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Old 10-01-2018, 06:53 PM   #101
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Re: 1976 CCSB Duramax Project #trucknamedsue

I hope I have skills like you one day...
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:20 PM   #102
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Re: 1976 CCSB Duramax Project #trucknamedsue

Incredible build!! ������

Ever have any thoughts on going solo & building aftermarket parts for John Q. Public?
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:34 PM   #103
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Re: 1976 CCSB Duramax Project #trucknamedsue

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I hope I have skills like you one day...
it's easy- mess up alot and over think everything

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Incredible build!! ������

Ever have any thoughts on going solo & building aftermarket parts for John Q. Public?
thanks. Every day. Literally. Everyday I dream about how I can do what I love and carve out a good honest living. The problem is John Q. Public is lots of one off single order parts typically. Hard to make money. John Q. Company is much more lucrative. When I feel like I can secure a few commercial/industrial fabrication contracts to supplement any automotive(Public) orders, then I think I will try.

At the price point many people are willing to pay, a shop is barely paying for labor and materials. There is essentially nothing left over for a $500k laser or $200k brake or $100k shear or $60k VMC- all tools required to really compete with the big boys. Sure you can outsource but there's no money for that either. I've done the cost analysis for the parts I've made in this thread. Although I feel someone will pay for them, most will not.
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:58 PM   #104
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Re: 1976 CCSB Duramax Project #trucknamedsue

I'll pay for em for sure!!
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:12 AM   #105
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Thanks guys! It's yalls support that keeps me moving.


yes I am keeping all the GMT900 BCM, EBCM and the pitch/yaw sensor. So the truck will have ABS, stabilitrak, integrated trailer brakes with trailer sway control and anything else a 2014 has. I will be keeping onstar as well and using the newer style rearview mirror with backup camera in the glass.

One of the reasons I chose the LML duramax was the body electronics side of things. I could have much easier and cheaper used the LBZ but the older ABS was crap compared to the GMT900 LML.

This truck I'm building will have all the safety features a new truck has minus airbags and restraints control. The goal is to stuff all this new technology under the cover of the '76. I want the dash to remain as stock appearing as I can. This is why I worked to hide the wheel angle sensor, and the brake position sensor. If the average person doesn't notice anything out of place, that would be perfect.

If later I feel like drilling the bumpers for the sonar systems I can custom flash the BCM and do adaptive cruise like the tahoes have. That would be pretty cool as well.

Holy cow. Nice work. Great fabrication, system integration and attention to detail.
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