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“AIRMEUP” An Online Exclusive

Adam Johnson October 11, 2021 America

This week we are featuring as an online exclusive D.J. Roberts 1999 Toyota Tacoma “AIRMEUP”. This Porsche Voodoo blue painted by Graham Paint and Body stands out at any show or cruise in. Check out the history.


ST: How long have you been into Customs and how did you get started?


DJ: My Dad and I have worked on custom vehicles from the time I turned 14years old. When I was young and dumb, I would use and abuse,break or blow up motors. My punishment would be working to pay for the parts and learning how to fix them. While living in Southern California, my dad and I worked on muscle cars, VW’s, vans, mini trucks, motorcycles, and everything else. As a kid I loved seeing all the vehicles cruising up the beach blvd. When we moved north to San Jose, it was a huge lowrider scene that I enjoyed watching. My first lowered vehicle was a static dropped 1976 Datsun bullet side truck. My love for mini trucks has only grown since this truck. The excitement my son has for mini trucks has reignited my passion


ST: Reason for building?


DJ: Previous customs built 78 Ford Courier, 97 Nissan Hardbody, 04 Scion xB, 87 Toyota  Ext Cab, 90 Mazda B2200, 98 Toyota Tacoma


ST: Club Affiliation?

DJ: Negative Camber


ST: Sponsors?

DJ:  Visa/Discover card (Joke)


History of Buildup

ST: What interesting things happened throughout the build?

DJ: Truck was built by Ernie Montalbo and Jesse Dickerson. It sat in an under construction state for 7 years, Kyle Osborn and Mike Brott brought it back to life and Andy Sirinnis for finding the snug/shell top.

ST: What part you like most?  

DJ: Having air conditioning (lol)




ST: What part would you like to change if you re-do someday?

DJ: I would like to upgrade the engine performance with LC Engineering items and maybe some interior.




ST: What was the main order that you did the modifications in and why?

DJ: Since i’ve had this truck, I have added Billet Specialties steering wheel and hub, new stereo system, billet control knobs, Viair dual 450c compressors,  I’m sure im leaving some stuff off the list.



ST: What motivates you to build and why?

DJ:I enjoy the life style and i want to pass it down to my son. He enjoys riding in i



Chassis Modifications

Suspension Front:    Z front end

 Suspension Rear:    Reverse 4 link bags on bars,

 Control Arms:    Can-Do tubular upper and lower arms

 Shocks:    Rear only at this time

 Compressor(s):  Viair 450c dual pack

 Frame Mods:   Channeled for body drop

 Brakes:   Stock

Wheels, Make and Size both F, R:        Enkei LM1 18×8

Tires, Make and Size both F, R:      Lionhart 215/35/18



Body Modifications

Shaved: Tail gate and tail lights, 4×4 front fenders

 Bolt-ons: 01-04 toyota mirrors ,  clear lens on the front end.

Misc.: LED flush mount tail lights



Brand and Colors: Porsche Voodoo Blue


Performed by: Graham Paint and Body,    Teigh, Marian


Seats: Stock

Dash: Painted

 Gauges: Stock

 Misc.: Billet control knobs, billet steering wheel and hub, billet shift knob, billet window cranks

Performed by: Owner




Head unit: Pioneer avh-2550nex

Mids and highs:  Sony 6.5” replaced in all factory location



Engine:  Stock 2.4

 intake:  AEM cold air intake

 Header/Exhaust: Pacesetter header

 Transmission:  5-speed

 Rear End type: stock

 Detail Work: Yes

 Misc.: Flex-A-Lite electric fan,



Special thanks from owner: thanks to my wife, Leann, and my son, Brendan, for enjoying the scene with me. Thanks to my //NC \\ brothers for your support. A special thanks to my friends near and far, you guys and gals build some amazing rides that inspire me to push the limits! It’s simple and clean



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