2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD- Project Aftermath
Third Time’s the Charm
Whoever said fire cleanses all, never had their truck swallowed up by the hot flames of a warehouse blaze. That’s exactly what happened to Mark Seamans’ last build. He dropped it off to have a stereo installed and returned to a bunch of firemen telling him that his truck was toast. So he did what anyone would do. He negotiated with the insurance adjuster to buy the truck back and sell it back to his favorite custom shop, Complete Customs out of McKinney, Texas, to resurrect it. The owner liked the truck so much that he bought it and currently uses it as a tow and show truck.
Letting time heal the wound of a burned-up truck, Seamans walked onto his local Chevy dealership lot and walked out with a stock ’15 3500HD Duramax Dualie. He intended to make another custom that would redeem his last build. Again, he entrusted his buddies in East Texas to transform his ’15 into the stunner you see here.
Transforming this truck wasn’t enough, the madmen at Complete Customs went for a speed record and cranked it out in eight weeks. Starting with a 7-inch lift kit from McGaughys with Fox reserve shocks on all four corners, the rear blocks were cut down an inch while a set of Deaver springs rounded out the rear. The frame was powdercoated by Rockstar Coatings, which also did its spray and bake magic on the grille and bumpers. The Duramax was largely untouched except for a ceramic-coated Gibson system, handled again by Rockstar.
Complete Customs did a majority of the build and designed a front grille (powdercoated by Rockstar), slapped on a set of powered Amp Research steps, installed the Fab Four front and rear bumper, bolted on some Monster Hooks, and installed a B&W trailer hitch. For the color scheme, white dominated the exterior with the handles and mirrors color matched. The CC boys also added a half-wrap to match Seamans boat. Yeah, it’s usually the other way around, but that how he rolls. The cabin got an upgrade in the form of black leather Roadwire seats with white cross stitching to match the dash, and the panels were swapped out for brushed aluminum. The 7-inch lift gets teamed up with a set of 24x12 American Force Twister SD wheels and the oxygen gets thin with the addition of 38x13R24 Nitto trail Grappler MTS tires.
For this three-time builder, he seems to have found a balance of good looks and functionality. “That boat doesn’t tow itself,” Seamans says. With a finger on the truck building pulse, he is already deeply entrenched in build number four with Complete Customs. He hasn’t released what it is or what it looks like, but has assured Truckin that it will be hotter than the last three (or two) of his builds.
Inside the buildYear/Make/Model: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
Owner and City/State: Mark Seamans; Yorba Linda, California
Front Suspension: 7-inch McGaughys lift kit, Fox reserve shocks
Rear Suspension: Deaver Springs, Fox reserve shocks, blocks cut to 6 inches
Engine: 6.6L Duramax, ceramic-coated Gibson system by Rockstar Coatings
Body: Complete Customs designed mesh grille with Rigid lights, Fab Fours bumpers front and rear, Monster Hooks, Amp Research Power Steps, everything color matched, Rhino lined bed and wheelwells, BAK Industries tonneau cover, B&W trailer hitch, Horn Blaster Train Horn
Stereo: Bose system, black leather Roadwire seat swap with contrasting white stitching, dash stitching in white, brushed aluminum panels
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 24x12; American Force Twister SD
Tire: 38x13.5x24; Nitto Trail Grappler MTS
Special Thanks: I want to thank all my sponsors, American Force, Amp Research, BAK, B&W Hitches, Fab Fours, Gibson Exhaust, Horn Blasters, McGaughys, Monster Hooks, Nitto, Rhino Linings (OC), Rigid Industries, Roadwire, Rockstar Coatings, and especially, Complete Customs in McKinney, Texas. They built this truck and are topnotch.