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August 2023
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Make It Yours. Make It Lokar. Modern Performance. Classic Style. Endless Options.
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August 2023 cover
On The Cover:
Michael Christensen caught Ross Meyers’ gorgeous ’58 F-100 performing as good as it looks on the Bay Area back roads of South San Francisco for this month’s cover.
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Still Hammerin’
Content with the Content?

aving done this magazine-making thing for decades now, there comes a point where you ask yourself, “How many [enter subject] articles can you run in a magazine?”

Whether it’s brakes, suspension, or metalworking (of any kind), to some it may seem rather redundant that we continually publish such content. Or is it? I will be the first to admit, I was tired of doing the same-old Mustang II install 10-15 years ago … but since then, especially in the heavier truck market, that old MII has been heavily beefed up (from spindles to ball joints and so forth), and we’ve seen a great influx in “appropriate” suspension upgrades for light-duty classic pickups. But beyond that, we’ve seen an even greater advancement in complete aftermarket chassis, and I wholeheartedly feel it’s the magazine’s responsibility to showcase those, if at the very least to do our part in not only keeping vintage trucks on the roads but to do so in a manner that’s as safe as possible!

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1. Hotshoe Hot Rods’ ’67-87 Chevy C10 Shortbed Frame
Hotshoe Hot Rods (HHR) introduces a new line to their older truck series frames. For Chevrolet they now offer ’67-87 shortbed frames. These are built with 11-gallon P&O steel and are laser cut for accuracy to produce the proper shape of an original framerail. Then, the ’rails are boxed to give them superior strength. The centersection is made from 1-1/2×0.120-inch wall P&O steel round tube shaped in-house with their digital tubing bender and built in a fissure for consistency. The frame comes with all external mounting brackets. HHR can add front and rear suspensions from a variety of sources. The frame and all components are fit together and TIG welded for strength and cleanness. All frames come with a hand-ground 50-grit finish. If you’re looking for a custom handbuilt frame, this is it. HHR is proud to have their first ’73-87 frame under the NSRA Giveaway Truck for 2023.
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Ross & Beth Meyers’ Brizio-Massaged ’58 Ford F-100
By Rob FortierPhotography by Michael Christensen

hile the ’56 F-100 is without a doubt Ford’s most iconic and recognizable “classic truck” in—and outside of—the Blue Oval world, the third generation of F-Series trucks, the ’57-60 era of refrigerator models, is where Ford Motor Company really started experimenting with more modern design elements.

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Stop & Stay Stopped
Setting up the Rear of Our C10 Chassis With Modern Discs and an Electronic Parking Brake Combo
BY Taylor KempkesPhotography and Videography BY THE AUTHOR

ost people have heard that the front brakes of a vehicle do a majority of the work and, as such, are most important. Thanks to key factors, such as gravity and weight transfer, it makes sense that the front brakes tend to take the most abuse. But it’s a little known fact that a close Second Place goes to the rear brakes (with the tree you’re heading for coming in a distant Third).

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Mike Slayton’s ’68 Chevy C10

he automotive fascination that takes place for many at an early age is usually easier to explain when you’ve been born into it. Parents are the first shapers and in Mike Slayton’s case his immersion into the automotive world came about as a direct influence from his father, Dale. As the owner of a performance-oriented shop, he was instrumental in setting his son on a path that would not only encompass his spare time, but also help shape a career path. Mike recalls, “I started hanging out at the shop when I was 10.” Dale was hard-core when it came to the mechanical side of the business and was very savvy at squeezing horsepower from an engine. He was also an avid racer by flogging cars down the quarter-mile on Friday nights and Sprint Car on Saturdays. The other thing that he saw early on in his son was his ability to draw, so as a Christmas present he was given an airbrush. By the time he was 13 Mike was doing airbrush work on Harley-Davidson gas tanks and murals on car hoods, and at the shop Dale had him doing small things like running boards or truck caps to get a feel for laying down car paint. By the time he was 16 he had honed his skill set to the point of doing full paint on cars.

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"Independent Thinking"
1. This is the first series ’55 Chevrolet pickup frame that will be the foundation of a ’52 pickup. So far we’ve made it square, installed the Flat Out Engineering front crossmember for Corvette IFS, and added a Progressive Automotive center crossmember.
Part 1: C4 Corvette Suspension for Early Chevy Pickups: Squaring Things Up
BY Ron CeridonoPhotography BY the Author

ike most manufacturers, as World War II came to a close, Chevrolet resumed production of cars and trucks with what were essentially prewar designs. Chevy’s AK series was introduced in 1941, continued in 1942, but wasn’t available to civilians again until 1946 (from 1943-45 GM continued to build trucks for the military).

Light Up The Sky

Pro Street Looks and Power to Spare Highlight Howard Light’s ’56 Chevy 3100

BY Scotty LachenauerPhotography BY THE AUTHOR

arold Light has always had a thing for Pro Street rides. Recently, the Lebanon, Pennsylvania, native finally decided to do something about this lifelong obsession. “I’ve owned an all-original ’56 Chevy 3200 for over 20 years. I’m never going to modify that one, so I decided to find a suitable ’56 that I could grab up and then fab into my dream Pro Street ride.”

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BY Todd RydenPhotography & Videography BY Taylor Kempkes
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Outfitting a ’98 Tahoe With Duralast

t’s hard to believe just how popular the GM OBS ’88-98 trucks and ’92-99 Tahoes have become, especially since a few of us in the office recall covering these trucks when they were new! Back then it was all about stance, the right wheels, a few billet accessories, and graphics or color choices. Come to think of it, that’s not too far off from what we’re seeing these days, either!

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In The Name Of The (Grand) Father
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Maxwell DeLorm’s ’50 Chevy Tribute Truck
BY Maxwell DeLormPHOTOGRAPHY BY Evano Guicardi

y name is Maxwell DeLorm, a Boca Raton, Florida, transplant originally from Rochester, New York. I’ve always dreamed of restoring my grandfather’s ’50 Chevy truck. After his health took a turn for the worse, I made it my mission to fulfill my grandfather’s dream of restoring the truck to its former glory.

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"The Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs ’51 Chevy"
PART 4: Beyond-Custom Running Boards
BY Kenneth “Stress Ball” DekiserrePhotography BY Camren Beattie

his amazing ’51 Chevy is currently underway at Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs. We left off as Kenneth Dekiserre wrapped up the “shapely” thinking how could they top that? Well, they kept going, that’s how! Welcome once again Mr. Stress Ball explaining the process of the truck’s non-stock running boards:

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Terry Selbert’s Brad Starks Customs–Built ’55 Ford F-100


henever I’m writing a feature, I always stress to the owners/builders how important it is to have as much background information as possible in order to help facilitate the best feature possible. Oftentimes, I get volumes of info; others, well, let’s just say it takes a bit of creative juice to get the story flowing!

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