Originally Posted by Mark98xlt
Couple questions though for the back your just bagging it with the bolt in notch there? Not cutting up the frame for a 8 inch step notch to lay out?
Also looks up front your going ot bag on stock control arms? Did you not keep your DJM arms it would be easier for you to bag on them and also let you lay lower.
looking to "lay frame" Mark. I'll leave that to you kids.
I'd be happy with a 3 to 4" front and 4 to 5" back drop that rides nice.
I'm not knocking it, but all the cars/trucks I've seen that were "on the ground" just don't look right to me. To me the best looking cars/trucks
are the ones where the bottom of the wheel well opening is at or just below the top of the tire. That's the look I'm going for.
The guy in the shop tells me my wheel well will come about 1/2 way down the sidewall. A bit more than I wanted but close enough.
Different strokes for different folks I guess.
Besides this is my daily driver, so of necessity it has to function as well as look good. For that reason I'm NOT
cutting into my bed either.
The tank and pump will be located under the bed where the spare tire was. That way I still have full use of the bed for hauling "stuff."
Originally Posted by Mark98xlt
I give you mad props for building such a nice truck, I dont see many 70yrs building a badass truck like you are esp a lowered one to boot!
There are more of us out here than you think Mark. Don't forget while it was my parents generation that started this HOT ROD thing in the 40's.
It was my generation that really made it take off in the 50's. We started the N.H.R.A. and NASCAR. And something called Rock & Roll
My parents hated R & R about as much as your parents hate RAP. We had to stop all that foolishness when we got married and all you kids came along.
We had to grow up and become responsible. So try not to be to hard on all of the over 40 guys.
They were/are so busy making a living to take care their families they've forgotten how to be kids. It'll be your turn soon enough.
Fortunately I've never lost my love of things automotive. I still enjoy the same things today that I did 50 years ago.
It's just that now I can afford to indulge my passions. When one of my friends looks at my truck and says "why are you doing that?" I smile and say, "because I can."
Will admit it made me feel good when my grand daughters new boyfriend, saw my truck and called me "dude
" for the first time. Think he was 14 at the time.
Hope I live long enough to see the look on my grand sons face when I hand him the keys to this truck. He's the real reason I'm building it.
Mark this is the truck I wanted when I was in High School 50+ years ago. I couldn't afford to build it at that time though.
When I got married and had a son, I planned to build one for him. Things like mortgage payments, collage and retirement funds (life)
prevented that from happening. Now that my kids are on their own and the wife and I split 20 years ago I finally have the time/money
to build my dream truck.
I swore my grandson, the young man in the photo below, is going to have the coolest (do you guys still use that word?
) baddest truck in high school.
My grandson and I. The photo is about a year old. He'll be 2 in March.
Santa delivered this truck to my grandson on Christmas morning.
Notice I'm starting him out right with a F O R D
It's an F150 STX. Max speed while he has his learners permit will be 2 MPH.
When he masters how to drive it that will be increased to a neck snapping 5 MPH.
It comes with cup holders (to hold his bottle) and a real working FM radio.
It also came with those 3 little words that strike fear into the hearts of all dads and granddads on Christmas morning.
" SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED."
Come on dad. Let's go pick up some chicks.
No dad, the radio is NOT to loud.