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Old 09-05-2014, 10:33 AM   #551
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Got alittle more done yesterday. I could probably start on the template now. I can't really figure out how I want to go around the back of the tranny though.



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Keep it nice and tight to the trans in the tailshaft area. I messed up and when i slide my seat back all the way it hit but a little hammering fixed it but sucks having a beat up spot in a nice straight floor.
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It's kind of a crude drawing, but this is what I came up with. I can't properly display the angles of the bars but you get the idea.



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That will look nice.
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I dont know if it's the sleep depervation talking, but i feel like this floor is taking longer than it needs to be. Should i be getting this intricate with the round bar?
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So I started on the driver side and decided not to try and make 1 piece with soo many bends that it slows everything down because I have to get both angles and the lengths dead on perfect. So I did a few straight pieces and got them level and square, then added the angled bars. I Got way more done this way in only 2 hours.



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Good job. Work smarter not harder.
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got a few more pieces in. this sides alittle trickier. i dind't quite give myself as much room around the frame as i did on the passenger side. So the gap between the floor and the frame will be alittle tighter.



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So while i'm trying to figure out all the angles of this floor skeleton, i've been thinking about the wiring. And something popped into my head. I'm going to be running a '94 motor and harness. The cab and wiring is from '03. What are the odds that the body harness and the engine harness will plug together and everything will work?
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Got a solid couple hours on it this morning. and the driver side floor is basically done. i started on the skeleton for the tranny too. definitely liking how it's taking shape. it actually looks like something now.




I probably shouldn't have made this level. because the stock floor has some pitch to it, but oh well. noone's gonna be able to tell under insulation and a carpet.


And for shits and giggles, i wanted to see how screwed i was with the gas pedal and i was pleasantly surprised.


i'll still have to modify it signifigantly, but i was figuring it would sit below the floor through its entire range of motion. It only "bottoms out" and goes below the floor about halway through it's range.......i think.
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Floor is looking good.

With the 94 motor and 98+ interior harnesses I dont think they will plug together. Might be easier to get the 94 interior harness and cpu. Might be a little tricky to get the gauge cluster to work too. Could always go with a pre 98 dash to be different. Dont see any crew cabs with them
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Floor is looking good.

With the 94 motor and 98+ interior harnesses I dont think they will plug together. Might be easier to get the 94 interior harness and cpu. Might be a little tricky to get the gauge cluster to work too. Could always go with a pre 98 dash to be different. Dont see any crew cabs with them

thank god i was smart enough (and my wife is understanding enough, haha)that i still have the origional '94 cab that went with this motor sitting in my driveway. So i could just swap all the interior over if i have to and probably just splice in the wires for the windows since the '94 had manual windows.
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I have my windows wired and can send you some pics. I went from manual to power and it was not too bad. It always seemed to me like the 94 dashes are less bulky too, so you may gain a little leg room.
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Came across a deal I couldn't pass up!!! You'll see when everything comes in the mail in 2 weeks.
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Woooooooot!!!!!! I like some deals.
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floors looking so nice! it's fun working with the small stuff isn't it? as for all the level stuff you"'ll at least will have some thing "level" to go off of no matter what. sooooooo....... what's the deal????
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small update from last week. Skeleton for both floor pans are finished. I went to Harbor Frieght and picked up they're 1/4" Roller so i can make the bends over the tranny and the driveshaft. Should have some updates tuesday if work cooperates.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Retro Ten
floors looking so nice! it's fun working with the small stuff isn't it? as for all the level stuff you"'ll at least will have some thing "level" to go off of no matter what. sooooooo....... what's the deal????

it's definitely nice working with this 1/4" stuff.

and as for the "deal"....lets just say i took care of the air system in one shot.
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Got 4 bars going over the tranny. Probably going to strengthen them up by running a bar up the center between each one. And, part if that awesome deal got delivered today!!!!















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Your going to love the accuair, I know I love mine! You get the switchspeed or go all out on the E-level??

Floor is looking good too!
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Quote: Originally Posted by LaynFrame02
Your going to love the accuair, I know I love mine! You get the switchspeed or go all out on the E-level??

Floor is looking good too!
Thanks!! I can't wait to start dropping in some sheet metal. I've reevaluated my goals before winter hits. I'd love to get the floor tacked in and the cab off so I can weld underneath easier and put a coat of raptor liner on it, then drop the cab back on. That way I can just spend the really cold months rebuilding the motor in a warm garage.

And, the last box I'm waiting for is the elevel!!
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awesome score. how did you bend the trans braces?
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I bought a harbor freight 1/4" ring roller. $75. Can't go wrong.
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i had a smile from ear to ear after i layed this in. doesn't fit perfectly, but it's close enough that i can get it perfect with alittle more bending.





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Nice job
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its almost a shame to cover up the web of steel underneath the floor, looks very nice
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Im liking this build. Very cool!
Old 10-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #579
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updates!!!!









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as you can see, i had to do some work on the angled piece going up to the firewall. wouldn't quite meet up nicely without some persuasion(sp).
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Looks great dude.
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Hey wirrey, probably a dumb question but I'm trying to learn from your build. After you fit your piece in are you just drilling holes in it and plug welding to the floor skeleton? That's what it looked like in the pic and I was just wanting to make sure I'm seeing it correct!
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Hey wirrey, probably a dumb question but I'm trying to learn from your build. After you fit your piece in are you just drilling holes in it and plug welding to the floor skeleton? That's what it looked like in the pic and I was just wanting to make sure I'm seeing it correct!
You are correct sir!!! The plan right now is to get the whole floor 100% fabbed up and tacked in. The bigger pieces will be drilled and plug welded also that way I know it's entirely flush with the skeleton. Once everything is tacked in, I'm gonna invite some friends over with their welders and we'll do all the finish welding on the fillers, then flip the cab on the back wall and stitch weld these floor pans to the skeleton like gentlemen instead of laying on our backs. Once that's done I can raptor line the bottom of the cab and lay it back down. If I can accomplish that before it gets really cold here I'll be happy. Then I can spend the winter doing a quick rebuild on the motor in my warm garage.
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good deal, i'll be following along and taking notes!!
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Man the elevel is amazing. I got the previous kit sensors and the new style. Gonna say they new style are a Million times easier to set up. Only thing is if you turn your battery off it resets Everything. I do bc I'll let it sit for a week. Not too bad to reset up but still annoying.
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A couple more fillers tacked in.









Should have a pretty cool pic tomorrow.

And I got the final box with the elevel kit. Can't wait to put this in.
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got some rubber on the rims and decided to test fit them.









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Looks tits man!!
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Looks tits man!!
thanks!!!! i gotta get thin walled sockets. it was alittle tight getting the socket in there.
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Bad ****ing ass dude! Looks SICK. Nice head light too lol sucks working in the dark
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jegs has a real nice set of soft thin walls. black case and 5 sizes in different colors. plastic sleeved for regular lugs too. good deal. wheels look ****ing boss.
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harbor freight has got a similar item. http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-d...9781-9166.html
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dem wheels = burried!
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looks amazing dude
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looks great mikey. lemme know when you wanna have that welding party!
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Switching to days has thrown everything off and the "honey-do" list seems to have grown now.������


Got alittle the driver side started though.









Trying to make it semi-respectable for a show next Sunday.
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sweet knee pads
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sweet knee pads

they've saved my knees. getting old sucks!!!
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