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The General’s Finest
Chevrolets and GMCs (and even a few Hummers every now and then) are the brands that make up a collective group of General Motors trucks that have been featured in our legendary magazines and here in trucktrend.com.
We're taking a 50-50 position with this report, by offering a dime package of five Chevy and an equal assortment of GMC rigs that cover various segments of the truck hobby.
Enjoy this group, and stay tuned for a lot more recalls of great articles highlighting GMs and other brands.
So, the question is, who sets up their 6.6L Duramax-powered rig for off-roading? No, like, serious off-roading? Nic Ashby took that route with his Silverado, upfitting the truck with all the suspension, body pieces, wheels, tires, and lights that give factory-built prerunners a serious run for their money.
Who doesn't have a soft spot for already-classy GMCs that are taken to the next level with Cadillac-truck fascias? Benny Botello's ride is all Escalade up front, dropped on the ground, rolls on 24s, and sports a wicked tribal paintjob that makes it one of the best Sierralades we've come across in a long time.
Props to Jermaine Yates for going all in and making a then-new, redesigned Cajun Red truck the platform for a full-tilt custom build. Jake McKiddie of Phat Phabz in Colorado executed the transformation, which debuted in front of thousands at the 2018 SEMA Show.
TruckTrend and Fourwheeler staff members recently discussed vehicles they think are best suited for surviving a zombie apocalypse. Cesar Cornejo's ten-wheel beast didn't make it into that particular group, but we think this custom piece is definitely up to the task.
Showtime Metal Works took this 6.6L Duramax-powered big rig and fortified it to the hilt. It's solid-axle converted and jacked into the sky up front by Fox 12-inch dual-rate coilovers and 10-inch Atlas Arch Springs with Fox 2.0 remote-reservoir shocks in the back. The rolling stock is based on 22x14 American Force Evades sporting 40x15R22 Nitto Mud Grapplers, and the package is tied together with custom-mixed silver paint.
"One-thousand horsepower" is always an attention getter. And when that many ponies are stampeding in a rig like Ed Wayne's no-frills work truck? Well, that's even more impressive. So what if it has a few scratches, dents, and other cosmetic "character" marks. This truck also competes in sled pulls, dyno competitions, and covers the eighth-mile dragstrip in 6 seconds and then is driven home. We appreciate hard workers everywhere.
It's a regularly driven shop truck that doubles as a very fast drag truck. Adam Pela definitely set this one up right.
We came across Brett James's beautiful ride at the 2018 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza. A perfectly executed melding of the chassis, body, and engine from three different trucks, Brett constructed the sporty rig solely with the help of family and great friends.
The truck that may be the last Diesel Power Challenge winner (but we sure hope it isn't) has to be mentioned here. While other Chevys have captured DPC gold, there hasn't been another Silverado or GMC Sierra that has won the event in the dominant fashion that Richard Coker, his rig, and team demonstrated at Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP.
Almost 20 years old, Project Hot Truck is still one of the coolest custom builds that any of MotorTrend's truck titles have been involved with. A collaborative effort between Truckin staffers and General Motors, this low-end stepside was completely transformed into a wicked street machine, using widely available bolt-on parts exclusively.