Custom Chevrolet Silverado - Cash Machine
One Deposit at a Time
Most people only have two bank accounts: checking and savings. Then there are the rest of us who have that third bank account, the one that the DMV only acknowledges as transportation and the tax agencies don't recognize as a taxable investment - we all know it as our truck. For Edward Prespentt of Chandler, Arizona, there have been many a deposit made into his third bank account, and, after scoring a spot as a feature vehicle at last year's SEMA, those deposits have more than paid off.
In order to get the truck on the ground, the truck was dropped off at Chassis Tech in Mesa, Arizona. A set of DJM lower control arms and Chassis Tech 'bags were used up front and a Chassis Tech four-link with 'bags was used to replace the rear suspension. Each of the wheelwells were stuffed with 20-inch Cabo Limited Edition wheels and BFGoodrich 245/35-series rubber. A finishing touch was added from Chassis Tech, with a custom front bumper and billet insert.
To smooth out the Silverado, Edward took it to Third World Customs in Hobbs, New Mexico, where the taillights were shaved along with the tailgate handle, and a Sir Michaels roll pan was molded in to replace the rear bumper. A set of Street Scene mirrors and a California Custom tonneau cover were also installed to continue the smooth trend. Bryan and Freddie then went to work laying down the PPG Lime Green base. On top of the green base, flame licks were taped off over the nose and down the side of the truck and then sprayed with House of Kolor's Magenta and Cobalt Blue.
Several of the interior pieces were removed, sanded smooth, and sprayed with Lime Green to match the exterior. Other pieces such as the shifter, steering wheel, sill plates, and dash pieces were replaced with billet counterparts to brighten up the interior. The flames continue through the headliner, door panels, and Ultraleather-wrapped seats, thanks to Upholstery Works in Mesa, Arizona.
Although we may not gain a yearly interest on that extra bank account we drive around and take trophies home with from shows, what we do gain is a different type of interest - the interest of people that walk up to your truck with their jaws hanging open asking, "How did you do that?" It's that type of interest that pays off in a whole other type of currency - one called satisfaction.