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Street Trucks

October 2021

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
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
letter from the editor

I HAVE CONCEPTUALIZED AND COMPLETED QUITE A FEW CUSTOM TRUCKS OVER THE PAST 20 OR SO YEARS, BUT I HAVE NEVER TAKEN ON A LONG-TERM PROJECT OR COMMISSIONED A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST TO CREATE A RENDERING. Ever since the early days of downloading Photoshop 6.0 with a keygen, unknown industry talents had changed the game with their artistic abilities and would eventually become icons in their own right. This particular project is a little different. This is the truck I plan to keep forever, so I wanted to appreciate the entire process, from rendering to reality. There are so many talented artists online who you can connect with to see the future of your hard work. But the one that stood out to me lately has been impacting the industry through social…

3 min
word on the street

NEW LINCOLN NAVIGATOR COMMANDS THE ROAD FEATURES INCLUDE ELEVATED DESIGN, ACTIVEGLIDE HANDS-FREE DRIVING HEADS turn at the sight of a Lincoln Navigator with its unmistakable, commanding presence and elegant design. And with the debut of the new 2022 Navigator, Lincoln is elevating first-class travel yet again with the introduction of more effortless technologies. The new 2022 Navigator is the first Lincoln vehicle to offer ActiveGlide. An evolution of Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition, Lincoln ActiveGlide adds a new level of convenience for drivers. Signature blue light cues appear on the digital cluster and head-up display to indicate when the system’s advanced camera and radar are activated, enabling drivers to operate Navigator hands-free on prequalified sections of divided highways. Hands-Free Blue Zones include more than 130,000 miles…

4 min
parts counter

SHOW AND GO PUMPS AVAILABLE FOR GM SAGINAW OR TYPE II APPLICATIONS, JEGS POWER STEERING PUMPS PROVIDE RELIABILITY AND GREAT FINISHES. Saginaw pumps include a filler cap. The Type II Pump accepts a press-on pulley. Pulleys not included. The JEGS 60713 GM Type II power steering pump and reservoir assembly let you restore your vehicle’s steering quality while dressing up the engine bay. JEGS HIGH PERFORMANCE 800-345-4545 www.jegs.com FEATURES: Overall dimensions: 7 ½ x 7 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches Pressure port: M16-1.5 (for -10 AN fitting) TIG-welded aluminum reservoir Billet aluminum reservoir cap Aluminum power steering pump housing Inlet fitting: 6 AN The pump is a stock replacement with standard 6 AN and 10 AN fittings Included fittings PRO ELITE HEADS RHS PRO ELITE LS3 CYLINDER HEADS SURE DO FLOW A LOT OF AIR—372 PEAK…

5 min
white russian

VERY FEW OF US HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BECOMING CARETAKERS OF A LOVED ONE’S MOST PRIZED POSSESSION AFTER THEIR PASSING. Some individuals are bequeathed belongings that they may or may not be connected to, but in the case of Jorge Casillas, he has ended up with a good friend’s heavily customized Dodge Ram after he lost his battle with cancer. Jorge met his pal Alex Rubinshteyn, a.k.a. Sasha, a.k.a. The Russian, way back when he was fresh out of high school and apprenticing at Iaccino Fabrication & Customs—a staple shop in the SoCal custom truck scene. Even though losing Alex was one of the toughest things Jorge has gone through, hanging on to Alex’s truck and continuing to make progress with it in his memory has been very therapeutic…

1 min
truck specs

OWNER Jorge Casillas ❚ Fayetteville, GA ❚ 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 ❚ Severed Ties ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN 2003 Dodge 5.7L V-8 K&N cold air intake Flowmaster 3-inch exhaust system Rear axle narrowed 5 inches by Hooper’s Rear End CHASSIS/ SUSPENSION Shop: Iaccino Fabrication Customs, Sylmar, CA Full-custom frame by Iaccino Fabrication featuring a stock floor body drop and rear two-link Contitech 2600 ‘bags and shocks Accuair air management components Viair 480 compressor Alkon Fittings Custom fuel tank by Iaccino Fabrication WHEELS, TIRES & BRAKES 24-inch Intro Arctic wheels 295/35R24 Lexani LX-Nine tires Big brake kit from Little Shop MFG featuring Wilwood components BODY/PAINT Shop: Gerad Poepke at Valley Kustoms, Chatsworth, CA White PPG paint finish Shaved door handles, tailgate handle, stake pockets T-Rex grille Factory bumpers INTERIOR Shop: The Upholstery Zone, Simi Valley, CA Factory seats shaved and reshaped…

3 min

CONQUERING A SELF-SET CHALLENGE IS A REWARDING AND SATISFYING FEELING THAT ONLY A FEW GET TO EXPERIENCE. Long term, money sucking projects are tough obstacles that cause many to give up. But it takes more than that for diehard, determined guys like Howard McDaniel throw in the towel. No matter how hard or how much, they figure out a way. So, when the time came for a new longterm, hair-pulling project for Howard to tackle in his free time, a custom built, highly modified Chevy dually truck kept creeping into his thoughts. “I’ve always wanted to design a crew-cab dually, but I wanted my build to set myself apart from the rest,” says Howard, a police officer in Lufkin, Texas. Starting with restyling the rear of this ’07 Chevy Silverado, the factory short…