Earlier this week, we featured a unique GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab Short Box that had been customized by a wheel shop in Mexico to look like a factory-made Denali. Now the same shop, JC Wheels, is back with yet another unique Regular Cab creation – this time based on the Chevy Silverado 1500.
Before we get into details on the truck itself, we should explain what it is that we’re looking at. General Motors offers a Regular Cab Short Box version of the Chevy Silverado 1500 in Mexico, but it’s only available in a solitary ‘Work Truck’ trim level. So while Mexican customers can order the vehicle in a body style not available to Americans, they can only choose from a single bare-bones trim.
This is where JC Wheels steps in. The aftermarket shop has taken a standard Chevy Silverado 1500 WT in the Regular Cab Short Box body style and applied various parts and components from the Trail Boss trim level to it. While this is a custom creation, it appears to have been built using genuine GM parts, incorporating a Trail Boss front fascia, Trail Boss badging, OEM Chevy alloy wheels, red front tow hooks and OEM side assist steps. The shop also applied a custom three-inch lift to the truck, along with some dark aftermarket window tint.
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While we realize a truck like this would sell in very small numbers here in the United States, we wish GM would offer such a vehicle domestically – even if for a brief period of time. That said, the automaker’s Double Cab and Crew Cab trucks are flying off dealer lots, so there’s little reason for GM to change its current, very successful pickup truck strategy.
Let us know what you think of this custom Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss in the comments below.