So its been awhile since i actually did some updating to this. As you guys seen, im painting the truck deep blue metallic. But before i paint the bed, i had to fix my tailgate. Got rid of the chains and put tailgate straps and new hinges. I also built a latch system inside the bed using my old hood pins to keep the tailgate shut. I still have to put the back panel of the tailgate back on yet. I just finished this up last night and didnt have time to do it. I have the wood bed insert and tailight out becuase of getting close to painting the bed. But heres some pics for ya guys if anyone is interested...
So, went to my local junk yard today and got a few things for the truck. I got chrome window trim, which is very hard to find, chrome vent door visors and a really decent dash pad since i cant stand my fuzzy dash one lol I painted it also. im also in the making of making cuatom door panels. The girlfriend is helping me make them. Which is shockong hahaha My plan is to have the truck on the road by the end of next month. I also got the hood welded up thanks to a buddy of mine. I have it all mudded up. You can see it alittle in first picture. Also got a bigger 14x5 air cleaner. Yeas, i know, the engine bay needs cleaned up really bad haha I also got 67-69 ford full size ranger emblems off ebay for $15. Been trying to find these at a deal like that for a long time. Usually they want $40-50 for ONE. I fixed them up and now they look new. Its crazy i got both for $15 bucks haha But heres a few pics anyways.
So my passenger side door panel is done. Started working on my drivers side. Redid it from the first picture posted above. Put some fabric on the inside so it gives it alittle puff to it. Not so flat. Looks alot better IMO. Also got the dash in. But no picture of that. And my thumbs are killing from these damn thumb tacks.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2016 21:03:09 GMT -6 by BIGmick
Just some little updates. Put the emblems on. Have had the door panel on. Put a new altenator, belt and heater hoses on it. Changed the oil today. Went back to the stock steering wheel. Painted it up to match the interior. Tired of the little after market one. Needed something alittle bigger since the truck does not have power steering. Going to get new spark plugs here soon. I got insurance on it last friday and im getting plates got it this thursday. I cant wait to actually drive it finally. Now if the weather would only cooperate with me and get nice out haha
Did you put that chevy engine in there if so how long did i take to get the engines mount correct to match the frame?
Me and my uncle put it in there. Had to make custom motor mounts. Didnt take too long to figure out. Took about three months to get the motor completly in. Also had to cut the frame for the exhuast to run down threw. Theres an old thread a few pages back in the whatever board if your interested in how we did it.
Had a buddy custom make me some new tail light bezels. The tail lights are recessed about 1 3/4" deep. Looks much better. The reason why i went this was with them is because i found out tail light covers are illegal where i live lol
Also, the truck is finally on the road. Getting it inspected this friday. Its sooo fun to drive!!!
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FulGor3: I decided to pick up modeling again, and my goal is to get as far as making my own trucks rather than just parts.
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