Faltersack's Oregon Datsun
With a Jeep front and rear end, a Ford 2.6L engine, and a Ford transmission, there isn't too much left of Ernie Faltersack's 4x4 to call Datsun. Nonetheless, Ernie of White City, Oregon, says his '63 Datsun Cameo pickup is very fast in sand dunes, truck pulls, and mud bogs, and it works great off-road.
Milligan's California Toyota
Brian Milligan of Ventura, California, says that this '96 Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab 4x4 is the nicest Toy he's ever ridden in. Of course, it's his, but we don't see anything wrong with being proud. After all, Brian did all the work himself. Modifications include a 4-inch Explorer ProComp lift kit, 3-inch Downey leaves in the rear with Chevy 1/2-ton add-a-leaves, 32x11.50-15 Cooper mud tires, Flowmaster mufflers, and a JVC sound system, including a Bazooka Tube subwoofer and Infinity speakers.
Caha's Nebraska Ramcharger
After converting the hardtop to a soft top, Steve Caha of Omaha, Nebraska, kept going. The six-cylinder 225 was replaced by a 360 V-8 with a four-barrel Carter AFB, an Edelbrock manifold, and dual exhaust. The Dodge runs 31x10.50 BFGoodrich All-Terrains under a 3-inch lift. Plans include a body restoration-although it looks pretty good to us as is. But that's what happens once you start, Steve. Keep us posted.
La Hara's Montana International
Pete La Hara of Helena, Montana, owns this '68 International Travelall and the Honda Civic jump-car underneath it. The IH is stock except for the 30x9.50 Yokohama Mud Diggers. Pete confesses that he has too much time on his hands-he skied the Honda in some hills behind his house. We'd tell him to get a hobby, but it looks like he already has one.
Andrews' Colorado Nissan
David Andrews of Fort Collins, Colorado, started building his '86 Nissan Hardbody convertible in 1991, adding what he could afford and custom-making the rest. The truck rides on 33-inch tires and American Racing rims under Bushwacker fender flares and a 4-inch body lift with Rancho RS 5000 shocks. It features a homemade rollbar and pushbar and a hardtop courtesy of Desert Rat and a Sawzall.
Zitofsky's New York Bronco
Jeremy Zitofsky of Ronkonkoma, New York, says he spends all of his spare time and money on his '88 Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Bronco, which is obvious after one look. He's had it for only two years but in that time he's added 33x14.50 Dick Cepek tires on 15x10 American Racing rims, a 3-inch Trail Master body lift, an Alpine sound system, a Go Rhino! grilleguard, Flowmaster mufflers to assist the stock 351 Windsor engine, and a custom-made, snap-on soft top.
Van Dusen's Texas Chevy
Scott Van Dusen is a volunteer firefighter in Houston, Texas. This '84 Chevrolet 3/4-ton is his daily driver and his fire and rescue rig. The 6.2L diesel engine gets help from a Banks turbocharger, oil cooler, and trans cooler, and the suspension is an Explorer ProComp 4-inch lift with dual front shocks and poly bushings. The tires are 33x12.50-16.5 Bridgestone Dueler A/Ts. Rescue equipment includes fire extinguishers, a crowbar, rappelling equipment, a BLS fire-aid kit, oxygen, rescue ropes, and a Porta Power tool.
Hansford's Texas Blazer
The Paluxy River bottom in Bluff Dale, Texas, is Boots Hansford's favorite place to off-road his '88 S-10 Blazer, which rolls on 31x11.5 Kelly Safaris under a 3-inch body lift. A 4.3L V-6 with trick heads and a Holley two-barrel makes the wheels turn, and an Alpine six-disc changer with Kicker speakers and box provide him with tunes. Boots' Blazer is his second love; his '88 Harley drag bike comes first.