I am well into this project already so I can keep the pics and progress coming without much delay. My updates will not be "real time". I use this truck as a daily driver, a long distance hauler for my jeep and 4-wheeler to those remote locations in the northern woods of Michigan and Ozarks in NW Arkansas. We love to camp and "off-road" so I will be building with that in mind.
Heres my Build plan: Both of my fuel tanks have sprang a leak so I will be replacing those.
I plan to fabricate a flat bed with E-track to tie down camp equipment, four wheeler and dog kennel.
The flatbed will have LED stop, turn, reverse and clearance lights.
I plan to fab up a headache rack complete with LED cargo lights so as to avoid sending my equipment through the back window, yes this happened before while hauling a 4-wheeler down a really rough 2-track. I swear I had it tied down!
For extra fuel on those long trips, my dad and I are cutting his 129 gal. auxiliary fuel tank in half and modifying to make two aux. tanks.
Rear bumper will be cut down to make a "stubby bumper", retaining the hitches. A new front bumper with brush guard will be fabricated and may or may not have a winch.
I plan to make some running boards and under bed tool boxes too.
Interior will get a new rubber floor to replace the old, nasty carpet destroyed by the PO. This truck was previously owned by a dairy farmer in western MI. He maintained the mechanicals well but the carpet smell tells the horror story it lived through. My interior smells of cattle.
Performance parts will be a new down pipe and 4" pipe, DP chip, intake is already done and of coarse new gages are in order.