Fred dug out the truck from where she sat rotting away and got it over to his buddy’s shop, Big Willie’s Garage, for some simple drivability updates. The original plan began with some budget-minded Crown Vic suspension and drivetrain modifications just to see it back on the road again in a timely manner. Well, as it usually goes, about halfway through this round of updates, Fred visited Willie Davis and the two got to talking, brainstorming and the snowball effect may or may not have turned into a massive avalanche (you can be the judge of that by looking at all these killer shots!).
One thing led to another, and Fred and Willie’s vision for “El Diablo” came into focus. After a few bumps and bruises that go along with a full custom build process from the ground up, the two came together with a ton of determination and perseverance (and of course another three years and countless amounts of hours and dollars later) to create something special. Big Willie and Fred re-imagined a laid out, Coyote-powered supercharged beast of a hot rod with a class and elegance unmatched. Willie had a huge impact on the renewed vision and put in many late nights designing and building an air-ride chassis, subtle but smoothed body, and drivetrain that would meet Fred’s ultimate goals and make this the baddest Bump the world has seen. “Dipped in Red” was sort of the on-going theme as the build progressed, where literally everything was red (with some silver accents throughout).
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PART 2: A NEW SUIT FOR PROJECT ARTEMIS
Uncle Dave’s Fishing Truck Turned Full Custom
ON MY DIME
Chace Yonts’ ’88 Chevrolet S10
Update an NBS
’99-’06 SUSPENSION SWAP WITH ALDAN AMERICAN
MEXICO TRUCK INVASION
CULTURE-SPECIFIC CLASSICS AND CUSTOMS
STAGE 1 COMPLETE!
THE SHOWOFF SERIES IS A SUCCESS
The Longbed Queen
A Memorial Build for ‘Big Scott’ Childress
Making Something Totally Unique and Completely Custom
ALTERED METAL 2021
ALREADY IN ITS SECOND YEAR, THE ALTERED METAL SHOW PRESENTED BY KILLA KUSTOMS AND FINER PAINT AND BODY WORKS, IS QUICKLY BECOMING A GREAT WEEKEND EVENT DESIGNED THE ENTERTAIN THE WHOLE FAMILY. This event, based in the heart of southern Louisiana, has everything from local Cajun food to some amazing tie-dye tacos. Plenty of fun games and contests are held throughout the day to keep the whole family busy and, of course, a ton of sweet trucks are on display all weekend long. This year the production team behind Altered Metal provided a fun kid-only Easter egg hunt and a separate adult-only egg hunt that is so fun to watch!
Three Cheers for Hospitality
The Harvey Girls of yesteryear set the standard for uniform customer service across the West.
FREDDY BARRON'S FREEWHEELER TRIKE
John “Freddy” Barron of Unadilla, Georgia, has always loved Harley- Davidson motorcycles. Now at over 80 years of age, this former paratrooper with the famous 82nd Airborne Division decided to let Tifton Harley in Tifton, Georgia, customize his Harley Freewheeler trike. Freddy purchased the trike new from the dealership back in 2018.
THE WONDER OF WARNER
49ers make All-Pro star highest-paid LB in NFL
THE GRANDSON OF MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY BLUES GREAT R.L. BURNSIDE GOES ALL IN — AND ALL OUT — ON HIS NEW ALBUM, I BE TRYING
He was the dog I always wanted. But he came with baggage, a little like me
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO TAJ
Chapter Two: From North America to Hawaii
BUFFY & HER PUPPY!
The Akita to Happiness Los Angeles, April 21
THE 2020 ULTIMATE ADVENTURE LONG RANGE JEEP
Part 5: Fuel, exhaust, bumpstops, cooling, and more
25 Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Cruising
A Milestone, but far from Mission Accomplished...
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