For some of us, a relaxing life of working nine-to-five on weekdays and hanging out with friends on weekends is perfectly acceptable. However, there are also those of us that can't be content without constantly pushing the limits and defying convention. This is certainly the case for 29-year-old Jeff Benavides, owner of Fast Life Custom Auto & Collision in Spring, Texas. After following the custom truck scene for 14 years and seeing projects come and go, he decided to build a truck that would both promote his shop and drop jaws everywhere he took it. A stock 2006 Silverado was purchased, and after a year and a half of intense work, it was sculpted into the supremely detailed custom seen here.

The buildup of Jeff's truck, dubbed Fatal Attraction, began with achieving the proper stance. For this task, Jeff and his friend Chris Bueno cut into the framerails to add a Chassis Tech Super C-notch, then bolted up a KP Components crossmember and six-link with Watts link. Up front, the factory suspension setup was swapped for Ekstensive upper and lower control arms. All four corners of the truck received Firestone airbags, as well as new adjustable billet shocks for a smooth ride. To provide plenty of clearance for the new setup, the firewall and bed were tubbed, and a C-notch cover was built into the bed floor. The suspension upgrades dropped the truck a full foot from stock, and with a set of 26x10 Asanti wheels and Pirelli 305/30R26 rubber, the Silverado's look was already becoming unique.

With the truck now able to lay out with ease, Jeff turned to what he does best: paint and bodywork. Body mods began by swapping in a 2500HD hood and grille, with a flip-forward kit for the new hood. The truck's front bumper was replaced by an SS model, and a Sir Michaels roll pan was welded in place of the rear bumper. Finally, the door handles, tailgate, and third brake light were shaved, and a tonneau cover and halo projector headlights were bolted on. Even though the sheetmetal was already looking much cleaner, the best was yet to come. Jeff created a custom mix of various flavors of PPG blue that he calls Fast Life Blue and sprayed the entire truck with the pigment. After getting together a plan for custom airbrushing, he got in touch with his friends Pat Maxwell and Jose Flores to make his concept a reality. Shimmering blue flames bordered by green pinstriping stretch down the sides of the truck, even reaching across the taillights onto the tailgate. As if this weren't enough, a staggering amount of detail was airbrushed into the flames, including skulls, crowns, playing cards, Fast Life logos, and real fire. The level of detail is so extreme, it would require hours of examination to take everything in. Even the Asanti wheels have been custom-painted, pinstriped, and airbrushed to an absurd degree—curbing these things would be like taking a blowtorch to the Mona Lisa.

To top off his stunning show truck, Jeff turned inward to revamp the interior. All interior plastics were smoothed and painted, including custom fiberglass door panels and a massive new custom center console built by Flawless Customs, also in Spring. Black Bentley carpet spans the floor, and black suede reaches across the ceiling. The dual bench seats were modified into four captain's chairs, and then wrapped in black leather and blue synthetic carbon fiber at Junior's Upholstery in Conroe, Texas. Last, Jeff took the truck to Car Toys, in Spring, Texas, where they filled his new fiberglass panels with a massive array of audio gear: an Alpine touchscreen head unit, Alpine component speakers, six Alpine amps, five Alpine Type R subs, four additional monitors, and an iPad.

When he started this project, Jeff intended to do something different that would shock the masses, and it's obvious he succeeded. His Silverado pushes the limits of the custom truck scene and shows that he wasn't afraid to put in the extra time, money, and effort to transcend the norm. Jeff would like to thank Pat Maxwell, Jose Flores, Chris Bueno, Flawless Customs and Noah, Car Toys and Tim Stokes, Junior's Upholstery and Nate, Texas Auto Gear, and the rest of the Fast Life Customs crew. And most of all, he'd like to thank his loving wife for supporting him throughout the build.

Inside the Build

Year Make Model:
2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Owner and City/State:
Jeff Benavides • Spring, Texas

Engine
Type: 5.3L V-8
Induction: K&N intake
Exhaust: Custom with MagnaFlow mufflers

Drivetrain
Transmission: 4L60E four-speed auto
Rearend: Narrowed 6 inches

Chassis
Front suspension: Ekstensive upper and lower control arms, Firestone "bags, adjustable billet shocks
Rear suspension: Chassis Tech Super C-notch, KP Components crossmember and six-link with Watts link, Firestone "bags, adjustable billet shocks, dual Air Zenith compressors
Brakes: Stock with hydroboost

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 26x10-inch Asanti AF134
Tires: 305/30R26 Pirelli Scorpion Zero