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GM WON’T BUILD A SINGLE CAB CHEVROLET SILVERADO TRAIL BOSS, SO SOMEBODY ELSE DID

Automakers Upsell Customers On Crew Cab Body Styles To Get Fun Off-Road Trucks

via JCWheels Instagram @chorejcwheels

Okay, so the main headline isn’t entirely accurate. General Motors actually does make single cab Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss and GMC Sierra AT4 pickup trucks. The irony, however, is that they may be built here in America, but they’re not sold here in America. Instead, far-out nations such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates enjoy these two-door off-road trucks. We’re sure that demand for a single cab Trail Boss exists in America and in other countries, but with hard-to-follow regulations such as the “footprint rule” in place, GM is not exactly incentivized to sell them.

So people are taking matters into their own hands.

Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss Single Cab, Custom Built

In an effort to do something new, Culiacán, Mexico-based wheel shop JC Wheels, took a T1 Chevrolet Silverado regular cab short box, and gave it an unofficial Trail Boss treatment. The shop revealed the build in a post on their Instagram, seen just below. In a world of four-door Ford F-150 Raptors and Ram TRX super trucks ripping up sand dunes it’s nice to see a “small” truck that is as ready for the trails as its monolithic counterparts.

To make this build work, the shop took a bare-bones T1 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck, affixed the front clip from a Trail Boss to the nose, raised the suspension 3 inches, added step bars, Trail Boss badging, and a set off 22-inch accessory wrapped in 35-inch Toyo M/T tires. Take a look for yourself:

Factory Silverado 1500 Trail Boss With Bigger Wheels

Compare that to the stock Trail Boss offerings, the only thing the shop changed was whees and tires, up from the standard 33-inch Duratrac M/Ts wrapping 18-inch rims, and kept the whole build true to the nature of a factory Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss. Although it’s unclear if JC wheels remembered the locking rear differential and skid plates.

Americans are driving more trucks now than ever as they slide into the role of a single family vehicle that can do just about everything, at the expense of fuel economy. And, if you’ve got more than one kid, that regular cab is not road trip friendly. Nevertheless, maybe someday General Motors will release the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss Single Cab in the US market, until then, we can look to the aftermarket to fill in the space.

Chevrolet Silverado Regular Cab Trail Boss Short Box Custom Build
Image via JCWheels

Written by Kyle D

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