The great thing about custom rides like this super cool Silverado is their unmatched ability to express a creative vision. For many of us, cars are essentially the canvas for our art, and like the Michelangelos and Picassos of any medium, great builders continue to delight with great variety! While some might think mentions of Michelangelo or Picasso create lofty comparisons, it's certainly hard to argue that this Chevy isn't the very best of its kind. For starters, it's benefitted from a two-year, national award winning build that, in addition to drawing crowds, can be comfortably cruised pretty much anywhere. It boasts an impressive LS drivetrain that's been professionally supplemented with two turbos. And, unlike most traditional customs, it features niceties like modern air conditioning, thundering audio and the very latest in cutting edge suspension technology. Looking for a one-of-a-kind truck that's ready to show and play? You've found your next work of art!
Created as a tribute to the heroes of the United State Air Force, this rock-solid Chevy is the product of a detailed, two-year build that took immense planning and well over six figures to complete. According to the rig's owner, his goal was to fashion something totally opposite of the bagged and lowered rides he'd enjoyed for years. So, he started thinking about lifted Square Body Chevys and eventually settled on the idea of creating a modern interpretation of the 1980s icons everyone loves. This custom's factory body shines Chevrolet-optional Deep Ocean Blue Metallic two-stage under a roster of buff detailing. And today, the truck rolls as one wicked manifestation of strength and ambition paraded by one of the final Regular Cab Silverado pickups produced for America!
While aiming high is often connotated with high spending, the true nature of this beast is details. The truck's long roster of cool features kicks off with a tough T-Rex grille, finished in GM Blade Silver Metallic, that centers dual-mode LED motion lighting behind a familiar Chevy bowtie. That emblem, doused in a striking combination of Deep Ocean Blue and Blade Silver paint, shades a buff Fab Fours bumper that's been custom-fabricated around blue-trimmed ZROADZ cube lights. Those lights look great under body-matched GM headlamp assemblies, which incorporate Demon Eye color theatrics behind Klearz parking lenses and Air Force-themed projector glass that was custom-etched by Chattanooga, Tennessee's THC Concepts. The truck's hood and front fenders, protected by high quality LLumar film, cage a color-keyed Stubby antenna between pocketed Bushwacker flares. Behind those flares, tricked out tow mirrors reflect a tinted greenhouse, which opens via lit Cadillac Escalade door handles. Factory doors swing custom, Chevrolet High Country-style "AIM HIGH" badging over electronic AMP Research steps that have been customized to fit the truck's Regular Cab chassis. Behind that cab, Deep Ocean Blue Metallic 2-stage coats a crisp Retrax bed cover that, customized to fit around a Fab Four Headache Rack, reflects more color-keyed ZROADZ cubes. A custom aluminum bed floor joins quality BedRug lining to crawl to a factory tailgate that's finished with smooth Dee Zee assist. That gate, branded with custom badging and a second dressed bowtie, is centered on two more Bushwacker flares and smoked, LED taillights. And those lights shade a second Fab Fours bumper, which hangs another round of ZROADZ cubes above a one-off 'fighter jet' exhaust tip that was created by Concord, North Carolina's ProFabrication.
TWIN TURBO LS
Speaking of ProFabrication, they specialize in a little bit more than fancy exhaust tips. Grab a step ladder, pop this Chevy's hood and feast your eyes on a low-mile EcoTec3 V8 that, thanks to ProFabrication, utilizes rear-mount Comp turbos to turn an easy 6 pounds of boost into roughly 500 horsepower. At the front of that trusty LS mill, GM serpentine components spin a modern alternator opposite a factory AC compressor. At the top of the engine, a polished air tube funnels breeze through a GM throttle body and a massaged intake. Sparks are sequenced from factory electronics, tuned by PCM of NC, to reliable GM plug wires. Compression is created by Chevrolet Performance rods and a custom VVT cam. Spent gases roar through quality Kooks headers and a polished Kooks Y-pipe. And details like a painted shroud, painted coil covers, a hot Optima battery and a bowtie-branded closeout panel ensure this Chevy has the looks to match its performance!
Here's where things start to get crazy. Real crazy. An artful collaboration between Charlotte area businesses Wheel & Tire Exchange and R&L Customs, the bottom of this Silverado is nothing short of amazing! Everything started with LINE-X frame spray and a 3-inch Daystar body lift. Everything ended with an insane 15-inch suspension lift that was laser-cut and custom-fabricated by Fresno, California's Full Throttle Suspension. Naturally, that entire set-up has been powder-coated silver to either match or contrast this Chevy's strict Blade Silver and Deep Ocean Blue aesthetics. Behind the 5-3, a reliable GM Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed spins dressed factory diffs. Factory-style power steering makes parking easy and turns a cinch. Solid stops are provided by power-assisted Wilwood calipers, which clamp a total of 20 pistons around 16 and 14.25-inch rotors. The aforementioned Y-pipe feeds polished ProFabrication exhaust. Brown and Miller Racing fluid lines join plated, Nitrogen-filled shock reservoirs to ensure all pneumatics and hydraulics are up to snuff. A VIAIR compressor spools HornBlasters Katrina 540 train horns to ensure that, in addition to being seen, you'll certainly be heard. Power meets the pavement through custom-forged Rogue wheels, which twist 40x15.50R28 Fury Country Hunter M/Ts around Deep Ocean Blue accents. And world class detailing includes items like polished bolt caps and a whopping 48 rock lights that, like the truck's other LEDs, are controlled from an Alpine touchscreen head unit.
When you pop this pickup's doors, you'll find a comfortable custom cockpit that feels like the center of the universe! Front and center, a blue-trimmed dash hangs Alpine touchscreen audio above reliable factory climate control. A custom console, created from Chevrolet High Country components, splits diamond-stitched buckets that wear Alea Leather Italian Leather covers. Those thrones float on tough WeatherTech flooring, which frames custom side panels that feature dressed handles, trick fiber optic lighting and crisp JL Audio speakers. Those speakers, totaling a family of six, join a 12-inch JL Audio subwoofer and a 5-channel, 900-watt JL Audio amp to form a custom sound system that was professionally installed by Lexington, South Carolina's Ultimate Audio. That amp rides in an illuminated, hand-built rack that nicely complements the truck's fiber optic 'star lite' headliner. And the driver traces turns through a tilting Chevrolet steering wheel.
Head-turning, spectacularly upgraded and ready to roll, this sweet Silverado is both cool and exclusive. Wrapping twin-turbo power in a buff lift and expressive style, it's an iconic, all-American custom that's ready to own the street and steal the show. Call, click or visit https://www.RKMotors.com for more information!