Custom 2002 Chevrolet Silverado - Hay Hauler
Bought for the Farm, But taken to the Shows
Today, you don't see too many full-out show trucks still used for their original purpose - working. Jason Logan from Falmouth, Kentucky, bought this '02 Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 Crew Cab to be the workhorse on his family farm. The truck served as the hay hauler while he did a few mods here and there. Jason's rig started to stray away from the farm and began to show up at shows everywhere from Tennessee all the way to Canada.
But let's back up. After driving the truck for about a year, Jason was tired of driving a stock ride and decided to install the Fabtech 6-inch suspension lift and up the tires to a set of 37s. That only lasted about four months before it was time to get some new tires. He upped the tire size to some 39.5s and added a 3-inch Performance Accessories body lift and some Bushwhacker fender flares.
Now that the truck had some serious lift and some big tires, it was time to hit a few shows. Not being able to bring home any trophies, Jason decided it was time to take it to the next level. The wheels were the first thing to change. This time, chrome Eagle 20x10s with 4-1/2 inches of backspacing were wrapped in a set of Interco Super Swamper IROKs.
Jason works as a painter at the local Chevy dealership in the body shop. His truck sitting out front draws in a ton of business just from people who want their trucks to look like his. Since the truck was dark gray from the factory, all he had to do was spray the green half of the two-tone and put the blue graphics in between the colors. He also added some violet-pearl ghost flames on the hood and swapped out the stock door handles for those from a new Escalade.
Even though Jason had the truck at a level where it could bring home a trophy, he didn't stop there. Parts of the doors and dash were taken out and smoothed before the green paint was sprayed. The stock head unit was swapped out for an Eclipse CD player, and two 10-inch Eclipse subs were put into a custom enclosure behind the rear seats. Power for the system comes from a five-channel Eclipse amp mounted under the rear seat. All the install work was done by Audio Unlimited in Dry Ridge, Kentucky, while Jason handled the smoothing and painting of the sub enclosure.
The underhood was left pretty much stock, other than the paintwork that was done. Jason smoothed and painted the engine, fuse, and the radiator support covers. The exhaust was also redone with dual 3-1/8-inch piping and Flowmaster Force II mufflers to give the truck some bark to go with the visual bite.
Jason points out that he is far from done with this truck, so keep an eye out for future changes. He is also in the process of building an '04 2WD Chevy truck that will wind up in a future issue of Sport Truck once its done.
Jason says, "You should see the look on everyone's faces when I pull up to the hay sale in town with a huge trailer full of hay tagging along behind my custom truck."