Truck history. 1998-2007
Buying the truck in South Carolina in 2007.
Shipping to the UK.
June 2007 - Dec. 2007
High Intensity Headlights
Improved Tail Lights
Engine upgrades 1
Plans for cab upgrades
Dec. 07 - April 08
Correcting the handling issues.
Power steering rack alignment.
New front springs.
New rear springs.
April 2008 - January 2009
Steering upgrades. Making space in the cab.
Bilstein shock absorbers.
Modern dual power brakes.
Decoupling the bed.
21 gallon under-bed stainless fuel tank.
3 part exhaust stainless mufflers
Stainless steel bed rails.
Jan 09 - June 09
Making a flat floor.
None destructive approach.
Making the seat brackets.
Preparing & fitting new seats.
July 09 - Sept 09
Fitting an underbed spare wheel
Fitting a 2-inch receiver towing hitch
Sept 09 - Nov 09
Front end strip down.
Making a clean firewall.
"Podding the firewall".
Providing more leg room.
Taking the disassembled truck to the British Classic Car Show.
Jan - Feb 10
Repairing and remodelling the inner wings (fenders)
March 10 - April 10.
Repairing the "A" pillars.
June - July 10.
Front end preparation and re-assembly.
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011.
Another front end strip down through the winter.
Quiet muffler option.
Feb. 2011 - March 2011.
Air conditioning mods, new vent outlets in the cab, pipe re-routing.
March. 2011 - April 2011.
Fitting a powerful heater and making the air conditioning pipes and heater pipes.
air conditioning vents.
Painting the front wings.
Wheels and Tyres.
Checking and setting castor, camber and tracking.
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011
Removing the gutter rails to reduce wind noise.
Oct 2011 - Nov 2012
Fitting front and rear speakers and a 5 channel amplifier.
Updates were done in 2016 when the carpet was fitted around the speakers
May 2014 - April 2015
Restoring the running boards including a new improved method if fixing them.
Dec. 2014 - Jan 2015.
Battery box upgrade
Feb 2015 onwards
Modifying and restoring the doors.
March 2015 - August 2015
2011 - 2015
Restoring the front grill.
2014 - 2015
Fitting a new performance 4 speed transmission
2015. Pictures of the truck.
Taking stock and planning ahead with pictures.
June - Aug 2015
Engine performance upgrades.
Jan. 15 - Sept 2015.
New steering wheel (and steering wheel history).
July - Sept 2015
New steering column.
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
New fuse box and wiring loom.
End of 2015 progress report.
Jan. 2016 - Feb. 2016
New LED tail lights.
Street Demon Carb / 200r4 Setting the TV dent cable
March 2016 - April 2016
Modifying the original gauges to modern electrical types but without changing the appearance.
A very accurate reed type fuel sender upgrade.
Adding a rev counter and transmission pressure gauge under the dash.
(March 2017 update)
May 2016 - November 2016
Dangerous throttle cable problems
Fitting an electric aerial
March 2016 - April 2016
Painting the truck. The aim was to try to finish the truck at the end of 2015 and through the winter. Further upgrades resulted in a delay but painting took place in March and April 2016. The wood in the bed was also restored.
June 2016 - July 2016
This included upholstering the seats, new carpets, new headliner, new door panels, upholstering the arm rests, painting the sun visors, painting the plastic ends on the seats, painting the centre console
April 2016 - January 2017.
A hard tonneau cover.
No Drilling! Zero impact.
After a year of design, testing and manufacturing I have decided to market this product. See the link to the new web site below.
April 2017. Correcting the front bumper brackets.
April 2017. Windscreen washer kits. No drilling, hidden jets, hidden tank.
May 2017. A new polished stainless steel bracket to hold the front number plate.
Improving the engine and transmission cooling. Radiators, fans, shrouds and transmission coolers.
May 2017. Hood ventilation tip.
A complete list of all the mods.
Links to parts suppliers
and other useful links.