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March 2004 Reader's Rigs

Posted in Features on September 21, 2004
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Michael Anderson can be spotted driving around Gallup, New Mexico in his '77 GMC K10. Michael tossed a 4-inch lift under his rig to help to clear the way for a set of 35-inch Uniroyal Laredo MTs. The 350 V-8 has been massaged with an Edelbrock intake manifold and carb along with Flowtech headers and Flowmaster mufflers. Custom bumpers were added front and rear to help protect the Chevy, and Rancho RS 9000 shocks help to smooth out the ride.

Straight out of Napa, California are Jake Pendergrass and his '95 Dodge Ram 1500. Up front is found a Dana 44 that has been stuffed with 4.56 gears. In the rear is a Chrysler 9.25 that also has a set of 4.56 gears, along with a Lock-Right. The gears help to turn a set of 38x15 Super Swampers on 15x10 steel wheels. Making room for the big doughnuts is a 7-inch Skyjacker lift along with a 3-inch body lift. To give the truck its interesting look, Jake had the whole truck coated in Durabak bedliner.

Dustin Chappel from Lampasas, Texas is the happy owner of this '02 Dodge Ram. Protecting the front and back of his new ride are Tough Country bumpers. A 4-inch Rancho lift and a 3-inch body lift work together to provide room in the fenderwells for 37x13-inch Boggers. Powering the big rig is a 360 V-8 that receives help from a Superchip.

Tom Spell's '87 Suzuki Samurai is modified heavily for the swamps around Tom's home near Thonotosassa, Florida. The most important modification made to the little guy involved giving it the ability to float. First, the doors were sealed to keep the water out. Then axles from a Toyota were installed, along with much larger tires. Finally came a propeller and a custom-built driveline to turn it. The result is a Samurai that can take on the plenty of water.

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