1984 Chevrolet Silverado - Polished Purple
A Stormy '84 Silverado With a Silver Lining
The story is a familiar one. Boy buys truck (in this case, an '84 Chevrolet Silverado); boy is barely able to drive truck home before some moron smashes into it. Such was the case with 23-year-old Jarron Marshall of Bryan, Texas.
A DuPont jobber by trade, Jarron was fortunate enough to be hooked up with a network of paint and body specialists. Ultimately, he settled on Lapp's Paint and Body in Jarron's hometown to help him get the project underway.
First off, Mike Lapp and James Leonard C-notched the rear framerails to get the truck down in the weeds, then they relocated the 3.73:1-geared GM 12-bolt rearend inside the rear leaf springs.
Additional modifications to the truck include the installation of a pair of Belltech 2-inch drop spindles in front and the addition of a set of KYB gas shocks at all four corners. When it came to selecting the right combo of wheels and tires, Jarron settled on a set of 17x8- and 17x9.5-inch Budnik billet aluminum wheels running on P245/70R17 Nitto Extreme radial rubber.
Powering Jarron's Silverado is the original '84 four-bolt main 350 Chevrolet engine, although it is upgraded somewhat with the addition of an Edelbrock Performer intake, Edelbrock valve covers and air cleaner, a Holley 750-cfm four-barrel carburetor, a MSD/HEI ignition, and some Hooker Headers connected to the Flowmaster three-chamber mufflers. Backing it up is a stock GM 350 transmission.
Mike Lapp also worked his metal magic on the Silverado sheetmetal. After necessary sheetmetal repairs, Mike shaved the door handles and installed a Sir Michaels roll pan. Additional upgrades include a '91 Chevrolet Suburban grille and a set of APC Euro taillights. Next, Mike sprayed the pickup in DuPont Purple and Silver with Orange pinstriping.
When it came to the interior, Jarron and his friend, Steve Simmons, reupholstered the stock Silverado seats, door panels, and headliner in purple and gray tweed. Other additions to the truck's interior include a Pioneer, Rockford, and Fosgate audio system, and a Grant GT steering wheel. Jarron is a member of the Visual Insanity truck club and shows his '84 Chevrolet locally.