Before it was bolted on, each piece of the lift was painted or powdercoated to match the truck. Chromed shock tubes and dual 7100-series Bilstein shocks were added up front, and more 7100-series Bilsteins were bolted on in the back, this time attached to a custom-gusseted rear axle. The rear axle rides on a custom four-link made with solid 1--inch hex bar and is suspended by 16-inch Firestone airbags. Now, there was finally room for the 40-inch Nitto rubber and 22-inch Driv Blitz wheels, but first, the brakes were upgraded to 14-inch Baer rotors with stainless steel brake lines.
The Gusseted 10-Bolt Mounts To One-Off Four-Link Bars, Firestone'Bags And Bilstein Remote
Moving to the body, Brandon went into the GM truck parts bin and added an HD hood to the -ton truck, along with the grille and air dam from a Tahoe, door handles from an Escalade, and taillights from an '03 Silverado. Then, it was time to remove the stake pockets, tailgate handle, and weld in a roll pan. To get the truck ready for the spray booth, Sid at Asid Graphics in Taylor, Texas, did the final prep work before spraying House of Kolor Candy Blue and Candy Silver over an Onyx Black base. The tribal graphic was designed by Brandon and Dustin, and Sid even extended the theme onto the driveshaft.
Sid didn't hang up his airbrush once the exterior was done, the real details are found under the hood and in the interior of the Silverado. The covers for both the coolant recovery tank and the electrical center were airbrushed with lightning and a skull, while the engine cover and core support got more tribal graphics to match the exterior. Inside the truck, the airbrushing continued on the smoothed kick panels, C-pillars, and seat trim. The rest of the interior plastics were smoothed and painted, as well; this time in onyx black. Next, Chuy's Custom Upholstery in Austin, Texas, wrapped the seats, door panels, and headliner in black leather and suede, and also made matching floor mats, complete with blue and silver french stitching.