Well, I haven't got a lot done, but figured I'd start the build log for it. I've been wanting to build a dually rat rod truck for a while, and I've finally got the chance to do it.
I bought a 1994 Chevy 3500 dually for $650. It runs and drives, but the radiator is cracked. My cousin's husband drove it home for me.
I wanted to make it single cab, not extended cab. My uncle Dave who built my 2007 Silverado had a 97 Silverado cab from a wrecked truck. I traded him some Silverado parts for the cab and a 350 out of an 86 Impala. Since this picture, I've swapped the red doors out for black ones.
Just started harvesting from the donor vehicle today and I'm keeping my snap chat story updated with progress.
I took the hood, front fenders, grill, headlights, bumper, wheel wells, and trans intercooler off the 3500.
Now I just need to pull the engine, transmission, and rear end. Then I'm scrapping the frame and the rest of the body. I'm getting a custom frame made, and getting a front suspension/steering kit. My uncle had a custom frame made for the 31 Ford rat rod he's making. I'm going to do the suspension the same as his, except I'm going to use air bags instead of coil springs. The back is going to get a 4 link system also with bags. I'm not going to put a bed on the rear over the wheels.
This is my uncle's A arm kit on the custom frame. He still has to hook the steering linkage up (and brakes, engine, cooling system, body panels, ect. haha)
This build log will take a while. The frame is going to cost $2,000. Suspension will be $750. Fuel cell is $250, and I estimate I'll need $1,000 for odds and ends. Total, this is going to cost me an estimated $4,000. After all my expenses, I make about $250 extra each week I can spend on projects. Keep in mind I also have an audio build. This is probably going to take a year or so
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Four VP 7k's. B-pillar 4th order and 8 15" Soundrive subs