The successor of a very tough act to follow
Faithful Motor Market readers, truck enthusiasts, and nearly everyone on the planet knows about Mike Losh’s 1967 Chevy C10, dubbed ‘Cloud 9.’ It was one of the cleanest trucks out there and raised the bar for C10 builds across the globe; the style and tricks used by the Losh family have been and will be mimicked for years to come. With the family history and collaboration that went into building Cloud 9, anyone would have been happy with the C10; it’s much more than many people have in their lifetime, but Mike and Sarah didn’t want to look like one-hit-wonders. They blew up the truck scene at the 2012 SEMA show and refused to let their 15 minutes tick away too quickly, so in the midst of the photo-storm surrounding Cloud 9, Mike announced that they would be back next year with Sarah’s truck. He had the vision, just not the truck.
A family of four won’t fit in a ’67 C10 cab, so the Losh crew decided on an SUV, and since their growing business, Slosh Tubz, needed a test-bed and flagship for their new line of ’78-87 GM truck front inner fenders, a square-body Blazer was a shoe-in. With 2WD Blazers becoming exceedingly rare, Mike settled on a solid 1987 4x4 GMC Jimmy. Yup a four wheeler. As you can see the front end was swapped in favor of a pre-1980 front end along with the side trim and both bumpers. The stock frame was modified extensively and sports a Scott’s Hot Rods Super Slam IFS kit up front. No more front differential! A narrowed 12 bolt out back hangs on tight to 22” Budniks, which you can only see half of when the AccuAir system does its thing.