Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Jenny Militzer of Toledo, Ohio has no problem stepping up to the guys in her '98 Ford Ranger XLT. Jenny's Ranger sports 18-inch chrome Ultra Fat Boy wheels and rides a little closer to them, thanks to a DJM 4/5 drop kit. The front of the Ranger's aggressive look comes courtesy of a Street Scene front bumper cover, a Keystone hood, a billet grille inserted into a modified 4x4 grille shell, and APC projector headlights with clear corner lenses. The rear of the truck is home to a Lund roll pan, a Flowmaster dual exhaust, limited-edition TYC carbon-fiber taillights, and an A.R.E. tonneau cover. Jenny just got the truck repainted white in favor of her old vinyl graphics, removed all Ford badges, and took off the ever-so-cool mudflaps. Air management is courtesy of a Volant cold-air intake. We know you all feel like we do - there is nothing cooler than a girl who's into custom trucks, let alone one who owns one. Rock on, Jenny.
Erin Boushie of Frederickstown, Missouri, is one smooth girl, thanks to her '86 Mazda B2200. Erin's Mazda sports a 3-1/2-inch body drop, airbags, Viair gear, and 1/2-inch pneumatic accessories. All these mods aid in Erin's quest to roll with the best of them in Missouri. Custom paint flows through the truck, inside and out. Erin's Mazda has already taken home a few trophies, one courtesy of Assorted at Greenville in the Mazda Mild class. Erin bought the truck as-is, but plans on putting her own flavor into it very soon. We'll keep an eye out for those future mods. Take it easy on the guys, though - we can't handle our egos falling any farther than they already are.
Lance Eber of Merced, California, is about as old-school of a mini-trucker as you can get - he was pictured in the Feb. '89 issue of Truckin' magazine, where there was an advertisement of the upcoming premier issue of Mini Truckin' magazine. Lance's '86 Nissan 720, dubbed It's Funky, defines old-school mini-truckin'. It's Funky has been updated with an F-B-S-S airbag setup, using Slam Specialties all the way around, backed by a Blowjax compressor mounted under the bed with the air tank. We can't get into all the bodywork, but Lance's creation has a complete shave job, including shaved and filled bumpers. Caprice headlights adorn the front of the 720, El Camino taillights peer out of the roll pan, and it's topped with a Street Beat sliding ragtop. There are too many mods to list - just take our word for it that this brief overview does the truck no justice. There are still more plans for It's Funky and no completion date in mind. Get her finished, Lance - we want to see more.
If it wasn't for bad luck, Brent Gibson of Spring, Texas, would have no luck at all. Having his '02 Ford Ranger broken into three times as well as being rear-ended by a driver that didn't know the meaning of stop, should have killed all hopes of having a complete custom mini. With enough stereo equipment already stolen to fill a baseball stadium, Brent stayed persistent and kept building. A plethora of billet was added to the truck as well as clear corners from Stylin' Concepts. Brent threw on some 17-inch Eagle Alloy Tribal Choppers and Joey Smith at Xtreem Rydes in Huffman, Texas, hooked up a 1/2-inch two-linked air-ride system to slam it closer to the earth. Chaotic Rods and Custom in Tomball, Texas, gave the Ranger a clean shave before Max Maxwell of Maxed Out Paint Wurkz laid a simple red-and-silver pinstriped flame job over the factory black. Brent took one more shot at listening to music with another heart-pounding stereo system. Good luck with that, Brent.
156 DB Of Fun
Ryan Hepinger of Washington, Pennsylvania, has no problem with bolting on accessories to his truck. From the Xenon body kit, A.R.E. tonneau cover, stainless bed caps, clear corners, and cowl-induction hood to the California Customs wheels, this '01 Chevrolet S-10 has been hooked up to the fullest. Ryan has also added a K&N air intake, Hypertech computer chip, Lakewood traction bars, underbody neon, and Rhino Lining, and shaved the tailgate handle, topping it off with a killer interior. The interior boasts six 12-inch subwoofers and 4,200 watts to rock a skull-crushing 156 db. Ryan plans on adding sequential LED taillights, Street Scene sport mirrors, and a Stylin' Concepts through-body exhaust tip. Keep it up, Ryan.
Milan Timotio comes from from the Land Down Under - that's right, Australia! Callala Bay, NSW, Australia, to be exact. Milan has done plenty of mods to his Nissan King Cab. The Nissan has been lowered 2 inches in the front and 3 inches in the back, and grounded with 18x10-inch MKM wheels. The body was cleaned and given a basic shave job, including a molded roll pan, before the Ford XR8 Blue was applied. Milan's King Cab has no problem getting up to speed, thanks to a turbo'd Nissan RB20 powerplant with all the goodies. A container from FBI here in California must have made it to Australia, due to the many familiar components adjourning the interior. A Kamikaze rearview mirror, billet flamed door handles, grab handles, and window cranks give this truck American flavor. It's awesome to see our sport doing so well half way around the world. Good job, Milan.