John is not a towering man, so help hopping into the now, much-lifted Silverado was needed. Kodiak responded to the rescue with a set of four 8-inch Side Winder power steps, which were mounted under each door. Of course, stock-door handles don't cut it in the show-truck world, so Grippin' Billet Striker Hole Shot handles and painted factory buckets were swapped in place of the ugly factory units. Before leaving the premises, the Custom Truck Shop put a SnugTop keyless remote tonneau cover on, and it cleaned up the bed's looks in the process. Riding high and looking good, the Chevy was dropped off for a quick install of a Keystone Restyling fiberglass Good Hood, through Diamond Autobody, in El Monte, California. The hood's dual-snorkel design lends a more aggressive look to the nose of the Chevy and feeds clean, cool air to the AEM intake. APC in Corona, California, mounted one of its pre-runner-style light bars to the front of the Silverado, then topped it off with two HID off-road lights, and two driving lights to pierce any nighttime driving situation the truck may encounter. While in house, APC also saw fit to install its black background headlights and turn signals along with bright LED taillights. Gunn Graphics barely had time left in the schedule to get the de-badged truck covered in vinyl, complete with die-cut logos of all of the sponsors and Roadmax, too. However, it's the added highlights that really grab attention. Gunn added a red, multi-lens 3D vinyl to the truck as a background, and a partition stripe that looks amazing in person, as it reflects and refracts light and images as you walk around it. Definitely cool.
Now that SEMA is long gone, the Silverado is getting some mileage under its new suspension and throngs of onlookers gasp with appreciation whenever the truck is near. A new show is just around the corner, and things will be in full swing to get a new vehicle together, quickly again. What will they build next?