Like No Other
Chris Finney says there's not another S-10 in Huntsville, Alabama, like his, and we're betting he's right. The Hot Rod Shop in Huntsville gets the credit for the tribal-flamed paintjob and color-matching accessories on Chris' ride. His '97 Chevy received a Rhino Liner with an airbrushed Chevy Bow Tie and a Checkmate fiberglass bed cover. Once the bed was dialed-in, Chris turned his attention to the exterior of his truck, adding 18-inch Arielle Vetta wheels, low-profile tires, Euro taillights, a roll pan, an SS hood, and a new front air dam. Soon after, neon lighting found its way beneath the rapidly evolving cruiser along with a billet antenna and a phantom billet grille. The finishing touches took place inside the cab. Chris installed a Pioneer DEH-P7300 CD player and had several choice interior bezels painted to match the outside of the truck. So far, Chris has nabbed a Best of Show and Best Graphics trophies with his cool mini.
With the exception of the paint and seat upholstery, 16-year-old Bobby Bradford and friends built this entire '83 Chevy Blazer at home, in the driveway. Bobby's dad and brother pitched in their help, too, lowering the Blazer 5 inches front and rear with new drop spindles, coil springs, and lowering blocks. The entire drivetrain was swapped out in favor of parts taken from a '91 S-10. The wheels and tires also came from an S-10, this time from a '95 model. The body has been shaved clean of items such as the roof rack, door handles, taillights, emblems, antenna, and hood squirters. The ZR-1 roll pan was shortened to fit the confines of the Blazer's body and molded in place. The front end of the truck also received its fair share of attention. The stock hood was swapped with a cowl-induction unit, and a Trenz billet grille was installed above a new, custom bumper cover. The chrome yellow paint was sprayed by Derrick Harrison. Inside, chrome yellow paint was sprayed over the dash and door panels. A floor console from a Camaro was also sprayed yellow, and Lee Freemon upholstered the seats in yellow and red vinyl. To rock the house, Bobby installed a pair of Kicker VR 10-inch subs in a custom fiberglass enclosure beneath the rear seat. A Pioneer head unit and 1,600-watt amplifier powers the system. Bobby says he'd like to thank his father, brother, mother, and girlfriend for all of their help and understanding.