Final Forum Update for Truck NorriSS!

It’s been 3 years since we updated this Forum Build Thread for our 2000 Silverado “shop truck”. That thread was started in 2013 and was originally for a similar 1999 GMC “regular cab short bed” truck we called Truck Norris. This was replaced in 2017 by a somewhat vanilla 2000 Silverado “regular cab short bed” truck, and many of the parts from the GMC were swapped over.

We got a little crazy during the pandemic and in 2020 this truck got a race built 5.7L engine from HPR, a built transmission, 3.73 gears, a limited slip, a 5/7″ drop kit from Belltech, and a wheel and tire change. Then a tree fell onto the truck and damaged the front end – so we upgraded to the 2003-07 Silverado front, with the Silverado SS bumper cover. That was what we showed in the last update, but shortly after that it went to see our friends at Heritage Collision for the proper alignment of the new body panels, and of course a full respray. This entry into the forum build thread finally shows the work from 2021-2024, including the paint work.

After the truck came back from paint we did a number of upgrades including: the automatic leveling system for the rear bags from Air Lift, an Addco rear swaybar, new window motor, a new dash top from Dashskin, 20×11″ Weld wheels and 315mm tires, and much more. All of that work is covered starting here.

We had the truck dyno tuned at LG Motorsport in early 2024 and that really woke up the truck, as well as fixed some weird tuning issues that 5 previous tuners struggled with. Now that the truck is finished, driving right, and perfect – we’re going to sell it. Why? Well with 4 “shop trucks” now, and one of them needs to go. Look for the classified ad on our website soon, and again you can catch up on the last entry into this build thread here.

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