Local man’s truck featured in magazine

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 6, 2005

A Brookhaven man’s explanation of “why he’s broke” is featuredin the January issue of a popular truck magazine.

A custom sport truck owned by Greg Nettles, of Mt. Zion Road, isfeatured in the current issue of “Sport Truck” magazine. Themagazine focuses on a variety of trucks and the lengths owners goto rebuild and refigure them.

Nettles’ 1996 Chevrolet half-ton truck, which carries thelicense plate “YIMBRKE,” is why Nettles is broke.

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Having your truck featured in a major magazine is a “big deal,”said Nettles. He was very excited when he got the shipment ofmagazines with his truck featured.

“They sent me a whole case of magazines,” Nettles said.

After two years of hard work, Nettles’ efforts paid off when histruck was spotted by representatives of the “Sport Truck” magazineat a Greenville car and truck show held in May. The truck was alsophotographed there, Nettles said.

His hobby has turned into a high-dollar adventure, which isevident by the accessories and modifications outfitting thetruck.

The truck is equipped with a 2,600-pound Firestone air bagsuspension system; 20-inch rims; phantom grille; street scenemirrors; shaved roof seams and door handles; a Katzkin gray andgraphite leather and suede interior; custom gauges and switchenclosures. And that’s only the beginning.

The truck’s audio equipment is just as impressive, with acomplete system by Polk Audio, which is a sponsor of the truck.

The truck’s color is by House of Kolor in Kandy Apple Red. Itwas applied by Jon Thames, of Brookhaven, a friend and formerco-worker of Nettles.

His hobby continues to keep him busy, Nettles said. Currently,he has a 1949 Chevrolet truck he is customizing.

Not only does the satellite technician dabble with custom sporttrucks, he also participates in sound competitions.

Nettles’ wife isn’t one to be left out when it comes to customwork. She and Nettles will present a new co-custom project nextyear with the arrival of the couple’s first child.