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Old 01-27-2003, 03:30 PM
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Question Looking to customize Cheyy 94 Silverado

I am looking to customize my Chevy 94 Silverado. Not sure where to begin. I want it to be a whole new color inside and out and I want to shave like everything that is possible. Any input you can add would be appreciated. I'm looking for more ideas and stuff.

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I've always wanted to do a truck.

When I get around to getting a truck to customize, it will probably result in it being a custom convertible.

Just pick up a truckin mag and go from there. They are the best source for ideas. (for me anyways)

Personally I start from the outside and go from there. Most say start with the drivetrain first.

Before you do anything to it, ask yourself... what overall look am I going for?
Is it gonna be stricly for show or is it gonna be a daily driver?
How much am I willing to spend?
Is it gonna be show car quality, or are you just making another nice lookin truck.

(I really didn't know what kind of input you were looking for, hope this helps)
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Old 01-27-2003, 05:04 PM
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I agree with CWagon. Start with the motor,trans, and wheels+tires. You want to be able to haul ***** when you add the 700 extra pounds of goodies to the truck. Steve
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Sorry I was pressed for time before lemme give u a list of what I want to do.

Shave door handles.

Move the tailights into the bumber or tailgate and move the licence plate box over to the left of the tail gate instead of being on the bumper.

Maybe box in the bed, like get rid of the wheel wells. Never saw this done but I think it would look neat with the bed all squared off.

Wanna paint the truck like a deep but bright orange and add like white tribal or flame accents.

Inside I wanna make it match the outside with orange and white. Leather bucket seats and amybe a councel in the center. I wanna smooth the dash out and get it a high gloss orange like the outside.

Not sure what to do with the front end though.

I wanna shave whatever is possible and I am going to put white 22" or 24" rims on the tired.

Any other ideas on what to do to this truck? It will be for everyday driving. I'm 16 this is my first truck and I wanna have it all dekced out.
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see 5.0's and capricewagon's posts... get it running well, and mechanically how you want it, before you start doing significant modifications. also, you're gonna need to have something to drive while working on the truck. good luck with it. my advice would be to start really small and have fun with it before you try to go for a shaved, chopped, fully custom piece of work. you've got time. (i'm 17, by the way). good luck!
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Well the truck was my fathers (who is an automechanic) and he has taken care of the car since he got it brand new and it is running fine. We just replaced a bunch of parts on it. My parents are giving me the car and the only thing wrong with it is body and cosmetic work. There is a big dent in the front on the passenger side in the corner from when my brother fell asleep at the wheel and hit a mail box. Then there is a driver seat which needs replacing cause it caught fire (Dad smokes and dropped ashes on the seat, closed it up for the night next day woke up and the seat was charred) and there is some smoke damage from the seat fire, the dash is darker and the fabric is discolored. I know I have time to do it but I dont want to do it slowly overtime I want to get it all done and have a nice car, thats just the way I am.
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AJ, if its going to be a daily driver, forget the 22-24" wheels and tires, that is unless of course you have a spare 3 grand to shell out every other week on a new rim. Your 16, I doubt you will be driving like you should, so stick with 17" or smaller. Get the truck running and dependable first, do the trick stuff later. Afterall a tricked out truck won't do you any good broke in the garage.
The mods your planning like the bigger rims, the lowering and all the cosmetic bodywork isn't going to be cheap. To get those huge wheels shoehorned under that truck alone will cost you a couple of grand NOT including the rims and tires. Lowering is pretty spendy especially if you don't do it yourself. The body mods and tricked out paint you want will run you several grand as well. The interior will be enough to choke a polor bear and white leather/vinyl isn't exactly easy to keep white. Also suaring out the bed unless its a stepside isn't possible without losing alot of bed space and if you plan on getting the truck to sit at the right height with those wheels your going to have to not only C notch the frame but add air suspension. Also those wheels will need the wheelwells cut out and enlarged. This will take up nearly all of your bed, so forget the suaring off idea, start thinking how you want to cover it.

Everything you want to do I've done or been apart of and all the guys that do it are usually 25 and older with either wealthy parents or a killer job working with computers. These really trick cars and trucks get that way over 10+ years or 2-3yrs and a big wallet. Just get it dependable, get some cool wheels, lowering kit and trick paint and build on it after that. Take your time, I know image seems to be everything in school and when your young, but it really doesn't make a bit of difference.

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I dont want to lower the truck. Lowered trucks just look weird to me. Didnt want a fancy paint job either, maybe a simple paint job with some flames. As I stated earlier the truck runs great the only problems with it are the exterior and interior. I'm going to need new seats cause one is charred, I need to fix the outside cause the back bumper is dented and the front passenger side corner is smashed. I dont care about losing bed space, dont want to use the truck for working any way.
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Not lowering the truck, but putting 22-24" rims on it <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" /> More power to you if you think it will look good.

The body mods will still cost you an arm and a leg unless you do them yourself. That paint job you described is pretty basic and easy to do, but will still run you into the poor house considering your age. The interior will have to be custom, but you could get some salvaged seats and get some custom covers made. I'm sure Krist Kustoms can help you with that. If you up for the work and have basic skills I can tell you how to do all the body mods, maby even give you some cool new original ideas. Let me know.

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Well I was planning on doing all the mods myself. Just weld metal to the metal shave it down prep and paint. My dad welds pretty good and is willing to help me. I was thinkin of 20" rims how are they? The tires on there now are 27" I think.
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