Hey GMTC, I have been here on and off but a lot has happened since the last time I posted something. I live in Jacksonville, NC and am 20 years old. I am a huge chevy fan and have been my whole life. Anyways....here's my story, I purchased a used 2001 Chevrolet Silverado in the spring of 2009 (my junior year in high school). It's a black 2001 Silverado stepside 4.8l 2wd with 115,XXX miles. Pretty much my first car that I actually held on to. It came with gibson side exhaust, sony radio, black tonneau cover, and a black bow tie...so BONE stock. Here is the only picture I have of it in this state. Like I said I was still in high school and was broke...so the first few mods were cheap. I have never been a huge fan of tonneau covers so it came off and got sold almost immediately, after the snow. Next, I went to a little window tinting place in town and got them to put 5% on the back and like 30% on the sides, I know pretty useless but since I didn't want to get any tickets I just went with it. After searching FOREVER to find one that would fit, I bought a toolbox...you know for all those tools a high schooler needs...lol (ignore the I EAT DIRT...some friends tagged it at the beach) So, I was getting out of high school and starting college at Campbell University in the middle of BFE...didn't do too much to the truck except lil bitty stuff...aka floor mats, cd organizer, steering wheel cover....but here is my favorite picture ever even though the front valence is broken off One weekend that I came home from school I decided to give it a cleaning like it deserved...3 hours later and a couple articles on here.... Clean engine bay with shaved chevy symbols and..... Orange bow tie *Campbell University school colors are orange and black* **the dent is from where I hit a 25mph sign doin about 40 around a sharp corner...all it did tho no biggy But like I said I was a broke college kid and the truck had been put on the back burner. Beer and ***** were the three biggest things in my "college years". So not a lot had been done to the truck, except about 3 front valences, the foglights being torn off, and all the lil things previously mentioned. I had just put a new Daystar 2" leveling kit on it, AND THEN IT HAPPENED!!!...The best worst thing to have ever happened to anyone.... I was on my way home from my first full year at college, passsing thru Dunn, NC, a dumbass in a little ranger slammed on brakes in front of me and when I locked up to keep from hitting him **BAM** a loaded down semi hit me going 35 mph never slowing down. I was sandwiched between the two trucks and had a massive headache. I hated that truck after that. I wanted to get rid of it so bad but my dad made me keep it. Insurance totalled it out, wasn't my fault even tho the old guy in the ranger told me it was my fault how idk but anyways...she sat in the yard in her "crumpled-beer-can" state as I like to call it for about 2 months... Then the good part happened, I ended up gettin about $6,000 total. Bought the truck back and my uncles being the loving family they are, decided to fix it themselves cause they are body men, not good body men but body men....."all new" parts turned into fixing old ones... Rode around with the redneck back bumper for a little while until they got everything the way THEY wanted it to look.