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2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax - Engine #7

A flamed Chevy ready for action

Dan Ward
Mar 4, 2008
Photographers: Dan Ward
Photo 2/17   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax front Right View
No need for sirens blasting or lights flashing, when you see this big, red real-fire-flamed Chevy in your rearview, it's a good enough reason to pull over to the side. Once he does drive by, you may be surprised to see a 17-year-old teenager in command of the 2500HD. Aspiring firefighter, Ryan Brewart of Upland, California, loves the thought of saving lives, helping people, and putting his fear aside to perform his duties. Is there a better theme for building a truck than a fire engine? One look at this red monster and you have little doubt it's Ryan's passion.
Photo 3/17   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax top Front View
Starting with a brand-new '07 Chevy, Ryan began the buildup process by delivering the truck to Accessory House, in Montclair, California, for a host of modifications. While at the Accessory House, the guys bolted on a 6-inch CST suspension lift to aid Ryan in any off-road adventures he may find himself in. Dual chrome King Off-Road bypass shocks were bolted onto each corner for a performance ride, while 35-inch Toyo M/T tires were wrapped around 20-inch KMC Hoss chrome wheels. To help him get in and out of the truck, AMP Research retractable boards were installed.
Photo 4/17   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax fire Engine Custom Body Kit
When getting to an emergency, time is of the essence and Ryan can get anywhere in a hurry, thanks to his 6.6L Duramax diesel equipped with a RBP custom stage 2 chip and RPB 6-inch turbo-back exhaust. Keeping the Allison transmission and rearend nice and cool are Mag-Hytec aluminum covers. Accessory House took care of the performance mods, as well. Ryan's truck was coming along nicely, but just plain red wasn't quite enough to make his truck really stand out. One Xtreme and Santana's Auto Shop had just what he needed.
Photo 5/17   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Duramax rear Left View
Located in Montclair, California, Santana's Auto Shop and One Xtreme went to work making the factory red look amazing. One Xtreme airbrushed real-fire onto the hood, front fenders, doors, and tailgate. Soon, Ryan's truck started to look the part. Awesome firefighter shields are found throughout the flames. Besides the real fire, Santana's Auto Shop smoothed and painted the front and rear bumpers red, along with the mirrors and tailgate handle. Grippen Billet flame door handles replaced the factory plastic unit, a Putco LED third brake light was bolted in, a DJ Motorsports flame chrome grille was added, and HID headlights light up the night.
This Chevy was now looking the part of a real fire truck, but Ryan wanted to be able to keep tabs on local calls and emergencies, so what better way to do that than a police scanner, laptop, and fire radio? Now, there is no excuse for Ryan being in the dark on any law enforcement or emergency activity. All of this electronic wizardry was installed by Radioactive in Chino, California. The audio was also upgraded with an Alpine head unit, which sends signals to four Alpine amps that power Alpine mids and highs and three JL Audio subs. Black leather acts as the backdrop to diamond-plate floor mats and flamed billet pedals.
It only took six short months to turn Ryan's ride into a real-life fire truck. All he needs now is a huge watertank under the tonneau and some hoses.


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