Ballin’ & Haulin': The Unexpected SEMA Find
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Sometimes, it’s impossible to put into words the impression that something leaves on you.

One of the very first vehicles I encountered at the SEMA Show was also one of the most unexpected. Parked almost directly beneath the monorail track outside, right on the corner of a group of cars, was a 1993 Isuzu Transporter.

For the briefest of moments, in my jet-lagged state, I was transported to Daikoku PA in Yokohama, Japan, such was how visually loud the transporter was within its surroundings. That’s saying something at SEMA, too.

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The custom work beneath the lairy wrap has been well documented by our friends at Stanceworks, but it is considerable and certainly not accidental.

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Its ground-scraping clearance is courtesy of Air Lift Performance’s 3H system, which automatically compensates for the load on the rear when a rogue 3S-GE-powered Hachiroku is loaded.

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It’s difficult to put into words how something like this can make you feel. I mean, it’s a recovery truck, and it’s not something that I ever would have even considered before as even an option for a project.

But it’s these crazy, somehow humble builds, that inspire the most. While there isn’t much depth to this, I feel it’s just something that I had to share before heading back into the mayhem.

Let the hunt continue…

Paddy McGrath
Instagram: pmcgphotos
Twitter: pmcgphotos
paddy@speedhunters.com

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1

Ah! That's why you wanted a link.
Great photos Paddy!

2

YOU'RE WELCOME ;)

Author3

Thanks!

4
Googly Eye Huracán

don't know how to feel

5

Wow, i love it!
I need to find those spikey lug things for my camper.

6

I can imagine both of them stuck on speed bumper...

7

Ah, the Isuzu truck is LS swapped now, too

8

Not swapped - those Isuzu trucks came originally equipped with LQ4. Essentially a lower compression, iron block LS2.

9

It was swapped, because

1. LQ4 is from 1999 but that generation of NFR already end around 1995
2. he purchased a LQ4 + 4L80 & swap it, it's on his IG

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQbSKJhBCDI/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQeV0viBDcp/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQrQ9tzDtKj/

and you can also read it from here,

http://www.stanceworks.com/2017/08/the-baller-hauler-miles-shinnemans-1993-isuzu-npr-transporter/

10

"But it’s these crazy, somehow humble builds, that inspire the most. While there isn’t much depth to this"

Depth to the build or depth to your coverage of it? I am just asking for clarification because I think there is a lot behind this particular build and what he achieved.

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The coverage, certainly not the build!

13

Now that's what's up. Saw this as I was driving to work, great shots!

14

all the metal work on the truck was done by Bob Grant at his shop Grant Kustoms.

15

Been following the owner/Builder, Myles, on instagram for a while, amazing build!
Check out @shortrodeo on IG

16

this definitely needs its own article

17

I feel like i'd love this at 20. Now i'd just be embarrassed.

18

I'm in my 40's and would drive this all day. I love the work done on it and man you sure could make some money picking up and delivering cars. New style Uber!

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