1973 Chevy Truck Standard Cab - Resurrected - Mandatory Prerunner
A '73 Chevy Prerunner: The Ultimate Hobby
Photography by Jeremy Sundt, Randall Jachmann
The bodywork for his truck was custom-fabricated by the good folks at Autofab in Santee, California. The one-off fiberglass fenders, the bed sides, and the hood were then treated to a few coats of paint by R.W. Little of San Diego. Following with true prerunner styling, Mark created a custom rear-mounted two-position lightbar, which houses four Hella Rally 4000 lights.
The interior of the truck is just what one would expect of a prerunner. It has the mandatory Taylor race seats and Simpson five-point racing harnesses, as well as a few other goodies. A custom-made aluminum dash houses a full array of Auto Meter liquid-filled gauges along with a Kenwood two-way race radio, a Magellan GPS System, and a 400-watt Sony/MTX sound system. Situated right at home between the two race seats is a Winters shifter and a Bazooka subwoofer.
One look at Mark's ride is all that it takes to make you want to forget about the other hot rods and go out and build a prerunner instead. How many custom rides can go through a sandy wash or skate atop rocks and boulders on a Sunday afternoon? Not many, which is why the idea is beginning to make more sense the longer we think about it. Fun, entertainment, and fulfillment are just a few of the words that come to mind after stepping out of the truck after a long ride. Come to think of it, aren't those the same words that describe what a hobby should be?
|Owner/hometown ||Mark Newhan/San Diego, California |
|Make/model ||'73 Chevrolet standard cab |
|Suspension ||Independent front system; four-link rear system |
|Tires ||:35x12.50x15 Goodyear Wranglers |
|Wheels ||15x7 American Racing with bead locks |
|Transmission ||Turbo 400 automatic |
|Engine ||: Chevrolet 383-cid V-8 |
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