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The Mightiest Steed in the Parking Lot

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The Mightiest Steed in the Parking Lot

 This Silverado is far from stock. Bumper to bumper, Vanderbroek has fully customized everything you could ever think of.

This Silverado is far from stock. Bumper to bumper, Vanderbroek has fully customized everything you could ever think of.

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This Silverado is far from stock. Bumper to bumper, Vanderbroek has fully customized everything you could ever think of.

Grace Aitken

Grace Aitken

This Silverado is far from stock. Bumper to bumper, Vanderbroek has fully customized everything you could ever think of.

Dalton Flores, Photo Editor

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Top to bottom, front to back, and side to side, Vanderbroek has fully customized his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado.

With a custom bumper, Kings Suspension, 35 inch Falken tires, 17 inch wheels, and custom fiberglass front fenders, this just scratches the surface of how time and hard work Vanderbroek has put into his truck. 

Self taught, self gained.”

— Cole Vanderbroek

“Self taught, self gained,” said Cole Vanderbroek.

Just gazing at his Silverado, you can instantly recognize the countless hours of cutting and welding that make Vanderbroek’s truck truly one of a kind.

Along with its unique look, Vanderbroek cut his exhaust to be a custom 3 inch straight pipe that exits through the passenger side fender that allows his 4.8 liter engine to simply roar they way trucks are supposed to sound.

“I just started. I’ve always liked working on stuff, and if I could do it myself for cheaper instead of paying someone else to do it, that’s always better,” said Vanderbroek.

Vanderbroek and his father decided to drive up to the Specialty Equipment Market Association(SEMA) show in Las Vegas along with thousands of other customizers to see the automotive products of more than 6,380 companies.

If you decided to go out to the SEMA show also, you probably didn’t see the Vanderbroeks because they ditched the highway and chose to drive close approximately 200 miles off-road round trip. 

I just started. I’ve always liked working on stuff, and if I could do it myself for cheaper instead of paying someone else to do it, that’s always better.”

— Cole Vanderbroek

Vanderbroek, a proficient welder, cut back his front frame approximately 9 inches to avoid scraping the ground when off-roading at high speeds or crawling over tall object in the path of his truck.

With a modified larger intake to suck more air into the engine, Vanderbroek said his truck is accustomed to , “Faster and higher speeds,” while “Pre-Running in the desert.”

Once he finishes his engine rebuild on his 2008 Kawasaki 450 dirt bike, Vanderbroek plans to go off-roading in Ocotillo Wells along with several friends, with his motorcycle in the back of his truck.

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