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The HBDLUX build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ffmedic32, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. ffmedic32

    ffmedic32 Registered Member

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    Hey guys figure this is a good way to track my progress and show off some of my work....I bought this 77 K10 on EBAY back in Jan,,I started with the bodywork,,,first time ever for me so it took awhile but Hey its all mine,,I even sprayed it myself...No its not perfect but ya gotta learn somehow..LOL...Any suggestions comments, questions speak up..

    this is the day i bought it[​IMG]
     
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    ffmedic32 Registered Member

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    I decided to start with the bed since I didnt think it was that bad,,,somebody hid alot of stuff with bondo and a bedliner material on the lower half of the whole truck..[​IMG]
     
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    Next was the RH tail section [​IMG]
     
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    ffmedic32 Registered Member

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    The left side of the bed was in pretty good shape ,,but I did have to weld in a new rear tail section after a drunk driver rear ended the truck while it was parked on the street...[​IMG]
     
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    Next up was new fenders and I looked for a new hood,,but ended up just fixing my old one,,Imagine that the whole front of it was rusted out,,so I cut it all out welded in new metal and smoothed it the best I could[​IMG]
     
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    Oh yeah and in the above pic I also installed the 3" body lift on the cab since I had the doghouse off...Next on the agenda I had new doors to install,,that was fun trasferring all the guts into the new doors[​IMG]
     
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    Awesome work! Keep us posted, that's more bodywork then I've ever attempted. Keep it up.
     
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    So with all new stuff it was time to weld in new cab corners,,,prety nice task for a first timer,,but hey they turned out pretty good[​IMG]
     
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    x2! Looks pretty awesome for me, especially as a first time attempt! Keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing more of your build.

    Off-topic:

    Mr. Smartass, what happened to your thread? Pics, man, pics!
     
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    Come to find out the entire driver side cab floor was a mess I ended up welding up a bunch of braces to help support it
    [​IMG]
     
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    Next up the rear crossmember had been broke in two the welded back together,,,Not cool in my book,,,So out came the torch,,and I cut some 1/4'' wall 2x2 square stock and made my own crossmemember[​IMG]
     
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    With the rear all nice and supported I thougth i would maybe weld ONE support piece to the front frame horns,,,,Well ya know how that works,,,then I got the idea that it would be nice to have a receiver in the front,,,so out cam more metal and I just started cutting pieces and welding something up,,this is what I ended up with
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    My frame looks good around the gear box,but we all know that wont last long,,,,So 125 bucks for the ORD bolt in steering brace kit,,,,,I love ORD stuff,,but sorry I am a tight ass and its design seemed pretty simple so I got out a piece of 3/8" stock and started bending and playing ,,here is what I came up with ,,BTW I have about 10 bucks in it
    [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]Well My suspension lift finally arrived so I was dying to get it own,,,So on a friday nite I decided to pull the bed,,paint the bed and the back of the cab,,lift the rear axle and put the bed back on for the last time,,,,by the way i went and bought a 4 wire weatherpack connector for the taillight wiring,,after taking the bed off several times its just easier
     
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    With the bed and the rear lift done Friday nite,,well then ya know what the weekend had in store,,,,So this should bring ya'll up to speed on my build,,,,I live in Lima Ohio,,home the the 4 wheel jamboree,,hope to see some of ya there...
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    And here she is in my driveway Monday morning,,,I know I know she needs tires,,,all in due time my friends
    [​IMG]
     
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    daamn bro that looks good as hell. it looks nice and agressive with that lift too...what size? or did i miss that?
     
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    nothin says beefy like flat paint. :bow:
     
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    thanks guys,,the paint was kind an expirement,,its Marine Corps Green Military spec paint made by Aervoe

    As for the lift its 8 and 3 currently on 33's
     
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    FOCK, you are a damn work horse. Good job, I like the paint also.
     

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