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Truckin April 2019

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13 Edities


4 min.
how i got here: part 3

So there I was, 16 years old with two ’65 VWs. Even though I was broke, I felt like I was a big player in the VW scene. The black one just sat in my mom’s garage. I had big plans for it, of course, but all my time was devoted to the pink one. It was so low that I would drag the bottom of the mufflers off every month or so and had to go looking for replacements in the wrecking yards. The rear tires were so cambered in they would only last about a month, too. The windows were tinted dark (more on that later), and it was completely shaved. It literally had blade bumpers, headlights and taillights, and door handles—nothing else. I was slowly reprimering the…

4 min.
new products

Flush’d Who: Fesler What: Flush-Mount Glass Why: This classic-fit, flush-mount glass for the front and rear of ’67-to-’72 Chevrolet C10 trucks is designed and manufactured in North America using the original float glass process invented in 1957 by Pilkington Group, a multinational glass manufacturer. Each set of flush-mount glass has been manufactured to mimic OE standards, including the faint green hue rooted in every piece. Just as with newer cars, each windshield is laminated safety glass while the rear pieces are tempered. Other models are available. Where: 480.748.2000; feslerbuilt.com Clean Cut Who: Lenox Tools What: METALMAX Cut-off Wheels Why: The METALMAX Type 27 range is ideal for metal cutting, deburring, and light grinding, providing professional tradesmen with best-in-class cutting performance for common metal materials, including stainless steel. The solid steel body reduces breakage and produces less dust residue…

3 min.
renderings by kasey harris, harris art co.

Kasey Harris was a kid who rushed through his math tests in school to draw on the back of them. After winning awards in high school for his art, he landed a scholarship and eventually graduated with a degree in industrial design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. His focus was on automotive design, and cars became his passion during an internship designing for Ford. He worked various design jobs, including projects for Disney, Universal Studios, Harry Potter, Hard Rock Cafe, Marvel Studios, and more—all while continuing his automotive rendering work on the side. And his rendering work led to him creating art for Ronnie Wetch from C10 Talk and C10 Nation. This relationship began opening up doors that allowed him to focus more on build and conceptual renderings again.…

3 min.
mopar ram 1500 big horn “low down” concept and rebel concept

The ’19 Ram 1500 has been a staple of the auto show circuit, thanks to a January reveal at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, appearances at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and a heavily Mopar-ized presence at the 2018 SEMA Show. And the parts-and-accessories arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles certainly had its fun with the fullsize truck. Eager to make its mark on the excellent new pickup, Mopar customized two versions of the Ram 1500 for SEMA: a Rebel and a Bighorn. And although both are cut from the same fullsize pickup cloth, their build philosophies are divided—one destined for the street and the other off-road–bound. 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel by Mopar The ’19 Ram 1500 Rebel, now in its second generation, gets some added ’tude courtesy of a Mopar 2-inch…

3 min.

We all know the affectionate term given to trucks primarily used to tow show vehicles is “Tow Pig.” Teva Wache—who was born in Bali, Indonesia, with French and Tahitian roots—was on the hunt for a tow pig for his custom-bagged BMW. Though Teva has previously dipped his toes in the truck culture, he’s spent the last few years customizing import cars. His search for a strong, durable truck to tow his BMW to shows ended when he located a ’99 Chevy 3500 just an hour from his home in Gretna, Louisiana. The Chevy had very minimal customization, with only a 5/7 static drop, semi wheels, and two-tone paint. Teva wanted to toughen up the suspension, so he immediately got on the phone with Keith at NFamus in Texas. They discussed what…

5 min.
black magic

It takes three very important ingredients to complete a custom truck build in five days. First, you need the truck. Then you need all the right parts on deck. Finally, you have to assemble the right crew to get the job done. When the Week to Wicked series came knocking on Truckin’s door, we knew this is where the challenge would lie. But our gears started turning pretty quickly, and we rose to the occasion to show Week to Wicked’s usual suspects (muscle car guys) a thing or two about getting things done! If you don’t have a truck with a ton of potential as a starting point, you’re not going to get very far. Since this was Truckin’s first episode in the Week to Wicked series, we wanted to start…