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Street Trucks May 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)
$25.35(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
letter from the the editor

WELL, WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE 2020 TRUCK SHOW SEASON AND THIS YEAR IS TURNING INTO ONE OF THE BEST ON RECORD FROM OVER THE LAST DECADE. New events are popping up every month, established events are growing in numbers, and attendance figures are reminiscent of the late ’90s truck scene. New custom truck debuts and under-construction builds can be seen at almost every show you attend, which just proves that parts manufacturers and truck builders are doing better than ever. It’s an exciting time for truck enthusiasts all around the country, but what about this whole coronavirus thing? Is it going to put a pause in the progress? The amount of dedication and hard work that goes into hosting one of these national events is highly…

4 min.
word on the street

NIKOLA UNVEILS BADGER PICKUP NIKOLA Corporation is excited to announce the product launch of the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck, with an estimated range of 600 miles. The advanced electric pickup is designed to target and exceed every electric or petrol pickup in its class. The Badger is engineered to deliver 980 lb-ft of torque, 906 peak horsepower and 455 continuous horsepower. The Badger will be built in conjunction with another OEM utilizing their certified parts and manufacturing facilities. The electric pickup is designed to handle what a construction company could throw at it and is engineered to outperform all electric pickup trucks on the market in both continuous towing, horsepower and range. The Badger will be outfitted with a 15-kilowatt power outlet for tools, lights and compressors, which is enough power to…

1 min.

Patented adjustable Swivel-Links allow the suspension to fully articulate without binding Tuned high-durometer rubber bushings eliminate noise and deliver long-lasting durability Adjustable track bar for correct rear axle location during hard cornering Long upper links ensure pinion and U-joint angles stay spot-on during suspension travel Rear upper shock crossmember helps strengthen rear frame section Precision laser-cut brackets compatible with the OE axle, wiring and brake lines C-notch plate provides additional axle clearance for very low ride heights Adjustable upper shock mount permits shocks to be relocated one inch up or down for ride height changes without affecting shock travel or ride quality…

4 min.
parts counter

ROADTRIP MINI-FRIDGE FROM YOUR OFFICE TO YOUR MAN CAVE TO YOUR BATHROOM OR YOUR SHE-SHED, THESE ADORABLE MINI-REFRIGERATORS ARE MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO CHILL/KEEP WARM WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES IN EVERY SPACE IMAGINABLE. Compact and weighing around 3 pounds, this 4-liter mini personal fridge holds up to six 12-ounce cans or four 500-milliliter bottles. Need to hold more? Uber Chill offers a 12-can/9-liter capacity model as well. Each mini-fridge includes a built-in AC/DC transformer and two cords: one for home outlets and one for a 12-volt car cigarette lighter. UBER APPLIANCE www.uberappliance.com GT SPORT CHASSIS FOR ’53-’56 F-100 PRECISION DIGITAL SCANNING AND CAD TECHNOLOGY HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED TO CREATE A CHASSIS THAT IS A BOLT-IN REPLACEMENT FOR THE OEM FORD FRAME. The original I-beam axle, leaf spring suspension, worm-and-sector steering and 60-year-old drivetrain can easily…

5 min.
pharr out

BACK IN 1962, JACKIE MOORE ORIGINALLY PURCHASED THIS ’58 APACHE PICKUP TO USE ON THE FAMILY FARM. It served its purpose well as transportation and farm hauler for many years, and after decades of service, it was finally retired. Moore left it to languish under the shade of a tree near the chicken coop, as many farmers do with their used tools of the trade. At an early age Jared Pharr discovered an attraction to Grandpa Moore’s “Task Force” era truck. The curved lines of the fenders and dual headlights sparked a flame in the young man’s heart. He shared his vision with his grandfather in hopes that it would someday be a reality. Before his passing, Grandpa Moore gave the truck to Jared. It would sit for years before its…

1 min.
truck specs

OWNER Jared and Kami Pharr 1958 Viper Red Chevrolet Apache Lubbock, Texas Shop: Alex Huggins, Hub City Fab, Idalou, Texas ENGINE: • Don Hardy Race DH1 LS3 6.2• Swiftek billet valve covers• Don Hardy Race 4032 pistons• Estimated horsepower is 550 4L65 Transmission from GM Performance• Hub City Fab adapted a Cadillac style air cleaner• 3-inch Magnaflow mufflers Wilwood master cylinder• Aeromotive fuel tank• Holley EFI carb style intake• AFCO transmission cooler CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION: • Factory 1958 frame• Porterbuilt front clip• Hub City created the custom four-link• CPP drop spindles• 9-inch inch Currie Enterprise rearend• Ridetech HQ series coilovers• Wilwood 6-piston 14-inch calipers (front)• Wilwood 4-piston 14-inch calipers (rear) Wilwood master cylinder• E-Stopp electronic brake WHEELS AND TIRES 20x8 (front) 20x9 (rear) Detroit Steel Wheels - Steelies 255/35/20 Diamond Back Redline tires BODY AND PAINT: Sherwin…