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November
1982
Features - Clean Green (Wayne Odekirk took 13 inches out of his '70 van, making it surprising to look at), Family Affair (Norma Tingley drives this '74 Chevy pickup to buy groceries. She also brings home lots of trophies.), How To: Paint Woodgrain (Herb Martinez is gaining a reputation around Southern California for painting metal so it looks like wood. You have to touch the surface to determine what it really is in this story. Herb tells how.), How To: Stop That Chevy (If you happen to have a '51-'59 Chevy pickup, converting to disc brakes can give you greater stopping power. This kit looks like it really is a bolt-on. It adds to parts from '73-'77 mid-size cars.), "Rocky" Scores a K.O. (Don and Becky Noone built their '71 Chevy van into a prizewinner. Then they rebuilt it, and it won some more.), Van Nationals (Angola, Indiana was the scene as 1,000 vans converged in the rain. The truckers partied and had a fine time in some fine vehicles.), Chop 2 (Our cover truck shows its radical face, with a maroon firemist complexion and flame-hot grin. It's so low that people ask if it's real.), Don's Blown F-100 (Eight years of work and $10,000 produce a show-truck legend, a blown Chevy 409, with tilt-front, impecable detailing, lots of chrome, polish and plating. Wow!), New '83 Rigs: Flash and Fire For the New Year (Detroit and Japan bring out their new trucks for 1983. Truckin is evaluating them and will announce its choice for Truck of the Year in its December issue. Here are the contenders.), JJ's Toy (Jim Drake said he spent $40,000 on this '48 Chevy pickup. It looks like it, with a blown 327 for "go", and everything needed for "show".), Oldies With Goodies (The Annual Chevy/GMC Nationals were held in Ogden, Utah, this year, with 150 vintage trucks from all over the states.), Project S-10 (Truckin's little-pickup is being buuilt with low bucks in mind. It has louvers, wire wheels and is lower to the ground, with traction bars.), Project Mini-Van (Truckin's little Suzuki ST-90, imported through Guatemala, has been sanded and promered. It's almost done. Here's how it looks.), Inside Moves (Eric Thorsen has realized his dream of driving a show-winning mini-truck. He has won six trophies at two events, so far. These are the only two he has entered.), Eat Out One (Some 600 mini-truck enthusiasts showed up to party, chug cola, roll cigarettes, run with raw eggs in their mouths and enjoy a wet-T Shirt contest.) Departments - Readers Rap, Shop Manual, Ford Folio, Van Scan, Just Mini-Truckin', Reader's Rides, Happenings, Truck Stuff, Reader's Renderings, Ad Index
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August
1984
Features - Frenched Plates (Whether it be light to heavy, unique metal work will always be a part of customizine, including license plate mounts), Bad Blazer (The two-wheel-drive, early Blazer is a rare bird, and even more so when lookin' this bad), Englander 1 (Paul Tunnecliff's van went from a pile-of-the-month to a show-winner and a look inside will tell you why. Check this Beatle tri-bute out), Comparing Apples To Oranges (The original idea was a shoot-out between the Dodge Mini Ram Van and a Toyota Mini Van but they are so different, it would be tough to draw a comparison), Pro Street Alloy Small-Block Chevy (This engine build-up may be too much for many truckers, but the ideas and assembly tricks apply to even the cast iron small blocks), Gas Shock Secrets (Once you get a good knowledge of the terminology surrounding shocks, then you can figure out what to buy for your truck. Read on for more info), Econo Tono (Would you believe that you can actually increase the fuel mileage on your truck with the addition of a tonneau cover), Sweet & Simple (Maurice found an original F-100 and restored it to the max, but kept most of the truck stock...right down to the Y-block engine), Cool Whip Insulation (Space-age technology comes to vanning in the form of a unique, durable insulation), Insanity (Probably the last vehicle that you would expect to find in paradise is a mini-truck powered by a screaming small-block), Project Toyota (What's happening with our Toyota Xtra Cab that we started customizing? We have begun to add some goodies and change the looks), Mayflower (A Chevy van can be customized to resamble practically anything, even the Mayflower), Buck Boards (The world's first look at tough and durable molded urethane flares and running boards for vans and trucks), Valey Run (Two of the hottest pages in Truckin magazine this month. Course, the mini-truckers always get loose), LTD to F-100 Frame Graft (Howard Montgomery's F-100starts to take shape with the addition of the big Ford's independent front suspension) Departments - Reader's Rap, Ford Folio, Shop Manual, Van Scan, Chevy Corner, Just Mini Truckin', Truck Stuff, Ad Index, Happenings
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October
1984
Features - Tuffkidd (Mini-vanning grows in popularity every day. Here's a mini from a van conversion shop that would rival many a hand-built show custom-ceilings, mirrors and all), Last Desert Madness (This run is always hot, but fun. Being the last one ever, the mini-truckers turned it loose and ripped up the whole desert and partied down), Nissans For '85 (Nissan pickups, both 2x4 and 4x4, will be sporting sleek new bedsides, bumpers and several other new sporty changes. Check 'em out in this preview), High Performance Ignition Wires (Even the editor claims to have gained a whole bunch of knowledge about the latest in suppression ignition wires from putting this article together. Zap!), By Gones F-100 (What's the hottest color to paint an F-100? Black if you'd like to capture the trophy for best paint in the Aneheim show. That's slick), Insta Heater (When it gets so cold that you'd better not leave your brass monkey outside, it's time to tip the switch for some instant, clean heat for your pickup or van), Project Toyota (Looks like those guys are really starting to have some fun building this street cutsom. Now, let's get serious and put some paint on it), Truckin' Visits Pick-Up Parts (Besides the mail-order business that distributes their parts nationwide, Pick-Up Parts has expanded to three stores in the greater L.A. basin. Check 'em out), Red Rider (Now, here's a look at one man's toys that any guy would be proud to own. Take a closer look at this mini and you'll discover a foreign powerplant under the hood.), Cal Van Nats (Once a year, the vanners from both the northern and southern parts of the state get together to party hardy for the whole weekend. This one's hot), Ogden '84 (Classic Chevy and GMC Pickups converge on Ogden, Utah for this Father's Day meet. Sponsored by Golden State Pickup Parts, this year was the best one of all), Dad's '65 (What's chopped, dropped and rides like a Buick> How about a Chevy pickup with a Buick engine, dash, air conditioning, cruise and tilt steering), Riding The Smooth Road (Installing a steering stabilizer can be a very simple coore that can improve the ride and bring pleasure back into running big tires on the front of your truck), Midnite Delight (Paul Matis spent the better part of five winters customizing his '77 Dodge van into a show piece - that's now a summer daily driver), Racing Semis (If it rolls, Americans will find a way to make a racer out of it. Here's living proof that even a semi can be made into a super speedway hauler Departments = Reader's Rap, Ford Folio, Shop Manual, Van Scan, Chevy Corner, Just Mint Truckin', Truck Stuff, Reader's Rides, Happenings
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November
1984
Features - Raiderettes' Van (Would you believe that somebody actually gets paid to drive Football's Fabulous Females to the L.A. Coliseum for gtames in this van), 12th Annual Van Nationals (Mississippi, especially in the Summer, can be hot and sticky. That didn't keep thousands of vanners from throwing one of the biggest parties of the year), 1985 Chevrolet Trucks (Here's a sneak preview of what's new for '85 from the Chevy stable. Most notable is the brand new Chevy Astro - 155 horsepower and rear wheel drive), Stull's Street Bar (Looking much like an off-road roll bar, Stull has just released this brand new Street Bar that only comes up to cab height. Just right for streeters), Custom By Crash (Tommy Sharp was actually quite happy with his El Camino, until it dueled it out with a flatbed truck and came out second. Lookin' good now though), Midwest F-100 Campout and Pig Roast (The F-100 crowd always finds a way to have fun and this time they went whole-hog), Las Vegas Mud Bogs (One of the largest gathering of spectators assembled to see the mud fly in the City of Lights. Trying to get through the bog proved to be a big gamble), Steel Flares (If you want the hot-rod look, you have to bolt on a set of wide tires. Steel flares are a good way to keep you legal and the sides of your truck clean), Toyota Project (We add on a dash of class to the project this month as it nears completion), Hawaiian F-100 (Seems as though nearly every state in the union has a number of classic F-100 Fords. Check this one out, from of all places, the Island paradise), 2nd Seat (The rumble seat has returned, and just in time for the mini-truck crowd), Chopped "N Dropped (Not one but two, count 'em, two chopped top Chevy pickups straight from the Peach State. The good ol' boys know how to put those sweet pick 'm ups together), Lil '40 Ford (Although the owner claims it wasn't worth what he paid for it - and that was a modest expense, all of us will have to agree that it is now priceless), 8th Annual Mini-Truck Nationals (The partying people always tell me that the first time and the last time are the best ones to attend. Unfortunately, this one is the latter) Departments - Reader's Rap, Truck Stuff, Ford Folio, Shop Manual, Van Scan, Chevy Corner, Just Mini Truckin', Chrysler Connection, Readers' Rides, Happenings
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April
1985
Features - Starburst II (The very attractive Hope Marie models with Florida's wildest custom van, created by Sans Vans, one of the best known converters in the U.S.), Rick's Ragtop (If you have been trying to come up with a way to make your S-10 Blazer a more universal toy, check out the variety of tops on this unique Chevy), F-100 Fun In Paradise (Howard and Kay Montgomery had a whole bunch of fun with F-100 owners in California's wine country. And they said they only sample the stuff), Night Prowler (Kenny Dill had to wait all day to have his '74 Courier photographed, or was it just to get the chance to stand close to model Karen Berger?), Ford Power (Little wonder that Ford has taken a big interest in economy and performance with their engines, including the popular four-bangers. See how), Early Iron (Although F-100's gained fame first, the smaller cab F-1 is coming on strong in popularity. What does F-1 stand for, anyway), Mitsubishi Challenge (This month we make aheese grater out of our project by louvering the hood, body panels and some bolt-on parts as well. Check out this metal art), Bar Hopper (We have followed the construction of Tom Jordan's Bar Hopper through paint, chrome and suspension changes, and present it to you on both cover and centerspread), All That Glitters (Our art director, Ron Snowden, created this unique layout to complement the chrome), 1986 Mazdas (Truckin's editor Steve Stillwell was invited to preview the totally redesigned Mazda Mini. We took it one step further by creating the world's first custom '86 B2000), Changing Times (Halibrand just introduced a brand new aluminum, street quick change rear end that would be perfect for your next project. Truck rodders take heed), Resolutions '85 (The last mini-truck run...of '84 was a real blowout. Over eight hundred trucks and vans attended this fun run and campout. Since it was held the last weekend of December, everyone was sure the brass monkey was brought inside), Styleside Surprise (It might be a Plain Jane on the outside, but wait till you peek underneath the hood of this plain brown wrapped Ford pickup), Contest Winners (Winners of our Taylor spark plug wire contest are announced) Departments - Editorial, Readers' Rap, Truck Stuff, Shop Manual, Chevy Corner, Van Scan, Ford Folio, Just Mini Truckin', Readers' Rides, Spotlight, Happenings
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June
1985
Features - Cocktails Anyone? (Glen Sasson has certainly learned to always be prepared for the expected or unexpected - just look behind the seats of this clean El Camino), Witham's Way (Owning a customization shop definitely demands owning a custom truck. Besides, who else would put Recaro seats in a 4x4?), Whole Lotta LUV (Including the turboed v-8 tucked under the hood, this little LUV has a whole lotta class), Rockin' To Paradise (Over three-hundred trucks turned out for this Southern California rally in hopes of winning the five-foot tall trophy, or just finding the finish), Showtime (Canada's finest made their way through the ice and snow to go on display at Speed-Sport '85. Check 'em out), Honeysuckle Rose (Richard Hooper found this '76 Chevy in a junkyard and took it from total disaster to clean street machine), Van Nats (Here's a preview of the happeningest van happening of the year. Vanners take note - it'll be here before you know it), Eight Is Enough (Or should we say that eight is still enough? After three years of re-creation, Streetable Customs has this radical van back and ready for action), Top Chop Part One (So you're truck's not short enough? Try this innovative way of taking a few inches off the top. Now, how do we get rid of Dave's headache?), Cherry '38 (What do you do to a choice early hauler that you are lucky enough to buy for $500.00? Turn it into one of the finest Midwest Chevy haulers), Project Toyota (Follow along as we add a "Touch of Glass" to the rear view of the project), Bronco II (Here's our impression of Ford's Lincoln of four-bys), Mitsubishi Challenge (This month the "Mitsi" gets a radically mild addition to her paint with more easy-to-copy graphics), Vintage Lime (This classic is more proof that Ford's '54 F-100's definitely weren't "lemons". Confused? Check out the tailgate for the final clue), Classic Suspension (The popular Aspen-Voltare independent front suspension goes on yet another F-100 - this time with a new twist - rubber mounts) Departments - Editorial, Readers Rap, Shop Manual, Chevy Corner, Ford Folio, Van Scan, Truck Stuff, Just Mini-Truckin', Readers' Rides, Spotlight, Happenings
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August
1985
Features - High Class (Leland Lee's personal ride is a wild example of Texas truckin', featureing a blown engine, heavily modified suspension and...look for yourself), Steel City Hauler (Vanners will love a look at this bright colored and customized 1974 Ford Van, created by Jeff Morris from Pennsylvania), F-100 Supply & Demand (Steve White wore out the phone and mail system to come up with the most complete list of F-100 parts manufacturers and distributors ever assembled), Sofa Bed (Got those black 'n' blue bottom blues from riding in the bed of a pickup? Here's one solution in the form of a sofa or a mattress), '53 Hawk (Some truck rodders prefer to build their trucks just as the factory did - by starting out with a bare frame and going from there), Formula S-10 (Sports car handling for the Chevy S-10 is made possible with the installation of the Rancho suspension package), Bolt-On Aerodynamics (Leading off with our Buyer's Guide on aerodynamics is this typical installation of a Ground Effects kit from A&A Specialities), Lovin' Feelin' (Dave Moyle's cars and trucks all have that fifties flare. To top it off, we captured his pick-em-up truck right in front of Angelo's Drive In), Aerodynamics Buyer's Guide (Whether you are looking to bolt-on some personalization, boost your truck's looks or improve the handling and fuel economy, aerodynamics are the way to go), Vital Signs (The gauges in stock trucks leave a lot to be desired. Here's a method to improve the looks of the cockpit and read the engine's vital signs as well), Gypsy Wagon (This project began with the purchase of a brand new mini-truck way back in 1974. Today it sports a tilt front end, V-6 engine, 'Vette rear and more), Valley Run (Wondering how they have a valley run out in the middle of the high desert? Are mini-truckers confused or what. The answer is in the story), Project Toyota (Back in July '84, we introduced you to a stone-stock Toyota Xtracab, and a concept rendering of the finished project. Check it out and see how close we came), Truckin' Gallery (Truckin''s Art Director Ron Snowden reached into his bag of tricks and created this unique layout for six fine examples of customized trucks) Departments - Editorial, Readers' Rap, Shop Manual, Truck Stuff, Chevy Corner, Van Scan, Ford Folio, Just Mini-Truckin', Spotlight, Catalog Corner, Happenings
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July
1986
Features - A Lasting En-Gauge-Ment (Gauges shouldn't be overlooked as interior styling appointments as well as keeping you informed in the engine and driveline's performance. Here's a look at the hot ones for '86); Knights Of Fire (Tim Conklin's mini features wild flames and even a borrowed knight to complete the medieval murals tale. Drop in some creative background slides and you have a terrific color spread); Mickey's Minnie (Truckin's staff dropped by the local Mickey Mouse orginazation for a look-see at one fine customized GMC S-15, which is part of Disneyland's Videopolis display. Check out this custom four-by); Havasu River Run '86 (Every spring, the Arizona F-100s Ltd., get together with the guys from Pick Ups Ltd. Westminster for one heck of a party. Even the Truckin staff pulled off a surprise for this run); Classic Hauler Top Chop (It takes a special talent to drop the lid on an early pickup, especially when dealing with rounded cab corners. Here's a look at how it is done, by cutting the top into four pieces); Bits & Pieces (Victor Minutole really got into customizing his '48 Ford F-1 pickup, then the Florida police convinced him not to drive it anymore. To say this truck is radical is an understatement); Ridin' Low (The mid-sized GM S-series pickups have grown in popularity with the street truckin' crowd, and now there is a hi-tech lowering kit designed specifically for these trucks with front coil springs); Hot Tub (Ever wonder what a 1958 Chevy pickup done-up-right would look like? Victor Bostick of Waggaman, Louisiana deserves a pat on the back for doing such a fine job of literally saving this truck's life); Truckin Visits The Van Shop (The van and truck market is still growing strong and a staff member dropped in for a firsthand look at the action in Oklahoma); Class Comanche (AMC Jeep introduced a two-wheel drive, mid-sized truck for the first time in the company's history. Now, Truckin magazine presents the first look at a customized version of this hot pickup); Cherokee Nation (One man's tribute to his heritage has been directed at customizing his Dodge van into a rolling Wild West museum. Cherokee also is known for his fire-water concoction called "ice tea"); Low 4x4 (You might want to take a double look at this lowered Chevy S-10 because there is actually a four-wheel driveline hiding underneath this weed-eater. He's talking about raising it...sometime); Bed Comfort Kit (It can get pretty rough going when you have to sleep in the bed of a truck - unless you just happen to have one of these easy-to-install padded and carpeted bed kits) Departments - Editorial; Readers' Rap; Shop Manual; Ford Folio; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Truck Stuff; Guest Editorial; Book Review - Paint; Readers' Rides; Catalog Corner; Happenings
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November
1986
Features - Euro Van (Metalcrafters, headed up by Tony Carlini, created this tricked-out Dodge Caravan by bolting on 16-inch wheels and tires, as well as designing and building a complete ground effects system with dams and flairs. The younger set and junior execs will love this new look); Van-A-Fair VI (More fun in the warm Florida sun. This year they added a lot of new events to the list of happenings including some rather unique soap box derby racing. Where do you find a hill in Florida though?); Class Commanche (We put the finishing touches on the customizing of an '86 Jeep Commanche. Wait till you see this truck lowered down on the ground and outfitted with trick wheels and tires as well as many bolt-on accessories); Four Link Suspension For Minis (On the heels of TCI Engineering working with us on the fabrication of a four-link suspension for a full-sized pickup, a customer walked in with a desire to have a similar setup made for his mini. Not only does it look good, but the truck is now in the weeds and the ride was improved); Havin' A Blast (Dave Harvey began customizing his 1972 Courier while he was still in high school. He took plenty of razzing about his old Courier and his initial attempts at customizing it. No one is laughing now at Dave); Sweet 'N' Low (Check out this wild Chevy pickup from Garland, Texas. Richard Taylor totally revamped his 1968 C-10 several times before he finally felt that he had everything just the way he wanted it to look...engine and all); Auto Sound Challenge (Some enthusiasts prefer the action of the drag strip, other like to eyeball the glitter of the paint and chrome at truck shows. Then there are the sound hounds, who love to spend a weekend getting their ears pinned back by car and truck stereo systems cranking out some 1,000 watts of power); Nissan Pathfinder (It was only a matter of time until Nissan decided to introduce this new sport truck into their lineup of Hardbodies. This Bronco/Blazer type vehicle will capture quite a number of hearts, as well as import sales); Project X-100 (Over one-and-one-half years in the making, we now have the opportunity to show-off the fruits of Howard & Kay Montgomery's truck building efforts. They are both proud to own a "fancy truck" but still love ol' Ma Bell); New Beds For Old Trucks (The good ol' boys at Fiberglass & Wood manufacture and/or stock all the parts needed to assemble new beds for many classic pickups. And, here's an article which describes in step by step form, just how to build a box - the right way); Dodge Country (Take heed Dodge owners. Rick Baker inherited his grandfather's old Dodge pickup, which had to be rescued from a duck yard, then proceeded to rebuild it. The road was a long one, since parts are tough to come by, but check out the job he and friends did on this piece of Detroit iron); Replacement Panels (More commonly called patch panels, these cab and fender sections can be used to salvage classic truck components that otherwise might have to be sent to the scrap heap. A show quality finish can be obtained, if the correct methods are used - as shown in this tech piece); Big Red (Robert Holt thinks this truck is his, but his wife, Carlene actually lays claim to this bright red 1956 Chevy pickup. Everything from chopping the top to frame modifications to paint were all a family project); Insanity I (As if a mini-truck event could be anything but insane, this summer blow-out, hosted by one of Southern California's larger clubs, proved to be a weekend of fun from water activities to some fine rock 'n roll music, all tucked away in a rather unique canyon setting) Departments - Editorial; Readers Rap; Shop Manual; Ford Folio; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Chevy Corner; Truck Stuff; Truckin' Today; Book Reviews; Readers Rides; Happenings
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July
1987
Features - Cab Surgery (If your classic truck's corners and edges are rusting away, and the thought of a whole new cab has your wallet running scared, take a look at one of the most popular options - patch panels - and get your old pickup on its way to recovery); Mitsubishi Vans (As manufacturers are becoming more aware of the trend of personalizing new trucks, they're trying their own hands at it back in the design centers. Here's a peek at one man's ideas in two styles of mini-vans); Washing Your Ride (Sounds silly, but you could be washing your truck wrong. So, we went to the professionals to find out the secret of keeping that glossy finish clean); Show N' Shine Buyer's Guide (Not only are we showing you how to properly wash your truck this month, we've collected a bunch of the best products on today's market for washing, waxing, cleaning and protecting and feature them here to make your shopping easier); Showroom Stock Truck Racing (Compact truck lovers everywhere are sure go get fired up over this new race series, sponsored by the SCCA and Coors, that features - what else? Showroom stock mini-pickups); American Made (Doug Johnson wanted to build something different, so he started out with a '67 Chevy pickup and ended with, well, turn to page 52 and find out); Cut One Up (Chopping a top is one of the most radical modifications you can do to your truck. Take a look here at how one of the Midwest's best known customizers shows how to chop the top of a late model Chevy pickup); Batmobile El Caminos (The early El Caminos are quite rare, but two of the "bat winged" pickups found their way to Kansas and ended up in custom form here on the pages of Truckin'); Busch Truck Bash (Outdoor shows in wintertime? Sure, if they're held in the Sunshine state of Florida - this one with Busch Gardens and Ole Truckers Ltd. teaming up for a day of amusement and lots of pre-'69 cars and trucks); MiniTruck SportsCar (What's the best way to show your new line of "SportParts" too the public? Champion off-road racer Steve Millen's method was to use them to build a custom mini-truck. Check it out!) Departments - Editorial; Reader's Rap; Guest Editorial; Shop Manual; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Ford Folio; Truck Stuff; Truckin' Today; Chevy Corner; Reader's Rides; Happenings
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November
1987
Features - Thump Thump Stereos (Mini-truckers are leading the way in mega-watt stereo sound wars and taking home the trophies at audio sound contests. One company is particular has been dominating the wins - Audio Chamber); 4 Down (George English started sending in photos of his tall Texas Toyota long before we had a chance to see it as a finished product - complete with a supercharged V-8 engine, this time around); Lil' Demon (Byron Welch has owned a number of fine cars and F-100s as well, but none as nice and reliable as his latest Ford pickup); Benefit Charity Show (A number of needy organizations received the money from this one-day car and truck show, proving that truckers do indeed have not only nice trucks, but hearts as well. Check it out); Shades Of Midnight (James Ramos would have no other color than black for his '85 custom Nissan, until he drove over to Pete Santini's shop. The wild, new graphics now set it apart from all other minis); Designer Bushings (Energy Suspension fabricates custom, polyurethane bushings for every automotive application, which works out quite well for truckers, especially those who are performing a frame swap); No Mercy (Perry Alama decided to make his 1982 Ford F-250 into an attractive raised four-by-four. And after he got rolling, one custom modification led to another until it became one of Florida's finest Fords); Horsetrader's GMC (Wayne Stankus is proud of the fact that he and a few friends built his entire truck, and most of the parts and even the original truck itself, were all acquired through parts and service trades); Fired Up Four (Believe it or not, there is a way to squeeze 140 horsepower out of a four-cylinder engine, just with top and engine modifications); High Point Chevy (Gary Brinkley waited a long time to build this bright, Porsche red truck, however this truck has won awards on every outing, including this year's Southern Truckin' Nationals); Shaved Door Handles (Truck customizing trends come and go, including shaving off the door handles. The trick is to come up with an innovative way to be able to open the doors - after the handles are gone); Fast Times At Brainerd (The Warn Industries/Coor Racetruck Challenge made its way to Minneapolis and thousands of fans greeted the compact truck racers); Hurricane Force (Terry Young figures that he has about $40,000 invested in the customization of his show winning tall four-by-Plymouth Trailduster. Topping off this is the fact that he did most of the work himself) Departments - Editorial; Readers' Rap; Shop Manual; Chevy Corner; Just Mini Truckin'; Ford Folio; Truck Stuff; Truckin' Today; Readers' Rides; Happenings
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January
1988
Features - Boost Your Brakes (Whether your truck is equipped with drum or disc brakes, the installation of a power booster can make a big difference); Phoenix Ford (Although it looks like a show truck now, things weren't always this good for the Hodges' fine looking '56); Road Atlanta (The largest field of racing mini and compact trucks in the SCCA's Coors Racetruck Challenge tore it up at Road Atlanta); Show 'N Shine (Three prominent shops in the San Marcos, California area got together to host an all-day, parking lot show. It was jammed!); Road Warrior (Doug Bullen wanted the most radical S-10 Chevy pickup that Johnny Race Price could come up with. It was made to order); Targa Tops (Sunroofs were the first items to be popular with the truckin' crowd, then convertibles. Now, it's targas); California Look (Dino La Banca and Mark Anderson both had their own ideas when it came to building their Datsuns. On the other hand, the styling was so similar that we decided to combine them); Hill's Hauler (Jerry Hill made his '68 Chevy so bad looking by lowering it down and adding fat tires, that he decided to follow through. Now, the truck runs like it looks - fast!); Truckin' '87 Directory (We've made it easy for you to locate those top tech articles and milestone features which were featured during 1987); SE Truckin' Nats (This was the innaugural event for the Southeastern Truckin' Nationals, put on to bring together eveyone who loves trucks, and there sure are a lot of them in the South); Classic Duo (Although I wanted to call them "Bumperless," we opted to give Frank Cusick's '53 Chevy and Wayne Tillotson's '48 Chevy a title befitting this fine pair of yellow trucks); Hot August Nights (Reno, Nevada rocked for the better part of two weeks as old cars and trucks were mixed in with a rock 'n roll celebration) Departments - Editorial; Readers' Rap; Shop Manual; Van Scan; Chevy Corner; Just Mini Truckin'; Ford Folio; Truck Stuff; Truckin' Today; Renderings; Readers' Rides; Happenings
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February
1988
Features - Vintage Whine (Mark Reierson's '55 Chevy was a real "basket case" when he purchased it, but after several years of hard work Mark turned this hauler into a real mean "pro street" machine); Dually Dazzler (Roof mounted wings first became popular on big trucks and duallys, now a similar styled wing is available for all sizes of trucks, even minis); Topless Dakota (A factory convertible pickup may be in the future. Check out this prototype from the folks at Chrysler); Cool Radiators (Overheating is often a problem with high performance trucks. Here's some tips on how to keep your hot truck cool); Pro Cam Timing (Find hidden horsepower through professional engine building techniques. Follow the pros through this tech series); Wood Butcher (A carpenter by trade, Mark Grady decided he'd customize his van with exotic woods instead of commercial fiberglass and steel. Check out his finished ride); Vintage Truck Days (Classic haulers gathered for a fun filled day in the warm sun of Yuma, Ariz., but Mother Nature had other intentions); Show Piece (World's first look at a customized 1988 GMC Sierra. Credit for the fabrication goes to Hot Rods by Boyd); Mean Streak (Florida's custom automotive painter, Kent Imperiale, shows off his expertise on the streets with this wild custom '53 Ford F-100); Hot Car Nats (They call it the "Hot Car Nationals", but this annual California event is always dominated by outrageous looking pickups); 1988 Toyota V-6 (Truckin' magazine staffers went to Portland, Oregon to test drive the new 1988 Toyota trucks. Check out this report on Toyota's new lineup); Carb Swap-Out (Aftermarket carburetors can be more economical that factory stock carbs. You may be surprised by the added horsepower too); Waco Mini Nats (They say, things are always bigger in Texas and truck events are no exception. The promoters on this event even had to set a ceiling on the entries of 600 vehicles); Mid-Ohio Massacre (The SCCA Coors Racetruck Challenge is always an exciting truck race, but at Mid-Ohio the action was really thrilling as several drivers tangle on the first lap); Aero Assault (Pickup ground effect kits are currently the hottest aftermarket product rage to hit the country. See the latest designs by two California companies) Departments - Editorial; Reader's Rap; Shop Manual; Van Scan; Chevy Corner; Ford Folio; Truckin' Today; Body Talk; Truck Stuff; Reader's Rides; Renderings; Happenings;
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March
1988
Features - In The Pink (We have been watching the progress on the building of Clyde Moyer's radical, pink panel for years. Ths wait is over); Trucks On TV (Dick Butkus has hung up his All-Pro football career in favor of TV and movie acting. As big as he is, there is little wonder that his TV mode of transportation would be a truck); Beach Madness (Mini-Truck Beach Madness made it's debut at Myrtle Beach, S.C. this year and it was a big happening. It was so successful that plans have been made for next year); Smith's Stormin' Stepside (Clay Smith was bitten by the hot-rod-truck bug and the next thing he knew, he was cruisin' the street machine events behind the wheel of a mean lookin' '83 GMC); Ford Double Shock (One of the toughest front ends found underneath a truck is Ford's Twin I-Beam front suspension, however, it also has an appetite for tires. Here's one theory for a tire wear cure); Sport Van (While many van conversion shops have folded, DMC vans has continued to be a leader by producing vans with the personalized touch, and all of the comforts of home); Racetrack Roundup (The SCCA Coors Racetruck Challenge for '87 came to an exciting finish with two races in Florida. The drivers knew this was the end of the season and let the sheetmetal fly); She's The Boss (Meridith Doulton is an attractive, petite lady with flaming red hair, and you would never guess that she drives the AM/PM Boss Monster truck and loves to crush cars); Turkey Truck Run (Although Daytona Beach, Florida is best known for NASCAR racing, spring break and motorcycle week, the rods and custom trucks are starting to make this weekend run into another big, annual event. More trucks come each year); Redrilling Wheel Hubs (Truckers are always looking for a unique way to personalize their trucks including wheel which must be adapted. Here's a way to alter that stock bolt pattern to fit the wheels); Oil Test (How much do you know about the life blood of your truck's engine? Try this test to find out how you stand); High On The Hawgs (Steve Roberts of Dade City, Florida wanted to get some altitude with his '85 Toyota, and capture some looks at the same time. Check out how he pulled off his modifications); Hawaiian Minis (Most of us dream of visiting paradise and seldom think of Hawaii as being the home to many custom mini-trucks. And, one of them, Georgette, has to be one of the best looking owners as well) Departments - Editorial; Reader's Rap; Shop Manual; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Truckin' Today; Body Talk; Truck Stuff; Ford Folio; Reader's Rides; Readers' Renderings; Happenings
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June
1988
Features - The "Clay"ation Of Aerodynamics (Aerodymanics ground effects kits are created through research, development and clay! We visited Prototype Concepts to witness this creation); Duallys On Display (The "big brother" of the pickup family has become very popular to customize, as you will see in this layout); Open Air Topper (Here's an innovative way to let you enjoy the sun's rays, while driving, if you are in the bed of a truck); I Can't Drive 55 (Truckin' magazine's Steve Stilwell and Larry Saavedra found out on a first hand basis what it's like to drive a SCCA Coors Racetruck Challenge truck, at race speeds); Boesch's Blaster (Be sure to check out all the suspension and sheet metal modifications on this bright yellow Ford from Nebraska); Classic Independent Suspension (A classic truck doesn't have to ride like an old truck, once a new sub frame from a car is properly installed); Future Vans (A visit to the Art Center College of design in Pasadana, California reveals a look at the future of compact vannin'); Saleen Secret (This Truckin' magazine exclusive takes a look at the latest in aerodynamic styling from Steve Saleen); Outrageous (This month's cover truck features a fifties style reminiscent of the lead sled era, and the name fits); WIN This Custom Aerostar (Find out how you can win a customized Ford Aerostar, or any one of thousands of dollars in runners up prizes); Custom Headers (Truckin' magazine's own technical editor, Frank Oddo, takes you through the fabricating of custom headers); Redesigned '88 Isuzu (The Isuzu PUP takes on a whole new look for 1988); Under Cover Protection (Warn Industries introduces their latest innovation in bed protection and the numerous ways that it can be used); Two Of A Kind (What's better than owning a classic pickup? Having a matching truck hauler that's the same model, that's what); Drop That Dually (Lowering a dually is part of the customizing process out on the West Coast, and here's one shop's method); Family Affair (Rebuilding this 1956 Ford F-100, originally fabricated back in the fifties, became a full time family project); Racetruck Contest (Win this contest and put yourself behind the wheel of a Coors Racetruck Challenge Mitsubishi Mighty Max look-alike); Neon Nissan (Chris Hunt wanted a "radical show winner" and a paint job that glows in the dark! And, this mini-truck is bright on) Departments - Editorial; Reader's Rap; Shop Manual; Chevy Corner; Body Talk; Truck Stuff; Ford Folio; Van Scan East; Just Mini Truckin'; Reader's Rides; Happenings
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July
1988
Features - Designer Window Tint (Dark, tinted windows have always been a hit with truckers. Now this tint film is available in "designer colors"); Low Voltage (Bill Kirnec went all out on the bright red paint and the exotic murals that set his show-winning Chevy apart from others); Spring Bash (California Dreamin' threw their version of a "Spring Bash" to kick off their outdoor truck show season in Santa Maria); Mini Illusions (After a major crash, Rick DeWitt picked up the pieces of this '81 Toyota and went totally wild with modifications); New Nissans (What's hot with the lineup of Nissan's mini-trucks for '88?); Long Term Affair (Marty Hall just happened to get an inside look at the design work on the Chevy Cameo, before it was even introduced. It took him a while before he acquired one, but take a look); Win This Ford Aerostar (Time is beginning to run out on your chance to enter and possibly win our Ford Aerostar or other top truck prizes); Independent Suspension - Part 2 (This month we wrap up a major how-to on performing an independent suspension frame swap on a '55-'59 Chevy pickup); Orange Aid (Russell Plaster wanted something unique to drive, even during working hours as a plumbing contractor. His selection turned out to be a classic '56 Ford F-100 in orange); Never Too Low (Scraping the pavement is okay by Kevin Pinciotti and his fine, bright red 1978 Stepside pickup is on the ground); Spring Break-Away (A little farther south, Matters None Minis were throwing their own version of a Spring show in Carlsbad, California); Fargo's Pop Top (Bob Howitz got his ideas on how to build his truck while living in SoCal, but built this roadster in Fargo, N.D.); Straight Shooting Archer Bros. (The Archer Brothers changed over from ice racing cars to driving 2WD Jeeps for the Coors Racetruck Challenge and have been tough competition for all the racers); Gear Vendors Overdrive (Now, you can bolt in an overdrive transmission that can give you more power or economize your gas hog...or both); Total Bull (Rob Castro didn't have a lot of choice about turning his '85 Blazer into a custom after fate dealt him a bad hand); Just Another Toy (Perry Myers was actually going to build another truck into a custom until the tall-truck-bug put the bite on him); Tailgate Camping (Even if you aren't a hard-core camping type, there are a couple of items that can make a weekend outing a lot more fun); Win A Mitusbishi (Time is running out for your chance at winning a Mitsubishi Coors Racetruck Challenge look-alike truck from Wolin) Departments - Editorial; Reader's Rap; Shop Manual; Truckin' Today; Chevy Corner; Body Talk; Truck Stuff; Guest Editorial; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Reader's Renderings; Reader's Rides; Happenings
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February
1989
Features - GMC Pro-Street Coupe (Could this be the return of the performance truck? You may not want to hold your breath, but driving can surely take it away); The Mazda MPV (The first look at this new multi-purpose vehicle from Mazda); The Magic Of Voltron (This Toyota narrowly excaped the jaws of the wrecking yard crusher, only to return to the street in top show form); Euro Stylin' Aerotech (First look at Bell Tech's aerodynamics kit for new '88-'89 GMC and Chevy full-size trucks); Slam Your Sierra (How to reach out and touch some ground with Bell Tech spindles, specially developed for '88-'89 GMC and Chevy trucks); Yuma Vintage Truck Days (Like a fine wine, this event gets better each year); No Slouch (Here's an F-100 that has no problem eating up the competition. No kidding); Nissan Nips Ford In Canada (Jeff Krosnoff moves within one point of the driver's championship with his win at Mosport Park); Mini Beach Madness '88 (Look out Southern California, the mini-truckers down South are biting at your heels. This super event is proof); Italian Persuasion (From the country that brings us the Testarosa and the Countach, comes the inspiration for this Euro-Toyota); The World's First (It didn't take long! The first, full-sized 1989 GMC to receive a chop-top was done before the new year was ushered in); Wiring Made Easy (The Ron Francis wiring kit is so well designed and easy to follow, you can almost do it in your sleep); Carry-All Cover-Up (It's hard to believe this panel was once full of windows. But it's true); Born To Be Wild (The paint isn't the only part of this truck that's hot. The engine can breath fire and the rear tires can smoke as well); The Forgotten Years (Remember that old beat-up early 1960s Chevy truck you saw on the road today? Well, this will make you look at it with a different point of view) Departments - Editorial; Readers Rap; Shop Manual; Truckin' Today; Chevy Corner; Body Talk; Truck Stuff; In Print; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Readers Renderings; Readers Rides; Happenings; Classifieds
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October
1989
Features - "C" Notching Your Frame (The first class way to have a lowered suspension and retain a great ride); Down To Earth (Keeping your feet on the ground with a truck this trick isn't always easy); World's Greatest Event (Once again this mini-truck run lives up to its billing); Shakin' The Salt (GMC Motorsports goes for 200 MPH at Bonneville); New Targa For S-10 Blazers (Once again Radical Tops breaks new ground...or should we say sky!); Cruisin' '55 (A decade of change has made this F-100 one of the best in the South); The Two Hundred Dollar Differential (Forget the high buck swaps, here's an IFS kit which won't break the bank); A Sporting Proposition (A new look tailgate with form and function); Mini-Truck Madness 3 (Florida mini-truckers get wet and wild at Water Mania); Mister 4X4 (It's big, it's bad and you better call him Mister); Chevy/GMC Nationals (Ogden, Utah plays host to the best in the West); Engine Dress-Up - Part 3 (Parts is parts, but only if they're chromed); How Not To Screw Up Your Spark Plugs (Understanding your truck's firing system); Firehouse Chevy (A '66 Chevy that's a three-alarm custom); Drop Stop Kit (A quick cure for the bump stop blues); Valve Cover-Up (Truck valve covers you can design yourself); Valve Cover Racing (Hot competition on a roll); Ranger Rag-Top (A little off the top and a lot under the hood is what makes this Georgia Fox xpecial); Power Broker (Hard driving or easy cruisin', both come naturally to this two-wheel drive show goer) Departments - Editorial; Readers Rap; Shop Manual; Truck Stuff; Chevy Corner; Body Talk; Ford Folio; Van Scan; Just Mini Truckin'; Truckin' Today; Readers Rides; Happenings; Classifieds
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July
1990
Features - Texas Trendsetter (A Mid-West mini with West Coast appeal); Ten Second Teacher (One fast class act); Win This Truck (Win the Truckin' project Ford Ranger); Super Sport 454 SS (Tuned port injection...on a 454 SS); Rat Box (The lastest entry in the shell game); Nor Cal Truckin' (The Goodguys all American get together); Personalized Sound (How to get custom sound from your OEM sound system); Bed Rug (Add comfort and utility to your truck bed); Too Cool Datsun (There's nothing like cruisin' with the top down); Infatuation (This showpiece is a hard act to follow); Spring Splash 1990 (Over 5000 truck enthusiasts rage at the river); Weekend Dress-Up (From hopper to show stopper in one weekend); Milestones Of Truckin' (A historical look at Truckin' feature trucks); Operation Trandem (Three axles on one mini-truck); Texas Truckin' At Midway (The first time was a charm. The second time was even better); Truckin' Tips (Using rims and tires as point getters); Gears For Rears (How to get your gear and tire combo right the first time); Glass Tattoo (Glass engraving made easy the Paragrave way); Southern Fried Jimmy (From the mill to the king of the hill); Bare Facts (Built Ford tuff with GM stuff); Independent Suspension For Classics (All for clips and clips for all); Sprintex Supercharger (Blow your small block the right way); Events Of The Past (A blast into the past of hot Truckin' events); Goodguys Giveaway (Winn a Goodguys/GMC truck) Departments - Editorial; Readers' Rap; Truck Stuff; Shop Manual; Chevy Corner; Sound Advice; Ford Folio; Just Mini Truckin'; Van Scan; Truckin' Today; Body Talk; Readers' Renderings; Readers' Rides; Classifieds
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October
1992
Features - Concept Sub (Pacific Auto Accessories lines up to produce a dually Surburban); Fat Fendered Fetish (Stuemann's Ford is the perfect example of a radical custom); The Outlaw (This chop top late model Chevy could be the baddest of its class); Pennsylvania Peach (Street rod style classics are a real knock-out. Check out this '54); Toys-R-Us (The great state of Texas produces another killer Toyota mini-custom); Sano '77 (You'll fall in LUV with this month's cover truck); Wasted Money (This early Chevy will sooth your eight-second blues); Lost In The Fifties (This Ford F-6/F-1 combo puts a new meaning to the word different); Total Nightmare (A '76 Ford fit with all the custom goodies to make a serious statement) Technical - Hood Enhancement (Concepts adds a little pizazz to a late model Chevy hood); Tonneau Time (Step-by-step installation of Extang's extra tough bed cover); Steering By Billet (An ididit column and Boyds wheel are a killer combination); Part One Of Econo Cruiser (Customizing a new base model Chevy truck on a budget); Radical V-8 Ranger (Step-by-step instructions for stuffing a V-8 FoMoCo in a Ranger); Filling The Bed With Rubber (Morrison has a frame clip for stuffing big tires under a mini-truck); Replacing Blazer Weatherstripping (It's time to replace your Blazer's rear window weatherstripping); Dropped Spindles For Your Mitsubishi (Superior makes slamming mini-Mitsu's a breeze); Getting All Charged Up (High-performance power for high-performance sound systems); The Star's Future (Chrysler reveals their new Caravan for '93) Events - Truckin' Showtime '92 Springfield (Our nationwide event tour goes off with a bang in Missouri); World's Greatest Event #8 (Over 1,600 minis filled the Bakersfield Fairgrounds to participate in Bon Ton Vans annual event); Idaho Hot Drags (Boise was smokin' with custom trucks and fun in the sun); Carlisle All Truck Nationals (Pennsylvania's second annual mega-truck festival was a spectacular not to be missed); Chevy/GMC Truckin' Nationals (Chassic Bow-Tie fans from all over the nation converged upon Ogden and Carlisle) Departments - Editorial; Truck Stuff; Reader' Rap; Chevy Corner; Ford Folio; Body Talk; Shop Manual; Truckin' Today; Van Scan; Happenings; Reader's Renderings; Reader's Rides; Classifieds
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January
1993
Features - White Lightning (Meet Ford's newest high-performance project truck); Color Blind (Bright colors and a slammed stance are only a few of the hot looks on this Nissan); Vintage Rose (There's no question about it, this '56 Chevy is pure awesome); Grapel Phantom (Phantom duallys are low, fat and purple in Texas); Okie Hot Rod (Built with hot rod looks and a reliable custom smile); Blueberry Pancake (Vaughn Clayton put his '52 Ford on a serious custom diet plan); Big Mac 'N' Chevy (Bruce McCoy builds another hot Drop Shop custom); Bullet Bowtie (Bob Burns love for racing spawns the creation of a bad Chevy race truck); Quicksilver (Canadian custom truckers take their performance projects seriously); Good As Gold (From the work scene to the winner's circle in a 24 karat lash at success); Ain't It Pink (The days of hauling parts have been traded for hauling the family to shows); 1992 Directory (Our annual directory of the past year's issues); Absolutely Apricot (A killer Mitsubishi dressed peachy keen and street rod clean) Technical - Low Down Dodge (Putting the trick truck fixings on a late model Dodge); Stylin' Concepts Euro-Bumper (Give your Chevy a sleek look with an extra pair of lenses); Exploited Explorer (Stillen puts Paxton ponies and a '90s look to a Ford Explorer); Invisble Access (A wireless electronic tailgate latch is sure to fool any thief); Just A Little More (Turbo City shows how to squeeze a few more ponies out of your truck); 454SS - One Step Beyond (Put muscle back in the Rat by tricking out the tranny); Finishing Up The Bolt-Ons (Project Econo-Cruiser receives a final serving of custom goodies); Concept Suburban Dually (Pacific Auto Accessories makes history with the first late-model dually Surburban) Events - Show & Go West (Truckin' magazine brings big burnouts and bad trucks to Bakersfield Raceway); Southeastern Truckin' Nationals (Custom trucks of all shapes and sizes rocked Pigeon Forge, Tennessee); Mini Beach Madness (The shores of Myrtle Beach played host once again to a mass of Carolina mini-truckers); All Truck Round-Up (There were lots of pickup truck fun in Fort Smith, Arkansas); Beach Cruise III (Number three was definitely the best for this North Carolina cruise-fest) Departments - Editorial; Chevy Corner; Reader's Rap; Truckin' Today; Body Talk; Truck Stuff; Shop Manual; Van Scan; Ford Folio; Just Mini-Truckin'; Classifieds; Happenings; Reader's Rides
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March
1993
Features - Warden Of Wickedness (A mean Ford Ranger built with custom performance in mind); Pleasantly Pepto (Here's an old Ford F-100 that's sure to sooth your custom indigestion); Sherwood Give-A-Way Chevy (Win this tricked-out full-sized Chevy Truck); 1993 GMC Line-Up (Check out what's hot and new from behind the doors at Detroit); Just 4 Kicks (Long, fat, low and peach are cool ingredients for an Arizona Chevy); Dressing The '93 Ford Ranger (A&A Fiberglass gives the new Ranger a '90s aerodynamic look); Boogie's Five (If you like clean classics, then you're gonna love this killer Bowtie); THSZ IT (A cruiser full-size that's as loud as it is visual); Momo Madness: Part 2 (Stillen and Momo put the final touches on their hopped-up street Nissan); Pro-Peach (Chopped, tubbed, hammered and looking just plain bad); Too Hot To Haul (You're never gonna believe that this F-1 was built 12 years ago); Pro-Farm (An old farm truck turned pro-city slicker with an attitude); All Time High...Ur, Low? (Who said that a vintage mini-truck can't be cool?); Righteous Resto (Chevy never made an early hauler so nice); Southern Exposure (This wild Nissan is a terror on the Southern show circuit); Street Treet (Dressed to thrill is a good way to describe this integral Cab Ford); High Voltage (Built to beat grocery-getters in the quarter mile) Technical - Better Headers (Building big tube Tri-Y headers for tight fitting Rats); One Step Beyond (Squeezing true performance out of the 454SS Chevy); Snug Lounge (Snug Top introduces a cool new fiberglass bed kit with custom flavor); A Touch Of Glass (Getting glass cut to fit a classic Chevy with a lowered lid); Timeless Tech (Cool Ford F-100 trick tips from the archives); Six-Pak Attack (JET beefs up GM performance with a multi-mode computer); Cobra Sport Seating (Recovering your stock bench seat with sporty intent) Events - Palm Beach Autorama (Florida truckers keep the show spirit alive in the off-season); Booger Bash (Halloween haunts the sport of custom truckin' with a killer weekend of fun) Departments - Editorial; Chevy Corner; Truckin' Today; Truck Stuff; Reader's Rap; Body Talk; Shop Manual; Just Mini-Truckin'; Van Scan; Ford Folio; Readers Rides; Classifieds; Happenings
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January
1994
Features - Crowd Teaser (Six wheels of custom in wild mini-truckin' form); Understatement (Ford Panels like this killer '56 are hot on the custom classics list); Sap's Toy (Don Opsatnik simply doesn't know when to quit chopping tops); 1RAD67 (Combining hot street looks with winning show appeal); TradeRanger (It's finally finished and looking as bad as anything you've ever seen); Win The TradeRanger Contest (Enter now to win the hot Ranger on our cover); Grocery Getter (Converted from a lettuce hauler to a pro-hauler to fulfill a dream); Butcher's Pride (Combining the best of an early hauler and late Chevy truck); Bone Stock (This perfectly restored 1954 Ford is the pride of a Blue Oval dealership); REDENUF (Turning a friendly joke into a 1934 Pro Street reality); Pro-Fection (If attitude had four wheels, it would probably look like this El Camino); Hittin' Hard (An S-10 Blazer packed to the rafters with ground-pounding stereo equipment); Towhorse (Here's a 1955 Chevy pro-tow truck to lug around a 1955 Chevy pro-show car); Hard Charger (A hard-fought battle over destruction to finally see this F-1 finished); Rough Cut (Another SoCal mini-truckin' legend returns to terrorize the show circuit); Pacific Cruiser (This late model club coupe luxury liner definitely has '90s looks); Hittin' The G-Force (G-force builds a demo truck to show off their product line) Technical - A 6-Pack And 2 Pulleys (Jet shows you how to step up performance with a few minor modifications); Tailgate Tricks (Ditchin' your tailgate handle for a custom third brake light); Deliberately Digital (Dakota Digital has a trick instrument panel for 1973-'87 Chevy trucks); Building The Stylin' Flareside (A review of what it took to create the Stylin' Concepts Flareside Ford); From Rust To Rust-Proof (U.S. Body Source recreates a cancerous truck using fiberglass parts); Bags For The Burbs (Smoothing out the ride of the Bowtie people-hauler with air bags); Project Astro Slam (Upgrading the interior of our Project Astro van with some tweed accents); Quick Stop (1960-'66 Chevy truck owners can now have power brakes in only minutes); Red Rockett (Building a hard rocker's dream truck with a sound system to wake the dead); Do It Yourself Luxury (Add a high-buck feel to your interior with leather seat covers) Events - Azalea Cruise-In (It was a hot truck weekend for all breeds of pickups at this annual cruise-fest); Great Labor Day Cruise (Thousands of nostalgia fans packed Orange County for this annual fall rager); All Truck Round-Up (Classic trucks dominate Ft. Smith's show of force for 1993) Departments - Editorial; Insider Truckin'; Performance Pitstop; Truck Stuff; Readers Rap; Chevy Corner; Body Talk; Just Mini-Truckin'; Ford Folio; Shop Manual; Van Scan East; Classifieds; Happenings; Reader's Rides; Readers' Renderings
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February
1994
Features - Low Roc (A super trick Ford Ranger that's tearing up the Eastern Show circuit); TradeRanger Give-Away (The end is near so sign-up now for a chance to win this hot Ford); Tickled Pink (This nocturnally neon F-100 will shock you with some cool body mods); Transformed (Toyota and Truckin' magazine team up to build a custom concept T-100); The Pacific Kid (Suburban successor to the original California Kid hot rod); Wild SEMA Show Trucks (A look at the future of truck customizing and some hot trucks to match); Red Rockett (Rockin' drummer gets bitten by the custom truck bug and goes wild); Altered Access (Suicide doors are this late model Chevy's best attritutes); Street Rod Trucks & Fat Fender Classics (A bold collection of some trick hot rod trucks from pre-1948); Turbo EFI '53 Pickup (A funnel-fed classic resting on a Mazda RX-7 suspension is different); Smoke Show (Definitely one of the baddest classic Chevy trucks on the streets); Big Red Thing (Daring to be different is getting a little out of hand for Mr. Lewis); The Ultimate Warrior (Chisholm puts together their Triathlon Chevy); Livin' The Hammered Life (A Canadian custom cruiser sportin' an outrageously bitchin' attitude); Purple Passion (Here's a Southern mini with fresh attitude on creating cool character); Dressed Up And Roaring To Go (A supercharged Chevy Surburban for work and play) Events - 13th Magic Mountain Chevy Madness (Nearly 800 Chevys showed their Bowtie spirit at Six Flags); Mini-Truck Beach Madness (The wildest mini-truck bash on the East Coast was bigger and better than ever) Technical - Throat Stuffing The 'Burb (Installing a Vortech wind tunnel on the new Chevy engine for max ponies); The Missing Link (Gaylord's new project truck gets a four-link rear suspension); Cover Your Cap (Let VCM smooth out your classic filler neck blues with a new gas door); Swappin' Rear Ends (Upgrade your '50s Chevy truck with a 10-bolt Camaro rear end); Project Astro Slam (Tuning up the slammed shuttle bus with a rockin' sound system); The Big Sheetmetal Swap - Part II (Making all the cool body mods to a Mazda mini); Lowering The '94 Chevy S-10 (Step-by-step coolness and what it takes to make the new S-10 look really bitchin'); Electric Hindsight (Sporty electric mirrors for late model trucks on a budget); Intense Protection (Diamond Liner sprays in a tough bed liner to protect our Ford workhorse) Departments - Editorial; Inside Truckin'; Performance Pitstop; Truck Stuff; Readers Rap; Truckin' Tunes; Body Talk; Chevy Corner; Just Mini Truckin'; Ford Folio; Shop Manual; Van Scan East; Etcetera; Happenings; Readers' Rides; Classifieds
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