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Just got word today that I don't think I'm going to very busy this summer at work. :D I now have more motivation than ever to get this done quickly so I can wheel with it. Plan on seeing some updates on this weekend for sure. Cab is nearly ready to be put on right now. I can't wait.
 

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So I got outta work early today. That means I had time to work on my truck. The last couple of days I was cutting my rock slider supports that tie the sliders into the frame. Today I attached them and got the cab in place. I'm going to have almost a 5 foot bed. Which is good because this is going to be a recreational truck. Should have good weight distribution. Took a few pics.













 

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Looks like you'll have to make another AZ trip then! This time bring both the bike, and the truck!
That would be badass trip. Maybe one day. If you ever come back up here get a hold of me for sure. I give you a ride in this mans truck. Haha
 

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I am liking the truck, it's simple yet sophisticated. Just wish the back of the cab was still there LOL
 

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Looks good wish I would have done a new frame on mine. But it worked out goo with my stock one.

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Looks great, What dimensions did u use for your boxed portion of your frame, Ive been collecting parts for a very similar project. 60/14 bolt, 5.3L, th400, 203/205 full 4link, all under an extended cab S10. Still tossing around afew ideas though.
 

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Looks great, What dimensions did u use for your boxed portion of your frame, Ive been collecting parts for a very similar project. 60/14 bolt, 5.3L, th400, 203/205 full 4link, all under an extended cab S10. Still tossing around afew ideas though.
I used 2x3 1/8th inch rectangular. My cab is going to be welded to the frame along with the cage. So its kinda like a unibody. I think Im going to reinforce the parts that are going to be dragging on the rocks alot to keep them from denting in right away.
 

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I used 2x3 1/8th inch rectangular. My cab is going to be welded to the frame along with the cage. So its kinda like a unibody. I think Im going to reinforce the parts that are going to be dragging on the rocks alot to keep them from denting in right away.
how wide are your frame rails? 30"? really like the idea of frenched in exo cage. Im having a hard time deciding which way to go, exo or in cab..... cant wait to see how yours turns out
 

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how wide are your frame rails? 30"? really like the idea of frenched in exo cage. Im having a hard time deciding which way to go, exo or in cab..... cant wait to see how yours turns out
The middle of the frame where the trans and t case is 30" inside the rails but the back and front of the rails are like 24" I think.
 

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Worked on the truck a little. I think the pieces that I making here are the hardest to make. Didn't make as much progress as I thought I was gonna get this weekend but its some at least. I don't know if I'm gonna change the firewall/lower windshield tube. I'm not really totally happy with it. Let me know what you think.



 

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its a pain in the ass to get the wipers to operate with a tube like that... Im not sure what the solution would be, though.
 

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I took the day off working on the truck yesterday but I was back on it today. First order of business was moving the lower windshield bar. I'm a lot happier with the way it looks now. Dont know what exactly Im going to do about the area in front of the doors yet. I'll figure it out. Then the next thing I was gonna do before I ran outta time was the A pillar bars. But I did turn it in to a convertible. Just temporarily until I get those tubes on then I will be putting back in some sheet metal between the voids of the tubes on the top. Pics below







 

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So I was able to work on my truck Friday and made some pieces for the top of the cab here's how it came out.



Then Saturday I went with a friend to the Cliffs Offroad park. It gave more incentive to get my own truck done. Sunday I had all day to work on my truck. Got the A pillars, center windshield bar and rest of the roof done with everything welded in mostly. I will be eventually be filling those gaps in the roof with sheet metal. I'm happy the way it came out.





 

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Ordered my tires the other day. 42" pitbull rockers but they're on back order until March. That's alright because it's not like I be done by then. Starting working on the front clip with 12' piece of tube and starting rolling it. The longer pieces I roll the less tube I waste because the bender don't roll 10" of each end. I have gotten real crazy with roll bender. I didn't plan on having this many rolled pieces like this but I like the way it looks. Not going to use any more of the stock body pieces anymore I think besides the grill. I narrowed the grill roughly 5.5". There has not really been a real plan of how I was going to do all this but I like the way it been coming out so I'm just going to keep on keeping on I guess.







 
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