Adding some color to the interior

I decided that it would look good to pull some of the green color into the interior of the truck. So I went ahead and painted the gauge trim piece. This involved first sanding it with 1200 grit sandpaper, then applying two coats of plastic primer, followed by 3 coats of color and 6 coats of clear to help prevent scratching, and to really bring out the shine to match the exterior once it was buffed up. Read more
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Small interior touch

Since I went to the effort to paint and clear the dash and gauge trim. I felt it would be silly not to color match the aftermarket stereo adapter. So it was sanded lightly using 400 grit, then given two coats of plastic primer followed by two coats of color and 4 coats of clear as this will be bumped and fingered constantly while the stereo is being used. Read more
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Will it fit?

Today I dropped the engine/transmission combo into the truck for the first time to see if it would fit. I was surprised at how well it actually does fit. I was able to position the engine lower and further back than the factory engine position. This will allow for better weight distribution, which in turn will help handling performance. Though, I can clearly see right now that header clearance, or even finding headers will be a big issue as the control arm location makes using most off the shelf headers out of the question. Worst case scenario I build my own set. Read more
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