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Bought From Afar and Built Right

Truckin - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - BY JON HANSEN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: GRANT COX

This ’12 Chevy Sil­ver­ado was bought from afar and built right

In a truck scene full of Sil­ver­ado projects and lim­it­less re­sources to find the new­est and best trends float­ing around shows and the In­ter­net, how does a builder make a truck truly unique? Steve Palmer of De­catur, Alabama, can tell you it’s no easy process. For him, it all be­gan with the goal of own­ing a fun, worry-free truck for his wife and fam­ily to en­joy while mak­ing mem­o­ries to­gether on long road trips. While he had orig­i­nally been con­sid­er­ing Fords, some­thing about not only the re­li­a­bil­ity, but the looks of the Chevrolet Sil­ver­ado won him over. The body lines and front grille re­ally ap­pealed to him. At the time he was ve­hi­cle shop­ping, Steve was ac­tu­ally de­ployed over­seas for his job with the Army, so he was do­ing his shop­ping on­line. Even though he had never set foot in­side a Sil­ver­ado at that point, when Steve came across a ’12 Sil­ver­ado with less than 4,000 miles on it, he bought it. Since Steve was over­seas, there was a lot of com­mu­ni­ca­tion done via phone and com­put­ers to get ev­ery­thing com­pleted, but with some help from the deal­er­ship and his nephew, Steve was able to get the truck to his home in Huntsville. Af­ter do­ing some re­search as well as talk­ing to some other ve­hi­cle own­ers about their work from other shops, he chose to use Lit­tle Shop Mfg. to build the truck he had en­vi­sioned for him­self and his fam­ily.

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