Dismantelling the old body:
As you can see the body was in really bad shape
My brother mike, the master fabricator
We painted the frame and firewall/underside of cab
Now the cab is almost secure. The front mounts are bolted in and we are currently working on the rear crossmember.
Rear Crossmember is finished
Here is a piece of wire mesh that was cut to fit in the rear window opening later it will be welded in place.
I sanded the hood and one of the fenders and sprayed them with Olive Drab paint
This is the paint that I am using:
This tape line shows where I plan on cutting the doors the make them half-doors
Got started on the roll cage
Here's a few more pics of the cage after it was finished and I had gone wheeling, ignore the mud.
Also got started on the flatbed. In the background are a set of 63" rear springs that I am going to put on this winter/spring
Here's a Dana 60 I just bought. It's got 5.13 gears, Detroit locker, 35 spline shafts, and a crossover steer arm.
Also here's the warn XD9000i winch I bought last month, I still have to make or buy a winch bumper for the truck.