In our June 2002 issue we showed you how easily G’s Auto Body in Long Beach, California, turned the front end of a ’93 Chevy Tahoe two-door into a counterfeit Cadillac with Mer Tek’s Escalade kit, obtained from US Auto Parts in Gardena, California, and a Billet Grille from T-Rex in Corona, California.
This month, G’s takes the “Chevylac” to the next level by modifying factory Escalade (four-door) body cladding to fit the two-door Tahoe. G’s also added a set of Sport Mirrors from Street Scene, installed APC’s Original Euro taillights and smooth cowl cover, and painted the truck Valspar Lexus blue. A few new factory parts were purchased from “Russian” at Ostrom Chevrolet in Montebello, California, and we got the used Escalade body cladding from Luis at Whittier Auto Dismantling in Whittier, California.
To give the truck even more of a luxury look, we also mounted a set of 22-inch KMC V-2 rims and P305/40-ZR22 Nitto high-performance radials. However, the increased “un-sprung” weight made the factory brakes less effective than we’d like. So, we decided to install Stillen’s new bigger Statix front disc brakes and convert the rear drum brakes with Stillen’s rear disc conversion kit. We’ll show you the step-by-step brake installation in the next installment.
For now, follow the photos now as we show you how Jose at G’s continued the masquerade, making our Tahoe look even more like an Escalade.