Busy Busy Busy!
Since Jason Hill said my doors were
almost finished, I took it upon myself to load up my bed and haul it down to
Lubbock after Sema was over.
Once I got to Hill's Hot Rods I was hoping to see my doors, but instead they were no where to be found and no one had even been working on them?
Wiring Hitechled Products
The stock taillights will be shaved and these taillights will be flush mounted vertically in the same location as the stock taillights.
These 10" taillights were custom wired using a trailer
harness. Stock Dodge Ram taillights have only one bulb for braking, running
lights, and turn signals.
Since my 3rd brake light was shaved, my friend Tyson and I spliced into that harness and ran a new wire to give these sequential taillights the proper functions.
These taillights already come prewired into two sections. The top section is 4" long and the lower section is 6" long.
All LED's will be lit for parking and braking. The only time they will change is when the top 4" becomes a turn signal. This will complement my turn signal mirrors.
After running a few new wires and some troubleshooting, this took us about 4-5 hours to get everything working properly.
However, this will save a lot of time later and all the body shop has to do is plug them in and they will work flawlessly!
So I went ahead and dropped these taillights off with my taillight fillers so they could get started on the bed and get everything molded in.
It was kind of a pain to get everything to work right, but at least it won't have to redone at a later date...
Smoothing Out The Entire
Same as everything else, anything and everything that doesn't belong will get cut off, grinded down, and smoothed out.
|I've got a lot accomplished, now it's time to work on the details.|
|The stock exhaust
manifold will no longer be needed, the new JBA Headers were set in
place so the old manifold casting line could be grinded off.
|Once I doubled checked everything, anything that didn't serve a purpose was cut off and grinded down.|
"If you're going to build something different, it's all in the details!"
picture is on the left.
The "During" picture is on the right.
The "Finished" pictures will be coming soon...
|Even though these two pictures are of
both sides they still have the same features.
Right now some areas will look a little uneven but once it's finished and the engine is installed and everything is bolted together,
you won't even see the minor flaws because everything will be hidden. This engine will definitely NOT have an engine cover!
4 Months Crammed Into 7 Weeks!!!
I've been working with my Dad doing new
construction & remodels since 2003. We were hired to remodel a 6,000 square
foot church auditorium in another town.
We started the job on January 1st and it was completely finished for the first service on February 18th, 2007.
To keep the quality consistent, my Dad and I will be the only ones doing the wood work. We had over 600 hours each in only 7 weeks!
This remodel job deserves to have it's own page!
Out With The Old And In With A New Daily
After driving my old 1990 Ford F-150 for the past 6 years it was time to let it go.
I ended up turning it into a nice daily driver to work out of but I needed something more reliable for road trips.
|Removed Side Moldings||New Headlights||10 mpg...|
|$50 Salvage Yard Seats From A Newer Ford F-250!|
|Painted The Rims And Bought New Tires.||Auto Zone Flames Ya'll!||Polished The Dome Light.|
|I had a lot of interested buyers
and ended up selling it for only $1,500.
I almost had it sold to an old guy but it wasn't too his liking.
The crooked seat, the mismatched paint, and a dented bed side didn't bother him, but the rusted out trailer ball was a deal breaker...
My New Daily Driver!
Yada Yada Yada, It's another Red Dodge Ram Sport!
Click Here To View The Build-Up Of My Daily Driver. - "ATN2DTL"
Bad News Report From Lubbock,
After attending a car show later that year, I talked to some of Jason's previous clients.
I was informed that Jason's mother had just passed away and shortly after that, he lost another close family member.
After my next road trip to Hill's Hot Rods, Jason told me he was
going through a hard time and that building cars was the last thing
on his mind.
I can completely understand where he is coming from and how it can change your mindset.
So I knew that asking about my truck and expecting it to be at Sema was out of the question.
"Business is business" but family is always more important!
(The Year My Dodge Was Suppose To Be Completed.)
I ran into Jason Hill at Sema a few months later and he told me things are looking up on my Dodge!
He just rebuilt his own blazer to represent Hill's Hot Rods at Sema. He said he will be picking up a friends 1956 Ford F-100 to be built for Sema in 2008.
After Sema was over I was back in the garage smoothing out more parts.
Smoothing Out The Inside Of The
Door Jamb On The Cab.
This is just a picky custom touch that would have gone unnoticed if I didn't point it out.
Losing Interest In Having A "Hill's Hot Rod" Custom Truck...
I knew when I
got on Jason's list I was right in the middle of the "Sema
Crunch" in June 2006 so I expected to wait.
I was hoping to see progress in 2007, but due to some deaths in Jason's family things slowed down in Lubbock.
So hopefully now that it's 2008, progress can begin.
Hired To Finish Remodeling The
Rest Of The Church!
We just got hired to go back and finish remodeling the rest of the church building.
This time my brother will be joining us, and the long hours that we worked the last time, will come to a halt and we will be back to working normal hours.
We made the entrance bigger, added a small library, built on
a new preachers office, repainted and textured the fellowship
hall and added a new sound room in the auditorium.
We started on January 1st, 2008 and the job was completed in April 2008. The overall project was twice the size of the auditorium.
I called Jason Hill to check on progress but I seem to be going no where... I'm starting to think that building this truck is just not worth my time...
If I keep jumping around from body shop to body shop, nothing will ever get done.
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