The third-generation Chevrolet Silverado remained in production for almost two decades. During its production period, millions of these vehicles were sold, which makes it one of the most popular pickup trucks in history. Modification enthusiasts love these trucks because they have been around a long time, so the aftermarket for parts is huge.
The square body design, called “the Rounded Line” by the GM, is pretty distinctive and holds up even today. It was considered revolutionary at the time. The third generation Chevy is one of the first vehicles developed with the use of a wind tunnel.
We’ve contacted Evan Monte from Phoenix, Arizona who owns the 1987 Chevy Silverado V10. In its last year of production, GM changed the C/K-Series nameplate replacing it with the R/V-Series where V-Series represented the 4WD version. The truck has a great sentimental value for Evan because his family has owned it since the 90s. He always loved tinkering around with the vehicle with his dad and they completely transformed it together in their family garage preserving classic lines and adding modern design touches. 6-inch lift, powder-coated and color-matched suspension look amazing. Receiving so much care and attention, this unique Chevy truck will serve its owners for generations to come.
“The truck has a great sentimental value for Evan because his family has owned it since the 90s”
How did you become interested in off-roading?
– I’ve built vehicles starting in high school. It’s always been a passion of mine.
Why did you choose this particular model for your project?
– This truck has been in my family since 1990. It has more sentimental value than any dollar value out there.
What inspired you to choose this modification style?
– I like taking a classic vehicle and blending it with modern styling and upgrades.
What challenges did you face while putting it together?
– This truck was built solely by myself and my father. It’s been built in a two car garage. No fancy shops, no lifts.
What do you love about your vehicle?
– I love the stance of my truck. I love how it sits level without the typical rake you see. And I love how wide it is.
Is it your daily or a weekend ride?
– It’s a weekend driver, but I use it as much as I can.
Do you take it off road? If so, where and how often?
– Never. It’s too clean to get muddy.
– 350 4 bolt main crate motor
Lift and suspension
– 6” rough country lift
– All color matched and powder coated
– Soon to be 24×14 American Force Spirits
– Shaved tailgate
– Custom silver paint and a cowl hood
– All trim powder coated black
– Factory interior color changed to black with billet accents
All other mods
– 14 bolt swapped rear end
– Both axles and suspension are powder coated black and silver
What are your future plans about this vehicle?
– Next on the list is a motor swap. Everyone needs more power.
Anything else you would like to share about your vehicle or about the off-roading in general?
– I hope more people develop the passion to keep these old vehicles on the road. They’re iconic and embody the classic Americana.
Watch the progress and find out more about this Chevrolet V10 Silverado project by visiting the Instagram profile of the owner: @evmonte!
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