Jim Vohs has no idea this...
Jim Vohs has no idea this feature on his truck is running in 8-Lug…SURPRISE!
“My name is Axel Vohs, and I am trying to get my dad’s truck into 8-Lug’s Bragging Rights,” the letter started. “He has always talked about wishing he could get his truck into a magazine, so I thought I would try to surprise him and have it included for him.
“My dad (Jim Vohs) grew up on a farm his whole life. When he was 18, he started doing construction, and he wanted to start his own business right away, but he was unsure he would be successful. He continued to work construction for about 18 more years until he finally decided to go off on his own. His company, Precise Poured Walls, is based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin.”
Well, Jim’s company has bloomed ever since, and he is gaining the respect of builders in the area with the quality of his work. Jim has been going to truck shows ever since he was 18, including the Jamborees in Indianapolis, Lima, and now Rochester.
About one major part per year...
About one major part per year gets added, along with a few smaller pieces, too.
He never really had a “show truck” back in the day. He bought this 6.0L Ford in 2005 as the Harley edition, and he wasn’t even sure he would be able to afford it. “It was always my dad’s dream to have a show truck, and he is finally on his way,” Axel added. Jim has been slowly building it since 2005, adding on average about one major part per year with a few little things here and there. His dreams are limitless.
“He has probably spent thousands of dollars on diesel truck magazines, including 8-Lug,” Axel pointed out. “He buys several magazines a month, reading every one and bookmarking his favorite of the latest and newest parts.
He never thought he would have the opportunity to be in a magazine. I would say getting his truck in 8-Lug will be one of the happiest moments of his life. He lives trucks.”
A Mag-Hytec rear differential cover keeps the diff fluid cooler.
“It was always my dad’s dream to have a show truck, and he is finally on his way,” Axel added. Jim has been slowly building it since 2005, adding on average about one major part per year with a few little things here and there. His dreams are limitless.
As a side note, Jim also bought a brand-new F-250 extended-cab 7.3L Power Stroke diesel in 2000 (the first truck he ever bought new and paid off completely). Since it was his first project, the budget only allowed him to afford things like new rims and tires, a Superchips tuner, custom exhaust, and an intake. That truck is now Axel’s baby, as it was passed down to him when he turned 16 in 2006.
“My dad is in the garage almost every day, keeping his truck perfect as you’ll be able to tell by the pictures,” Axel told us. “He is a true truck enthusiast, and he would greatly appreciate seeing his truck in your magazine (which he buys every single month!).”
We think Jim Vohs’ truck deserves more than just a photo in Bragging Rights, so here’s a closer look at the vehicle Axel is so proud of.
A 6-inch Superlift suspension...
A 6-inch Superlift suspension gets the truck up and level.