Stunt Double

1986 Chevy 3/4 Ton Pickup

Our own take on the legendary television jump truck featured in the series “The Fall Guy.” This is not a replica of the original Chevy, it’s a stunt double: an updated version of the picture vehicle designed to take hard hits and keep going, just like any stuntman. This build is designed to encourage all levels of builders out there to make their own “stunt double.” We picked a long-bed Chevy, other builders may choose to go with a Ford, a Toyota, a Ram…whatever your vehicle, it’s all in the spirit of the build.

Original Manufacturer Specifications


Five, eight-cylinder engines, as well as one six-cylinder type were available for 1987 Chevy pickups. Two of the V-8s were diesel fueled (one produced 148-horsepower and the other produced 135-horsepower), with a displacement of 379-cubic inches. The remaining three, eight-cylinder engine types were a 170-horsepower engine with 305-cubic inches of displacement, a 210-horsepower engine with 350-cubic inches of displacement and a 230-horsepower engine with 454-cubic inches of displacement. The V-6 engine has 155 horsepower and 262-cubic inches of displacement.


There were two manual and two automatic transmission types offered for Chevy pickups in 1987. Both of the manual transmissions were capable of four speeds and one of them had the option for overdrive. The automatic transmissions came with either three or four speeds.


The Silverado Trim Package included parking lamps on the front of the vehicle that had a unique rectangular shape, as well as nameplates with the Silverado logo. Lip moldings, as well as tailgate and lower body side moldings, were also provided. These were not found in any other trim package for the 1987 Chevy Half-Ton. All external features included in the Custom Deluxe and Scottsdale trim packages were also found in the Silverado package. These features included chrome bumpers and hubcaps, a silver-colored plastic insert for the grill, and silver-colored door handles and side-view mirrors. In 1987, all Chevy Half-Ton models were equipped with the option of either two doors with one row of bench seating or four doors with two rows of bench seating.


Silverado packages included thickly padded seats and a choice between either nylon cloth or vinyl trim for those seats. Carpeting came standard on the floorboard. The dash panel was decorated with a wood-grain design and there were storage pockets in each of the doors. There was also extra insulation added between the body and the interior, as well as on the headliner.

Stunt Double Die Cast

The Stunt Double Die Cast

Now you can own a smaller version of the truck Stacey built on GEARZ! Done in 1/64th size by the guys at ACME, exclusively for GEARZ, this highly detailed truck not only has the look of the STUNT DOUBLE, but is tough enough to beat on too! It’s the perfect addition to any diecast collection when you need to jump things and create mayhem!

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Stunt Double Partners & Products


Threaded Inserts for headlights

LED Lightbar

LP4 Spotlights

LVP Spray Paint

Aries nerf bar, Body Mounts, Complete bedsides: '73-'87 GM Trucks

Chevy chrome door handles

Stock Headlights, Halogen Headlights, '86 Grille/Headlight Trim

Bed, Flares, Rollbar & Inner Fenders

Tubular front & rear bumpers - Tundra Front Bumper

PPG Envirobase High Performance Waterborne Color

Primer : VP2050 Designed for custom and restoration application. Not a production primer as it requires 9 hours of dry time before sanding.

Sealer : A combination of ECS 65 and 67 to get a G6 tone. This is a critical piece of information that is often over looked if repairs or rework is needed to get a good color match.

Colors :  Brown – Rum Point  PPG # 936876 This color was created by Charlie Hutton for PPG and is in the PPG “Vibrance Collection”.

                 Gold – Pot”O” Gold PPG# 908331 This color is also in the    PPG “Vibrance Collection”.

                 Red striping – PPG # 3794 This is an OEM Chevrolet / GM Color WA 8774 that was an original color for 1985

Clears :  VC 5700 Custom Clear using VH7780 Catalyst. Designed for custom and restoration application. This product is a high gloss and is a “Glamor,” Designed to bury striping and graphics. It is a high build clear that is made to be cut and buffed.

3" Fender flairs, polished stainless steel light bar

Paint and bodywork


396 dressed crate engine, 500hp small block Chevy

Engine enamel copper

Headers & Exhaust / Raptor Muffler

Radiator & Cooling Fans

Sniper EFI Kit and Fuel Pump

86 Chevy replacement fuel tank, fuel lines & components

Trak System/Alternator
True start starter
Factory harness '86 Chevy truck

Transmission & Drivetrain

Front & Rear Driveshaft

Direct Replacement Steering

Transmission Linkage

4L80E Stage 2 street smart package transmission

Chevy flexplate


6 Instrument Panel

82 Chevy Dashboard replacement, instrument bezel with gauges, rocker trim, speakers & mounts, Weather stripping kit, sound deadening & carpet, power window kit & regulator, door panels (by TMI), bench seat (by TMI), dashboard vents & speakers, speakers ready headliner, sun visors

'73-'78 Floor Switch - '78-'83 Wiper Switch - '73-'83 Dash Bezel

Manual window frames, Filler strips, Replacement vent windows, Signature Series door panel & dashboard

Brushed aluminum door handles

81-'87 Chevy P/U kit, Direct Fit System

A/C Condenser

Control Panel & Vents

Tires, Wheels & Brakes

Hostage 20x12
Hydroboost brake system & brake lines


Front & Rear Suspension: 56" rear custom leaf springs, 3/4 ton u-bolt kit, '73-'87 shackle flip kit, axles & knuckles, Bilstein 5125 shocks, Greasable rear springs bushings kit, rear shock brace, replacement shock stud, heavy duty greasable front shackle, front shock mount, PSC '80-'87 Steering box, '81-'87 4WD steering box brace, crossover & high steer kit, Reid racing GM knuckle, Yukon Gear hardcore locking hub, Yukon Gear chrome molly axles, Tubular engine crossmember/mounts, Traction Bar

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Stunt Double Episodes

  • The Stunt Double is back and getting some finishing touches on the interior.

  • It’s no coincidence that when you look at a vehicle you see a face.

  • Stunt Double gets a face

    It’s no coincidence that when you look at a vehicle you see a face.

    September 04, 2020
  • Square Body trucks are just about the hottest thing on the restoration market these days and our Stunt Double is no exception!

  • We’re seeing double in the Gearz Garage! Stunt Double, that is. This amazing square body is coming together!

  • This show is all about the 73-87 Square body GM trucks as Stacey jumps into final assembly on the Stunt Double.

  • Stunt Double Interior

    They say that true change comes from within… Well, this week Stacey turns his attention to the interior of the Stunt Double.

    April 15, 2017
  • Stunt Double gets a lift

    When you’re putting together a project that’s inspired by a high-flying stunt truck, you know you’ve got to add some lift, and our Stunt Double gets the goods this week.

    April 22, 2017