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Street Trucks April 2020

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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
Engaged Media
$7.59(Incl. tax)
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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
letters to the the editor

Hi! I was wondering if you guys have any interest in doing a feature on my 1963 International Harvester crew cab? LS3, full custom chassis, bagged, full leather interior. You can see picks here on my Instagram at derek.mcdonald.artworks. —Derek McDonald Hey Derek! We just went and gave you a follow on IG. What a great build! We would love to get more info. Where are you located? Is it complete? Let’s get it in print! First off, I hope I contacted the correct person. If not, please forward my information. I recently finished a four-year project of rebuilding a 1948 Chevy truck. A ground-up start-over project. It has a new chassis, powdercoated, and 4-wheel disc brakes with a coilover suspension, a 383 ci stroker motor, 700R4 trans, all the new the…

3 min.
word on the street

HUMMER IS BACK IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY! GMC recently introduced the GMC Hummer EV, bringing bold design and remarkable capability to the electrified vehicle space in an ad titled “Quiet Revolution” featuring basketball legend LeBron James. The GMC Hummer EV truck will showcase the GMC brand’s design and engineering potential, and will feature 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque, and will go from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds. “GMC builds premium and capable trucks and SUVs, and the GMC Hummer EV takes this to new heights,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “Teaming up with GMC to introduce the Hummer EV is a natural fit,” said LeBron James. “Everyone knows about my love for Hummer since high school, and I’m proud to be a part of announcing the…

3 min.
parts counter

FORD VALVE COVERS EDDIE MOTORSPORTS NOW OFFERS CAST ALUMINUM VALVE COVERS. These have a breather hole on each side and include oil baffle, fasteners, breather and PVC grommets. They’re sold in pairs, and the parts usually ship in one to two days. EDDIE MOTORSPORTS www.eddiemotorsports.com 888-813-1293 OBS CLASSIC DASH WHETHER YOUR OBS CHEVY IS DROPPED WITH A CUSTOM PAINT JOB AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE ENGINE, OR YOU JUST LANDED A SWEET 100% FACTORY STOCK TRUCK, WE HAVE SOMETHING NEW FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT. The new 1995-98 Chevy/GMC Truck control panel from Classic Dash now comes in three styles: analog gauges, Holley 7.5-inch and 6.8-inch digital dash, and RacePak IQ3S and IQ3SL digital dash. The analog Silverado dash will work with any 3 3/8-inch speedometer and tachometer and 2 1/16-inch gauge setup on the market. Truck owners can dial in…

4 min.
fly ’55

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN CHUCK VELAZCO WAS ALMOST STRICTLY KNOWN AS AN UP-AND-COMING BUILDER OF UNIQUE, CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES. For the past few years, however, Chuck has been on a classic truck kick and has been turning out old slammed GMs as often as possible. So, of course, now he’s known as an up-and-coming builder of unique, custom trucks! His latest is this ’55 Chevy 3100, which spent most of its life doing railroad work in North Dakota before Chuck got a hold of it. Amazingly, the truck had just recently been retired from service, and so it was up for grabs. Now, living in Florida, Chuck had to take a leap of faith to buy it sight-unseen, but his gamble paid off with a worn but clean classic Chevy that…

4 min.
slamd-ram hattrick

WE MIGHT NOT HEAR THE TERM “HATTRICK” USED VERY OFTEN IN THE CUSTOM TRUCK INDUSTRY, BUT THAT’S BECAUSE NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN PULL OFF THREE MASTERPIECES OF THIS CALIBER IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. When you’ve already built one of the baddest 1964 C10s and arguably one of the coolest 1964 F-100s (stay tuned for more on this one in our sister magazine, F-100 Builder’s Guide), what do you do next? Well, if you’re anything like Tony Leal, who just can’t sit still for long, you’re on the hunt for the next cool classic truck to trick out. But Tony was tired of seeing the same ol’ recipe out there—and he’s definitely not one to follow the trends or keep doing the same thing—so, this time around, he knew…

1 min.
truck specs

OWNER Tony Leal 1964 Dodge D100 Orange, California Slammed64s CHASSIS & SUSPENSION Full Porterbuilt chassis with custom cantilever shocks and watts link Wilwood 6piston 14inch front and rear Wilwood Master Air Lift Performance 3H air management Custom cerakoted FLO Airride billet tank Ridetech shocks Stainless plumbing (air, brake, fuel) by Jason at Arizona High Test Currie Turn9 rear end Boyd’s Welding fuel cell Custom twopiece driveshaft WHEEL & TIRES Avant Garde F411 22x9inch and 22x12inch Toyo Proxes tires ENGINE & PERFORMANCE 2016 392 HEMI 6.4 with 2015 Dodge 545 RFE trans Hot Wire Auto custom engine wiring harness Custom headers and exhaust by Paul at Old Anvil Speedshop Vibrant mufflers used on exhaust Custom 4inch cold air intake One wire 160 Amp Alternator from Quality Power Mattson’s Custom Radiator with two Spal brushless fans Custom…