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Old 03-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Project- Here we go again

Well 3rd time around building this truck, been one hell of a learning experience, so i'll just do a brief explanation and get to the pics. Had this truck since 06, drove static for years, did BOB 2 years ago, did a custom canti set up on it last year, now this year its getting done right and not touched until i have room for a SFBD.

Its getting a full backhalf, 2x3 1/4 pressure welded and will hold about 8 gallons of air, triangulated 4 link, canti, blazer rear disc brakes, suicide doors, dump bed, thats about it basically, onto the pictures

here was the truck last year


cutting the old junk off


and totally seperated


one rail tacked up


backhalf done and tacked onto the truck until its totally done to be pulled back off, pressure tested and welded back on


figuring out where everythings going


lowers done, ready for upper arms and gotta mount the canti arms and build bag mounts, then time to start on getting half couplings welded on the frame and figuring out my air management
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Re: Project- Here we go again

looking good, like the back half
Old 03-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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o this should turn out sexy.!!
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Woot! Nice truck and good things to come of it. You aren't too far from me
Old 03-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thanks, where are you at deeznutz? And the only thing im really hung up on is my fuel cell placement right now, with the dump bed not a whole lot of room but ill get it figured out
Old 03-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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love me good build threads.
and your wheels
Old 03-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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O i like where this is going..

Popcorn time
Old 03-25-2012, 01:33 PM   #8
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picked up a new project bed yesterday, mine got rearended last year and tweaked it up pretty bad, didnt have a bed floor yet so it folded, so now i got a clean, rust free bed with LED tails for 250 that just needs a little work inside


got all my brake stuff, now just gotta make some brackets for them, plumb them in and thats all done


cut off the poly end of my upper arms and welded them back on at 22.5 degrees


welds with my ThermalArc Fabricator 181


Btw no comments on how much of a mess my garage is lol, its a shitty block building built into a hill side that leaks water like a mutha! We bought a house and are literally moving next week, so I have to get this bitch rolling onto a trailer by the end of the week
Old 03-26-2012, 09:34 AM   #9
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lucky steal on the bed! progress is looking good
Old 04-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #10
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Well its been way to long since i've posted on here, got a lot more done, including buying a house and moving into it, so i'll throw some more pics up of where the truck is out now

front shot of our new house, has a one car currently but were going to try to build a shop out back before winter


bringing her to her new home


joint between backhalf and frame is way overkill now


where i'm probably mounting the cantilever, was going to go up front but i'm running out of room back here quick


my fuel cell will be built to fit back here between everything, only will be about 8 inches deep so plenty of room to drag the shit out of it, and stay away from the boom juice
Old 04-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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looking good
Old 04-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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Thanks, hopefully ill have this thing pretty much done by camp n drag
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overkill?? never. you never know when you might load up the bed to the top with gravel
Old 04-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #14
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lol hell yea, pretty funny when buddies come over and i tell them i'm doing a dump bed, its always the same look of confusion of well, you have no tailgate? so how would you dump anything out, and why would you haul stuff that needs dumped. i love it
Old 04-22-2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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lol hell yea, pretty funny when buddies come over and i tell them i'm doing a dump bed, its always the same look of confusion of well, you have no tailgate? so how would you dump anything out, and why would you haul stuff that needs dumped. i love it


haha. they gotcha there. but yeah i made my backhalf to pretty much haul a gooseneck trailer. i madesure nothing will ever bend, tweak, break, nothing.
Old 04-28-2012, 02:59 AM   #16
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well got the canti arms mounted, lower bag mounts on, and in the process of building my arms to connect the canti to the axle. Also got incredibly lucky on the fuel cell, i have a 25x18 hole, Broke Dick racing makes a 24x18x10 aluminum fuel cell with a GM sender for 194 shipped to your door, so ordered that whore today, as well as a autoloc keyless unit off ricky, so once this all comes in and i get a few more half couplings welded on my frame to get my valves plumbed, weld on some compressor mounts, and build my rear disc brake brackets...think thats about it for the rear, then back to the suicide doors and still gotta do ball joints, maybe speedway uppers before it comes out too. I'll post more pics when theres more pics worth taking
Old 05-04-2012, 07:09 PM   #17
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little update

bag brackets all welded up and gusseted


where the arm will sit while layed out


where my new fuel cell is basically going, the rear valves will be directly behind the bag mount in the open space on a half coupling with a 3/8-close so it will be tucked right to the frame/air tank


my daughter wanted me to draw my truck for her while playing with sidewalk chalk lol


I will be going back out tonight to get the links to the axle done, tomorrow i'll be welding the rest of the half couplings on for my valves and hopefully starting plumbing and wiring so i can tear it all back apart to paint it
Old 05-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #18
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Looks awesome man. I need to get a fuel cell.
Slow down when welding. Looks like youre moving too quick
Old 05-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #19
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just the way i was filling the gap, i weld high pressure natural gas and oil vessels for a living so my welds don't concern me to much
Old 05-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #20
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alright. didn't mean anything negative about your welding at all
Old 05-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #21
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been awhile since i updated, been busy as hell with the new house but heres some pics







ran out of welding wire of course tonight, but got the compressors basically wired, all the wiring is seperated and sorted and ready to run down the frame, have to plumb the other 3 valves and mount my fuel pump, then its run fuel lines and brake and thats about it
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Looking good man. What color is the truck?
Old 05-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #23
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Looking good man. What color is the truck?
Thanks, its a GM color called Arrival Blue with a flattening base in the clear
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Coming together nicely. Cant wait to see it when its done
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hey bud, i got one third of something done for you today....
before i almost had a heat stroke at work haha.

is this what you wanted?

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really wanting to see this one get done and layed out. liked the direction it was heading
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really wanting to see this one get done and layed out. liked the direction it was heading

hell yeah man. can't wait to see this thing being put back together
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I, know you did not ditch granpa pewter to paint this truck blue!! i kid i kid.. keep going!
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where's an update?
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