Mick’s Retro Creation
Who doesn’t love seeing custom rides? From retro rods to jacked up trucks, there’s something appealing about custom creations. Recently Mick Stine from Evolution 4×4, a BDS distributor in Casper, Wyoming sent us photos of his newest project that grabs attention everywhere it goes. This unique build started with a modified Jeep YJ frame and from there a chopped ’39 Chevy cab, ’50s Willys grill, and ’39 Chevy bed were secured. As for drivetrain it features and Cadillac 500ci V8, TH400 tranny, and Spicer 20 T-Case feeding power to the Dana 44 front and Sterling 10.25 rear axles. Suspension comes in the form of a custom 4-link with airbags on all 4 corners. Mick used a combination of BDS large flex joints in the lower links and fabricated all the other arms to accept the oversized BDS Dodge 3-4-ton bushings to clear 33” X-Terrains in front and 40” Swampers in rear. To compensate for the different tire sizes the axles are geared to 4.10 and 3.31 ratios and allow for smooth operation while on the road or on the trails. Thanks Mick for sending in the photos, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for your future creations.
We love seeing custom rigs and stand behind our products however they are used, or abused, with the industry’s only No Fine Print Lifetime Warranty. Whether you’re running BDS Suspension products on your daily driver, trail rig, or even if you choose to retro fit one of our kits onto a different application, BDS stands behind its products.