Street Trucks

Street Trucks July 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.

United States
Engaged Media


letter from the the editor

“LUCKILY, THE TEAM HERE AT STREET TRUCKS IS LOCATED ALL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, AND WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COVER A LOT MORE AREA IN ORDER TO COLLECT A LOT MORE CONTENT.” WITH THE WHOLE WORLD SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO NORMAL ONE DAY AT A TIME, MOST OF US ARE FOCUSED ON FAMILY, FINANCES AND THE FUTURE. Rescheduling the rest of your year based around work, responsibilities and family get-togethers is challenging enough, but now it seems that every time you get on social media, another major truck event has announced a newly rescheduled date. Time to set some priorities! Luckily, the team here at Street Trucks is located all throughout the country, and we have the opportunity to cover a lot more area in order to collect a lot more content.…

word on the street

TRUCKS OUTSELL CARS IN U.S. FOR FIRST TIME EVER! ACCORDING to Autodata Corp., pickup trucks have begun outselling cars! While it may not seem like a stretch for trucks to be more popular than cars, it’s now official, with pickups beating out cars by more than 17,000 units at the end of the first sales quarter. Bloomberg reports that as recently as five years ago, cars outsold pickup trucks by more than 500,000 units per month, but has since slimmed down its car offerings and bolstered its truck lineups. As of this writing, the manufacturer shutdowns have caused a shortage of inventory on some truck models, causing an upswing in dealer orders for folks who can’t find what they’re looking for on lots. This may mean that those who can’t find the exact…

parts counter

FEATURES 304 stainless steel exhaust tubes and mufflers available in raw or polished finish Tips available in ceramic coated black or fully polished Easy, bolt-on upgrade Complete with all fasteners, 304 stainless steel clamps and hangers GM APPLICATIONS ’09-’13 GM/Chevy 1500 Pickup 5.3L gas 2WD/4WD ’14-’18 GM/Chevy 1500 Pickup 4.3L and 5.3L gas 2WD/4WD FORD APPLICATIONS ’09-’14 F-150 V-8 4.6L, 5.0L, 5.4L and 3.5L EcoBoost 2WD/4WD ’15-’20 F-150 V-8 5.0L, V-6 3.5L and 2.7L/3.5L Eco-Boost Gas 2WD/4WD SHINY CAT-BACK FORD AND CHEVY TRUCK OWNERS! Want your truck to sound better and get better performance but not be annoying to drive? These easy-to-install 304 stainless steel exhaust kits use the factory hangers and clear your factory-mounted spare tire. A single 3-inch inlet pipe splits into two, 2.5-inch over-axle tailpipes after the 304 stainless steel muffler containing…

suicidal toy

AN ORIGINAL CREATION OF DUSTIN HAVEN, SUICIDAL TOY GRACED THE COVER OF MINI TRUCKIN MAGAZINE IN DECEMBER 2002. Dustin purchased it as a stock ’90 Toyota for $4,000 and transformed it into what you still see today. Beginning with the suspension, Dustin added Chassis Tech drop spindles and a Pete and Jakes chrome four-link. Adjustability was achieved by Viair compressors, 2,500-pound and 2,600-pound airbags and 4-inch body drop. Rounding out the suspension is a set of 18x7 Foose Monterey with 215/35/18. It has a fully painted frame to match the truck’s graphics. Under the hood remains the stock 1990 four-banger bored 40 over. Plenty of attention to detail was applied. If it’s not chrome, then it’s painted to match. To start the body modifications, suicide doors were added. Next on the list was…


COVID-19 MAY HAVE PUT A DAMPER ON CAR SHOWS SO FAR THIS YEAR, BUT LUCKILY ORANGE BEACH INVASION 2020 MADE IT JUST IN TIME. More than 900 vehicles filled the grounds of The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, March 13-15. This was only the fourth year of the show and it was packed. With several thousand spectators hitting the venue, it made for an amazing show. Planning a show can be difficult, but Greg Miller, Robbie Bryant and the rest of their crew did an outstanding job. Orange Beach Invasion is a family friendly event that encompasses a huge car show, food (eggrolls, too!), vendors and a synchronized light show on Saturday night. Sparkles Detail was on site making sure everyone’s ride looked its best for the judges. Tons of vendors came…


• Best of Show Overall Mike Barcia’s ’96 Chevy Dually • Best of Show Truck Chris Pate’s ’67 C10 • Fab 4 Josh Coleman’s ’67 C10, Carlos Galnares’ ’19 GMC, Frank Breaux’s ’15 F-250, Tony Galnares’ ’19 Chevy. • Best Mini Derek Belt’s ’99 Sonoma • Best Interior Joseph Thomas’ ’51 Chevy Crew Cab • Best Paint Joe Slade’s ’63 Chevy C10 • Best Graphics Aaron Kitrell’s ’03 Sonoma Special thanks to Sparkles Detail, American Force, Kingpin Autosports, Riffey’s Hot Rods, Radical Ridez, Matrix Muscle Cars, Forgiato, Gooch’s Pinstriping, Smithworx, Kr8ive House and DJ GetLow.…