He Turned Grandpa’s Old Truck Into a Turbocharged 4×4 Monster
For those who know what they’re looking out for in the classified ads, a ...
For those who know what they’re looking out for in the classified ads, a vehicle owned by an older person is almost always a dream. That perfect vehicle that grandma or grandpa just drove to the corner store and maybe church on Sunday is bound to be a gem. As they drive along, strictly obeying the speed limit and never really adding that much mileage, these cars can be great.
That’s exactly the situation here is we catch up with one individual who was able to procure a truck that was once his grandfather’s. The machine is pretty darn clean as his grandfather bought it new and it has been in the family ever since. These days, however, the 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck doesn’t exactly look like a stock church cruiser. In fact, there’s a bit more bite in the equation nowadays.
Instead, the machine has been engine swapped and even sports a turbocharger. Nowadays, the truck has the L33 variety of LS engine under the hood. In addition, the help of a VS Racing S485 is really helping it scoot along. Last but not least, the power is backed up by the always trusty 4L80e transmission to get things moving along nicely. Most surprisingly, though, it still has a factory transfer case and front differential. Who would’ve ever thought that the stock components would make it this far?
By following along with the footage below, we get a nice overview of the truck thanks to Stapleton42 on YouTube. This is one of those machines that not only rolls out on race day. It also has a pretty neat story to back it up. If there’s one thing that we probably wouldn’t want to run into in a little bit of competition, it would be a turbocharged LS 4×4 like this!