Originally Posted by KnockingDiesel
Now thats Clean!
One day, I will go outside, climb into my truck, start it up drive down the road and it'll break down............. On that day I shall do a frame off restoration! although it may be a while.
But seriously, I really can't wait to do that. Fortunately here in New Mexico we don't get a lot of rain/snow so the underside of my truck is cleaner than the rest of it. at the rate of wear im putting on it it'll be 10 before I'll need to go that far.
Do you have a thread on your restoration?[/QUOTE]
Well, the best tip I can provide is spend a good year or so researching everything you want, going over it 100 times. Then when you do order everything have an extra $10K on reserve for when it goes beyond what you planned.
I don't have a thread.
I did everything at once. Frame off, sanded, primed and painted with sea grade material. My original bed was shot, as we were taking it off one of the guys put his leg through the bedside and the bulk head was completely separated from the floor. Finding a good 99-10 bed that was worth fixing was extremely challenging. Luckily I managed to find one off a firetruck of all things and it was already Line-Xed. So I just needed to Line-X the underside and color match it. The cab was in pretty good condition, and didn't need much work and I Line-X the underside of it as well.
I beefed up my suspension mostly with PMF parts, 325/60r20 trail graps, Sota Novakanes 20x10, SSBC front and rear calibers, EBC drilled/slotted rotors, stainless steel brake lines, fuel lines, axle components, etc.
Redid my entire interior with new leathers, android headunit, etc. Harley headlights, Trex grille, hidden bluetooth light bar, fire engine horn.
For the motor I did s&b intake, 4" turbo back T304 straight pipe from MBRP, KC Turbo 360 rebuild, billet wheel, EBPV delete, highflow outlet, Hydra, Mishimoto trans cooler, ceramic coated up-pipes, painted all the piping, new tanks, etc.
I'm probably forgetting a whole lot more. The only part I probably didn't change was my climate control switches.