BIG RED SWEEPSTAKES
Pulling power, load-carrying capability, passenger comfort, versatility and dependability wrapped up in a stylish package makes for a great combination when it comes to a pickup working in the construction, aggregates, landscaping and contracting trades.
It’s also a nice combination to have in a DOT, utility or municipality’s fleet.
A pickup becomes even more desirable when it has a fully functioning service body that can be transferred from truck to truck—or left on the jobsite or in the shop—when called upon to serve as a tow vehicle or other work/recreational needs.
Big Red, our sweepstakes project truck for 2012, is destined to be such a pickup.
This 2008 GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab SLE Dually 4×4, power by the venerable 6.6L Duramax diesel, will be transformed into quite a versatile work truck during the next 12 months with a long list of upgrades and aftermarket add-ons.
In early April 2013, one lucky sweepstakes entrant will be handed the title and the keys to Big Red!
We have chosen a used truck as the base for this year’s sweepstakes truck build for the simple reason not everyone is in the market to buy new.
Save money buying a well-maintained used model, upgrade it with the tools, equipment and accessories that fit the needs of your trade best, and you have invested wisely. That’s our build goal.
We’ll be up-fitting Big Red with a long list of aftermarket products and accessories that will make it a versatile, efficient, powerful tool on and off the jobsite
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support from our wonderful ProPickup sponsors listed below.
We are proud to have Mobil Delvac as Big Red’s title sponsor. Our big GMC will be ensured a long, healthy life with Mobil Delvac premium fluids and lubricants protecting the vitals.
So with that, let the build begin. – The Editors
Upgrading the brakes on our 2008 GMC Sierra 3500HD is a fitting end to a fun project build.
Cognito Motorsports' 6" suspension lift how-to install step-by step for 2008 GMC 3500HD
Big Red gets 12 tons of mechanical muscle with two Mile Marker SEC winches mounted in Fab Fours heavy-duty bumpers.
Grab handle install improves service body safety on Big Red
Big Red gets front and rear winches mounted on its way to being the ultimate GMC Dually service truck.
SSBC HD front brake kit well-suited for dually pickups and service bodies
Kicker SoundGate subwoofer kit designed specifically to improve OEM audio quality in full-size pickups
ARB's new IPF 900DB (dual-beam) headlights/auxiliary lights high-powered alternative in off-road lighting
aFe Rear Diff Cover For GM HD Project Big Red rear differential upgraded with new cover for larger lube capacity and ...
AMP Research BedStep & BedStep 2 Getting easy access to the bed toolbox or, in the case of our Big Red ...
June 18,2013 Big Red Winner Takes Keys It's been a little more than a year since ...
3/15/2013 Filled the Vanair Air-N-Arc 150 with gas and turned the key on the control ...
3/12/2013 SSBC front brake calipers installed. Made a front brake upgrade on Big Red today. Added ...
Mobil Delvac Big Red Hypertech Tune A Big Power Boost Dec. 5, 2012 Odometer: 136,861 What a difference ...
Hypertech Dyno's Big Red Dec. 4, 2012 Odometer: 135,563 Topped off the Transfer Flow fuel tank: ...