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Old 03-09-2014, 07:50 PM
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Had an hour or so to plat so.......

Had an hour or so to dedicate to the truck today before the NASCAR race so I started rough cutting some more steel for the bed.. I got the front of the bed next to the cab frame cut and fit. 1 x 2 14 ga....no welding today. Then I moved on to the "stake pockets". I used 2 in sq 14 ga tube for those. I purposely cut them extra long for later use.
I also tried just setting up one of the rear fenders to give me an idea about clearances.. with the mini tubs and the wider fenders I have 18 of internal clearance so I will be able to put a nice wide rim with some decent dish and back spacing and run a fatass tire on the back..That was important for the look I am going for.
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A little more effort..

Today I had a chance to get the front (back) of the bed tacked in place and started getting the goodies together for the tail gate. Big thanks to Drewski 2 for the help with copying his design for the hidden hinges!
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3/30/14

Today I finished the tailgate hinges and roughed up the frame for the tailgate..Again..a huge thanks to Drewski2 foir sharing his photos for the rest of us to benefit from!
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Finally fixed my rear shock mount.

Today I spent an hour or so on fixing the lower rear shock mount... now it will have the correct geometry..
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Don, somehow I've been missing your recent posts on your build. Looks like your bed is coming along nicely. I'm glad to have been able to give you ideas to work with on your build. Looking forward to seeing your progress. You might as well get ready.........you'll probably be asked if you'd be willing to build another bed. I've had several people ask me if I would be willing to build one for them. Unfortunately, I want to keep this a hobby and not turn it into "work".
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Thanks...I haven't had much time to dedicate to it lately... I will try to make more time for it...still working full time and family/grandkids make it hard to work on it as much as I'd like...
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Back on ut

Yesterday I started to find the floor in the shop..an hour or so into it...hey look...there's my truck....
Managed to get the running boards and rear fenders mocked up.. and the old part loaded on the trailer for a salvage run...
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Got to spend about 4 hours on my heap yesterday.. I STARTED to mock up the front end...I got as far as installing the shocks and discovered that TCI shipped me the wrong coilovers..AND rear shocks..I guess I will give them a call on Monday!
I did manage to rough in the gas tank..It still needs a bunch of work!
What rear leaf spring setup are you using and what gas tank is that?
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i hope your state allows bottom fuel tank pickups. that is illegal in many states. Not sure I'd be comfortable with mounting the fuel pump to the tank unsupported either.
How do you find out the rules of each state? Is NC one of the states?
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Time for a cleanup of the shop

I finally got sick of not having a good clean place to work. So today it took me 6 1/2 hours but if found the floor of the shop today.
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What rear leaf spring setup are you using and what gas tank is that?
I'll answer my own question here. It took so research but I found the TCI kit:

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