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Old 12-01-2021, 02:16 AM   #1
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Default 80's Themed laying frame on 18's

Growing up, in my 20's, two of my friends had bagged Hardbodies. I loved seeing them roll down the street and hearing the sound of metal meeting asphalt. The air suspension gliding across the highway like it was hovering. Nostalgia...
Fast forward to post covid reality where being in debt is no longer something to brag about. I traded in my 13 F150 with only 90k on the odometer for a one owner 92 Reg Cab KA with 143k on the odometer. Got out of that loan and the dealer wrote me a check for $2500 to take this fresh new trade off his hands. Gladly! Other than oil changes and tires, everything else is original. No tears or rips in the interior. Stained carpet and lots of dust. EASY fixes. Speedometer doesn't work. Going to build a custom gauge cluster, then.

Plans for the build is to lay frame on 18" titan steel wheels. I like the 80's/90's graphics on the side, so I'll get them remade. After shaving a few things, repaint the truck original color with a fresh set of vinyl. Parts are already on order. Tune up is completed, all emissions are gone, wheels/tires are installed and feel great. New front end is ordered, my body guy will be doing work on two 3 piece front bumpers and shaving the antenna, squirters, and mirrors. Getting cowl vents made by Rohdefab.

Suspension is being done in Gentry, Arkansas around August 2022 by a reputable guy who made front cover of MiniTruckin. The truck was a Tan Mazda B2200 converted to dually. Until then, 2" spindles, hanger redrill, torsion crank and leaf spring scramble. About a 3/4.
Working on getting pics uploaded.
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Interesting graphics. Nice clean body panels.
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Looks like a good canvas to start with
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Interesting graphics. Nice clean body panels.
After going over the body, I counted two dings that I could see. Yeah, I haven't been able to find a pic of these graphics yet. Going to change the color scheme a bit. Throw some teal pink and purple in it. Having a hard time finding the black steel wheel center caps. eBay wants $42 per cap new!
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Sweet canvas! Can't wait to see more!
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Having a hard time finding the black steel wheel center caps. eBay wants $42 per cap new!
You gonna stick with stock steelies?
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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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Sweet canvas! Can't wait to see more!
Thanks bud. I've messaged and ordering a few things from you soon. Seen all your videos!

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You gonna stick with stock steelies?
It's sitting on brand new 18" titan steelies right now. I'm ordering swatches from Prismatic of different colors for the wheels and front /rear bumpers. Srill doing maintainance stuff right now. Replacing oil pan gasket and front main seal this weekend. Installing new thermostat and electric fan (the right way), next weekend as well as the new 86 grille and corners. Hopefully get it into the bodyshop January to shave antenna, squirters, and mirrors.
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