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    we got the bushing kits to redo the new 6" rear springs and the 4" old school front springs-


    got the bushing in the leafs and got the rear leafs installed-




    got the bushings in the front leafs but we gotta wait till we get the rear end in and mounted before we can get the fronts installed-




    also the stock anodized shocks are pitted at the end because the stupid boots held the water-


    we also got a bunch of free metal and a new grille from some friends-




    thats as far as we are atm but hopefully this week we can get that washer and jam nut and get that rear end together and installed in the truck and get started on the front end. we are mainly trying to get the chassis and suspension stuff done first before we start doing any kind of body work. -Wes

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    thanks guys and lmao keep trollin r0nin. anyway sorry for the long wait for an update. summers here which means all our attention goes to the dirt bikes. but we did manage to get a few things done to the old girl. we finally got the new yoke on and got the rear end installed.








    then one of my dads buddies he worked with was scrapping out a 79 chevy pick up. he said for $150 we can take whatever we wanted, so we went nuts. the windshield was the main thing since ours was all fogged up and stuff so we got that one and its mint.


    we also got a sun visor for the windsheild but i dont know if we're gunna put it on.


    we also grabbed a new grill that's actually gonna fit unlike the other one we were given


    we got the dash pad but it was in worse condition then ours so we took the dash bezel


    and since out carb for sure needs a rebuild we grabbed the carb from that truck since the float isnt sunk in it and the truck actually ran with it.


    a new sunpro super tach


    more in next post

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    a new brake booster. anyone know how long it lasts without being used before it seizes?


    and since our hinges are pretty much screwed we grabbed the ones off the truck since they worked fine


    another main one was the heater core since ours was pooched and it costs a pretty penny for a new one. we pulled this one out of the truck and he said it was brand new 2 years ago. it saves us from having to use the mouse nest heater core box that was on the truck too. and also some new headlight bezels.


    our third set of mirrors, cant have enough of them


    a sweeet sun gauge cluster thats brand new and a bunch of other misc parts.


    thats all for now but the old man got layed off last week so we are gunna get some work done on the front end. gotta get it pulled, and gutted and rebuilt, then throw the new springs in and get her sitting on all fours on her own strength then we got to dig into the fun part.... body work -Wes

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    Looks like a good collection of parts going on.

    Time to start sparking it back together?
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    good job ..now get back to work on it
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    Subscribed!!

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    hey wes hows it coming along wheres the new pics if any?

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    nice build man..
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    Well i know its been a longggg time since i've updated this sucker but we have been making preogress slowly. firstly we got that front end out and we gutted it. we put in all new axle seals and the 4.56 gears. then we had to install some new bearing and she was all good to go so i painted her up and we installed the new front springs and the front end-




    we also got our new rims welded up so they no longer had any holes in them and painted them up-


    then we mounted em up, and they look sooo much better than the flat black rims from before-




    then once the truck was sitting on all fours we started with the body. we started by installing the rear tail gate mount. we just tacked it in for not to support the body-






    then we cut out the old rockers and tacked in our new ones after getting them all fitted up with the doors-



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    we also got our steering wheel kit and got that installed too-




    we also went and picked up a bin of hockey pucks to use as body mount spacers-








    then we picked up some steel to replace the front cab mounts and the rear cab crossmember-


    we started with the drivers side since its the worst. we first marked out floor-




    then cut it all out-

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    as you can see there actually was no body mount-


    so we cut our mount and made some holes and welded it in. and yes i know it looks like that floor support is rusted to crap but this camera picks up alot of red and brightens it for some reason. we were gonna replace it but after testing it, its still solid as a rock. we just added some angle iron to beef it up some more-








    then we layed out the floor pan, cut it to fit, cut some holes for spot welds and tacked it in-


    also all the while installing all of this we had been jacking the body all over the place getting her back to level again-


    then we moved onto the other side laying it out-




    then we cut it out too-

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    then we did the same as the other side installing the cab mount and welding it all together-






    then we cut and fit the floor pan and drilled it too and tacked it in the same as the opposite side-




    then we cut the rear cab cross member to the right length-


    then we cut the whole rear section of the cab floor out to install it-


    full bucket of scrap-


    then after alot of jacking and cutting we installed the support-



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    ts slightly taller than the old support so a bit of cutting was necessary-


    then we cut the whole bottom seat belt mount out because it was rotted and thats not safe-


    then had to install some metal so we could jack some more without going through the rot-


    cleaned up the seat belt bolt so we could re-use it-


    then we installed some angle iron so we had something to tie the body to that new support-




    we drilled then welded the seat belt part in-


    the we clamped and installed the new piece of metal-


    then did the same to the otherside and now the truck is sitting really level. its slowly starting to come together-


    also we noticed that someone had welded up the rear ends breather hose and it was puking oil out the diff cover seal, so we had to re-drill and tap and install a new breather-


    anyway thats about it for now. we'll be getting some more work done on her soon. still got quite a way to go. -Wes

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