(1992 Chevy S10 ext. Cab)
Get ready to be enchanted by the allure of Tiki Lux, a 1992 Chevrolet S10 extended cab with a dancing bed lovingly owned by Jay and Courtney Hammond. This stunning lowrider masterpiece holds a special meaning, blending a Tiki theme with elements from their business and former car club.
Inspiration and Build
For Jay, the dream of owning a square body 1992 Chevrolet S10 was a long-standing aspiration from his high school days. The inspiration for the tilt dancing bed came to him after witnessing Jeremy French’s mesmerizing display at Carl Casper. A love-at-first-sight moment led to the creation of this extraordinary lowrider.
The journey to bring Tiki Lux to life has been ongoing for four years, a testament to the passion and dedication poured into every detail. With the support of family and friends, the build has been an incredible experience, filled with bartering and invaluable assistance.
Tiki Lux is a work in progress, and Jay has exciting plans for its continued transformation. The truck’s exterior will see a rewrap every year, with the newest design serving as the focal point for future enhancements. An impressive 4th stage and a spinning bed and hood are just some of the spectacular features on the horizon. Chrome headlines for the hydraulic lines and exquisite chrome and engraving for the suspension will elevate its visual appeal even further. With Jay’s penchant for surprises, spectators can expect delightful additions that will leave them in awe.
The journey of Tiki Lux began on July 4th, 2019, when it was acquired in pieces. It had a generic single dump bed and 2 pumps, setting the stage for the transformation to come. By August 2019, the truck made its debut at the dedication show, marking the first milestone in its evolution. Since then, it has undergone multiple iterations, with three beds and five wraps, providing invaluable learning experiences.
Gratitude to the Dream Team
Jay and Courtney extend their heartfelt appreciation to the incredible individuals who made Tiki Lux possible. Harold Crain’s impeccable interior and fabrication work, Cris Ponder’s expertise in suspension, and zrack and fabrication, Jeremy Naylor’s body work, paint, and fabrication skills, and Brent Green’s invaluable welding and mechanical assistance all contributed to this magnificent build. Additional thanks go to Wilgus Sallie, Aaron Oliver, Matthew Slamka, Luxurious Wraps, llc, and others for their unwavering support.
Tiki Lux is a testament to the dedication and passion of its creators.
1992 Chevrolet S10 “Tiki Lux”
Owned by: Jay Hammond and Courtney Hammond
Photos by: Nick Means