While under the care of Mark, the Silverado lost its door handles, gas door, tailgate handle, taillights, and even the third brake light. With welder in hand, Mark went ahead and added the trailer fenders under the hood, welded in a Sir Michael's roll pan, and added the HiTech LED brakelights. Now that the Chevy was ready for color, Mike opted for a two-tone. You may be wondering what happened to his plan? Nothing, there are two different shades of blue, but it's so subtle a double-take may be required. Mark applied the BASF Zapp blue to the top half of the Chevy, masked it off and then sprayed the BASF Daytona blue to the lower half. A charcoal graphic and green pinstripe breaks up the two hues. Finishing off the body, Mark covered the truck in Matrix clear. The standard cab truck was really coming together and to get things handled inside, Mike continued the tried and true philosophy of less is more.
After having the dash smoothed, a quick trip to Maro Auto Trim in Hutto, Texas, saw the seats get wrapped in black leather and suede, a black suede headliner installed, and black NPI carpet laid down. A matching Intro wheel was also bolted on, billet pedal covers placed over the factory black pedals, and an Alpine head unit swapped in. The final piece of the interior puzzle was the addition of a Tahoe center console that was also painted blue. With one flip of the air ride switch, Mike had himself a super-clean daily driver. It also serves as strong show truck with addition to detail paid everywhere you look. Good work Mike, all of that time and effort was worth its weight in gold.
No truck comes together without help and Mike wanted to extend special thanks to his wife Amber, Mark, Jerry from DBC, and Alex and Jose for their support.