Been building this thing since July '10. Picked it up for $400 out of a parking lot. Some kid had bought it for $2700 3 years before and let it sit in his apartment complex parking lot.
A little timeline to where it is now. Looking back...I mangled a really clean truck. booyang :drinkers:
Brought it home, cleaned it up and sold the 33" ThornTurds in favor of some 36" Iroks.
Welded the rear, put an Aussie Locker in the front and went to Harlan for the ECORS KOH Qualifier a week later. All downhill from there. How it sat before we left for Harlan.
Came back, bobbed the bed and installed some stock duals.
Flatbelly and duals
Grenaded a birf, hated the crappy lift springs in the front, rebuilt the whole front end with Nitro 30splines and rears up front
Added a few leafs to the front pack, trimmed the fenders...snow wheelin' season.
Rear Bumper build...wanted something that could take a hit but not be wicked heavy. I drive by braille.
Started the rear section of the cage and rear shock hoops
Some LED Bling so I could cruise it around town...
Traded for some 38" TSL's and TN CUT em...
HefnerAB and I making the Seat frame and trans tunnel for the corbeaus...Our buddy Sam giving the approval and drinking beer.
Flopped a bunch more times...figured a fuel cell and finishing my cage would be a good idea.
Got bored with the Toyota stuff...wanted to try something different so cut apart a perfectly good working truck back at the beginning of November and have been putting it back together as parts show up.
4.56 Geared Chevy 60 Front Miller Locked
4.56 Geared 14 Bolt Miller Locked with an M&M Offroad Truss and RuffStuff Bracketry
Dual Triangulated 4 Link
2.0 16" Travel Sway-A-Way AirShocks
42" Tennessee Cut TSL's
22r Propane Kit
Rear Links done....Hefnerab giving the BudLightExcersiseBike Salute
Finished and sitting at full bump...
A few more pictures of the rear 14Bolt DIY truss kit from PJ at M&M. Pretty killer truss for money and a lot more surface to weld to the axle tubes than most standard bent plate trusses.
Links are 2" .250 wall lowers with 1-1/4 Heims and 1.75" .120 wall uppers with 7/8 heims.
Milled down dually hubs thanks to Cole
Hydro ram and tie rod in place
Back together ready for plumbing and exhaust work.
Got it on my trailer now and its off to get the 4.56 gears in the 14 Bolt tomorrow. Shooting to have it finished up next week sometime then back into the shop to build a winch bumper and mess around with the new roll bender.