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bmxican
07-20-2010, 09:17 AM
well heres my truck after i had i for about a month. i bought it completely stock. ive never done a build up thread so im kinda startin it now.http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs526.ash1/30933_467778394096_503394096_6067741_4732397_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs201.snc3/20853_474198904096_503394096_6240196_7188363_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
took the bed off my self and it sucked!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs201.snc3/20853_474198909096_503394096_6240197_7308216_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
theres the frame after i sprayed it off...it was pretty grose
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs201.snc3/20853_474198914096_503394096_6240198_2741909_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
i know everyone hates two links but ive had a couple and i happen to like them so this is the two link i started with... it came off a ranger that my buddy bac halfed so i took the link since he didnt need it anymore.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs060.ash2/36348_474199049096_503394096_6240201_6853539_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs060.ash2/36348_474199054096_503394096_6240202_17665_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
theres some of the useless smog i pulled off along with a crossmember that had to go.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs100.snc4/36348_474199059096_503394096_6240203_7383200_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs060.ash2/36348_474199064096_503394096_6240204_7694175_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
random front shots
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs060.ash2/36348_474199069096_503394096_6240205_7122814_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs120.snc4/36348_474199074096_503394096_6240206_6278802_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs060.ash2/36343_477518759096_503394096_6325237_6081361_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
i remounted the gas tank to the rear of the frame with the stock tank mounts i just bent one at a 90 degree angle and i juste drilled holes in the frame rails and even used the stock bolts.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs100.snc4/36343_477518764096_503394096_6325238_214868_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)

bmxican
07-20-2010, 09:18 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs120.snc4/36343_477518769096_503394096_6325239_4871723_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
i started to move the hangers up on the frame for my two link and i removed my leaf springs....upon takin them off i found out my studs on my lowering blocks had snapped off!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs038.snc4/34269_479135294096_503394096_6368281_5290933_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
some of the air ride goodies.... thomas compressors, half inch gc extreme valves, front and rear bag brackets, and notches that cando specialities mad for the hardbody!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs153.snc4/36992_479564704096_503394096_6376453_4693680_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
well i want to go with a rat look so to start it off i picked up a dodge magnum breather .
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs133.snc4/36992_479564719096_503394096_6376454_1726248_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
looks a lil dangerous
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs133.snc4/36992_479564724096_503394096_6376455_5224561_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs025.ash2/34629_483582574096_503394096_6470867_5144389_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
two link bolted on just not painted yet
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs045.snc4/34629_483582579096_503394096_6470868_6765149_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
how it sits without the notches
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs052.snc4/34942_483834649096_503394096_6478338_5743022_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
started the notches
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs072.snc4/34942_483834659096_503394096_6478340_7733646_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs060.snc4/35362_483834734096_503394096_6478342_1975631_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs060.snc4/35362_483834749096_503394096_6478344_1245785_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs057.snc4/35191_484017849096_503394096_6484321_966019_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
ya im going to keep the back bumper, since i dont ever see them on bagged trucks that much... and i like how it lays the bumper lol
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs057.snc4/35191_484017854096_503394096_6484322_3879286_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs077.snc4/35191_484017859096_503394096_6484323_4223395_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)

bmxican
07-20-2010, 09:18 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs057.snc4/35191_484017864096_503394096_6484324_7487394_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6240197&id=503394096)
my girlfriend is 4'9 so thats a good comparison on how low it is and thats without the front laid out yet.....lol my girlfriend is mini and so is my truck lol
well thats all for now, theres definately more to come. any thoughts or opinions apreciated or advice on it......or any ideas on stuff to do to it to make it more rat :thumb:

jcjcsoccerkid
07-20-2010, 01:15 PM
good progress man, nice lookin truck

jimmy726
07-20-2010, 03:26 PM
looks good i love that notch for sure it gives the frame a mandrel bent look. But you went thru way to much work on your 2 link mounts. You should have just redrilled your hangers.

Brad Sims
07-20-2010, 05:10 PM
truck looks good,nice build

bmxican
07-20-2010, 06:03 PM
looks good i love that notch for sure it gives the frame a mandrel bent look. But you went thru way to much work on your 2 link mounts. You should have just redrilled your hangers.ya i really like the notch i think it gives it a more cleaner look, also i moved them up high because i didnt want any chance of them drgging

onelozu
07-20-2010, 09:38 PM
nice build!!
go fix the rust on the chevy in the first post!! lol jk
i like the smoked amber on the corner lights but the clear staying clear

Benbuilt4u
07-20-2010, 10:36 PM
great start, looks good

TruckMods
07-21-2010, 05:16 PM
Nice Truck man, I was just up in Jeff City Yesterday Looking at a guys Orange Bagged S10

bmxican
07-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Nice Truck man, I was just up in Jeff City Yesterday Looking at a guys Orange Bagged S10i think i know the truck you are tallking about, its orange, single cab, fully bagged, and like black rims i think. i dont know the guy but ive seen the truck, its a pretty clean truck

TruckMods
07-21-2010, 07:11 PM
i think i know the truck you are tallking about, its orange, single cab, fully bagged, and like black rims i think. i dont know the guy but ive seen the truck, its a pretty clean truck

Yep, Thats the truck. He's kind of mad b/c the guy he bought it from lied to him about some stuff but after looking at it I told him that since he paid $4500 it was'nt that bad of a Deal. It has a Thoerbeck 3 Link set-up in the back & brackets in front. Needs some TLC but not too bad. He Needs another EDC though since he fried his. Its good to see people from my area though :thumb:

J-rod
08-15-2010, 10:22 AM
out time you bagged that dude! it was needin it! how's the progress comin?

bmxican
08-15-2010, 11:04 PM
out time you bagged that dude! it was needin it! how's the progress comin? well i havnt got pics up yet but ive got the crossmembers on the notches made and welded in, i just made a battery holder to put the battery in the rear of the truck, ive got all the front suspension pulled out and ready for the bag brackts, oh ya and i made an airtank bracket to put the tank under the bed but its comin good, slowly but surely

m13hty
09-08-2010, 07:30 AM
i think u may have went a little low with your gas tank? not 100% on that tho.

wildbill89hardbody
09-17-2010, 12:44 AM
keep it up man would love to see more