Saturday, May 17, 2014

So I know Its been a long time.

Anyway, my truck has not changed much at all in the past year and a half.  Since I had surgery and all kinds of health issues. You know I have always thought I was really healthy but I guess not.

I have also been working on getting my driver fixed up and will throw some pics up of that too.
Maybe a little later.

So here is some attempt to get going on it again. I bought this truck this morning. I really wanted it for the doors but it has a radio! I'm pretty excited about it. Not really sure how I am going to be able to get it home but I'll figure that out. I will part out the stuff that I don't need or want. The cab looks pretty solid too. I just need to find a title for it. its been sitting for like 16 years they say. Not sure if that is totally accurate but oh well.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Slow Progress.

So yeah, I suck at updating things. I just have no time lately. I still work on my truck a  little at a time at the expense of other things in my life. 

A few things have changed. I am going ahead and doing the body work on the cab because I figure that my time is free. Body panels are relatively cheap in comparison to other parts.  So if i'm not going to get it going soon then I am going to keep going on something that I can do. So I have floor panels and I have new rockers and I find that I am going to have to get some more small panels after looking a little closer and taking off the old rockers. So here are some photos. they are not much but better than nothing. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Finally Some Real Progress!

So I can't believe its been so long since I have posted.  Well I recently went to the junkyard about a week ago.  I was looking for some parts for my other truck, but I thought I would look at what bed sides they had that I could snag a piece off of because of all the body filler and dent issues that I found on my front drivers side bed. To tell you the truth I have been avoiding the situation all together.  I found a piece that was pretty straight but had a hole for a fuel door. Not the most ideal but seemed that I could work with it.  So 75 bucks later I had a large piece of bed side that I trimmed down this morning.  I then started fitting it to my bedside. And well eventually I got it on there.  I thought it was a great accomplishment for a Saturday.  I ended up just leaving the metal from my bedside and filling in the fuel door with that as you can see in the photos.  Anyway I think it looks pretty good but I know it will still need a little filler.  Honestly I am really impressed with my self for a job I have been avoiding.  Well let me know what you think. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Keeping it going!

So in this last week and a half I put the motor in and also put the cab on.  Gas tank is also in the cab of the truck.  I Got the power steering box in and the steering column is all hooked up. I couldn't have asked for a better fit. I didn't have to adjust anything.  So now I am working on putting on the front end. Although I wonder if it is a little premature.  I still have a little work to do on the drivers front fender.  I also need a new bolt kit for the fenders as I am missing almost all of the the clips from the inner fender because a lot of them had to be cut off to remove them.  So now I have to get some more. I also painted the front lower valance or whatever it is. It is shiny black making the rest of the parts look kinda bad.  Although I don't think I will worry about it.  I will just be happy to get it on the road at this point.  Enjoy the pics.  I like to hear input so please comment. 

P.S.  I also forgot to mention that I have the doors on also. So I will put photos that are more updated soon. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Getting the ball rolling.

So I managed to get a few things done yesterday.  I got the rest of the rear of the chassis together, the shock mounts and the shocks themselves on. So I went ahead and put the bed on the truck. I finished relocating the rear cab mount.  Then I cleaned up the frame where the cab sits and sprayed it black. I kinda wish i would have done this to the whole frame. But its all together and I don't really feel like taking it all down to do that when this is only temporary until I save the money to powder coat and then do the truck done. I just want to drive it! I Just remembered I dimpled the frame so that I could put the power steering on.  I also picked up a set of rims that I think will work well with the truck. They are 18's and I think I am going to machine my own custom center for them. Yeah they are also going to go white.  But it will be a while before I will be getting rubber for them and I need to get other things done before them.  Anyway let me know what you think and enjoy the pictures. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It been a while.

So here I am with not much done.  Yes I know I am a big slacker, Sorry to all you have a great interest in what I am doing with the truck. I was so busy with school I had no time to do anything. I thought that would all change when I was done with school. Boy was I wrong!  Well anyway I managed to get the disc setup on the front end lately so here are some pics for you. Not all that exciting but better than nothing right. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tried to get something done today.

Well today I was going to try to get as much done as possible but then I ran out of oxygen with my cutting torch and that kind of stopped me in my tracks.  And there's no places open on Saturday to exchange.  But I do have a pic of what I have done to modify my rear shock mounts, remember this is a budget build. I also got all of the front end off my other frame and into the shop so I can start putting it on the new frame. I also took the old transmission cross member out today.  I was also going to get the welds cleaned up on the frame today but I also am out of grinding wheels so I had to run to the store. So I guess there's always Monday to get something done.