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Street Trucks March 2020

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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Engaged Media
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
message from the editor

“ IT’S BITTERSWEET TO SAY THE LEAST, BUT NOW IT MEANS WE ARE THE LAST MAN STANDING WHEN IT COMES TO NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION. STREET TRUCKS IS STILL AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DISTRIBUTED EVERY MONTH AT MAGAZINE RACKS AND SUPERMARKETS AROUND THE COUNTRY. WE ALSO SHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS WORLDWIDE. BEING ABLE TO SAY THAT IN 2020 IS TRULY AND ACCOMPLISHMENT...” AS THE SAYING GOES, ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve watched some of our most beloved media products—CDs, cassette tapes, newspapers and even books—disappear into thin air. Digital devices like your phone and laptop can now provide you with richer and more engaging content instantly and indefinitely. Media can be easily shared between friends, and interactive comment sections create a space for engaging conversations…

3 min.
word on the street

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES ALL-NEW 2021 TAHOE AND SUBURBAN CHEVROLET’S iconic people and cargo haulers begin a new chapter with the introduction of the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Each has been redesigned to be the ultimate SUV—offering the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment. The changes for the all-new Tahoe and Suburban start with new architecture featuring an independent rear suspension and longer wheelbase. The longer wheelbase and new chassis systems create greater ride smoothness, particularly on uneven pavement and unpaved surfaces, with improved handling. With a 4.1-inch increase in the wheelbase and a lower cargo floor, the new Suburban has the most passenger and cargo space of any SUV. Legroom increases for both the second- and third-row passengers, and…

4 min.
parts counter

HEDMAN HEADERS 1988-98 CHEVY GMC TRUCKS AND SUVS WITH 5.0/5.7L ENGINES. These are uncoated, mid-length headers with no Y-pipe. They feature a 3-inch ball/socket collector and are made from mild steel. HEDMAN HEADERS www.hedman.com562-921-0404 BILLET TAILLIGHTS THESE AMERICAN-MADE, HOT ROD-STYLE BILLET LED TAILLIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE IN 2.5-INCH AND 3-INCH SIZES. They are built out of T-6 6061 billet aluminum and come with a threaded bezel. They’re designed with LED lightbulbs and include red or amber lenses along with all the required mounting hardware. The 7/16-18 mounting bolt is drilled out to let wires run through, which allows the wiring to be hidden. These billet taillights are easy to bolt on and designed to be universal for most truck or hot rods that need a billet touch. *Also available in an anodized and polished finish. BLUE STEEL…

3 min.
vulcanized

ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO, I WAS BUILDING A TRADITIONAL HOT-ROD TRUCK WITH AN EARLY HEMI; IT WAS A FULL CUSTOM FRAME SLAMMED WITH AIR RIDE AND A SOLID AXLE FRONT END WITH BIG WHITE WALLS AND A SERIOUS CHOP AND CHANNEL JOB. Then I had my first born and a few years later my second, so when I was finally able to get back to my project, I realized my whole family wouldn’t be able to cruise together. So, that’s how I decided to build a crew cab, but I had the idea to build a first-gen Cummins Dodge years before when I owned one as my work truck. I thought slamming one on air with some Alcoa’s would be sick and, of course, different. I found this truck on Craig’s…

1 min.
truck specs

OWNER Humberto Ortiz 1985 Dodge Ram D-350 Crew Cab Owner/operator of Vulcan Specialties Lubbock, Texas ENGINE 5.9 Cummins 12-valve diesel Estimated 450hp and 900 ft-lbs torque TRANSMISSION NV5600 manual six-speed CHASSIS/ SUSPENSION I constructed all of the suspension and chassis Front: Custom crossmember with flat plate control arms, rack-and-pinion steering, and airbags and sway bar. The whole front frame was wiped clean and all new brackets were used to mount all suspension components. Rear: Custom 2x6-inch square tubing, back half frame with four-link suspension and oversized sleeve air bags and a custom sway bar. Built-in gooseneck receiver for hauling trailers. Air ride is controlled with Accuair e-level system. WHEELS/TIRES 22-inch American Force wheels NITTO 420S tires and the red lines done by Diamond Back Classic Tires 285/35-22 (front) and 285/40-22 (rear) INTERIOR Shop: Mario’s Trim Shop…

3 min.
lo ti10

“GRAHAM’S VISION FOR THE TRUCK WAS TO FINISH THE THINGS THAT JIMMY DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO DO WHILE HE OWNED THE TRUCK. THIS WOULD INCLUDE A WILD CUSTOM PAINT JOB AND A KILLER INTERIOR TREATMENT. TO THAT END, GRAHAM KNEW THAT THE TITAN DESERVED NOTHING BUT THE BEST, NO MATTER WHERE THAT MIGHT TAKE HIM.” SOME CUSTOM TRUCKS ARE JUST LEGENDARY IN THEIR OWN TIME, AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT ONE OF THEM. This ’07 Nissan Titan has been in the scene for quite a few years, acting as a rolling business card for builder Jimmy Graham of Jimmy’s Rod and Customs of Edgewater, Florida, and it has received a ton of attention. Originally going under the knife when the truck was barely off the showroom floor, Jimmy sold the truck…