The Cadillac Escalade EXT went out of production way back in 2013 and the American luxury brand has no plans to return to the full-size pickup truck segment in the future. While Cadillac doesn’t have any interest in producing a new Escalade EXT model, a Miami-based shop called Dom’s Garage appears to have taken this matter into its own hands, swapping the front fascia from a 2021 Cadillac Escalade onto a T1-platform Chevy Silverado to create its own custom Cadillac truck.
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The details on this build are rather slim. Dom’s Garage posted a photo of the customized Chevy Silverado on its Instagram page this week, captioning the post with “2021 Cadillac Escalade front end conversion.” From what we can tell, this build is based on a 2019-2021 model year Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab with a standard bed and finished in the factory Cherry Red Tintcoat exterior color. The main modification here, obviously, is the addition of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade front fascia, which is complete with a grille, headlights and daytime running lights. This fascia appears to be lifted from a 2021 Cadillac Escalade in the Sport trim level, which we know based on the mesh grille and black-painted trim.
The custom treatment continues out back with the addition of a Cadillac emblem on the tailgate and a pair of smoked taillight lenses. Completing the package are a set of large 24-inch aftermarket alloy wheels and black-painted door handles.
Readers looking to do this front fascia swap should know the 2021 Cadillac Escalade front end doesn’t just bolt onto the Chevy Silverado. The builder says this job required “a lot of fabrication,” as the fenders don’t properly line up, so this is a job best left to professional body shops.
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