Fun with seats…
These are PRP with installed seat heaters
Mounted the rails…
My buddy Ethan was over to do the tube bending work
On blocks for setup. Front floor bar has been added here
Rear cross bar. Bent to clear the rear of the transmission hump
Main seat hoop tacked in…
Welded and sanded on the bed just about all day, also finished out the driver side rear limit strap
Lower limit strap tab, added 1/2-13 weld nuts to each, makes assembly/disassembly much easier when you don’t need a backup wrench
Started welding in all the factory bed seams. I want to seal...
I did paint the engine, I just taped over the portion of the pipe that the hose clamps on. My fitting was is decent shape or I would have swapped it.
I used high temp engine spray paint so it doesn’t go in super thick either.
I’ve used the POR-15 engine enamels also and that is nice stuff
Nearly done with the bed repair. Both front corners near the cab had cracked apart and split.
You can see the large vertical crack in the background. Pulled it back together with a strap, added a reinforcement plate and welded it up
Finished off the last rear fender brace. This is the...
Fixed a few more issues in the bed
One was a large jagged hole in the bottom of the bed and the other was two torch cut holes in the upper rail behind the cab
Pulled out the old chunk of bed material left over from shortening it and cut a piece out with the correct contour
The poor hammered bed…
Finished the bed mount repairs on the passenger side today so the bed is fully bolted up now
Addressed the 4 lift points on the upper rail of the bed. I believe they were in place to assist with lifting the truck into a cargo ship for transport. Every one of them was...
Finished out the driver side bed mounts today.
This mount is inside the enclosed under bed box which housed military tent poles. The hole both in the bed and frame are all hogged out
Made a reinforcement tab out of 1/8” plate
Cut this terrible bugger weld off. This used to be part of the...
Cut up some 6”x2” 1/8” thick plates with the plasma to cap things off and reinforce the damaged rails
Currently in the process of filling in all the old holes in the floor of the bed. Round caps were used on 4 old bed mounts that are no longer used
A little bit bit of body work today, filled in all the holes related to the old fuel filler neck.
Also managed to get a big crease fairly flat
Skim coat of Bondo and sanded. Probably somewhere in the region of flat/straight now
So the PSC box is in.
I thought I had the steering mount all done. Wrong
The PSC box is a larger casting with a larger end cap. Fought me every inch of the way fitting it. I pity the next 715 owner that wants to modify for power steering. UGH
Had to make some inner box spacers out of some...