(1988 Chevrolet Hardbody)
(1988 Chevrolet Hardbody)
Meaning Behind the Name
The name fits the personality of the truck but it was given the name after being used in TinnMans Wasted Away music video.
Phlea - Scarlet Rose Photography
ummm alot. After all the changes through the years... 20 grand round about.
What was the inspiration?
It's a mash of everything I am and love, die hard mini trucker first and foremost. Hot Rod and rat rod all in one little nissan truck. Does it get much better? I wanted my truck to stand out and make people's imagination run wild with ideas that would push their creativity farther. It's all art in the end.
How long did it take you to build?
7 years and counting. It'll never be " finished ".
How long have you been building?
A little better than 8 years.
Your future plans?
1967 Datsun 520 and a 1951 Mercury in the works.
This truck started in Florida many years ago. Was fully finished with a gloss paint job and a full tweed interior. But when I got my hands on it it was trashed like so many other trucks that change hands throughout their life time.it would have been easier and much cheaper to start from stock but for me it was love at first sight.
Natalie first off... Thank you babe for being just as crazy about our mini truckin life style as I am. Couldn't do it without you. Thank you to ALL my friends and family for supporting me, especially my father. Thank you to my oh so amazing club for always being there for me no matter what.
Fully built 388 stroker
Chrome or polish
Blah... neither... Black paint and rust.
Turbo 350 auto trans.
Myself and Dave Kelley.
Mods to Frame
Back half of the frame is all custom. Lime green frame and all black chassis components.
Myself and friends.
FB I rides.
Crap... to be changed.
Dominator 2500s in the front and Dominator 2600s in the rear.
Chrome, Paint, or Polish
Paint and some chrome spikes on the rear of the frame.
Front Wheel Type
Rear Wheel Type
Front Wheel Size
Rear Wheel Size
Lots and lots of hand stripping and brush painted art work by Brandon Stephens. Fuel cell airbrushed with Ed Roth inspired cartoon of the truck 5 years ago.
Molded to the fenders and cowl. Center cut out for the motor.
Custom hardbody bumper in front with sheet metal lower valance.
Fully shaved wiper cowl. Front clip molded to cab and cowl. Smooth cab wall inside and out. All new smooth firewall. 4x4 pathfinder fenders.
Body Mods by
Chopped down 1972 ford f100 teuck. Removed 8 inches from the center and built a sheet metal top to fit the contour of the nissan windahield.
Out of a Peterbuilt.
Stock wheel striped down to the metal hoop. Added 2 supports on either side coming from the center hub and cut out the original.
Suicide shifter coming up from the driver fender outside the truck.
All original leather bucket seats out of a 1960 something European sports car.
Hand ground steel panels cover the floor, b pillars and roof. Door panels done the same.
1994 Nissan Hardbody “Wasted Away” owned by Dewie Moreau
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