Chris Roselle from Glen Falls, New York, cruises his 'bagged '98 S-10 everywhere he goes. Chris took the truck from stock to what you see here with his own two hands. He 'bagged the truck using 2,500-pound 'bags up front with a 2-inch drop spindle and 2,600-pound 'bags in the rear with a custom two-link. He shaved the truck smooth, installed a set of clear taillights, then painted the entire truck white. Inside, he swapped out his stock dash for a '94 Grand Am dash, bolted up a set of Daytona buckets, and installed four 10-inch subwoofers in a custom box to help let his parents know when he's home. Chris says he couldn't have done it without the support of his girlfriend and his dad always telling him his truck is too low.
Bringin' Back a Classic
This '77 Toyota Hilux is Jesse Beaver's classic from Hagerstown, Missouri. He likes to keep it pretty original, except for the lowered stance and the performance. The suspension uses lowered coils up front and a monoleaf coupled with 3-inch blocks to slam the rear. The engine is a 2.6L Mitsubishi motor that has been bored 0.030 over. The motor also received a Race Cam, a header, a Weber carburetor, an aluminum head with a mild port and polish, and a lightened flywheel. To keep the weight down, the inner renders are 100 percent aluminum. Jesse likes to take his Hilux to shows all over his area, where you might catch a glimpse of him doing burnouts to attract the local bacon. He has pics to prove it.
Not many kids are lucky enough to start on their first mini-truck at 13 years old. However, Tyler Hooper from McEwen, Tennessee, got this '93 S-10 at that tender age and has worked on it with his dad for the past two years. Tyler has lowered the Blazer using a 3-inch Ground Force drop coil and Belltech 2-inch spindle in the front and 4-inch blocks out back. His Blazer sports 20-inch Mazzi wheels with 40-series Ventus rubber. Tyler also installed a Sir Michael's roll pan, billet inserts, and APC sport mirrors before the truck was sent to Cross Auto Collision for the House of Kolor Lime Time Green paintjob. His dad also helped him build a box to house the four 10-inch Audiobahn flamed subwoofers and install the 7-inch monitor in the center console. The S-10's future looks bright and will include 'bags, a body drop, and full tribal paint.
Lost And Found
We found a cool picture of this Ranger with just a name and address, but decided that it was worthy to show off without any information. If it sounds like we guessed our way through, we did. This Ranger belongs to Trey Ballentine from Dallas, Georgia. If you know him, tell him that you saw his truck in Mini Truckin', with a wonderfully detailed description about all his tedious modifications, cool rims, slammed stance, and bitchin' black paint with silver tribal flames. Sorry, Trey. But hey, at least your truck and name managed to find a way through the cracks.