular arms
Shaved: Doors, hood, headlights, taillights
Body Mods: Body-dropped, uni-body, custom front end/bumper, raised hood, sheetmetal bed
Paint: House of Kolor custom two-tone with tribal graphics and fire, custom-mixed cinnalime and many orange and yellows, pinstripe in neon green
Interior: Custom seats, dash, floor
Engine: Chromed out, block painted body color, custom intake
Special Thanks: Mini Truckin' for having the contest!
Quote: Another forum member - "Man, I just can't get over how good your model looks."
Volkswagen Micro Bus & Custom Trailer
Wheels/Tires: Porsche alloys
Accessories: Roof racks, ladder racks
Special Thanks: Wife Karla for taking the pictures
Quote: "Growing up in Southern California everybody drove a VW before getting involved in minitruckin'; they just went hand in hand..."
2000 Chevy Astro Van
Wheels/Tires: Tuckin' 22-inch Gio rims
Shaved: Door handles, rear handles, antenna
Body Mods: Relocated license plate holder, rear roll pan
Interior: Color-matched inserts, various color-matched dash and molding pieces
Quote: "This build was modeled after a minitruckin' dad driving around a family cruiser with all the amenities."
1985 Datsun 720
Wheels/Tires: 16-inch scale Porsche alloys with disc brakes all around
Suspension: Turned torsion bars with airbags in front, relocated leaf perches with airbags in rear, two Air-Zenith compressors mounted under rear roll pan, chromed airtank mounted near rear roll pan
Shaved: Handles, antenna, taillights, tailgate handle
Body Mods: Rear roll pan
Accessories: Custom shell
Interior: Full bench seat, extended shifter
Quote: "Just a regular 720 cruisin' the streets of Cali."
2012 Custom Minitruck
Wheels/Tires: 26x10 Headlockers/Airless solid rubber
Chassis Mods: Aluminum frame with smooth belly pans and mid-mount engine
Suspension: Bose magnetic struts and shocks
Body Mods: Stock-floor bodydrop, one-off body with wide swing doors and tilt bed
Accessories: Carbon-fiber hood and grille
Paint: Metallic black base with green and purple pearl
Engine: Enzo Ferrari
Special Thanks: Mini Truckin' for doing these contests, all the other entrants for making me push myself to stand out amongst the other sick builds
Owner: Joe Mcknelly
Ride: 1994 Nissan Hardbody
Wheels/Tires: 22-inch Dub Vistas
Chassis Mods: Full one-off custom tube/box frame
Suspension: Tube A-arms, two Viair compressors, two 5-gallon aluminum air tanks, 'bags plumbed with baby blue airline to match the pinstripe
Shaved: Bodyline, firewall, handles, tailgate, taillights, roll pan, gas door, front corners
Body Mods: 3-inch stock-floor bodydrop, tubbed rear fenders, molded Toyota bumper and valance with billet insert, one-off phantom grille with recessed headlights, cut fenders to fit the Toyota conversion
Paint: Kandy emerald green, two-toned with Caddy pearl white, pinstriped baby blue
Interior: Smoothed and painted dash and tops of door panels
Stereo: Four 12-inch Fosgate subs, three Pioneer chrome-plated amps, smoothed and painted sub box
Engine: Stock painted and chromed engine, cold-air intake
"The Lone Ranger"
Owner: Scott Crow
Ride: 1993 Ford Ranger
Wheels/Tires: 18-inch Panther Juice
Chassis Mods: Complete tube frame
Suspension: Air Ride, Viair 550
Body Mods: Stock-floor bodydrop
Paint: Black with all candy paint to make true fire flames
Interior: 1959 Impala dash, seats and shifter, chrome flame steering wheel
Engine: Ford blown 429
Special Thanks: To my girl Shelby for not smashing it when I was at work and helpin' build it.
Quote: "This model is reppin' Body Bagged Customs Truck and Car Club."
"Bagmagik Shop Truck"
1941 Chevy & Chevy 454SS