With the state our economy is in today, garage fabrication is becoming even more popular. The days of spending $100,000 on your off-road ride aren't over, but have been reserved for the truly wealthy. At the young age of 20, Ryan Danielson cut, bent, and welded nearly every piece of metal you see on his '05 Chevrolet Silverado. Where does a 20-year-old learn to do this? Like father, like son. He and his father hand-built a four-seat buggy in their garage preparing Ryan with the necessary skills he would need to tackle his Chevy project truck. With a loaded resume of experience and currently enrolled at ASU for electrical engineering, we can only imagine what will come rolling out of Ryan's garage next. Specs Vehicle: '05 Chevrolet Silverado Owner: Ryan Danielson Chassis: Rear half removed and replaced with 4130 chromoly tube and plate Engine: 4.8L V-8 Drivetrain: Stock 4L60E transmission, Desert Specialties rear housing, 5.29 gearing, Spool Suspension: Camburg Long Travel kit, custom three-link, Bilstein shocks Steering: Camburg Heim steering Brakes: stock front, Wilwood rear Tires/wheels: Walker Evans bead lock wheels, BFG Baja T/A tires Interior: Stock Other Parts: Hella lights, JAZ fuel cell Favorite Off-Road Area: Arizona desert, Baja, Nevada One of the few off-the-shelf parts found on this Chevy is the Camburg Long Travel Off-Road System front suspension. Features of this kit include boxed lower arms, CNC-machined aluminum upper A-arms, new spindles, full Heim joint steering, limit straps, extended stainless steel brake lines, and your choice of shocks. Ryan has his front end strapped off at 17 inches of wheel travel using 10-inch Bilstein 2.5 coilovers and 4-inch-stroke Bilstein hydraulic bumpstops.One of the few off-the-shelf parts found on this Chevy is the Camburg Long Travel Off-Road This kit does not come with upper shock mounts; you will need to have these fabricated for you or do it yourself as Ryan did. All of the fabrication on this truck was completed using 1.75- and 1.5-inch 4130 chromoly tube and plate.This kit does not come with upper shock mounts; you will need to have these fabricated for Ryan chose a Desert Specialties 4-inch chromoly housing for his rear end stuffed with 5.29 gearing, 40-spline 300M axles and a spool keeping both rear wheels fully locked at all times. Although the front brakes are stock, Wilwood brakes were chosen in the rear for increased stopping power.Ryan chose a Desert Specialties 4-inch chromoly housing for his rear end stuffed with 5.29 A 33-gallon JAZ fuel cell was mounted just above the rear suspension. Ryan surrounded the area around and under the spare tires with aluminum, leaving him a miniature bed space to carry camping supplies.A 33-gallon JAZ fuel cell was mounted just above the rear suspension. Ryan surrounded the We did our best to look for hints of bad garage fab work, but none could be spotted. Ryan's work was impeccable, front to rear.We did our best to look for hints of bad garage fab work, but none could be spotted. Ryan' In order to make room for the rear suspension, the back half of the truck's frame was removed and rebuilt. This allows room for additional bump travel.In order to make room for the rear suspension, the back half of the truck's frame was remo A rooftop adjustable light bar holds five Hella Rallye 4000 lights. Glassworks makes the front fiberglass fenders, and the rear bedsides came from Trailer Products.....Glassworks makes the front fiberglass fenders, and the rear bedsides came from Trailer Pro .....The truck's stance on 35-inch tires looks great. In order to keep up with the front, Ryan built a custom three-link suspension in the rear. Tackling a cage build is tough, but creating a working suspension system is an entirely different ball game. Ryan's three-link pushes out 27 inches of wheel travel using 14-inch Bilstein 2.5 coilovers, 14-inch Bilstein 2.5 bypass shocks and 4-inch stroke Bilstein hydraulic air bumps. After going for a ride through a rough section of whoops and flying through the air, we can assure you Ryan nailed the geometry.In order to keep up with the front, Ryan built a custom three-link suspension in the rear. The 4.8L V-8 engine is mostly stock, only running a new AEM air filter. An Aeroquip fuel pump was added to run the new fuel cell and dual Optima Red Top batteries have been relocated below the spare tires.The 4.8L V-8 engine is mostly stock, only running a new AEM air filter. An Aeroquip fuel p Most fabricators like to add their own special touches to each and every build. Ryan created these trick steering wheel-style wheel carriers. This should speed up the mounting and dismounting process.Most fabricators like to add their own special touches to each and every build. Ryan creat Ryan puts this truck through hell, and in order to keep those high-flying landings safe he chose a set of 17-inch Walker Evans beadlock wheels. A set of 35x12.50R17 BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires have been installed to match the strength of the wheels.Ryan puts this truck through hell, and in order to keep those high-flying landings safe he By Jordan May Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!