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Set Free
Mike found this little gem for sale by an owner who had locked it in the garage for 14 long years. Quick to show the Courier deserved some respect, Mike planted a new engine under the hood, upgraded the tranny to a five-speed, and handbuilt new suspension brackets and an air-ride setup featuring a four-link, two Viair compressors, and Firestone ’bags. This truck is daily driven and finally getting a taste of the good life.

Mike McKinney
Lousiville, KY
1979 Ford Courier XLT

Street Wild
Chris has been on a hot streak while getting his truck ready to take the show scene by storm. He’s treated his Nissan to a bodydrop, shaved door and tailgate handles, Caddy tails, and plenty of other mods thanks to the help of Jordan’s Paint and Body. The interior is just as crazy as the outside with snakeskin patterned airbrushing on the dash.

Chris Peay
Savannah, TN
1994 Nissan Hardbody

Warm Welcome
After serving in Iraq, Kristopher has been spending as much time with his Dime as possible since returning home. He has ’bagged it, wired in a booming sound system, and shaved up the handles and antenna and added tribal graphics to give it some flair. A full-custom interior is currently in the works, and hopes of one day swapping an LS6 instead of the stock V-6 are very much alive. Keep up the great work, Kristopher, and thank you for your service!

Kristopher Thiele
Port Huron, MI
2001 Chevy S-10 Xtreme