I've been researching parts and coming up with the plan since this past Fall. I tend to "anal"yze plans like this...LOL
I'll have a thread up as I go along. I already kind of kicked this around with the membership here. If yer interested, it's here:
Then I kicked around some wheel choices, started a poll, then picked something entirely different LOL here:
Following all that, I began to source everything from the body parts to lifts, engine builders, LED tails, HID kits, wheels and tires.
It's been fun planning but the real fun will be building.
I'm fortunate to have a great network of shops in the area and there's a few that will allow me to trade some sweat equity for their normal shop labor charges. Some of them I've helped in numerous ways over the years myself so it's all good.
I'll strip and do some prep on the body and will help with final prep, body part installations and such. I'll do my own work on the taillights, headlights and fog conversion + I'll do the engine swap with the help of a couple of buddys, one of which has a shop with everything we need to do the job.
A little more technical research on the engine swap is in my future specific to this model truck but I look forward to the challenge.
I won't be doing any of the painting...I don't know how to do it but I have someone I trust to do it for me.
Can't wait to get this plan going!