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Just a little background. I have a 98 extended cab with a 2.7. This is the 3rd time I have owned this same truck. It's been passed around to some close friends as works truck throughout the years. I am now in the process of making a budget friendly lowrider. Me and my boys are taking our time and enjoying the toy. I will post some pics of the progress along the way.
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So the first things I did was cut my coil spring. Did the b/j flip and ran a mono leaf on the rear. Had no suspension travel so went ahead and put in a big c notch because I knew I was bagging it in the future.
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The next step was to get the bed back on and now I had notches in the way. I decided to do a shallow bed floor. Cut out the old bed floor and saved it for a few months till after I four link and bagged it.
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The hood had came up once and hit the roof. So I cut the skin off a new c class Mercedes and glue and river it on to cover up the old damage. Couple pics of progress I will add photos of it finished in Primer in day or two.
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So after riding a while it was time for a fourlink. Tried to do a fair amount of research on axle geometry. So keeping budget in mind bout a cheaper kit and installed the four link.
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So it is alot further along than some of my pics. Life slows progress quite a bit though. I wanted to do a shallow floor in my bed. I cut the floor out and built a shelf out of rear and reinstalled the floor. I used a 55 gallon drum as tubs to clear the tires.
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So none of the body work has been getting done yet. The previous owner had the hood fly up and hit the roof. I decided to make my own. I grafted a skin off a Mercedes hood.
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That has all been done for a while now. I am currently working on bagging the front. Have not done this before so taking my time. I am doing the right side first to make sure it works out. Then I will.use it as a pattern for.the left.
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I still have to relocate my shock. Weld in a few support brackets. Also have to make a bracket to raise my upper control arms. I have read plenty of times about guys moving upper control arm. I never understood until I saw the suspension geometry myself. Then it was eye opening.
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