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Street Trucks - March 2021

Street Trucks - March 2021

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WHAT’S INSIDE PLUS

MINI-TRUCK MAKEOVER PEARLY THE RAMIREZ
SLAMMING OUR S10 FAMILY ROLLING
GATES MEMORIAL
1964 FORD F-100
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108 MARCH 2021
VOLUME 23 • NUMBER 03
FEATURES SHOWS
EDITORIAL
22 Ralph Resurrected 32 Battle in Bama 2020 Chris Hamilton Brand Manager
Wendy Wilson Managing Editor
Stephen Williams’ 1964 C10 Barn Find The Secret is Out
DESIGN
40 REVENGE 56 Oklahoma Summer Bash Eugene Pineda Art Director

Taking the Lead, One Bolt at a Time 2020 CONTRIBUTORS
Following Rules and Smashing Records Mike Alexander
66 Da Seis-Quatro Phil Gordon
96 F-100 Supernationals & All Brian Goude
Grand Slam, Back to Back to Back to Adam Johnson
Back Ford Show John Mata Jr.
43 Years and Still Going Strong! David Moore
78 TRAMP Johnny O
114 The Sparks Show 2020 Logan Wade
A Bagged ’82 Chevrolet C10 on 26-inch
Wheels! Event Raises $4,000 and 130 Funko Pop ADVERTISING
Figures for POPs for Patients Gabe Frimmel Ad Sales Director
90 Take the High Road
DEPARTMENTS (714) 200-1930
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Way 8 Letter from the Editor Chris Crispell Senior Account Executive
12 Word on the Street (714) 200-1935
102 Pearly Gates 16 Parts Counter Becky Maas Account Executive
120 Event Calendar (714) 200-1959
The Ramirez Family Rolling Memorial 123 Our Lifestyle Sebastian Tirkey Advertising Traffic Coordinator
128 Street Humor
108 New Life OPERATIONS
Manish Kumar Mishra Operations Manager
A Long, Tough Road to Glory
Chandan Pandey Production,Newsstand&CirculationAnalyst
TECH Surajpal Singh Bisht Prepress Manager

48 Project Artemis Alex Mendoza Administrative Assistant

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T HE ONLY WAY TO STAY ALIVE IN THIS DYING WORLD OF WITH THE HIGHS COME THE LOWS AND
PRINT PUBLICATIONS IS TO CONSISTENTLY PUBLISH OCCASIONALLY WE DO DROP THE BALL IN
UNIQUE AND ACCURATE STORIES THAT ARE RELATABLE OUR EDITORIAL, WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE
TO ONE PORTION OF OUR AUDIENCE, YET AND AVOIDABLE. WITH A RECENT FLAW IN
INCONCEIVABLE TO THE OTHER. The editors of the past AN AMAZING STORY, WE FELT THE NEED
would agree that a team of dedicated, like-minded TO RE-RUN THIS BEAUTIFUL ROLLING
individuals with a passion for print and a love for custom MEMORIAL ON PAGES 104-108. THIS 1948
trucks is the only way our brand is still alive today. Not CHEVY 3100 IS A MASTERPIECE IN ITS OWN
just alive but thriving! RIGHT, AND THE MEMORIES IT HOLDS WILL
DEFINITELY LAST A LIFETIME FOR THE
RAMIREZ FAMILY.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE, WE FEATURE TONY LEAL’S THIRD AMAZING 1964 MODEL FINALLY, CHECK OUT OUR BACK TO THE BASICS SERIES AS WE DO THE
TRUCK BUILD TO CONTINUE HIS EPIC COLLECTION. WHEN WE SAY THE VERY FIRST MOD ON OUR 2001 CHEVY S10 XTREME. THE PERFECT
DETAILS ARE EASY TO MISS, WE MEAN IT ON THIS ONE. EVERY INCH OF THIS PROJECT TRUCK FOR THE UP-AND-COMING TRUCK GUYS TO START
CUSTOM ’64 FORD F-100 HAS BEEN PERFECTLY PLANNED OUT AND NO SINGLE OUT ON. WE INSTALL A WESTERN CHASSIS LOWERING KIT BEFORE
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THIS WILL BE A MAJOR CONTENDER FOR TRUCK OF THE YEAR 2021! HAVE YOU YOUNGER GUYS BEEN READY TO START SOMETHING FUN?
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word on the The Latest
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World

BY MIKE SELF

ALL-NEW 2021 F-150 TREMOR

A Rugged 4x4 for Work and Recreation

F ORD is expanding its rugged off-road and control for more severe unit in F-150 Raptor. This
family of trucks with the all-new off-road events. cutting-edge case merges
F-150 Tremor. The 2021 F-150 Tremor all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-
combines all-terrain upgrades New 33-inch General Grabber drive capabilities to handle
designed for tackling the trails with all-terrain tires mounted on unique virtually any off-road environment.
the outstanding towing and payload matte-finish 18-inch wheels offer
capability its owners expect. added ground clearance and The available 360-degree
a 1-inch wider stance for more camera package provides an
Like every other F-150, Tremor confidence off-road. A Raptor-style in-cabin view of obstacles around
bash plate serves to protect front the truck and the front-view
uses a high-strength steel frame and end components in challenging camera provides a real-time tire
off-road situations. All of these track overlay to dynamically show
high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. modifications together result in an the path of the wheels ahead.
approach angle of 27.6 degrees, 360-degree view and rearview
It comes in SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot breakover angle of 21.2 degrees and cameras can be called up at
departure angle of 24.3 degrees. higher speeds with a convenient
box, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine and 10-speed dash-mounted hard button.
To really get into and through
automatic transmission plus standard four-wheel tough, rocky trails, standard Ford Trail Toolbox, a set of
running gear includes a locking rear off-road assist features, is available
drive. Available in standard, mid and high equipment differential and front differential, in the all-new Tremor. Available
with an optional late-availability Trail One-Pedal Drive applies the
groups, F-150 Tremor includes a range of standard and upgrade to a Torsen limited-slip brakes proportionally as the driver
front across all equipment levels. lifts from the accelerator. Available
available features. All equipment levels share core Tremor high series customers get a Trail Turn Assist reduces steering
torque-on-demand transfer case radius in tight off-road terrain
suspension hardware that helps balance work with similar to the high-performance situations by applying brakes to
the inside rear wheel, allowing
off-road prowess. for tighter turns in low-speed
maneuvers. F-150 Tremor also
The upgraded suspension starts with retuned features selectable drive modes,
which allow customers to choose
springs front and rear for added ground clearance and the setting best suited to driving
conditions. In addition to standard
to help keep tires more firmly in contact with terrain. Hill Descent Control, Tremor also
has available Trail Control which
Front hub knuckles and upper control arms are revised, operates like cruise control for
off-road use.
while Tremor-specific monotube shocks at the front
The all-new 2021 Ford
and twin tube shocks at the rear are tuned for softer F-150 Tremor will be available
next summer.
damping at low speeds, with additional damping

.12. MARCH 2021 | STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM

RAM BEGINS PRODUCTION
OF NEW 2021 RAM 1500 TRX

R AM recently announced that production FCA invested nearly $1.5 billion to retool SHAP to build the
of the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has next-generation Ram 1500 and to support the future growth
begun at the Sterling Heights Assembly of the Ram brand. The all-new truck officially launched in
Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, March 2018. More than 7,200 employees currently build the
Michigan. The first vehicle—VIN No. award-winning truck.
001—was a Ram 1500 TRX Launch
Edition adorned in exclusive Anvil Commemorating America’s most powerful truck at 702
exterior paint that will be auctioned horsepower, the 2021 1500 TRX Launch Edition is limited
to 702 units, which sold out in less than three hours. The
for charity. Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition is visually distinguished by
its exclusive Anvil Gray paint, and inside, each truck features
“We’re ecstatic to announce the start of production of a special red and brushed-aluminum center console badge
identifying it as a limited-edition Ram 1500 TRX Launch
the award-winning, all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX,” said Mike Edition model.

Koval Jr., head of Ram brand. “The Ram 1500 TRX bolsters

the brand’s strong history of high-performance trucks while

expanding Ram’s light-duty lineup with the segment’s

best combination of performance, capability, luxury and

technology.”

2021 CHEVY TAHOE 3.0L DURAMAX TURBO-DIESEL IS THE
MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT FULL-SIZE SUV IN ITS CLASS

T HE Chevrolet Tahoe with the available
3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine
offers an EPA-estimated 28 highway,
21 city and 24 combined mpg in
rear-wheel-drive models.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for
four-wheel drive models is 26 highway,
20 city and 22 combined mpg.

This is Chevy’s first diesel inline-six

engine for full-size SUVs, and the brand’s first diesel

offered in full-size SUVs since 1999. In the Suburban,

the 3.0L Duramax offers an EPA estimated 27

highway, 21 city and 23 combined mpg in two-wheel

drive models and 26 highway, 20 city and 22

combined mpg in four-wheel drive models. all-new models. The engine is and can provide additional driver
exclusively paired with a 10-speed confidence when towing.
The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel launched first automatic transmission for a
smooth shifting experience. The driver-selectable stop/
in the 2020 Silverado, utilizing state-of-the-art start technology optimizes fuel
With an SAE-certified 277 economy by shutting off the engine
technologies to optimize fuel and integrate into horsepower and 460 lb-ft of at stoplights and certain other
torque, the Tahoe 3.0L Duramax stop-and-go situations, helping
the all-new vehicle architecture. Small changes with two-wheel drive is capable to save fuel.
of maximum towing up to 8,200
adapt the engine for the full-size SUV application, pounds and a max payload of The 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel
1,717 pounds. The Suburban with is available on the LS, LT, RST and
including enhanced noise abatement and a new the same engine is capable of Premier trims with an MSRP of
a maximum towing of 8,000 $995 over the base 5.3L V-8 gas
engine control module, specifically designed to pounds and a max payload of engine. It is also available in the
1,625 pounds in two-wheel drive High Country trim as a
leverage the faster data-processing power of the models. A standard exhaust brake $1,500 MSRP decrease
is available in tow-haul mode over the standard 6.2L
V-8 gas engine.

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RALPH RESURRECTED

T RUE BARNYARD FINDS
JUST DON’T HAPPEN
VERY OFTEN ANYMORE.
Unfortunately, it is
becoming more and more
difficult to find those
tucked-away gems that
have been hiding away for

many years. Stephen

Williams of Allardt, Tennessee, got

lucky. He came across a pretty unique

barn find in December 2018.

Stephen has always liked older trucks and

vehicles.

“I would have to attribute that to my

dad and my papa Clyde,” Stephen says. “I

actually have a couple of Polaroid photos of

the trucks they used to have. They were ’64-

’66 body styles. They were always trading

them and always had one around.”

Fortunately, Stephen was fortunate

enough to save this ’64 Chevrolet C10 from

being destroyed.

He had been searching for a truck to build

for quite some time. He attended Dino’s Git

Down in November 2018, which motivated

him to build an old truck. One day, Stephen

came across a ’64 C10 when he GSI front drop member and GSI
was scrolling through the Kansas complete back half. The frame
Craigslist, and it was the perfect was then sent off to Volunteer
barn find. The truck had been Coatings in Knoxville, Tennessee,
stored untouched for several years, where it received a high-quality
and the owners were ready to get powdercoat.
rid of it. Stephen immediately got
a plan together to pick up the C10, Once Stephen received the
and before he knew it, a car hauler frame back from the shop, he
was headed to Kansas to bring the moved on to the suspension.
truck home. Stephen and Elliot installed the
Accuair Endo CVT setup with
As soon as Stephen got the truck e-level to give the truck pristine
in his garage, they hit the ground ride quality. They also put Airlift
running.

“We took our time on this build,”
he says. “We blew it completely
apart all the way down to the
frame and built it back up from
there.”

Fortunately, Stephen was able
to save the factory ’64 frame.
However, he had a few tricks up his
sleeve for changing up the entire
look of the truck. He decided to cut
the C10 down from a longbed to
a shortbed. Stephen and his best
friend, Elliott Broyles, modified
the original frame and added a

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RALPH RESURRECTED

Dominator airbags in the front and Firestone airbags Once the bed had been cut down
in the rear. The original fuel tank was removed and and the subframe was complete,
replaced by a GSI tank. With the chassis modifications he was able to start on the top of
and suspension complete, it was time for body work. the bed. Stephen added sassafras
wood panels for the bed floor
Stephen started on the exterior of the truck by that he purchased from a local
fabbing up some custom inner fenders. He then friend, Dexter Wright. In order for
installed Hart Fab firewall panels and bed tubs. Since everything to match up perfectly,
the frame had already been cut down, they then had they custom made a metal plate
to shorten the bed. This required a lot of patience and that was then dimple dyed and
precision. painted black. They were then able
to mount it directly inside the bed
“The most difficult part of the build for us was the in front of the tailgate.
bed subframe,” Stephen says. “This was only our
second truck that we had built.”

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Many long hours were spent these trucks. That is what draws home. He would be installing TRUCK
in the garage creating this me to them. The more original a ’05 Chevy 6.0 LS V-8 under SPECS
one-of-a-kind C10. Although paint and patina it has, the the hood of this C10. To make
the build was difficult, Stephen more I love it.” this engine swap happen, he OWNER
continued to push forward. purchased a BP Automotive Stephen
Luckily, his wife, Kristen, and his Since the truck was wiring harness. He also installed Williams
kids were there to support him shortened, it did need some an LS2 intake and Holley mid- ’64 Chevy C10
throughout the entire process. touch up to the paint on the mount accessory system. He Longbed
His son even helped name the bed. Russell Cunningham of decided to do a little upgrading Allardt, Tennessee
truck. Allardt, Tennessee, was able to to the motor before getting Build Cost:
fake the scars back into the bed it bolted up. He added a BTR $40,000
“While I was building the of the truck. Richard Voiles of stage-3 cam and 799 heads to Club Affiliation:
truck, my son Jakob had been Knoxville, Tennessee, then laid really give ol’ Ralph some extra C10 Club Tennessee
watching the movie ‘Wreck it down a fresh coat of paint on horsepower. Stephen then
Ralph,’” Stephen says. “One day a few of the truck panels. The installed brand new Holley LS3 CHASSIS
I asked him what I should name only non-original paint on the exhaust manifolds to finish out § GSI front drop
the truck. Jakob said Ralph, and entire truck is the lowers on the the motor. He was then able to
since that day it has stuck.” front fenders and the bed scars. get rid of the existing exhaust member
Stephen then grabbed a set of and install a full 2.5-inch § GSI complete
Stephen decided to keep the 22-inch Budnik Knife wheels stainless Magnaflow system.
original grille and bumpers since that would be tuckin’ hard when They routed the exhaust down back half
they would go along with the he lays out the truck! the truck and then created a § Shortened
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had his mind set on what to do Once the body work and paint frame and bed
for paint. were complete, Stephen moved After the engine was § GSI trans
on to the engine. Stephen knew mounted under the hood,
“I love patina,” he says. “I have he would either go big or go cossmember
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RALPH RESURRECTED to match the overall theme of the
truck.
Stephen continued on to the drivetrain. With his lead
foot, he knew he would need a beefy transmission. “One of the most unique parts of
He purchased and installed a ’05 Chevy 4L80 the interior is the Old Air Products
transmission along with a Circle D 3200 torque heat and air system we installed,”
converter. In order for the new transmission to fit, he Stephen says.
installed the GSI trans crossmember.
Custom door panels were also
“Everything bolted right up underneath the truck,” installed to match the seats and
Stephen says. really finish off the interior. All that
was left to do was hop in and take
Luckily, the transmission cooler was included in it for a drive! Through all of the
the Champion Radiator he installed. The truck was challenges Stephen faced in this
going to be putting out some series power, so Stephen build, he never lost sight of his goal.
decided it was time for a brake upgrade. He added a
Wilwood master cylinder along with Wilwood brakes in “I learned a lot while building
both the front and back. Stephen was starting to see this truck,” he says. “I realized
the finish line as the build was finally coming together. how much I love building vehicles.
Take your time and don’t take any
As the build continued, Stephen started on the shortcuts.”
interior. The original seats were removed, and a set of
brown leather Snowden custom seats were installed. Stephen’s hard work and
He wanted to keep the dash original but give it a determination kept this
little taste of some modern technology, so Stephen barn yard find from being
installed a Dakota Digital RTX instrument cluster and sent to the crusher.
gauges. He also added a Custom Autosound stereo

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WORDS AND PHOTOS BY LOGAN WADE

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WORDS AND PHOTOS BY LOGAN WADE

STREETTRUCKSMAG.COM | MARCH 2021 .41.

REVENGE

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Virginia. For many

years, Ashley

always had the dependable car.

Her husband, Nate Wimmer, on

the other hand, would get to buy

all of the toys and fun vehicles.

After sitting back for several

years and watching Nate build

some pretty amazing vehicles,

Ashley decided it was her time to

shine and show Nate that she

can build an outstanding truck,

too. Boy did she come out

swinging with this one!

Ashley originally purchased the

’86 Chevrolet S-10 in 2019.

“The condition of the truck was

decent, but it had started showing

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Ashley has always had a love before Ashley purchased the
for older vehicles, saying they have OWNER With the added power and truck. The stock frame was
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discover.” This build would mean ’86 Chevrolet swap was absolutely for the air-ride system. A
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mini-truck project to tackle. It transmission was removed to installed first so the rest of the
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be your typical S-10 motor swap. § Steel crank a Thorbeck raised gas tank after the custom C-notch was
Ashley was going all the way with § Edelbrock crossmember as well. Luckily,
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transmission
“My dad inspired the small block
Chevy motor as he took me to my CHASSIS
first ever drag race when I was § Thorbeck Bros
little,” Ashley says.
three-link rear
All custom motor mounts were air suspension
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The engine was also going to be notch
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the truck some extra horsepower. arms
They also added an Edelbrock § Custom
carburetor and Headman headers transmission
before finishing up the motor crossmember
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an exhaust upgrade. They installed crossmember
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REVENGE Ashley’s inspiration for this build is
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complete. They installed Firestone airbags
in the front and rear for the best ride “The purple stripe in the graphics
quality possible. is some of the leftover paint from my
husband’s first mini-truck magazine
Now that the engine and transmission feature build,” she says. “It is also how Nate
swaps were complete, Ashley moved on and I originally met. The bright colors and
to the exterior of the truck. REVENGE skulls were ideas put together from my
was starting to take shape. The S-10 was daughter and sidekick, Kaitlynn, alongside
going to receive a full facelift all the way the painter, Andy Hawks.”
around. A Trenz grille was installed along
with LED headlights. Custom made front As REVENGE rolled out of the booth for
inner wheel tubs were added to give this the first time, Ashley was finally able to see
truck the perfect stance when aired out. her ideas and dreams coming to life.
The front bumper was shaved smooth
with the French tag box. The truck then The S-10 was nearing the final stages as
received a full sheetmetal bed with wood they started on the interior. The upholstery
floor inserts. work was completed by Kenny Franklin
of Princeton, West Virginia. The dash
A lot of hours were spent in the garage was shaved and fiberglassed to create a
preparing the truck for the new bed. smooth surface for the next part of the
However, this is Ashley’s passion, and build. A custom center console was fabbed
nothing was going to stand in her way. up that would house a set of Viair air
gauges and switches.
“I have enjoyed watching and helping my
husband and his friends with their builds “The trucker switches are for my sister
for many years,” she says. “I decided it who has always been into 18-wheelers,”
was time for my own build, and I would do Ashley says.
whatever it took to complete it.”
The entire dash and center console were
Keeping her word, she continued to then wrapped in gray tweed to bring back
work on the bed until it was finished. the ’90s style. The Hurst Zmatic shifter
Even though this was Ashley’s revenge blends Ashley’s love of drag racing with
toward her husband, he was right there mini-trucks.
in the garage to support her every move.
They then shaved and relocated the gas “I have always been a gearhead at
door and shaved the wiper cowl. A set heart,” she says. “It started out with semis
of Chevrolet Coupe taillights were then and drag cars.”
added to the bed of the truck. Ashley
knew this truck needed a good set of She then removed the original steering
wheels to match her style. She ultimately wheel and installed a B.A.D. billet steering
decided on a set of 18-inch Billet wheel to match the wheels. Stuart Warner
Specialties Speedways, which were then gauges were installed into the dash to
wrapped in Achilles ATR Sport tires. These finish off her custom design. The door
wheels give the truck a perfect stance and panels were then wrapped in tweed to
match her throwback theme of the entire match the rest of the interior. Next up, it
build. This is where Ashley’s design really was time for a sound system. An Alpine
started to take shape. head unit fits perfectly alongside the DVD
player and TV screen that were molded
Ashley’s S-10 was finally ready for paint. into the dash. A true flashback to the
This build has a lot of sentimental value to ’90s mini-truck era! A custom fiberglass
Ashley. subwoofer box was then molded into the
cab and painted gray to match the exterior
“Not only did I get to build the truck with of the truck. Two 10-inch Alpine Type E
my husband, but we also got to use my late subs were hooked up to give Ashley a little
friend Eric’s paint gun to get the base color bump in the trunk!
laid on the truck,” she says.
Ashley’s REVENGE was finally
Ashley knew just who to call when it complete after a year of hard work and
came to paint. They dropped the truck determination. She didn’t disappoint with
off with Andy Hawks of Cana, Virginia, this impressive first build! Although the
who started off by laying down the gray project is done, Ashley still has plans in the
base color. This wasn’t going to be your future to body drop the truck and add a set
ordinary paint job! Full multicolored of custom seats to match the rest of the
airbrushed graphics were added from interior. Ashley’s sweet REVENGE always
front to back. brings a smile to her face as she
hops in the S-10 to cruise the
“My favorite thing that we changed on open roads!
the truck was the paint. We went from
plain to ‘XTREMEly unique,” Ashley says.

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TECH WORDS AND PHOTOS BY CHRIS HAMILTON

Project RIDETECHAIR
Artemis SUSPENSIONINSTALL

PART 1
I T’S AN EXCITING DAY HERE FOR THE TEAM AT STREET TRUCKS pewter colored female character in an online
AS WE REMOVE THE FIRST BOLTS FROM OUR 2021 PRIMARY virtual reality game being played by a normal
PROJECT TRUCK, PROJECT ARTEMIS. This 1998 GMC Sierra is person in the real world. When playing as the
getting a complete makeover from front to back, including an character, she turns into a more confident,
all new air-ride suspension, a retro-fit wood bed floor, all new prouder version of herself. Just as we do when
interior pieces and tons of upgrades to its original 5.7-liter V-8 we are driving our custom truck around town,
engine. There’s no custom fabricating involved with this right? Customizing your character to a gamer
project, and we’re using only off-the-shelf bolt-on parts. It’s is customizing a truck to a gearhead. So, we
combined the two lifestyles, and a name was
gonna be a good one! born: Project Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt for
Trophies!
This is an everyman’s project that caters to hundreds of thousands of truck
Stage one for this multi-stage resto-mod is to
enthusiasts alike. We understand that these projects take time and money that not get the suspension replaced. We don’t want to be
cutting and grinding the frame with a nice paint
everyone can spare, but we can at least show you what to do while you wait for the job or custom wrap, and we definitely don’t want
any greasy mechanics getting in and out of our
right time to make your next move.

The name Artemis seemed perfect for this future trophy winner because it

means “goddess of the hunt.” Artemis is also the main character’s name in my

favorite movie of all time, “Ready Player One!” In the movie, Artemis is a gold/

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TECH | PROJECT ARTEMIS • PART 1

nice new interior. So, we called up Ridetech, behind this entire process, and we can’t best men to tackle the teardown. Chris
told the crew our goals, and they helped us
order a complete, turn-key air-ride system recommend it enough for your GMT400. Hagerty and Telly Violleto were excited
designed to fit ’88-’98 Chevy and GMC
C1500 trucks. When I say complete, I mean Once the complete kit arrived, we to break away from their high-end fab
absolutely everything you need to fully
bag your OBS without needing to run to packed everything up and work for a couple days to bag
the parts store. Suspension components,
compressors, air springs, electronics, headed out to SaltWorks SOURCES our OBS, and we were there
hoses and even all the fittings you will Fab in Myakka, Florida, for pestering them throughout
need, guaranteed! We were so impressed the install. Thom Ophof is • Ridetech the whole process. This issue
by the ease of ordering and the logistics the man behind all the metal www.ridetech.com we will focus on the front, the
magic that comes out of this next issue will be the back,
amazing shop, and we were • SaltWorks Fab and then we have something
impressed by his confidence www.saltworksmfg.com special coming for Artemis—
when he assigned a few of his and his name is Glarb!
• EBC
ebcbrakes.com

• GuniWheels
www.guniwheel.com

A Our project this year is to build a custom, bagged OBS Chevy truck B This running-driving, three-door GMC has only 124,000 original
that is reliable and ready to cruise with the whole family. So, meet miles and absolutely no mechanical issues that we know of. She’s a
Artemis, a 1998 GMC Sierra that has been female owned since it came perfect project truck!
off the lot. She’s been well maintained, and she’s ready to be reborn!

C As we arrived at SaltWorks Fab in Myakka, D SaltWorks Fab is a wonderful mix of E This is the office of one of the techs who
Florida, the first thing we saw was this metal-shaping, chassis-building and took time to help us on our build. Not a
amazing, bagged GMC that was built by this complete turn-key custom builds that range bad view to have every day, right?
crew. Not that we had any concerns before, from your standard styled hotrods, full
but this was all the visual we needed to know blown custom cars, resto-mods and even Pro
we made the right choice! Touring racers.

F This complete frame-off 4x4 Toyota 01OK. Back to reality. Time to get Artemis
will definitely be in the pages of Street on the lift and unload all the parts.
Trucks once it’s complete. The level of detail
is unreal!

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TECH | PROJECT ARTEMIS • PART 1

02All the equipment from Ridetech came packaged with such great care that not a single piece 03With the truck on the lift, we took the
was scratched or missing. We unboxed and laid it all out nicely so the crew can get to work. time to inspect the rest of the chassis
and engine to make sure we didn’t miss
anything while buying this 23-year-old truck.

04The OEM front suspension is all still 05First to come off is the bed. A few bolts from the bottom and some plugs for the taillights
in great shape, but it’s completely are all you need to remove before taking off the bed. Better ask a few friends for some
covered in grease. It’s going to make for some muscle assistance.
messy hands!

06The next thing to be removed were the wheels and front sway bar.
Ridetech provides a new sway bar so this one can be tossed out.

07Safety
first!
Telly wrapped
chain around
the spring so
it doesn’t fly
out when he
removes the
spindle. Pretty
smart!

08The tie-rod end is carefully removed 09A nice big pile of parts in the corner is a
so to not damage the threads. The sign of progress! Now, it’s time to bolt
Ridetech kit comes with new inner tie-rod on the new Ridetech suspension components.
ends, but these outters will be reused.

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