Here is some new meat for you guys to chew on. Have fun. There is a loooong story behind my truck. Its going to take several posts. Ill make it as short as possible. It has been a 7 year rebuild for me. It's required a lot of patience and $. It Started at one shop back in 2001 for waaaay too long and now its at Richer Racing getting redone and its gonna be insane! Okay, Grew up volunteering with Toyotas Factory Team at PPI supporting Ivan Stewart since I was 13 or so. Did this through college. I remember Falzone from Giant came around every once in a while to volunteer. He was just getting going with his black ranger back then. I dont think GIANT existed yet but his truck was nice. He ran "family" snowboards out of an apartment next to Taco Loco in Laguna I think. He was always a nice guy. Anyway, I Obviously fell in love with the industry. Bought my truck in college back in 96-97 for $4500. It was supposively an old short course truck. Drove the hell out of it for 3 years and then totalled it in Glamis. Stored the truck for about a year and a half in a storage unit until I came up with some cash to start over. Brought it to Glenn at G&R Fabrication in Chula Vista. Thought I could just cut the frame at the firewall and weld on a new front clip. Frame was bent all the way back through the truck. Sooo I had to start over with a new frame. This meant that all the old cage work had to be redone. Only saved the cab, 22R and Tranny. If I remember correctly I got a new 86 long bed extended cab frame instead of the standard cab short bed for the rebuild. To be continued... Gonna add some pics. I know you guys dont want to read a novel.
check out the bright ass bleached brain. That was me when THAT was cool. ??
My avatar is the truck 1/2 through the rebuild. More to come