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Mini Truckin’ Nationals
AFTER 25 SUCCESSFUL YEARS HOSTING THE NATION’S LARGEST WEEKEND-LONG, MINI-TRUCK INSPIRED SHOW AND SHINE STYLE EVENT, COVID-19 PUT THE BRAKES ON THE 26TH ANNUAL MINI TRUCKIN’ NATIONALS—BUT THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG THANKS TO A HARD-WORKING TEAM OF DEDICAT
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C-tane
YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH KEVIN TETZ’S NAME, BUT IF IT DOESN’T RING A BELL, YOU’D MORE THAN LIKELY RECOGNIZE HIS FACE OR THE SOUND OF HIS VOICE. Kevin has hosted and been a guest on many automotive how-to shows on regular TV, digital TV, YouTube, podc
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“BEST OF” & “SPECIALTY AWARDS”
• Best of Show - Mike Barcia• Best Truck - Kevin Riffey• Best Mini-Truck - Darrel Poe Jr.• Best SUV - David Shulman • Best Paint - Chris Clark• Best Graphics - Craig Rawley• Best Interior - Chris Wilson• Best Engine - David Richards • Bells Rod Shop
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Truck Specs
Kevin Tetz Columbia, TN ’71 Chevy C10 • Shop: Joshua Chapman / CFT Performance (Maryville, IL)• 2016 Nissan Titan XD 5.0L Cummins turbo diesel engine• 2016 Nissan Titan XD 2WD Aisin 6-speed auto transmission• Custom engine and transmission mounts• T
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The Crossover
BRAND ALLEGIANCE IS SOMETHING THAT RUNS VERY DEEP WITHIN BUILDERS IN THE CUSTOM COMMUNITY. Chevy folks usually descend from generations of Bowtie owners, and the same  goes for Ford fans like Alex Dekadokh of Agoura Hills, California. His last custom
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Short and Slammed PART2
USING GSI MACHINE AND FABRICATION’S COMPLETE BACK HALF IS A NO BRAINER WHEN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH ONE OR BOTH TASKS OF BAGGING YOUR ’60-’87 C10 WHILE CONVERTING IT FROM LONGBED TO SHORTBED AT THE SAME TIME. The GSI back half is a fully fabricated, wel
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Truck Specs
Alex Dekadokh ’56 Ford F-100 Agoura Hills, CA • Ford Mustang GT Coyote 5.0L V-8• Tuned by Addiction Motorsports, Simi Valley, CA• Ford Motorsports control pack• Custom intake• Mattson’s Radiator• Rick’s Tank fuel cell• Ford Mustang 6R80 transmission
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Event Scene
Lone Star Expo Center Conroe, TX www.lonestarthrowdown.com South Padre Island Convention Center South Padre Island, TX www.heatwaveshow.com Orange Beach, AL www.orangebeachinvasion.com Okatibbee Water Park Meridian, MS Rayne Frog Festival Pavilion Ra
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A True Battle
MOST EVERYONE READING THIS MAGAZINE UNDERSTANDS WHAT A BATTLE BUILDING A FULL CUSTOM TRUCK CAN TRULY BE. The constant snowball effect, the nickel and diming of every little part, the late nights and early mornings, the missed birthday parties and fa
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Our Lifestyle
KINFOLK, WE MADE IT PAST 2020! Permission is granted to plan a radical 2021. After last year, I’m not sure things can go any way but up—or as we say on the podcast, “On Da Rise.” Time traveler ODB foresees truck greatness in our future! Trust me, I j
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Truck Specs
Jimmy Neeld 1997 GMC C3500 Smith’s Grove, KY Sunset • 24-inch Custom Cut Alcoa’s with 275/25R24 Lexani LX-Thirty tires • Air Lift Performance D2600 ‘bags• Ridetech Strong Arm Uppers & Lowers• FLO Air-ride comps and custom tanks painted by Feltham Fa
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Stan The Man!
IF YOU ARE A LOYAL READER OR ANNUAL SUBSCRIBER TO STREET TRUCKS MAGAZINE, YOU REMEMBER THAT IN THE LAST ISSUE WE HEADED OVER TO AVERAGE JOE’S GARAGE IN OUR NEWLY ACQUIRED ’08 CHEVY TAHOE LTZ TO REMOVE THE 13-YEAR-OLD WORN-OUT SUSPENSION. We replaced
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Weave With It
OK, LET’S JUST GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY FIRST AND FOREMOST. We know this is an F-1 and not an F-100 body, but come on now—just look at it! The Weaver Customs team left no stone unturned when building this insanely clean yet very custom Ford F-1 classi
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Truck Specs
Mack & Ashley Weaver ’50 Ford F-1 Morgan, Utah • Heidt’s Mustang II IFS with tubular uppers and lowers• Custom four-link rear• Ridetech adjustable coils front and rear• Smoothed and painted frame and suspension• Live brake/ intercooler ducting front
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Street Trucks
Chris Hamilton Brand Manager Wendy Wilson Managing Editor Eugene Pineda Art Director Mike Alexander Shawn Brandow Brandon Burrell Eddy Cebreco Angel Dooly Jonathan Hawkins Solomon Lunger Mach1Media John Mata Jr. Brian McGee Scott Nelson Johnny O Lo
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Slamfest Xxix
IF YOU’VE NEVER ATTENDED SLAMFEST, YOU’RE MISSING OUT ON ONE OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING SHOWS IN THE COUNTRY! Being in its 29th year, Slamfest has been around longer than most of us have even been driving. Hell, Slamfest is older than some of the new gen
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Letters To The The Editor
Hello! I wanted to reach out regarding having a feature in your magazine. My husband’s hobby for restoring old cars and going to car shows has turned into a passion of his. His latest project has been his Old Blue Dually. His happiness comes through
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F1Nifty
MOST TRUCK ENTHUSIASTS DAYDREAM ABOUT METAL GRINDING AND TIG WELDING ON CUSTOM HOTRODS. The reality TV shows tease a fantasy life of doing what you love on some of the sweetest trucks on the planet, but we all know that most of us will never reach th
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One to Watch
RIAN HAGGE WANTED TO MAKE HIS SON COLLIN’S UPCOMING 16TH BIRTHDAY ONE FOR THE AGES. HE HATCHED A PLAN INVOLVING THE PURCHASE OF A SQUAREBODY S-10 MINI-TRUCK AND SECRETLY DRIVING IT TO MAGGIE VALLEY, NORTH CAROLINA, FOR SOUTHEASTERN MINITRUCKIN’ NATIO
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Apparel Buyer’s Guide
OVERSIZED BLACK OR KHAKI SHORTS, BLACK OVER-THE-CALF SOCKS, A PLAID SHIRT AND THE TATTOOS TO MATCH—IT’S JUST ONE OF THE SIGNATURE LOOKS WE CONSISTENTLY SEE IN CUSTOM TRUCK CULTURE. Sure, there are additional variations, like graphic T-shirts, baggy j
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Word On The Street
THE K5 Blazer-E is a functional proof of concept of the upcoming Electric Connect and Cruise package Chevrolet Performance plans to sell in the second half of 2021. During the virtual event, Chevrolet Performance will survey SEMA members interested
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Industry Directory
• Squarebody Syndicate www.squarebodysyndicate.com• Low Label www.lowlabel.com• KIK - Kustomz Ink Klothing www.kikstore.com• Mac Tools Apparel 561-660-2777• Modified Merch www.modifiedmerch.com• Petrol Burn petrolburn.com• Laid Back Apparel www.laidb
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Parts Counter
THE IGNITION COILS ON YOUR LS3 ENGINE DO A GREAT JOB MAKING SPARKS, BUT THEY WON’T WIN ANY AWARDS IN THE LOOKS DEPARTMENT. Fortunately, you can dress them up with Eddie Motorsports Coil Covers. Made in the USA from quarter-inch thick billet aluminum,
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Da Outlaw
WHEN THINGS WORK OUT IN YOUR FAVOR, YOU CAN EITHER RUN WITH IT OR DROP THE BALL. Darrell Poe from Bluefield, West Virginia, found out that a very special truck—one that he spent hours working on to perform the perfect body drop— was only a phone call
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California Love
EVER SINCE HE CAN REMEMBER, JEFF POPIOLEK HAS BEEN CALIFORNIA DREAMING. Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up fantasizing about the West Coast lifestyle. “I really don’t know what it was exactly that I was so attracted to about life in SoCal,” Je
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Truck Specs
Darrell Poe, Jr. Bluefield, WV Occupation: Route salesman Make, Model, Year: ’96 Chevy S-10 Original Purchase Price: $3,500 Date of Purchase: December 2011 Current Cost to Build: $20,000+ Completion Date Goal: December 2020 ■ Bodywork by
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Truck Specs
Jeff Popiolek ’90 Nissan Hardbody Orange, California Club: Severed Ties • Shop: Robbie Robbins• Chevy small-block 350ci• Edelbrock 1406 carb• Ceramic-coated headers• Straight pipe exhaust• MSD ignition• Painted engine block• Apex 240-amp alt• Billet
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Q & A
Reason for Building this ride? Sold my other mini-truck Previous rides: 1991 Chevy S-10 known as “ROCKBTTM” How did you get involved? I watched my cousin and his buddies lower their trucks when I was 12. I was hooked! How long have you been “in th
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Truck Specs
Truck: ’87 Chevy Suburban Name: Snooki Location: Adel, Georgia Club: Xtreme Lowz • 1999 Chevy V-8 496c.i. big block• Twin 70mm turbos• Comp Cams camshaft• Aluminum heads• Edlebrock Air Gap intake manifold• Mighty Demon carburetor• Flowmaster e
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SKETCHY'S Speed AND SURF
CHARLIE CAMPBELL SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE BUILDING DREAMS. During the day, his construction company built custom homes for other people. In his spare time, he constructed his own automotive dreams. Naturally he hoped his son would follow in his footste
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