I bought the 87 Toy in 1993 to use as a supplementary work truck. Shortly after selling my 1972 340 – 4 Speed Plymouth Duster, the bug to customize once again came over me – and then I saw this Magazine – MiniTruckin’ Magazine and couldn’t believe what people were doing with mini-trucks. At that point, the Toy turned from work truck to custom vehicle. I started with bolt on parts from JC Whitney, then upped the game to more serious, yet mild mods. Eventually I would buy a Miller Welder and seriously transform the Toy – but, in my opinion, I should have stopped at a mild custom – where the investment was still under $10G, and the problems and costs of a wild ride were absent.
NOTE: By clicking on the small pictures below you will open up the Image Gallery and they enlarge in a slideshow.
Bolt on stage:
The Pic taken at Frank Gentile Toyota, Racine WI after the MILD Toy Build:
From the Indy 2002 show – pic taken by Mike Finnegan:
Kid Rock’s to BLAME!
The ’72 340 4- speed Plymouth Duster: