Q: Hi Greg and I see your articles in all the Auto Round-Up and Truck Round-Up publications. I have a 1993 Chevy Stepside “Choo-Choo Customs” that I have owned for the last eight years. It has 79,000 miles on it and had 65,550 when I bought it.
I’ve won several car and truck show trophies since 2009 and live about 70 miles from Pittsburgh.
I wrote to the state of Tennessee (business bureau) where the conversion was done only to be told that the company went out of business.
I am wondering that if I need fender flairs or other parts that the company offered where I could locate these things? Luckily, some of the parts can be ordered from my area General Motors dealership while other things I just cannot find.
My truck was even featured in Round-Up Magazine “Reader Rides” in March of 2015. Any help you can give me I will be grateful for and thank you for reading my letter. George D. Robinson, Carroltown, Pa. 15722.
A: George, I’ve got some good news for you when it comes to the parts you seek for your really good looking 1993 Chevy Silverado “Choo-Choo Customs” Silverado. Because of the popularity the pickup truck has experienced, especially since the 1990 decade through today, there are literally hundreds of companies out there that offer special parts to make your pickup truck look better. Most of these companies display their wares at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, so if you ever get a chance to attend, it will be an eye opening experience.
If you can’t make the trip, catalogs from Jeg’s and Summit, both multi-million dollar aftermarket companies always have pickup truck accessories and many catalogs devoted solely to the truck market.
Although you may not get an identical fender flare that the former Choo-Choo Customs Company offered, I’ll bet that not only will you find similar fender flares when needed, along with other custom kits, they’ll probably be of the same or better quality that was available back when your Chevy Silverado received the special Choo-Choo Customs treatment.
As an example, Amazon offers a four piece riveted fender flare kit for your Silverado for just $131.99, and there were many other companies with similar to higher prices. Jeg’s and Summit both offer riveted and non-riveted flares, rocker panels and much more. If you do not have access to a computer, go to a friends and check out all of the companies that offer exactly what you seek and also free catalogs.