February 22, 2010Been workin on the old truck alot more lately, gettin the thing back in shape. Found out the inspection station I went to didn`t know what the hell they were talkin about. Modified vehicles are allowed 31" to the bottom of the bumper, and gotta have flares if you need em.
Anyway the old truck wasnt running good so I blew the carb out with the compressor and fixed that, rigged up some frame brackets that were goin bad out of 1/8" steel, made a custom grill out of #5 rebar and 13 ga. 1/2" expanded steel, and also made some headlight protectors. Scored a set of 38x12.5-15 SS TSLs for $200 but had one goin flat after about a week so I ordered a new one from NTW. After some fender trimming I`m clearing good all around under flex, and standing at 27" to the bottom of the bumper. What I cut off the fenders I welded back on about 2" out of the way and fiberglassed it. Also scored a Ramsey REP8000 for $200, made a homemade mount that bolts right up to the original bumper bolt locations, mounted the winch remote plug-in into the grill, and even wired up an in-cab winch control. Now all I need to do is adjust the wheel bearings and go get my sticker! Hope to get it this week. Anyway I`m gonna put pics of all this crap I`ve been doin in my albums. Soon as the weather allows it will be getting a cammo paint job too. Wont be long till it will be time to take it up to the firetower mudbogs!
Anyway if you`ve been wrenching your rig lately post up what you`ve been into!