Fantastic pics! Must have missed them earlier. Thanks for posting.
Absolutely and thanks!
The paint and body is finally done and it looks incredible. After being at the third shop it was finally done right and that was a total of 13 months away at those shops. It hasn't moved a 1/4 mile in over a year except behind a tow truck between shops. Now it's home in a dedicated garage built just for the re assembly of everything. The paint looks amazing and was done by Vance Wheeler at Peachstate Freightliner. It took 3x's as long as I was told and they didn't turn key it like I was promised but the main thing was the paint. He used top of the line clear coat base coat and there is not a flaw on the entire job. Vance the painter made a personal promise to me to do his best work to date and he did. The shop managers were trying to rush him and he ignored them and sent me pics daily. I was screwed twice by the other shops and he was dead set on making it perfect for me. I owe him big. He has received some trophies and one being 1st at World of Wheels on a 379. He should open his own shop because I was referred to him by the guy who got the trophy and people come from far for his work but he is limited because of the mass production a shop that size must produce. He worked Saturdays and Sundays off the clock till his hands were bleeding. He is the saving grace of this project. Vance Wheeler..... pretty cool name too.
As soon as he finished his part I had it towed home to the garage I built for it. Roll up door, carpet, heat and all. Now it is overwhelming and I need motivation. My work has me swamped and leaves me little drive to do all the work.
The side sleeper window was installed along with the sleeper door window, both doors were re skinned, hood emblems removed, roof shaved, fiberglass double hump rear fenders painted ready to mount, frame holes filled, under coating on bottom of sleeper, entire frame and suspension painted gloss black, new aluminum front fenders, new polished aluminum fender steps from Peterbilt
At this point I have these brand new parts or mods.
Replaced front axle with "car hauler axle" E1202W
12 gauge Gen 3 front air ride with dual gauges and switches for rear bags also
12 gauge strapless air cleaner mounts
New 15" air cleaners
Built by Bub mirror frames painted black to match
Outlaw Customs single window conversion motorized L&R
Moto Mirror kit includes both L&R mirrors 4 way and heated
Midwest Stainless visor
New battery boxes for L&R cut and polished by me
18" smooth side step boxes with matching 18" in frame tool box polished
Truk Guts full interior with 36" full sleeper panels to the floor
Texas front bumper with four light cut outs
New set of enhanced Alcoa's 24.5
New aluminum complete grille surround
Details billet vertical grille
Blue hood springs and cables
Engine so far: These are all new parts with the exception of the transmission being a rebuilt unit and the flywheel resurfaced
Rebuilt RTLO20918 18 speed with yoke
Eaton 2050 tq. clutch
Shift knob with lines and 18 speed pattern decal
5 Core Radiator
Horton fan clutch rebuild kit
PDI Harmonic balancer
PDI Extruded, honed, and coated exhaust manifold
8" complete exhaust from the turbo back with 8" "Y" Lincoln miter cut
High output Delco alternator
Wiper fluid tank and pump
I have gone all out on this restoration modification project.
Still need the four black leather air ride seats and a set of 10 lo pro tires.
I am also going to go with a cam and injectors. I just need to lock down which ones. I might even go with a compound turbo kit from PDI. I just need to talk to the man. I sent my ECM off to get re flashed to 600HP 2050TQ and pre files and whatever else he did. He is a member here.
I forgot how to post pictures here. I think I have to upload to Flickr first unless anybody knows a quicker way. I will try tomorrow.