What drives people to spend a certain amount of time and money on building a custom truck? People flock to car and truck shows to bask in a sea of eye candy. But, just merely observing isn't enough for some people. The right custom can spark an inspirational overload to drive people to spend every bit of their time and money into building a killer concept.
David Nil Benjamin has been hanging around the custom-truck scene ever since he was 15, and without a doubt, he loves it. But, you'd think after six years of going to shows and helping friends with their sleds, he would have a 'bagged hauler of his own.
One Saturday, he went with a friend to the Southeast Nationals to check out the show scene. The front of an Escalade, laying on the ground, behind a trailer, caught his eye. Curiosity urged him behind the trailer, and there it was: his muse.
An '00 standard cab Chevy laying rocker with a Cadillac Escalade front clip, and a for sale sign set him off. He started stockpiling greenbacks for the build that would really clip David's wings. The truck was a bit on the rough side. It had burnt wheelwells on one side, a torn-off roll pan, keyed fenders, and a dented hood.
But, that didn't stop David from dragging the little truck home for the much-needed TLC to revamp it into a fresh build.
Between the two owners, this truck has some credible mods. SledShed of Jacksonville, Florida, body-dropped the truck 2.5 inches. Due to an incident with a tractor and a minivan, the frame was custom built from the motor mounts back.