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damn, that back cab area is RAD
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rofl i didn't know they really made brawndo, that movie is awesome.
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Few more from today...





And lastly, I have a new respect for you guys that do body lifts in the rust belt... these things sucked and my truck has spent its whole life in SoCal...

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lol, you needed some heat! heat those bad boys up red hot on the bolt and it slides out like butter with the impact.

looks great jason! its gonna be a solid truck that is for sure.
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The rust isn't the problem, it is the lock tight that Ford uses on them.
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lol, you needed some heat! heat those bad boys up red hot on the bolt and it slides out like butter with the impact.

looks great jason! its gonna be a solid truck that is for sure.
The bolts actually came out more or less fine... it was the dang pucks that were stuck together... after fiddling with the first one though I figured out that a large punch and baby sledge worked great and the last few came out pretty easily... still though I'd hate to do it on a midwest truck thats for sure!

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Carry on... I'm going back to work..
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lol yeah get back out there and finish it up!
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Nice tube work.

Will the b-hoop get a cross tube for harness' ?
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Nice tube work.

Will the b-hoop get a cross tube for harness' ?
Probably not no, the belts will likely bolt to the rear hoop. The spacing is really tight with the large seats I have in it. But I won't know for sure until I actually get the seats mounted.
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damn looks good, come along way since i saw it last year
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damn looks good, come along way since i saw it last year
Sure has hasn't it...

And it's made it a little further now...









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Since it seems most have lost interest or just don't care this will be the last update.

Cage is now 95% complete.

Dash is 90% installed.

To complete all I need is to mount seats/harnesses and reassemble the truck.

I burnt my arm pretty bad... I was over due for a fab accident.

Alon stopped by for a few, sorry I couldn't be more hospitable this was the first and only day I've had help so I had to keep pushing forward so I could keep him happy.

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I may post more once it's complete. We'll see.

That is all.
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Was nice seeing you and the truck... its been a while. When/how did you burn your arm?

and... we changed pismo to the weekend you guys are going out!
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When/how did you burn your arm?
I actually did it yesterday, platting the A-Pillars. I was moving around and hit the underside of my left arm on the tube I had just welded. It did a number on me, but I can't let a little thing like a burn stop progress so I've been working through the pain... lol
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atta boy. Burn myself all the time on hot parts. I have since learned to laugh it off, and have come to accept that the feeling in my fingers is severly diminshed from 2 years ago. haha


As for the truck:
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I've been keeping watch on the thread, just being quiet since I don't know half of what's going on, other than a roll cage being built up. I'd like to see photos of how it all turns out with the dash and everything else back in... if it's not too much trouble.
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Noooooooo... don't stop posting... at least post pictures or something... what about all the people that are silently watching?
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Noooooooo... don't stop posting... at least post pictures or something... what about all the people that are silently watching?
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i keep up on your thread.
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I'm always payign attention myself here =) Lots and lots of work has goen on withit.. man, I cant wait to see that sucker roaring down the street =)
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Its lookin' damn good Jason! And I hear ya on those damn weld burns.

For those of us still following (even if silent; I'm a culprit) keep the updates coming, at least until you've completed it and have a shake-down run!
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Jason its coming alont nicely!

Sucks about the arm though!
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I've been keeping watch on the thread, just being quiet since I don't know half of what's going on, other than a roll cage being built up. I'd like to see photos of how it all turns out with the dash and everything else back in... if it's not too much trouble.
Same here lol
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Old 06-07-2008
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Alright, guess I'll keep updating this...

Cage is 100%, dash is 100% in, truck runs, seats are mounted, belts are mounted, bed cage is repainted. Tomorrow is patch the holes in the floor, paint cab cage, and put the carpet in. Then its put the suspension back together and fenders on and hit the dirt!









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wow. all the hard work and craftsmanship really show.
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