Custom1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4-Door - Blazerado

Officer Farva's 3-Week Miracle

Apr 1, 2006
Photo 2/14
If the name Alan "Farva" Jackson sounds familiar, that's because this isn't his first appearance in these pages. His blue S-10 was featured back in our Oct. '04 issue titled "Super Trooper" due to his obvious resemblance to Officer Rodney Farva. We could go on all day about his likeness to Rodney and his antics but let's stick to the truck. Alan's been around the block once or twice and has the buildups to prove it, so he knew that for his next project he would have to go all the way to outdo himself. First thing was to find the perfect project specimen. Alan came across an abandoned project that would soon see life again when he got his hands on it. Once the 4-door Blazer was in his possession he began to gather parts and ideas for ways to blow everyone's minds yet again. This time around he enlisted the help of Nick Crouch from Surface Art to help put what was in his head down onto paper. After a few talks back and forth, the vision was complete and Farva knew the Silver Star Customs crew had their work cut out for them.
Photo 3/14
The nightmare that is a "SEMA Vehicle" reached a pinnacle with the buildup of Farva's Blazer. Alan had an idea of what he wanted his Blazer to look like when he dropped it off at Silver Star Customs in Horn Lake, MS, but as all projects do, the ideas got crazier and crazier as time progressed. All of a sudden SEMA was less than a month away and the truck was a stripped shell. With very little time left Alan grew more nervous day by day but tried his best to keep his faith in the SSC crew. Not many shops could pull off the miracle of a ground up buildup in less than a month, but having an experienced crew that can fabricate and do bodywork, paint, and stereo tends to help the deadline builds since they don't have to wait on anyone else but themselves. However, to be 100% honest, everyone that saw the Blazer just 3 weeks before SEMA said there was no way they were going to make it, at least not with the truck running and completely finished.



Photo 4/14
But once again Silver Star pulled together to utterly amaze the rest of the custom world and Alan's full custom unibody-dropped Blazer made SEMA with the paint still curing on the way there.
Photo 5/14
The most unique features of Farva's Blazer, besides the full Colorado conversion, include the full custom frame that houses 13-gallons of air. If that weren't enough, the frame is built to stock floor body drop the Blazer and is completely welded to the body to make it a unibody. The fenders, hood, and the rest of the body are also molded together. The Colorado hood that's molded to the fenders is split as a smaller section to open like an old Lincoln using Dodge Dakota hinges. With the enormous amount of body mods, why stop there? The rear doors are welded shut, and the back end is shortened six inches. Moving inward, a full custom interior houses an amazing sound system and street rod-style dash utilizing hidden Dakota Digital gauges. The LT-1 under the hood is home to a host of Street and Performance goodies to further the street rod feel of Alan's BLAZERADO. With all that is done to this amazing work of art, this Blazer is definitely something that you would need to see for yourself to believe.
Photo 6/14
As an after-fact, we wanted to try and shoot the Blazer a little differently than most covers, so Alan being the trooper that he is busted out the Sawzall and cut his core support in half just so we could take a picture! Now that's dedication! But have no fear; the truck will probably already be different by the time you read this. Alan and the Silver Star crew are a little nutty, but that's obvious since we ourselves didn't even believe that this truck was built in three weeks until we saw the Polaroids with actual dates imprinted on them to prove it!








THE LOWDOWN
Photo 7/14
Rolling Attire
Wheels, front: 22x8.5-inch B.A.D. K5
Wheels, rear: 22x8.5-inch B.A.D. K5
Tires, front: Nitto NT555 255/30ZR22
Tires, rear: Nitto NT555 255/30ZR22
Photo 8/14
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: air
Airbag type and size-
Front: Firestone 2500-pound
Rear: Firestone 2600-pound
Control arms: BYC Uppers and Lowers chromed
Shocks: Monroe
Valves: SSC
Compressor(s): four VIAIR 460C's
Air line: copper
Frame mods: custom 2x3 frame and the frame is the 13-gallon air tank; whole truck unibodied with frame welded to the body
Gas tank: SSC custom
Brakes: SSBC 13-inch rotors; 4-piston calipers front and rear
Rear end type: Toyota Supra custom built by SSC
Performed by: Silver Star Customs
City/state: Horn Lake, MS
Photo 9/14
Body Modifications
Shaved: S-10 body lines, rear doors, all handles, rear tailgate, taillights
Body dropped: stock floor body dropped, pinch rolled layin' flat rocker
Front end: factory Colorado sheetmetal, core support, hood, headlights, grille
Back end: Colorado fenders molded to rear, back shortened 6 inches
Taillights: SSC LEDs
Sunroof: 33x52 Webasto Sliding glass roof
Misc: fenders molded to body; hood molded to fenders and center cutout, swings open using Dodge Dakota hinges
Performed by: Silver Star Customs
City/state: Horn Lake, MS
Photo 10/14
Paint
Brand and colors: DuPont Electron Blue and Galaxy Silver
Style: two-tone with black graphic and lime pinstripe
Pinstriping: lime
Misc: rendered by Nick Crouch at Surface Art
Performed by: Silver Star Customs
City/state: Horn Lake, MS
Photo 11/14
Interior
Seats: Acura Integra seats with the headrest cut off
Material: wrapped in black leather and gray suede by Southern Auto Interiors
Dash: custom metal dash
Door panels: leather and suede two-tone
Center console: metal center console houses all the switches and flows to the fiberglass sub box
Flooring: black carpet
Headliner: full gray suede headliner
Gauges: Dakota Digital hidden in the paint of the dash
Performed by: Silver Star Customs
City/state: Horn Lake, MS
Photo 12/14
Stereo
Head unit: Kenwood KDC-MP928
Mids & highs: 3 sets of Memphis Car Audio separates
Subwoofers: twelve 12-inch Memphis M-3s
Amplifiers: 3 Memphis Belles
Custom fabrication: all-fiberglass enclosure and kick panels
Performed by: Silver Star Customs
City/state: Horn Lake, MS
Photo 13/14
Engine/Performance
Displacement: 350 ci
Model: LT-1
Transmission: 4L60E
Header/exhaust: custom exhaust
Battery: Optima Yellow Tops
Location: in the rear under the compressor panel
Inner fenders: custom panels molded to cab and frame
Detail work: chrome everything from Street and Performance
Performed by: Silver Star Customs
City/state: Horn Lake, MS
Photo 14/14
Special Thanks
First and foremost Farva's wife, Kim; his parents, Robert and Judy Jackson; Clyde; William; Jack and all the guys at SSC; Mark at SSBC; Nick Crouch at Surface Art; Jeff Triplet; Sammy and Lance at VIAIR; DuPont; Eric; Jason and the B.A.D. crew; Dakota Digital; Runt; John; Memphis Car Audio; Tim at Southern Auto Interiors; Mike at BYC; Mitch Rall; Mitch Henderson; Jimmy; Gooch; Mark and everyone at Street and Performance.

MOST POPULAR

POPULAR TRUCKS

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
TO TOP