well i got the truck in april of 06 and decided its time for a buid. im still in high school so all the progress depends on my grades
1. 6-8'' lift (no BL!)
2. Redo all the body work and get rid of all the rust
3. Build new front and rear bumpers
4. Bed liner interior and exteror
5. Fix the little stuff that shows up as progress goes
heres what i started with, the day after i got it:
well i started all the body work today gotta do: the passenger cab corner and patch the drivers side, put new fenders on, hail damage one the roof, fix the door rust.
heres the drivers side patch
heres the hole
the great welding
Passenger side cab corner lots of cutting
got it welded in and filled, ready for paint
i got it all sanded and prepped it for paint and decided to set up a "
paint booth" in my shop ( my mom wasnt to happy)
i dont think my set up was the best. when i got done painting the panels seemed like sand paper themselves haha i dont think there was enough ventilation or something but it worked out better than i was thinking
got the fenders and hood on:
since the primer didnt turn out so hot i decided id like to try the bed liner thing so i the gallon kit for Herculiner. i read alot about doing the liner and the quality of your product will all depend on your prep so i sanded the sh*t out of it. i was really surprised how well the floor looked when i took the carpet out. the bottom layer was a little wet so its proubly best that i got it out before it all went to hell. then i masked off everything and started.
the bed-liner came the other day and started the prep for the rest of the truck. i got it from nonslipcoating.com and personally i would never order a single thing from them again. they said it would be here in 6-7 business days and i wanted for about 2 weeks, ( i can understand some error) but i called them and got this asian guy (not to be raciest or nothin) but i couldn't understand a damn thing he said! and he kept calling me at school and stuff so i asked to talk to his manager and he straightened everything out and i ended up getting 3 gallons for free. so it all worked out
enough complaining heres how my paint went:
started sanding it all down for the prep with 36 grit and had to wipe everything down with acetone and started rolling. it turned out better than i had thought it would with the roller and its easy to touch up once you have a coat or two on you can just paint it on with a brush and you cant even tell
marked off the line between the blue and black
still has the tape and needs some touch ups
and thats how it is now im still trying to figure out what to do with the bed and lift. im in the process of making my own shackles but i still need to get some metal proubly tomrow.
any body have any ideas??