After building both a Mini Truckin' feature and cover, Scott Harris decided to try his luck in the fullsize arena by building an '06 Silverado. We ran into Scott's truck at this year's SEMA Show, and it was too hard to argue with a flamed truck that lays frame.
The first step for this truck was its frame-dragging stance. Whipps Industries in Tempe, Arizona, handled the suspension, and they went big. A KP Components four-link and cantilever kit, combined with a KP Components Watts linkage provided plenty of travel while keeping the rear axle centered and planted. Slam Specialties' 'bags and two 5-gallon tanks were filled via four Viair 420 compressors. To reward those willing to get low enough to look underneath the Silverado, Scott had all of the airbag plumbing powdercoated red to match his flames.
Bolted onto each corner of the Silverado are 22x9.5-inch Milano Motoring 701 wheels, which feature enough open spacing to show off the impressive brake system. The huge, 15-inch Baer Extreme-Plus rotors and six-piston calipers have almost enough stopping power to take your contact lenses out for you-especially considering the low-profile 265/35R22 Hankook Ventus, which provide plenty of grip.
With the suspension handled, it was time to add some visual appeal to the outside of the Silverado, so the bed's stake pockets and tailgate handle were shaved. Bodyman Chad Crawford helped with the metalwork and also installed an FBI roll pan. Billet pieces replaced factory door handles, and a T-Rex billet grille was installed in the factory grille shell. Finishing the bed was a spray-in Rhino Lining and an 800-series Leer tonneau. Then, Scott took the Chevy to Owens Customs in Phoenix, for the most dramatic modification, where PPG Toner Red flames covered Mica Blue. The result is a set of flames that set ablaze down the body, beginning with the Mica Blue base, and provide a seamless transition with negative flames.
Inside of the truck, a Kenwood audio system was installed by C.J., in Gilbert, Arizona. Two Kenwood 12-inch subs sit behind the front seats, and are powered up via Scosche wiring and Kenwood amps. Aside from the stereo, the Silverado got several upgrades from Upholstery Works in Mesa, Arizona, as gray leather and blue suede covered the factory buckets. A painted dash with Diamond gauges and a BAD billet Inferno wheel finished things up.
Scott would like to thank all of the talented hands that helped to get his truck ready in time for the 2006 SEMA Show, including: Chad Finger, Kevin Whipps, John Owens, Mouse, Chad Crawford, his friends at Severed Ties, and his family, who helped make it all possible. In addition to those who worked on his project, Scott has a long list of companies he wishes to thank, that also helped him on the build: Baer Brakes, Hydratech, Leer, Hankook, BAD, Rhino Linings, KP Components, Slam Specialties, Viair, K&N, Optima, Mothers, and PPG.