Owner: Brandon Lambie
We are all about old-school, retro-inspired paintjobs, and seeing Brandon Lambie's
1989 Toyota Xtra Cab garbed in colorful, multi-patterned '90s attire had us feeling a little sentimental.
1989 Toyota Xtra Cab Steering Wheel
"Pinky," as Brandon
affectionately calls his
'Yota, isn't a one-color, one-trick pony as anyone can clearly see.
Pinky, although standing apart as a show-worthy piece in its own right, was solely created so Brandon
would have something to take to events until he
wrapped up his
in-progress Tacoma build.
It seems a bit overwhelming to have two, full-blown custom projects piled up, but guys like Brandon live for this kind of action.
Having so many modifications going on, he
learned to pace himself and be patient so as to not have to back-peddle, which can and will lead to wasting more time and even more money.
Along the way, Brandon
even acquired some new skills like learning how to properly bodydrop his
'Yota-something that pumped his
pride when talking about his
ride at shows.
1989 Toyota Xtra Cab Subwoofers
Aside from trying to free up time to spend in the garage, Brandon
struggled with a few variables that we can all relate to.
Money, and the lack thereof, often throws a wrench in the works, so instead of doing things the "right" way, he
had to jumble the order of completion around to make things happen.
First, the suspension was handled, followed by a few body mods and a monotone hot pink paint bath.
After that, things got crazy, as the bodydrop took place next with the crazy paint and the interior/stereo work trailing shortly behind.
After two and a half years of bouncing around back and forth, Brandon
finally stacked up enough chips and cleared enough time from his
busy schedule to complete his
hot-hued, throwback mini.