The last few weeks has been heck-tick. Doing all things to get the car ready around the 15 th. And I succeeded.
So what was going on the last few weeks? Well here is the final update.
We started with finishing the running boards.
We fitted the step board and drilled the holes.
After the 2 boards have finished...
We started with rolling the beads on the mounting plates for the bed.
Then the plastic cover was removed...
And the reinforcements welded to the underside with the spot welder.
Then all the weld were smeared with this product to clean of the dark coloring of the welds.
After an hour the gunk is washed of and the parts are dried.
Then we started with fine sanding the boards with a die grinder.
And then the polishing started. First a rough polish and then a fine polish
In the mean time the car came back from the upholstery guy. He delivered some very fine work.
See for yourself.
The wood for the bed also arrived.
The mounting strips are also polished to a shine and the mounting holes were drilled.
And then we started with the mounting of the truck bed. We started at the outer edges and worked our way to the inside.
And this is what it looks like when finished.
The rear door of the truck is installed and we put some rubber hose around the chains.
Then the steps are installed. Right
And on the left.
Next came the elevated side of the bed. First the 4 struts that holds everything in place are made to fit.
Then the side boards are screwed on.
And then everything was cut and finalized.
The Hood lettering was put on.
And the Trunk lid received a Decal with the model name.
On the inside I made a mock-up for the air vend.
And then fabricated a piece in Stainless .
I even made a door in it to prevent the air from entering when it is not needed.
Then the hole part was polished to a shine.
And then installed in the truck.
For the Ends of the truck bed a few Stainless caps were fabricated.
And after polishing they were glued to the corners.
And here are a few pictures of the finished car.
Ain't it a beauty?