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Street Trucks December 2019

The # 1 source of inspiration for the custom truck enthusiast. In-depth technical articles educate you on what you can do to set your truck apart.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
message from the editor

LANNING, IMPLEMENTING AND P COMPLETING. That’s the topic of this month’s secular sermon for success. We’ve all either built or watched others restore old, worn out trucks that were close to the end of their ability to stay on the road. Whether it was the engine that was failing or the massive rust holes that made them a lost cause, these old souls were once shiny new eye candy at a dealership somewhere around the country. They were designed with a purpose and purchased with a smile. Although after years of wear and tear, along with some abuse from the part of the population that just doesn’t see trucks the same way we do, these rides are past their prime and begging for someone to show them some love. All…

4 min.
word on the street

Kia Motors Produces 3 Millionth Vehicle in U.S. KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) reached another milestone recently when the plant’s 3 millionth vehicle—a white 2020 Telluride SX Prestige—rolled off the assembly line in West Point, Georgia. Representing an investment of more than $1.1 billion, KMMG began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009, and today produces more than 40% of all Kia vehicles sold in the United States. “Producing 3 million vehicles in less than 10 years is another example of the commitment and results of the KMMG Team’s ‘One System, One Team’ philosophy,” said KMMG President and CEO Jangsoo (Jason) Shin. “The world-class quality that goes into every Telluride, Sorento and Optima we build is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our team members, and today we salute…

5 min.
parts counter

COLORADO/CANYON SUPERCHARGER KITS EDELBROCK E-FORCE COLORADO/CANYON STAGE 1 STREET-LEGAL SUPERCHARGER KITS ARE EXCLUSIVELY TAILORED TO BOOST THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR POPULAR MIDSIZED TRUCK. If you opted for the “best in class” horsepower of the V-6 but wish you had more towing capability and torque, these kits allow you to have the best of both worlds with 340 hp and 303 ft-lbs of torque. Each of these E-Force superchargers increases the V-6’s engine power output by 24% and are designed to fit under your stock Colorado/Canyon hood—with no modifications. SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT www.summitracing.com 800-230-3030 SPECIAL FEATURES OF THESE EDELBROCK E-FORCE STAGE 1 SUPERCHARGER KITS: Eaton R1740 rotor assembly with an integrated air-to-water intercooler core and front-mount heat exchanger for low inlet air temperature and increased power Durable black powdercoat finish that blends nicely into…

4 min.
super turd

“HIS WIFE CALLS HIS ’69 DODGE D100 THE ‘SUPER TURD’ BECAUSE SHE’S OF THE OPINION THAT IT’S UGLY, BUT THAT HASN’T AFFECTED DAN’S LOVE FOR THE OL’ MOPAR ONE BIT. IN FACT, IT’S ONE OF DAN’S FAVORITES, AND AS THE OWNER OF A HOT ROD SHOP, HE’S OWNED MORE THAN A FEW CUSTOM RIDES.” I’LL ADMIT IT—I ONCE SOLD A FAVORITE RIDE OF MINE BECAUSE MY WIFE DIDN’T LIKE IT. Not only did she not like it, she didn’t want to be seen in it. I still miss it, and she knows that if I ever come across another one like it, I’m buying it. Believe me—I bring it up weekly! Dan Tallant of Kansas City, Missouri, is a bit more resilient than I was. His wife calls his ’69 Dodge D100…

3 min.
the unicorn crew cab

“BEING ABLE TO CREATE THIS AMAZING TRUCK WITH HIS WIFE, FATHER, AND A SHOP FULL OF FRIENDS THAT HAPPEN TO ALSO WORK FOR HIM IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS JOSEPH COULD HAVE ASKED FOR WHEN BUILDING THIS TRUCK.” HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A UNICORN? Webster’s Dictionary defines a unicorn as a mythical animal typically represented as a horse, or something that is highly desirable but difficult to find or obtain. While this 1951 Chevrolet pickup is not a horse-like creature, it definitely fits the highly desirable and difficult to find category—and perhaps in the difficult to create category, too. When Joseph and Jennifer Thomas of Manito, Illinois, started this 1951 Chevy build, it was headed down a slightly different path. That is, until the Thomas’s found out they had twins on…

2 min.
truck specs

OWNER Joseph & Jennifer Thomas 1951 Chevrolet Custom Crew Cab Pickup Manito, Illinois Estimated Cost: $70k before labor Reason for building: During the build process, they found out they were having twins and would need additional room in the truck. CHASSIS Hagen Frenched Headlights 1978 Buick front stub w/ stock frame Boxed rear rails Tubular cross members 7-inch C-notch 20-gallon fuel cell Front Suspension: Brembo CTSV front brake calipers and rotors Air Ride Technologies cool ride suspension Tubular BMR lower control arms SPC adjustable upper control arms REAR SUSPENSION Speedway 12.88 rear brakes Air Ride Technologies cool ride suspension Custom rear triangulated four-link ENGINE 1974 Chevrolet 468 V-8 11/1 compression ratio Balanced and blueprinted Steel crank Comp cams Ford valve guide, screw in studs, and stainless valves Custom engine mounts Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap intake…