Let me start by saying photobucket blows donkey. Shouldn’t take 2 hours to upload 39 pics.
Here goes. 2 days of updates for the price of 1.
Last week: Me and my dad spent all our free time putting together what I like to call "The Plate". Consists of the tank, compressors, valves, relay, traps, etc all mounted to a 45" x 20" x .250" aluminum plate. We worked hard on it, and i think it came out damn nice for two guys with ZERO experience
Loaded everything back into the Trailblazer, headed out to Bob’s after supper, unloaded everything, and nestled the truck in his garage. Definite garage envy on mine and my dad’s part. As it turns out, you can fit 6 S10s in his garage. Although, 3 of them were 1:24th scale lol. His daily is the one on the left, show truck on the right. Also got the bed off that night, started planning, and started a little disassembly.
Let the cutting of shit begin. Got out the tank, the tank crossmember, the shocks, the leafs, the leaf perches, got the entire rear end rolled out and all that good stuff. Cleaned up the frame that would be staying, then broke out the templates. By this time, I was excited, and to say Bob was extremely excited would be an understatement. The man loves his cutoff wheels. We wrapped up the day by starting to install the new frame rails. Beefy as shit. My hats off to the guys at SD. All the naysayers need to have a swift kick to the head.
So that’s where we are now. Bob was going to drill the holes on the 2nd framerail tonight, and then start the sandblast, prep and paint process, to hopefully allow us (I should really be saying him LOL) to start putting the backhalf together by the end of the week.
Here are the pics from the last 2 days. I’m the guy mostly doing the standing around/taking pics, whereas Bob is always hard at work.
The 3 trucks.
Where's the bed?
There's the bed!