Bedrock. When a road or construction project is built on it one can be assured whatever is built above stands on firm footing.
So it is with putting together a good company pickup that has to serve the owner on multiple levels: Find a solid platform and add the right upgrades and it’ll serve you well for both work and family needs.
That’s the premise behind Project Bedrock — our 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4×4; you’ll be able to use it for both work and recreation, company business and family matters.
GMC’s motto is “Professional Grade.” We’re taking it up a notch.
Our goal is to upgrade it with the basic necessities so whatever business you are in, be it construction, landscaping, aggregates, contracting or some aspect of the heavy equipment world, the Bedrock GMC Sierra will serve you well.
The upgrades we have in mind will it ideally suited for the small contractor, start-up landscaper, or worker in the construction business.
At the same time, Project Bedrock will be a good family vehicle that can tow the boat to the lake, transport the ATVs to the riding area, carry the hunters to the stand, or be a comfortable vehicle for the family headed on a nice weekend outing.
It’ll have a little ‘tude in the way it’s setup, too. We plan on adding a little electronic muscle to the XFE 5.3L Chevy V-8 under the hood, include a touch of shine here and there to attract attention, and keep as much sport in the look and feel as we do business.
After all, it’s a waste of time and good money having your company pickup fade into the crowd when it’s just as easy to make it look cool.
So for all of you GM lovers out there who like to have a little bit of cake to eat once in a while, this Bedrock build is for you. Build upon our ideas and upgrades as you see fit. — The Editors
Warn’s sleek winch features design innovations that allow it to fight off the toughest elements; Trans4rmer mounting system simplifies installation.
A.R.E. Pickup Vault slide-out system brings top-line bed cargo management and security to Project Bedrock.
Sylvania’s SilverStar Ultras a good step up when your pickup’s OE headlight bulbs need replacing.
S&B Filters cold-air intake kit brings function and form to the engine compartment of our 2011 GMC Sierra 1500's 5.3L V-8; breathe easier, run better.
Backbone Engineering's new headache rack takes cool to a new level
A.R.E. Pickup Vault slide-out storage system brings organization and security to in-bed cargo management.
Cobra's 5550 Pro GPS navigation unit is compact, versatile and an ideal tool for both professional truck drivers and contractors....
BedRug, Inc BedRug is the innovator of the BedTred drop-in bed liner that provides the look of a spray-in bedliner without damaging ...
Vision Wheel Inc Wheels make the vehicle and we couldn't be happier supplying ProPickup's Project Bedrock GMC Sierra 1500 with our V-Tec Warlord 394 ...
Why settle for the ordinary headache rack when you can have a Backbone rack system that combines style with function...
8/26/2013 ODO: 27,015 Just returned from the 2013 ProPickup Truck Expo in Dallas where the ...
8/15/2013 ODO: 0025837 Decide to go with synthetic engine oil this time around on the oil ...
April 9, 2013 ODO: 21,241 We' are going to be adding a few hundred pounds of ...
4/7/2013 ODO: 21,050 Sitting at Topper World in Gulfport, MS. Getitng A.R.E. Overland bed cap installed ...
April 5, 2013 ODO: 20,838 miles. A new year and a new look is in store ...