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2012 Chevy Silverado - Milky Way

Silky Smooth Chevy With a Custom Touch

Phil Gordon
Jul 11, 2016
Photographers: Phil Gordon
When you grow up as the youngest of three boys, you tend to get a lot of hand-me-downs or scraps. For Leroy Davila of Humble, Texas, he was always last to the party. His older brothers picked up the truck culture first, leaving Davila wanting to join. He watched both brothers buy trucks and build them right in front of him. When it was Davila’s turn, now 25 years old, he decided to follow in their footsteps. He purchased a 2012 Chevy Silverado Texas Edition straight from the Chevy dealership and immediately started putting his unique stamp on it.
Learning from the experience of his older brothers, Davila cut straight to the chase and contacted ChassisFab, which took in the fresh new Chevy and gave it a 5-inch front and 7-inch rear body drop, customizing the bed with all new sheet metal. Davila would visit the truck as it was being worked on like an anxious father in the waiting room. Once the suspension was complete, he was able to show the Chevy to his brothers with the same pride.
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There is still a long way to go on the Silverado, but Davila wishes to thank Oscar Palmero, Darryl Tracy from Deluxe Garage for designing the wheels and renderings, John from ChassisFab, and Jose from Prestige Forged for building the wheels. Although Davila has not yet reached his sibling’s status for builds, Milky Way has already surpassed anybody’s expectations as his first build. We will anxiously await the finished product from the youngest Davila.
Inside the build
Year/Make/Model: 2012 Chevy Silverado Texas Edition
Owner and City/State: Leroy Davila; Humble, Texas
Club Affiliation: Enviouz
Chassis:
Front Suspension: ChassisFab upper and lower control arms, Z’d frame
Rear Suspension: Custom four-link setup, narrowed frame from firewall back, fuel cell
Shocks: 2.0 Fox Shocks
Drivetrain:
Engine: 5.3 LS, short-tube headers, tuned by Chuck
Rearend: Narrowed with Moser axles
Body/Paint: Full sheet metal bed
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 24x9, 24x15; Prestige Forged Envy (Concave)
Tires: 255/30/24, 405/25/24; Pirelli P-Zero

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