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2007 Chevy Silverado- Farmer

The Most Recognized Chevy in the South

Phil Gordon
Oct 17, 2017
Photographers: Phil Gordon
Very few people in the truck culture have an instantly recognizable last name. For almost two decades, that man has been Daniel Farmer, affectionately called “Farmer.” One of the most honest and selfless guys in the scene, Famer first got his introduction at around 15 years of age. He had been working with his father Greg on a project in their garage. Once Farmer turned 16, his father gave him the truck they had been working on. That moment made him realize he could do much more to his new truck.
Photo 2/12   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Farmer Rear
A year later after getting his driver license, Farmer started reading truck magazines and going to shows. He simply outgrew his older truck and purchased a newer ’99 Silverado. At the shows, Farmer started noticing the coolness level of trucks built by a truck club called Acrophobia. “Their trucks were just the elite where I was.” Farmer says. “I wanted nothing more than to be a part of this family.” Unfortunately, there wasn’t a chapter in his state of Alabama. So Farmer did the next best thing. He worked hard to become a member of a different chapter, and once he earned his stripes, got his full logo.
As a member of the club with his truck complete, he started his own Alabama chapter and became president of it. He also decided it was time to redo his truck. During this time, he had also bought a new house and couldn’t focus on the truck. So he parted ways with the truck. Two years later, Farmer decided it was time to get back into the game. He found and purchased a ’07 Chevy Silverado in Texas that needed some work. It needed some major body and paintwork, and immediately, he brought it back home where he and his father worked out all the bodywork and redid the air suspension.
Photo 3/12   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Farmer Wheel
The next step was the paint and interior by his friend Ryan from Insane Custom Paint & Design out of Creola, Alabama. He added Olympic White paint to set off the new bodywork, and added and painted a full interior to match. Chaotic Rods & Customs was responsible for the flawless body modifications throughout the Chevy. A set of American Racing Torq Thrust wheels flowed with the Silverado.
Farmer has always been someone who would drop anything to help a friend in need, which is why he has run a successful chapter of Acrophobia and gained the respect from many other clubs. He wishes to thank his family, including his mom Karen and dad Greg, as well as his sister Melesa for their support. A special thanks goes to Ryan Gartman at Insane Custom Paint & Design for his incredible work, and the guys from Ultimate Audio Fabrication. Last but not least, he wants to give a special appreciation to his Acrophobia family for everything they have done to make his Chevy one of the most recognized trucks in the game.
Photo 4/12   |   2007 Chevy Silverado Farmer Interior

Inside the build

Year/Make/Model: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
Owner and City/State: Daniel Farmer; Satsuma, Alabama
Club Affiliation: Acrophobia
Chassis:
Front Suspension: Stock floor bodydrop, 2x3 complete tube frame by Chaotic Rods & Customs in Conroe, Texas, custom tubular upper and lower control arms, Mustang II rack–and-pinion steering, Slam RE-7 ’bags
Rear Suspension: Two-link rear suspension, 3/8 SMC valves, Slam RE-7 airbags, two Viair
Drivetrain:
Engine: Custom-tuned 4.8L, aftermarket camshaft and lifters, Magnaflow exhaust
Transmission: 4L60E custom-built, 3200rpm Circle-D stall converter
Rearend: Factory shortened 6 1/2-inches
Body/Paint: Shaved door handles, gas door, bed stake pockets, custom-built tailgate handle, third brake light, one-off built rollpan by Chaotic Rods & Customs, sheetmetal bed floor, rear inner fenderwell sheetmetal continuing under, 20-gallon fuel cell relocated to rear chassis, PPG Olympic White paint by Ryan at Insane Custom Paint & Design
Interior: Leather-wrapped seats, dash custom finished smoothed and painted, fiberglass console by Chaotic Rods & Customs, Billet Specialties steering wheel
Stereo: Pioneer AVIC Z-150 navigation head unit, three 12-inch Alpine Type R subwoofers, AD Design components in doors, Alpine amplifiers
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 24x9.5, 26x9.5; American Racing Torq Thrust
Tires: 295/35R24, 295/30R26; Lexani LX Nine

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