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Old 05-11-2019, 03:01 AM   #1976
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There's a lot of "big time" truck builders on the internet, that could learn a few things from you, about getting the bed of a truck, in line with the cab and front fenders.
It doesn't require a lazer,... string will do the same thing.
Its one of my biggest pet peeves.

Your truck looks great!
Thanks a lot fellas!

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After hanging the passenger bedside, final trim and shim of the bed mounts, and mounting the tailgate and bumper, she’s a (mostly) complete truck again
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:43 PM   #1977
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The new seat cover has settled in nicely after sitting in the sun for a bit today. Little bit of that old upholstery pattern, modern foam shaping look to tie the theme together
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:05 PM   #1978
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That seat looks nice!
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:55 PM   #1979
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Is that new foam too or just a cover?
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:44 PM   #1980
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That seat looks nice!
Thanks, I keep walking by staring at it and have sat down a few times, just because it looks so welcoming
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Is that new foam too or just a cover?
The cover has some light foam attached. Otherwise, it’s an 88-98 (97 crew cab rear, specifically) bench with the foam slightly reshaped
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:53 PM   #1981
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Thanks, I keep walking by staring at it and have sat down a few times, just because it looks so welcoming

The cover has some light foam attached. Otherwise, it’s an 88-98 (97 crew cab rear, specifically) bench with the foam slightly reshaped
Seat looks great . I was reading back thru a few pages ( a bunch) trying to see if you said already what the seat was out of. I can't wait to see those door panels installed. AMAZING BUILD
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:34 AM   #1982
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Absolutely stellar Chris. Love the upholstery.... perfect colors, fabric choice and design.
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Seat came out great!
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Everything is sure coming together nicely, Chris! The seat looks fantastic.
Wish you were able to come with us on Power Tour again this year.
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Seat looks great . I was reading back thru a few pages ( a bunch) trying to see if you said already what the seat was out of. I can't wait to see those door panels installed. AMAZING BUILD
Door panels are on hold, we couldn’t get the material to lay the way we wanted. More to come on that in the future. Appreciate the compliments
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Absolutely stellar Chris. Love the upholstery.... perfect colors, fabric choice and design.
Thanks a lot. I went back and forth a bunch but decided to stay with a more subtle palette, well I guess if you can call bright metallic blue subtle. Definitely less in your face compared to the Highlander I was thinking about...
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Everything is sure coming together nicely, Chris! The seat looks fantastic.
Wish you were able to come with us on Power Tour again this year.
Man, oh, man do I wish I was able, too. Maybe next go round. We’ll definitely be catching up as soon as I get my life back in order in La
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To bad about the panels , it looked like a great idea.
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that seat is spot on!
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You might have already mentioned it but what did your fuel door assembly come out of? Is it a kit or a junkyard piece
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To bad about the panels , it looked like a great idea.
More to come on those, possibly
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that seat is spot on!
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Cut out of an 88-98 GM full-size truck and welded in
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Soooooooooooo.... This happened:






Stance. Is. Everything.
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Looking good.
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Sweet gringo. Sweet. Congrats. Them front wheels look like they have room to stretch width wise from that angle


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Old 05-19-2019, 12:36 AM   #1994
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Sweet gringo. Sweet. Congrats. Them front wheels look like they have room to stretch width wise from that angle


Funny, I was thinking the same thing

Think I might sleep in the garage tonight...
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Mui bueno vato. Perfectly new yet worn in, high tech yet vintage at the same time. Love the results!
I hope to see your truck in person someday.
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I bet it felt good to drive it again! Congrats!
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Simply awesome! How does it drive? It must feel very satisfying looking back at all you have done to this truck and then take it for a drive and be rewarded with every sensory feedback available to human kind and know you did this! I know you aren’t done, but Congratulations Chris!
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Mui bueno vato. Perfectly new yet worn in, high tech yet vintage at the same time. Love the results!
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Thanks dudes! Yes, it was good to “drive” it, though a short trip to the corner to snap a couple of pics was all I managed. It was less than spectacular, as I have no brake lights (or anything else besides what’s required for the engine), no cooling fan, no alignment, the ECM hasn’t had much time to learn, I have a little bit of an oil leak from I don’t know where, and one of the rear calipers blew a seal, so brakes were super mushy. Combine all that with first-time jitters while watching oil pressure and coolant temp and it was more stressful than pleasurable, but still feels good to have it moving under its own power, at least well enough to drive on a trailer. I will say the cam sounds BA at idle, though
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Chris it looks absolutely awesome I can't wait to see it once you get back to LA. I am going to make HRPT this year, had to work last year sorry to see you won't make it this year.
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DAMN!!!! Exceptional job, Chris!!! I really liked the look of the truck pre-Porterbuilt, but this knocked it out of the ballpark's parking lot!
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