1995 Dodge Ram - One Man's Answer to Ford Versus Chevy
A custom 95 Dodge Ram sport truck.
Utterly discouraged, Damon packed his things to return home. His dad Nicky, however, encouraged Damon to go on to the show even though the outlook seemed hopeless. Fortunately, there wasnt too much damage, and enough of the Dodge still looked so great it deserved an award.
Even more satisfying than winning the trophy, is the pride the Silvas feel knowing their truck defies the stereotype that other-brand loyalists have tried to place on Dodges. In Damons circle of peers, if you own anything other than a Bow Tie or an Oval, you just might be snubbed. He took this into consideration when he built his truck; he wanted to make sure he wasnt neglected. He had customized just about all the other brands out there, but hed never before been a Mopar man. With this Ram, he wanted to create something different. And although parts can sometimes be hard to find or are outrageously expensive, with the help of friends like Terry Childres of Orange Autobody (where Damon works) and others, Damon found all he was looking for to complete his ride. He did much of the work himself, including achieving the handsome 4/6 drop, which he lifted from 6/8 after dragging a hole in the gas tank.
By building this Dodge, Damon learned it takes a decent amount of money, a lot of time, some trials, and a few errors to create this kind of vehicle. Regardless of popular opinion, Damon is quite satisfied with owning his customized version of the Ram. And as an eye-pleasing example of fresh styling and clean craftsmanship, the product of his work is certainly one worthy to fill our pages.