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2001 Chevy Silverado - Texas Bred

Trammel's White Hot Bow Tie

John Mata Jr
Nov 1, 2010
Photographers: Dan Ward
There is a seemingly endless amount of custom trucks that emerge from the Lone Star state, and the character and quality of said trucks never ceases to amaze us. Trammel Stewart's '01 Chevy Silverado is just one of those customs that captured our attention. At first sight, the Chevy's crisp, clean styling and the hot licks that stretch from hood to bedside come together to create a streamlined, no-frills profile that is its focal point of attraction. Trammel, along with Houston's own Texas Raised Customs, spent two long years in the garage preparing the Silverado for its debut on the show circuit, and its execution is nothing less than sizzling.
Photo 2/5   |   2001 Chevy Silverado left Side Angle
Speaking of hot, Trammel's Chevy now hovers inches over the searing Texas pavement thanks to the hard work of Texas Raised Customs. The guys installed an Ekstensive Metalworks two-link in the rear along with Slam Specialties RE7 'bags all around. Two Viair 400c compressors have been located in the bed and they deliver just the right serving of air on command. Of course, no custom suspension would be complete without a fresh set of rollers, and for this Silverado, chrome 22x9-inch Akuza Blades along with 265/35R22 Nitto 420S tires fit the bill perfectly.
With a few painted pieces under the hood and a Flowmaster exhaust now helping the 5.3L Vortec V-8 powerplant breathe easier, the Texas Raised Customs crew quickly started shaving the door handles, gas door, third brake light, and filling in the bed pocket holes. An entirely new rear end, including Cadillac Deville taillights, has been grafted onto the Chevy's body, as was an Airbagit sheetmetal front bumper for a steep increase in custom appearance. Once the Chevy's modified metal was given a few final touches, House of Kolor white paint was laid down as the basecoat before orange colored licks and lime green pinstriping were applied for a scorching, dual-layered flame effect.
The heat doesn't stop on the exterior due to the simple fact that this truck's single cab has been maxed out with goods including white and grey vinyl-wrapped seats, painted dash and door panel accents, and a custom flame billet steering wheel. That's just the beginning, as a custom fiberglass center console has been molded, painted, and stuffed with relocated A/C controls and a Pioneer head unit. Another one-off console has been mounted to the headliner and has been packed with a 7-inch monitor and a 6 1/2-inch Pioneer two-way speaker. Don't think for a minute that the solitary speaker serves as the truck's entire sound system. Two blasting 15-inch Kicker L7 subwoofers have been sunk into a ported box that has been mounted in the bed due to a lack of interior space. To adequately feed the square subs, two Planet Audio 1,250-watt mono-block amplifiers have been wired up and the resulting amount of bass that emits from Trammel's truck definitely sounds like a bomb. Two pairs of Pioneer component speakers and an Audiobahn four-channel amp complement the super-low audio frequency perfectly.
It's safe to say that Trammel, along with the entire Texas Raised Customs crew, have produced yet another scalding hauler that showcases the South's taste for greatness. From the inside out, this Silverado is sure to raise the temperature of anyone in close proximity to it. Trammel would like to thank his mom and dad, as well as Kelly Bise, and Twisted Chris for two years of constant support.


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