One hell of a daily driver in the making

hweb30

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EDIT: I want to give a little more background information about myself and the project. I'm 18, fresh out of high school and live turning wrenches. I am not made of money by a long shot, I work my 8-6 job Monday trough Friday, and do all my own labor. I want to make a statement with this project, that you can build your own magazine worthy truck without dumping a lot of money. The goal for the truck is to be featured on the cover of a major magazine, and create something I can drive everyday without being bored.

Pretty sick dude. I cant beleive your 18 and have this much knowledge haha, only thing i know how to do is an oil change. Good luck with the build, cant wait to see the finished truck

For record, I want it to be know I have absolutely no experience at all with this kind of stuff, no college, not even high school shop class. I have an undying love for all things with engines, everything I have learned about vehicles has come from reading, watching and asking lots and lots of questions. So just imagine if a little kid with no experience and just determination can build something like this, why can't you? I don't have the funds for nice tools, don't have access to a lift or anything like that. The whole point if this project is to show what's possible from very little cash, no experience, basic hand tools, and determination to learn. This build would cost anywhere from 40-70 grand if it was hired out, but I'm gonna show it's possible to do it for less than ten. So far I've got less than $400 into EVERYTHING you're looking at. Find a project and work your ass off for it, anythings possible

I also want to give credit where it's due, thank you to Mike at Midwest wholesale for givin me great deal on a truck and backing up his cars, if you need a truck, talk to him he's the man. I also want to thank cannonball at KB customs for the use of his shop, and helping with paint


Started out with my 2006 F150 Crew Cab short bed, with a 9" lift and some goodies inside. Well eventually I got bored from a lack of power and wanted a fresh start.

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and moved on to this

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hweb30

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Couldnt fit it into my shop so we had to let the air out of the front tires

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the body damage was pretty extensive, with a lot of rust in the bed
 

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It took a very long time to strip the entire truck.

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All the air out of the front tire wasnt enough to hold the tire on the bead

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Part two with a 2003 CBR 1000
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^ +1

I'm guessing the copper metallic color is what the truck is going to be painted?
 

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its more of a candy harley davidson orange... gonna be a tri tone paint job though with metallic black, pearl orange, and candy orange
 

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its more of a candy harley davidson orange... gonna be a tri tone paint job though with metallic black, pearl orange, and candy orange

That's going to be an awesome color. A lot of work is going into that truck, but when it's finished it's going to look great.
 

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1st - id like to have the reef blue conv lol

2nd - its a good time to switch out to springs and ax the blocks

3rd - that color is going to be sick
 

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1st - id like to have the reef blue conv lol

2nd - its a good time to switch out to springs and ax the blocks

3rd - that color is going to be sick


its getting air bags on all four corners, leaf springs are old school and its a tri tone paint job, gloss black top, pearl harley orange middle, and house of kolor candy harlye orange on bottom, need over a gallon of the candy orange to do entire truck, bike, and helmet


Those headlights alone are going to change the appearance so dramatically.

LED, HID, Halos... And i still have to smoke them out

STOCK BODY PANELS ARE FOR SALE, ALONG WITH 2 ALPINE HEADUNIT, DOOR SPEAKERS, TWO TEN INCH SUBS, AND A 500w AMP
 
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