Russell Jones
Knoxville, Tennessee
1987 Chevy S-10
Original Cost of Vehicle? $1800.00
Cost to Build Vehicle? Way too much!
Why did you build your Ride? To piss off all those people that think trucks are not to be lowered, and to hopefully grace the pages of Mini Truckin’.
How Long to Build your Ride? 1 1/2 years
Name of Vehicle and Why? "Take Notes"
Date of Purchase? April 1994
How Long Have You Been in the Sport? I have been into Mini Trucks since late 1993. I got started after I went to a show in Asheville, NC (Stars and Cars). There I saw a blazer with a Testarossa kit, a slammed S-10 and a D50 on Hi-dro’s.
Previous Rides: A blue 1973 Karmann Ghia and a white/blue 1987 S-10
Club Affiliations? Negative Camber
Year: 2005
# of Cylinders: 8
Displacement: 383
Ignition: Painless
Engine Modifications: Brodix Aluminum Heads, Keith Black Pistons, Com Cam Moly Pushrods/ Stainless, Steel Solid Roller Rocker Arms, Hydraulic Comp Cam, Be Cool over flow, and radiator, 2 High torque fans, A chrome 7” brake booster, Lokar dip stiks and lots of billet to include the March Pulley System Engine Add-Ons: Billet top Intake with a green high performance air filter, Hedman Hedders, 3” Exhaust, X Pipe, with Flow master 40 Series Delta Flow
Engine Builder/ Shop: Jon Barrett of Midwest City, OK & Southpaw Customs of Knoxville, TN
Transmission: 700R4
Rear End: Ford 9” with a 350 gear, strange S-Series Iron Case, 31 Spline Moser Axles, Detroit Truetrac Differential
Driveshaft: Custom
Who did the Mods? Brad Cate and Dee Kisner of Knoxville, TN
Front Shocks: Monroe
Rear Shocks: Monroe
Spindles: 2 “ Spindles Baer
Controller: Air Ride Ride Pro-E with remote Control and 2 Five Gallon Tanks
4-Link: Road Grater 3 Link Wishbone, with C-Notch
Compressor model and Brand: 2 Viair 400 c
Number of Valves and Size: Big Red From Air Ride
Air Bag Size/ Model; Front and Rear: Air Ride Air Springs and Tapered Sleeve Bags in Rear
Other Chassis Mods: 2” Bump Steer Tie Rod Set
Any Chrome, Polish or Paint: Painted Tanks, Compressors and uppers, lowers along with most of the rear.
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type: Boss Motorsport 312
Size: 20”
Tire Size: 235/35ZR/20 Nitto NT555
Rear Wheel Type: Boss Motorsport 312
Size: 20”
Tire Size: 235/35ZR/20 Nitto NT555


1995 Chevy Astro

Paint Color: Greed Green
Type of Paint: DuPont
Describe Graphics, including paint colors and types:
Painted By: Southpaw Customs of Knoxville, TN
Channeled: No
Chopped: No
Body Drop: No
Hood: 2.5 Cowl Hood
Grille: Phantom Grill with stock chrome front bumper and clear turn signals
Bumpers: Sir Michaels Roll Pan & Tail Gate Skin
Add On Accessories: Tonno Cover and Street Scene Mirrors
Body Mods: Shaved the wiper cowl, tailgate, emblems, bumper, antenna, side trim and bumper. As well as frenched in tag box.
Body Mods By: Mike Hensley and Southpaw Customs
Dashboard: All Steel Custom
Gauges: Auto Meter Oil, Water, Tack, Speedo, Volts, Fuel all with Carbon Fiber Faces.
Steering Wheel: Billet Specialties PSYCHO
Console: Fiber Glass Sub Enclosure with Air Ride Gauge
Head Unit: JVC KD-G710
Amps: Rockford Fosgate P4004 for mids and highs, Rockfor Fosgate P3002 for subwoofers
Speakers: Polk Audio on set db5250 and 2 sets of db400, Rockford Fosgate P28S8
Video System: None
Stereo Installed By: Mike Thurmer (AKA Thump)
Shifter: 23” Lokar Nostagia Shifter
Seats : 1988 Ford Ranger XLT 60x40
Describe Upholstery Material/ Color Scheme: Leather
Any Other Interior Mods: Painted door panels to match with silver trim and leather arm rests and billet Cranks. Headliner H-246 with radio console, dome lights, and 4x4 speaker recesses. Lokar Oval Billet Aluminum Pedals. Billet rear view mirror, window cranks, also in the cab is vintage air.
Upholstered By: Southpaw Customs
Special Thanks:
I would like to say thank you to Southpaw Customs (Thump, Brandon & Donnie), Mike Hensley, Shane Gentry, Performance Products, Negative Camber,My family, and last but not least H.D. for understanding what this truck means to me! Without these people above my truck would just be a dream, once again, Thank You!


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