Lost track after $30,000 - Hard to keep track since I built it by hand
What was the inspiration?
I grew up reading minitruck magazines & low rider magazines. My inspirations have been pulled from viewing different trucks and cars at all the shows we go to. Seeing trucks built by Nick McDonald, Kyle Orr, Bob Grant but I also pull inspirations from Gary Reese from Reese Chassis.
How long did it take you to build?
I've owend it for fifteen years and this has been the third time I've changed the design of the truck. This is the second time i've taken it down to bare frame. This time took me eight months.
How long have you been building?
I've been building cars and trucks for twenty years. Ive been a mechanic for over fifteen years now. My hand is always in some type of car or truck in my free time.
None at the moment, but have my eyes set on one.
Your future plans?
My future plans for the truck are to put in a quick change performance 9 inch rear end, wilwood rear brakes, interior upholstered, and repaint the truck the same color to have a deeper tone of the truck.
I will be building another first gen S10 after Becky is "complete" even though it will never be done.
The truck was originally built by Joey Criswell in 2005. I bought the truck in 2010. The first time i rebuilt the truck from the frame up was winter of 2014 to 2015. Then i sold the truck in 2017 right before I got married. I bought it back in April of 2020. It was destroyed in that three year period. I had a lot that I needed to redo to get her back on the road. I did the bare minimum to get her on the road so i could enjoy her that summer and then once October of 2020 came around I started tearing her down to do this latest rebuild. I was completed with this latest rebuild in June of 2020 when I finished the bed of the truck.
First of all my wife Nicole Sleeper for being supportive with my minitruck lifestyle and expensive hobby. I would also like to thank James Ronnie Nutter for my go to, for the final touches, and for being my guys I can throw ideas off of. I would like to give a big shout out to Brad Lancaster, Anthony Victor Shaw, Shaun Decker, Justin Hollweg, Kris Stamper, Jay Dickson.
Special thanks to Bob Morrison at Morrison Tuning in Sunbury, Ohio for tuning the truck, On 3 Performance for killer deals on parts, Aaron at Jegs for dealing my picky ass and finding me the perfect parts to fit this build
I had a bunch of Pre 90 Hondas & a couple motorcyles
Gen 4 LS 5.3 with 6.0 Heads Its got texas speed CAM, texas speed beehive springs, chrome molley push rods, arp everything, king race bearing, total seal piston rings, holley low clearance oil pan, melling hiflow oil pump, ict billet barbell, ict billet oil pickup brace, gm performance head gaskets
Machine Work was done by performance research in Columbus Ohio. Shout out to Rob
Engine Add Ons
102 mm polished aluminum intake, custom built turbo kit with a custom spec GT45 borgwarner turbo, siemens deka 80 lb injectors, 3 core aluminum radiator, 3 core massive intercooler, ict billet alternator bracket with a brand x 310 amp alternator , twin On 3 Performance 44mm waistgates , On 3 performance BOV, GM flex fuel sensor, Holley Terminator X Max ECU
Chrome or polish
Yukon LSD Strange Engineering Axels
Transmission was built by A1 Transmission in Amanda Ohio its a built 4L60
Stock 89 GMC S15 that has been notched & modified
Mods to Frame
The cross member has been lowered an inch to clear for the motor, a tunnel through the frame for transmission lines to the front, custom hitch that holds the drag blocks underneath, custom tubular control arms for the front, customer built 4 link in the rear,
Front of the frame as been Z'd , custom built steering shaft assembly, custom compressor mounts & air management mounts, it has a USPS mail truck fuel tank with a 580 GPH fuel pump from On 3 Performance
Little Shop MTG no tow kit
Martin Sleeper / Joey Criswell
Drop or lift inches
19 1/2 inches drop
2 in Bell Tech drop Spindles w/ 14 in wilwood 6 piston caliper big brakes
2 - Viar 444 & 2 - Viar 380
Airlift 3P & there are 4- SMC 3/8 for the dump bed with a 7 gal airtake
2500 Dominator Front Bags, 2600 Dominator Rear Bags
Chrome, Paint, or Polish
Scion TC Concrete Gray with a blue pearl ghost flake
Front Wheel Type
US Mag C-10
Rear Wheel Type
US Mag C-10
Front Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
Front Tire Size
225 30 20
Rear Tire Size
225 30 20
Acrua Apex Blue Pearl
Tri Coat Clear Coat
6 1/2 inches ; to the doors
2 in cal & flush mount hood pins
GMC Typhoon / Cyclone
Shortened & Narrowed
Front fenders have been cut & stretched by 1 1/2" , door handles have been shaved
Body Mods by
Martin Sleeper , Bed Sides done by Bee Nova
Custom built S10 Dash w/ Holley Prodash with 6- 6 1/2 Speakers & 6 Tweets
Holley Prodash & Airlift 3P
NRG w/ quick disconnect
Ported subwoofer enclosure built by Jay Dickson at Highs & Lows in Columbus Ohio. Holds 2-8 in woofers
Pioneer Double Din 1400 ex
Audiopipe 1000 D for subwoofers & Scareaudio 2000 4 channel running the highs