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07-28-2014 01:22 AM
Truck Guy99 Just read through this whole thread and I'm impressed. So what's going on now? Im jealous of that shop and fab skills. Beautiful rig and amazing transformation. Some west coast side mirrors powdercoated black to match the grill and wheels would retain a factory look with a bit of flair but it's your truck. Nice to see a cool custom hot rod still get put to work like it was meant. Keep us updated
01-11-2014 02:33 PM
im84
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Originally Posted by randii View Post
This absolutely captures the reality of building anything custom.... and no, that doesn't include ordering bolt-on parts from a catalog, like so many rigs you see on the trail!


Amen! Beautiful work... be sure to post up when you get a chance to lay in the finishing touches. I know you've been thinking about them while you're driving around... my bet is that it'll be worth the wait.

You are driving a rig unlike any other. You won't see your rig driving at you on every corner.... that's priceless IMHO.

Randii
Thanks for the compliment! When I had the orange rig on the trailer driving around it was like it was an ordinary old jeep cause everyone was staring at the truck. I got used to the buggy and what it could do and needed a change. I haven't lost this feeling yet with the truck it's definately different.
01-11-2014 12:59 PM
randii
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Originally Posted by Harold Phipps View Post
I would build something on it and be thinking about the next thing, and come back the next night to start in on the next part of the project, and the two guys that were there watching the night before, had been thinking about what I had done all day, and they both had figured out a better way to do what I had already done, and sometimes the idea was a lot better than what I had done, but they hadn't thought of anything better, till they could spend a full day thinking about it, and I was already off trying to figure out the next three things, and then they would do the same thing on the next phase. They couldn't come up with an idea till I had something done, then they could think about it and think of some other thing I shoulda done, or coulda done, or they woulda done.
This absolutely captures the reality of building anything custom.... and no, that doesn't include ordering bolt-on parts from a catalog, like so many rigs you see on the trail!

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Originally Posted by Harold Phipps View Post
Very nice work on YOUR truck!
Carry the heck on !!!!
Amen! Beautiful work... be sure to post up when you get a chance to lay in the finishing touches. I know you've been thinking about them while you're driving around... my bet is that it'll be worth the wait.

You are driving a rig unlike any other. You won't see your rig driving at you on every corner.... that's priceless IMHO.

Randii
01-11-2014 11:30 AM
Satan's Chariot Damn! That's going to look good behind your F-5!
01-11-2014 09:10 AM
im84
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Originally Posted by 87FSBrad View Post
Ever end up finishing this or what?
Funny to see this on the first page, I haven't been on pirate in a long time. After I sold the orange rig I pretty much just drove the piss outta the tow rig like it was. Did some pump mods nothing special. Haven't done much to it because I've been building a new buggy. Hope to have the buggy done by fall this year and get to wheeling again. Haulin it all there with the f-5!
01-08-2014 09:51 PM
87FSBrad Ever end up finishing this or what?
06-23-2013 02:20 PM
MIKS75 was on another site that had a link here. Just read all 13 pages and damn, you got's some skills. Great Job. any new updates?
01-31-2013 01:10 PM
DDUNN I just read all 13 pages, came across this on hardline. This is a bad mother f**ker. You got my vote. Trailer would look kool with black wheels an green lug cover like somone metioned. Again bad ass bud
01-30-2013 08:34 PM
mcrob0202 real sweet love green scraped an f 6 few years back had some of the same thoughts
01-16-2013 07:29 PM
JGant84 That is sweet, I never noticed you were in Missouri. What part?
01-16-2013 03:50 PM
Blase updates?
11-15-2012 12:46 PM
jayw900 officially my favorite build here. Amazing
11-14-2012 07:57 AM
JayMcJay <3
11-13-2012 07:15 PM
ChestonScout Damn Brett!


I havent looked at this since you first started.


It looks kick ass! I love the color. Good work!
11-13-2012 06:48 PM
Lifted94XLT Can't wait to see this thing done. You have some mad skills man!! Keep up the good work!
11-13-2012 06:21 PM
Harold Phipps That buggy would look cool in matching green.
Then get the trailer wheels powdercoated black!
Call it done and ROCK it !!!!!
Very nice !!
11-11-2012 06:11 PM
Macneil Girlfriend and I absolutely love the truck!! Great work.

8.3L cummins is an awesome little motor. We have one in a tandem Ford dump truck that will NOT die!
09-28-2012 12:44 AM
AllGoNoShow I'm going to go out on a limb here, that setup might turn some heads. Awesome work sir.
09-26-2012 07:46 PM
im84
Length

It is about 49 1/2 feet long overall with a 24' trailer
09-26-2012 07:31 PM
Mud Rod I have enjoyed this build. I can't wait for the hood and interior.
What the overall length? 48' is my guess.
I think the only major problem left is "functional" side view mirrors, that won't look out of place.

Either way fucking awesome!
09-26-2012 04:27 PM
im84
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Originally Posted by gemer View Post
Can I ask you a question? Where did you learn to put it all together then? I have been following this thread since the beginning and I "had" assumed you have a hot rod shop. I will be getting into my own little hot rod project by the end of next year...again, i have never done anything this major until now.
BTW, your project ROCKS...it just ROCKS..THE END.
No hot rod shop here. Building shit in the garage one paycheck at a time. Builds average 2 1/2 years around here HA
09-26-2012 04:25 PM
im84
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Originally Posted by Kwille View Post
The truck looks good rollin down the road. I saw you leaned back headin east on I-70 today.

You still need a hood!
Shoulda flagged me down I was probably just driving in circles
09-26-2012 04:23 PM
im84
Trailer

Been busy guys finally got enough money seved up for a trailer. Got a 14K gooseneck car hauler with drive over fenders and same width as a deck over. Pulled her around a bit today and it did ok. I have always had a little driveline vibration so that needs to be addresed and a few other mechanical things. No cash for interior still and probably won't for a while . Anyways here are some pics of the new trailer.



09-06-2012 09:04 PM
moto36 nice looking truck brett damn you were not kidding about it being a project. very nice.
09-03-2012 07:36 PM
ToughBowtieTruck Need a matching trailer with a a 10 lug super single tandem axle conversion now!
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