Trucks Next Door

Published in the August 2014 Issue August 2014 News

Chris Buziecki

Collinsville, Okla.

My 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 is a show truck, a family road trip vehicle, as well as used to tow our boat and horse trailer. Modifications to the truck include a BDS suspension lift with shocks, dual front stabilizers, MAG-HYTEC front and rear differential covers, an S&B cold air intake kit and a 5-inch exhaust. I have also mounted my truck on 20 by 12 Fuel Hostage wheels, and it rolls on 38.5 by 14.50 by 20 Toyo MT tires. Inside the cab, I’ve added a Mini Maxx tuner, Auto Meter gauges, and upgraded the sound system with Sony stereo components. Pavey’s Collision Center custom painted all of the suspension, and I have added Bushwhacker fender flares. My future plans include reupholstering the interior. 

 

Harry Hollbrook
Lakeview, Ohio
My 1965 GMC 1500 truck was originally a two-wheel drive, 307 V8 gas engine with an automatic transmission. This was replaced with a 1991 5.9L Cummins diesel and a NV4500 standard transmission. Noble's Auto Sales and Service from Degraff, Ohio, performed the engine and transmission swap along with 4x4 suspension upgrades. The front axle is a 12-bolt Corporate and the rear a 14-bolt Corporate taken out of a late 80s Chevy truck. The core support back to the front of the cab was boxed. I purchased a driveshaft specifically designed for my truck. The truck also sports Mickey Thompson wheels and BF Goodrich tires. A custom exhaust stack setup was performed and the transmission and transfer are both Chevrolet units, which bolt to a Cummins Chevy adapter. We took the engine from a Dodge airport tugger that had around 4,000 hours on it. Currently I use the truck as my daily driver and for cruising in the summer.

Nick Pilibosian

Oakland, Mich.

I have always loved Ford Super Duty trucks, from the way the interior is designed to the beefy look on the exterior, and I’ve never had a problem with my 2005 Ford F250 8-foot Crew Cab. I have noticed a big difference going from my ‘03 Dodge Cummins to this every day driver that I use to pull large race snowmobile trailers during the winter months. I’ve added a leveling kit, 4-inch lift, 35-inch Wrangler on 18-inch XD Series wheels and I’ve clocked over 150k miles on the truck.

Exterior upgrades include a White Crew Cab, 8-foot bed, Iron Cross bumpers, Recon lights, and 35 strobe lights for parades and shows. I added a new intake, custom SCT tuning, studded the head, added minor fuel modifications and aftermarket injectors. Future modifications include adding a custom AirDog fuel system, an aftermarket turbo, trac bars, and a custom Vicari air suspension.

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