The body of Franky’s Silverado gives little indication as to what lies under the hood. The 2500HD front end is just a bolder, burlier version of the 1500, with larger grille openings that help the truck flow more air over the radiator and ProCharger intercooler. A few subtle custom touches can be found on the bed, where new wheeltubs were built to allow for the massive suspension drop while appearing stock. The rear of the bed was also shaved before it was sprayed in Victory Red by Extreme Auto Paint in Palmview. The clean tailgate gave Edgar Solis at EDS Airbrush a clean canvas for some detailed realistic fire behind some mirror-perfect pinstriping.
That detailed fire and pinstriping can be found inside as well, as Victory Red floormat inserts wear a similar graphic as the tailgate. You’ll find more Victory Red across the center of the Cadillac Escalade dash and console that was swapped into the truck by The Drop Shop. Escalade seats were also bolted in after they were wrapped in black and perforated red leather. Cancino Conversion in McAllen, Texas, was tasked with the upholstery, which also included a suede-wrapped headliner and custom sunroof. The Escalade’s waterfall console is home to a Pioneer AV-HP6000 head unit that powers JL Audio 61/2-inch components in the doors and C-pillars. Two JL 10-inch subs were stashed in a custom enclosure behind the driver seat, built and wired by D-Tronics.
Franky would like to thank his crew at The Drop Shop for their hard work. His friends from Ground Zero were a huge help as well. So what’s the reward for helping Franky build one of the baddest static-dropped trucks we’ve ever seen? He actually lets his friends drive it!