This short-wheelbase Chevrolet Silverado would be the perfect modern successor to the beloved K5 Blazer
Flat Out Autos Unveils a Chevrolet K5 Blazer Masterpiece at SEMA
Flat Out Autos, hailing from Arkansas, grabbed attention in 2021 with their impressive transformation of a contemporary Chevrolet Tahoe into a classic K5 Blazer look-alike. At this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, they embarked on an even more ambitious project, starting with a full-size Silverado and meticulously crafting it into a compact two-door model with a removable roof.
The journey began with a significant wheelbase reduction, retaining the bold style of the standard model but in a smaller, more eye-catching form. The modern K5 Blazer is perched on 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires, equipped with Fox coilovers, and boasts long-travel suspension courtesy of Dirt King. It’s so well-executed that you might easily mistake it for an official Chevy creation.
Naturally, the downsized truck translates to a smaller cabin compared to a standard Silverado. However, the builder’s approach goes beyond merely eliminating the rear seats to create a two-seater. Instead, the rear seats have been repositioned to the bed, and a removable carbon fiber roof has been ingeniously designed to cover them. This roof can be easily taken off, allowing passengers to enjoy the open air while navigating off-road trails.
The Silverado donor vehicle was initially finished in white but has undergone a transformation, now showcasing a stunning Glacier Blue Metallic paint job. It shares its front fascia with the Silverado ZR2, exuding a bold and rugged appearance. A thoughtfully crafted custom swing-out rear tire carrier has been added, offering convenient storage for a full-size spare tire. And, in their attention to detail, Flat Out Autos has enhanced the truck’s performance by equipping the 5.3-liter V8 engine with a Whipple supercharger and outfitting it with a Vance and Hines exhaust system.