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Rebuilt the truck over the summer

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Moonlighter, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Hey guys I rebuilt mostly the entire body of the truck over this summer, most of it was due to being t-boned last February. So I figured I would share some of the pics from all the work I did. It started out someone else was going to do all the body work and paint in trade for mechanical work and a boat but he cut the drivers side rocker and cab corner out ( I did a motor job for him) and he jumped state on me. So I took over and did what I had to do, I learned how to do body work really quickly lol. I am putting the bed back on tomorrow and will add some pics when it is on. When I get done putting the interior back in I will post some of the all new Grey interior too. Hope you like the pics, keep in mind I can't afford the paint job right now so it will be done by a body shop in the spring when I have the money, and it will be back to my original colors like the truck is in my signature photo. I can't wait for winter now. payup

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  2. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

  3. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

  4. gagesllc

    gagesllc Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Looking good can't wait to see the finished product

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    what is the blue and white box? please dont say a speaker box lol was that t boned also?

    trucks looking good you got alot of work to do lol
  6. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    sub enclosure
  7. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Thanks guys, no the sub enclosure I just built. I just got done putting the bed, carpet, seats, and rear bumper on so hopefully by Monday or Tuesday I will be driving her again.
  8. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 926

    what did u paint the cab floor with thats looks good what is it
  9. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    The cab floor is was painted first with POR 15 and then top coated with Rust-oleum Gloss Smoke Gray. I also did the entire frame the same way.
  10. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    looks good- keep posting your progress.
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Looks good. Looking forward to seing more pictures/
  12. wewille

    wewille Senior Member
    Messages: 311

    Where did you get all of the body parts for the truck? It looks great!
  13. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Hey guys thanks for all the responces, I got all the parts off of a 1997 Ram 1500 that I bought for $400 dollars with out a motor or tranny, it was a two wheel drive so all I used was the body and interior parts from it and sold the rest of it for $800 dollars, I still have some left over parts I am trying to sell from the two wheel drive. After a long weekend of work the truck is damn near done. I lit it up today and except for some tail lights, turn signals and running lights not working she is good to go. Here are the pics of the truck now. I can't wait to get the paint job done in the spring so I can have my colors back. :bluebounc

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  14. gagesllc

    gagesllc Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    looks good did you get it painted up yet?
  15. DareDog

    DareDog PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,438

    you did not like the purple color of it? my dad had a 98 same color as yours (purple and sliver)
  16. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Hey guys unfortunately I have not had the funds to get her painted to her original colors, I am hoping to get it done this coming spring. I have been getting ready for the upcoming season on my own, without subbing so that has taken all my funds to date lol. DareDog yes I love the original colors, just couldn't find parts those colors lol.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,556

    Paint it your self
    I did mine. There is a thread under truck and equipment repair called DIY paint
    It was easy and Turned out well
  18. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,107

    That thing looks great, good job !!
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Do you still have any dash pieces from your 98? I need the trim that goes around the guages. Let me know. thanks
  20. Moonlighter

    Moonlighter Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    Yes i do, your talking the whole dash cover piece?